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El Gaucho Inca Restaurant

4.4
4.4
107 Reviews
$30 and under
Peruvian
Treat yourself to a unique dining experience, El Gaucho Inca is a family-owned bistro that offers a variety of Peruvian, Argentinean and Italian style food rooted in tradition. Our chef's use only the freshest seasonal ingredients to prepare dishes with respect to their flavors, appearance and aroma. The menu is sophisticated but approachable, expressing the sense of hearth and unique experience., that will make you come back again and again!
El Gaucho's cellar is home to just the right Glass or bottle of wine with which to accompany your meal. The perfect spot to unwind, socialize and network after a hard day's work and commute. For exceptional dining so close to home, simply reserve your table, sit back and enjoy El Gaucho Inca experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Argentinean

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (239) 494-1564

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Executive chef

    Mariano Maldonado / Rodrigo Maldonado

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Myers

  • Cross street

    In front Coconut Point

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 107 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. w

    wmiller

    Oklahoma City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredibly interesting yet amazing food. If you want something different while in Ft. Myers, this place is a must eat.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time visiting in the experience was outstanding. The wait staff was so helpful and his recommendations amazing. It’s a fun vibrant atmosphere, Best of all the food is amazing! Do not miss the ceviche
  3. TM

    TMac

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Each dish was carefully and craft-fully made. The flavors were amazing and everything was cooked to perfection! We had the shrimp ceviche, Picante de Mariscos, and Tacu Tacu and shared all the food. This was arguably one of the best meals we have had, dining out, in years!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. Never disappointed.
  5. J

    James

    New England

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great place! Very authentic Peruvian food, huge menu with something for everyone, and awesome atmosphere inside!
  6. EL

    EdLe

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good, service exceptional. Will be returning to try other menu items.
  7. TM

    TobyM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2018

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    I was here for the first time with a friend from South American who had been at the restaurant once before. The amount of food served was astonishing; the quality was exceptional, but the star of the meal was the flan. Just superb. I plan to be back for my birthday next month.
  8. F

    Faramir

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Our overall experience was good. We really enjoyed the food. However, there were a few menu items that were unavailable, the service was slow, and the menus were falling apart.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely amazing- it’s a must eat in fort Myers
  10. l

    lyndal

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding food Martin terrific, as usual. very enjoyable & great service.
  11. c

    cindyj

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious unique options, great service. Conversation is easy as it is not overly loud. +++ We will be back
  12. I

    Ilovefish

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Stopped in on the way driving North after looking online for restaurant suggestions and found this gem. Great Peruvian food with generous servings. Wish I could have eaten more!
  13. BS

    BobbyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food was excellent. Our first time to try Peruvian food. We ordered a dish for 2 that could have easily fed four people. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
  14. KN

    KateN

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The atmosphere of the restaurant was nice and the menu seemed creative. Our server was very stiff, impersonal and not very attentive. Our appetizers took 40 minutes to come out and the restaurant was full but all but 3 tables were already eating. Overall the food was very bland except fir the sauce that was served with the bread. Probably will not return.
  15. FK

    FrankK

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Three of five of us had different steaks from the menu. They were all very tasty, however they were a bit tough, accompanying sauces were very good. Fourth diner had a seafood dish, fifth diner had a chicken, both very good. It was notable that two initial main courses and one dessert choice were not available. The menu is very extensive but they apparently can't offer everything on it on a given evening. Desserts were all excellent. The prices were very reasonable for the large portions served. But as previously mentioned, the cuts of steak were not the best. The major disappointment at the end of dinner was that they would not honor the Open Table $25 dining award even though it was ordered as part of booking the reservation.
  16. AM

    AngelM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, unique food menu with flavors that will leave you wanting more. The portions are enough to feed a large horse and the cost attached to the portions are very reasonable. It was only me and my girlfriend and we had there meat and lobster platter that came with 4 different kinds of meat (approximately: 6 steaks, 2 chicken fillets, 2 lobsters, clams, 2 pork sausages and 2 blood sausages) We also had sweet plantains, salad, beer, an ice tea and a soup called the Parihuela that cant bring you back from the dead. It has lobster, crab, shrimp, squid, clams even a smal octupus. AMAZING!!! We had extras and ate for an dditional 2 days from this requested meal all for $105.00 Thats Awesome, Good food, unique flavors, great atmosphere and very fair price.
  17. MR

    MarioR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The don't honor the open table reservations, so I had to wait over 1 hour to get my table. Everything else was good.
  18. KT

