By Terry Sovil from the January 2013 Edition
There is a new Argentino restaurant in Las Brisas called Gaucho’s Restaurant Bar. Reviews that came to me about the quality were all very favorable. I ventured out with friends to try this new location and we were all very pleased with the food and service.
Gaucho’s on the main boulevard, across the street from Sinayuca, one of my favorite little spots, with the old Coco Loco on the street directly behind and closer to the beach. Their formal addres if Ave. Lazaro Cardenas #1316 and their phone number is 314-33-6586. The owner, Jose Luis Daye and his wife Milagro are there. Jose speaks English. Their hours are currently 6pm-1am or later depending on the business.
They have an extensive menu that includes empanadas, picaditas, carne, pastas, tortas, lomitos, hamburgers, milanesas, pizzas, desserts and drinks.
After a close study of the multi-paged menu we all decided to try the Parilla (Sampler) Platter for 4 at a cost of $480.00 pesos. There was plenty of good to feed all four of us. The meal included many cuts of meats and vegetables that were brought with a flame burning over the bowl. The taste was a subtle rum flavor, not overwhelming , and very good. The meal started with empanadas, included in the price for the sampler. I tried the chicken empanada and it was delicious. Then came the huge platter of meats. I had a Corona at 20 pesos. The desserts looked wonderful but we all passed being full from the huge platter of meats.
Gaucho’s is well worth a visit. Excellent food at a very agreeable price!
Terry is a founding partner and scuba instructor for Aquatic Sports and Adventures (Deportes y Aventuras Acuáticas) in Manzanillo. A PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) Master Instructor in his 36th year as a PADI Professional. He also holds 15 Specialty Instructor Course ratings. Terry held a US Coast Guard 50-Ton Masters (Captain’s) License. In his past corporate life, he worked in computers from 1973 to 2005 from a computer operator to a project manager for companies including GE Capital Fleet Services and Target. From 2005 to 2008, he developed and oversaw delivery of training to Target’s Loss Prevention (Asset Protection) employees on the West Coast, USA. He led a network of 80+ instructors, evaluated training, performed needs assessments and gathered feedback on the delivery of training, conducted training in Crisis Leadership and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention to Target executives. Independently, he has taught hundreds of hours of skills-based training in American Red Cross CPR, First Aid, SCUBA and sailing and managed a staff of Project Managers at LogicBay in the production of multi-media training and web sites in a fast-paced environment of artists, instructional designers, writers and developers, creating a variety of interactive training and support products for Fortune 1000 companies.