Meat, the handsomest of the nine food groups, gets its good looks from spice rubs, tenderizers, and long soaks in anti-aging marinades. Ogle seductive slabs with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of grilled Argentine cuisine at Gaucho Grill at its Long Beach location.
Gaucho Grill sears eager taste buds with a menu of Argentine specialties crafted from choice ingredients. Impatient appetites are appeased with authentic appetizers such as sautéed mushrooms ($6) and chorizo (sausage) Argentino ($5). Impressive entrees await main-course diners, such as entrana a la parrilla, a 10-ounce skirt steak juicily grilled to order ($18), and salmon papillotte, a salmon filet steamed on a bed of spinach and vegetables with white wine and olive oil ($19). Goucho Grill also offers lamb and chicken dishes, as well as vegetarian pasta and salad options. Conclude the culinary concerto with an encore of sugary treats, such as panqueques de manzana quemado al rum, a caramelized apple crêpe flamed with rum and dressed with a scoop of mandatory french vanilla ice cream ($8). The wine list also features pairable whites and reds from boutique Argentine labels.
Gaucho Grill soothes turbulent hunger torrents in a tranquil, sleek atmosphere. The restaurant hosts a full bar with flat-screen TVs for important events during sweeps week, while heated outdoor seating creates an ideal environment for evening dining during cool summers.
This Groupon is not valid for lunch specials or happy hour.
In Gaucho Grill's kitchen, juicy steaks and marinated poultry sizzle on grills, sending the rich aroma of Argentine cuisine drifting through the restaurant's rustic interior. Savory mushrooms and veggies garnish meats on intimate lamp-lit tables surrounded by knotty timber walls, rough slate arches, and lariat-hurling ranchers. Dulcet treats of flan, mousse, and crepes cap South American feasts with notes of sweetness, and glasses of fruit-packed Argentine wines tastefully complement choice selections from the grill.