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Brazilian, Barbecue
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Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

Went for my daughters 22nd birthday. Good food good service good price. Can't fault it! Meat beautifully cooked and a great salad bar. You won't leave hungry!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

We went there after a full day out. What a neat concept and great food to go with it. We were the last customers (on a Saturday night) with the service and food top notch.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

Have enjoyed this restaurant many times but very disappointed now to find there are no actual salads anymore, no potatoes or potato salad. Only lettuce in a bowl and chopped cucumber and beetroot, rice, pumpkin and dishes in sauces. My husband loved to go there...because of the many different salads but he won't go again now.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020 via mobile

I visited with my family and the whole experience from start to finish was excellent The restaurant offers a great salad bar but have included hot food such as chilli The meat is served to your table and you can have as much as you...want. To make it better the meat was delicious The staff were attentive and friendly I could not fault the visit at allMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Hi brendenM65, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's great to hear you and your family enjoyed your experience with us, especially the food and service. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Reviewed 17 November 2019

You have a time limit of 2 hours for your meal. When you are ready to eat, you turn over a plastic cow (green when ready, red not ready) and the waiters come around with the meat on skewers (we had Lamb, Beef, Chicken &...Pork). There is a salad bar if you want greens, I found the meat a bit salty and a bit underdone. Also could have done with some sauces for the meat. The price was is $42.90More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Hi Rodman100, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback on the meet and sauces. We hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 11 November 2019

We've been here a few times in the last 2 years. The meat this time was a bit disappointing, the first found of beef and lamb was dry, it was much better after that. The "deep fried pork" seemed like bits of pork belly, it...was also very dry. The chicken was actually the best even though had no flavour, at least it was juicy. We still long for the return of the Chorizo, we still talk about how great it was 2 years go. 2 years ago I mentioned our mojito was far too icy, same issue with the sangria last night, it gets watered down quickly. There was no Chimichurri which has also been a highlight of pervious visits. Salads were good, especially the mac and cheese.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Hi gcnz02, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback on the meat and cocktails. We will take it on board and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 12 October 2019 via mobile

Could be really nice as a good selection of vegetables but they were cold and the staff not at all interested. Chicken was tasty but most other meats were a bit rare and/or tough

Date of visit: October 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Hi 143cathyt, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience with us and appreciate the feedback, if you would like to discuss it further please email feedback@gauchosbbq.co.nz.

Reviewed 9 October 2019 via mobile

Had a family dinner with 2 adults 2 primary age children for our wedding anniversary. Service was great. Meat was good tasting and well cooked. Any dishes that weren’t replenished that we were wanting they would bring our more. Only thing I would have changed...is I felt there was a lack of sauces to go with the meats, there were options like soy sauce, but things like mint sauce for lamb, or chilli sauce which is usual at other similar restaurants I’ve been to. I had a tasty cocktail and there was a good varied drinks menu.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2020

Hi msnz2008, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're stoked you enjoyed your wedding anniversary with us. We appreciate the feedback on the sauces and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

This place is pricy so we can’t come often, but we love it when we do! The meat is always good and the salad bar has lots of options. The service can be hit and miss, and I’ve had to ask chatting staff for more...meat before, but it’s usually pretty attentive. Definitely good if you have big eaters!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 August 2019 via mobile

We have just eaten here for the second time, and the meat is absolutely fabulous. There is plenty of it and the server Adam was the best, chatty, funny and very attentive. The only reason it’s not getting a 5 star is because some of...the warm sides were actually cold. The Dauphinoise potatoes, my favorite, was luke warm and cold in the middle. Great food and we will be back. ThanksMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019

Great selection of salads, sides. Especially liked the Beef & Chicken served up to the table. Then the cooked pineapple with cinnamon & icing sugar was a refreshing end to a great night. We will be returning. Big Thanks to the friendly staff, & Social...Club for making this possible.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Hi T045T, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you had a good experience with us, especially the food and service. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 8 July 2019

Came here for my birthday on a Thursday night. First impressions were very good. The service was very personalised, and we felt well looked after by our waiter Michael. The whole vibe and aesthetic felt very homely and welcoming. There were a big selection of...sides and meats, from potato salad and coleslaw and chilli (for sides) and beef, chicken and lamb, and other special meats of the day which were delicious. It was a different but cool experience to have the meat cut in front of you, with the menu being explained clearly from the beginning. Overall, it was an awesome experience and will definitely come back again!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Hi emptymybankaccount, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, especially the service and food. We can't wait to see you again (Happy Birthday again).

Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

When I say this was a business dinner, it was 3 blokes from work with one living nearby and a meat lover.... so much so the carbs on the plate were decoration a anything green is forbidden... oh yeah, and beer.... However, some of us...are more discerning and when I compare Gauchos to restaurants I’d normally frequent, this place is pretty basic. There’s a salad bar which ticks the boxes, but doesn’t set your world on fire... Bottles of beer, they can’t go wrong.... so what about the meat?? The saving grace, we had Chicken, Beef and pork which were all great... though I felt there was a fair bit of salt on the outside of the beef, but was still tasty. Oh yeah, they cut the meat at your table and it’s a case of eat as much as you can. So... I’d suggest if you want to fill up on meat & lots of it... this is the place for you.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Public Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2019

Hi JimK975, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, especially the meat and appreciate the feedback. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 8 May 2019

I live 100m away and decide at the last moment to come in and check out your joint! Customer service was 100% Buffet was to die for salads were endless and really yummy. Meat was so fresh and such a selection, I had a really...yummy cocktail recommend by the young gentlemen who was serving us our meat. I would go back again and again. Cant believe i have not been there. Thanks so much Gauchos's i was not disappointed and i will def be back =]More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Guest Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Hi Frances, Thanks for the great feedback and coming to visit us here at Gaucho's. Great to hear you enjoyed the meats, salad and cocktail. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. Cheers

Reviewed 16 March 2019

I went with 4 other adults and a toddler who ate for free (under 5). The salad bar was really good and the meats were really well cooked, juicy and tender. The bottle of Argentinian Melbec was also delicious. The meats kept on coming, at...times too fast without a break as we got stuffed very quickly. Each sitting is only one hour so I suppose they need to push us through.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Gauchosbbq, Guest Relations Manager at Gauchos Churrasco BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2019

Hi Bzs83x, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Great to hear you enjoyed the meat, salad and the wine. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. Cheers

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Price per head was $ 42 (December 17). Delicious food and definitely a great choice for a birthday!
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5