    KimberlyT

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation and confirmed it for a business dinner on February 14. They allowed walk ins to take all of the tables and refused to honor any of their reservations!
  19. m

    misty

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation for Valentines Day. When we got there, there were maybe 4 other couples ahead of us and we were told it would be about 45 min -1 hr wait, so we didn't stay. So much for reservations!
  20. FS

    FrankS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was good. Food quality was good although portions were small. Convenient location and very clean.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2018

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Party of 8 Sunday night appetizers very good but they didn’t have empanadas or soup! The food taste good but the quality of the beef Is the lowest you can get they probably buy no roll boxed beef but they charge like choice black angus . Very disappointed the meat was tough and 6 of us order the churrasco nobody like it!
  22. JD

    JuanD

    Mexico City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was really impressed with the service and the quality of the food. The cost-benefit relation is extremely good. The wine list could be better but overall, this is an amazing place.
  23. CC

    ChristinaC

    Miami

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I thought this was going to be a good experience. My husband and I chose the restaurant from Trip Advisor and booked the reservation easily with Open Table. Although the staff didn’t seem to care we had a reservation and thankfully there was a table when we got there. The waitress started out well, very friendly. But, once the food came we never saw her again! She didn’t refill our drinks, ask how our meal was (which was very expensive) or if we needed anything. In fact, it took forever to get her to come give us our check! Apparently only people with larger parties matter there! She passed many times and all the other tables got a lot of attention! So even though the food was pretty good, we spent a lot of money for bad service! We ordered a two person meal which came with meat, and seafood which was $75 not counting salad or drinks. I have to say if I lived in Ft Myers I probably wouldn’t go to this restaurant again! We were visiting for a weekend getaway. This is sad because it could’ve been a much better experience had the waitress given better service. She’s lucky we still gave a tip! I had to drink my husband’s water because we never were even offered refills!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good overall experience. Get the dinners for two or more if you’re feeling carnivorous. So much bang for your buck....
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Peruvian and Argentinian food. Large portions. The mixed fish ceviche was outstanding. Excellent Malbec for the money. Service was exceptional.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding, we had three young children and the server was very accommodating and helpful in this regard, the variety is also quite remarkable.
  27. K

    Kokocito

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Made a point to revisit this restaurant when in Ft Myers after very positive experience last time. Truly excellent flavors and gigantic portions. Anything "a lo macho" is amazing. Shrimp ceviche is fantastic.
  28. DI

    DominicI

    Naples

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary Food is always. Excellent
  29. D

    Dmhofmn

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a great place for a gathering of friends who had traveled together in Peru. Lima and Arequippa have great food--the Foodies call it fusion, I call it tasty and interesting! I'd say the same for the food at El Gaucho Inca.
  30. JC

    JudithClaire

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orders were: white fish grilled perfectly, pasta and sea food ( calamaria was a little chewy, but delicious taste), scrumptious side of plantains, and the best alfajores I've had since visiting Argentina. The waiter was attentive and even though the restaurant was crowded, the noise level was perfect for conversing easily.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good atmosphere and sneaky good food! Nice to have a mixture of both Argentinian and Peruvian for a change in flavor profile we are not used to.
  32. BO

    BonOrGoneAppetit

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great authentic Peruvian cuisine. If you like cerviche, this is your place. Waitstaff very friendly and well informed about menu. Would not come here if you are looking for big fat steak but rather if you like Peruvian food or want to try something different.
  33. AS

    AudreyS

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    While the people couldn’t be nicer, the food could have been better. I was expecting far more flavor from a local Peruvian restaurant and more in the way of servings. For example, the pollo ala plancha was a pounded flat breast bordering on dry- i was expecting a nice piece of grilled chicken bursting with south american goodness; The grilled veggie accompaniment was good. Table bread & dip was very good. Service friendly and accommodating. I’m told cervice is what to order. Next time
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The Lomo Saltado is great!
  35. JC

    JCEVRIDER

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Traditional Peruvian and Argentinian cuisine with a modern twist done the right way.
  36. M

    Meme

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2017

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Service was very slow and inattentive. Portions were very small on lunch specials.
  37. SW

    SueW

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Order taken and drinks came.(bread served). After 45 minutes and food had not arrived , we asked about our food. Waiter returned and said he had not put in our order. We left.
  38. R

    Richard

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food served in true Argentine style. Wait staff was engaged with our experience and was top notch for service, knowledge and friendliness. We will be back soon as it has become our favorite place to dine (not just eat).
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  40. CR

    CeciliaR

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and the food was outstanding! Can't wait to return!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from El Gaucho Inca Restaurant using the Order Online button. El Gaucho Inca Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 494-1564.

El Gaucho Inca Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    In front Coconut Point

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Myers

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Argentinean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Formal Attire

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mariano Maldonado / Rodrigo Maldonado

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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