If you haven’t stepped foot into Gaucho, you need to drop what you’re doing and head there right now. This Strip District favorite is serving up wood-fire grilled meats, sandwiches, salads, and sides that will have your taste buds dancing with joy.
Gaucho is a BYOB and set up as first come, first served. When gracing Gaucho with your presence during a prime time, you’ll most likely have to wait in line which can often extend outside and wrapped around the corner. Yes, it’s that good. Don’t let this discourage you.
The meal you’re about to devour will be worth the wait. Once you’ve made it to the finish line, order your meal at the counter, and the fine staff will find you and your party the perfect table. If the weather allows it, sitting outside is always a great option. While you’re waiting, pop your bottle and get ready to be served your new favorite meal in Pittsburgh. Think I’m being dramatic? Go see for yourself!
If you’re dining with a few people, we suggest ordering some Pequenos (small plates) and Acompanamientos (side dishes) to share with the table. These change seasonally and will satisfy anyone’s taste buds. May I suggest the Roasted Carrots which sport smoked honey and goat cheese and the Picada which is essentially a cheese plate, but of course, is on another level. Both are absolutely drool worthy.
Don’t forget to load up on sauces aka “Chimmis”. Trying all four is highly encouraged. You need to know which one(s) you prefer, right? It’s not an easy decision, but my vote for the best “Chimmi” goes to the Pimenton-Red Pepper sauce. Grilled red bell peppers, fresh garlic, parsley, vinegar, and olive oil. I drizzle and dunk that sauce on everything. We want to hear! What’s your favorite “Chimmi” at Gaucho?
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