Gaucho at Coco Park
Gaucho is located in Coco Park near to Viva on the Lilly Marlene side of the complex. Gaucho is an all you can eat Brazilian restaurant. Having tried a couple of all you can eat Brazilian restaurants before in China and other Asian countries my expectations were high. Unfortunately Gaucho failed to meet my expectations on food or service. The all you can eat food consisted of maybe five meats which tasted bland and a horrible sardine type fish.
Compare this to Zicos in Thailand where you can try around 20-30 different cuts of meat and the most amazing sea food dishes and it is even more disappointing. I have eaten at places where the food has been poor before but the excellent service makes up for it, well Gaucho didn’t even have that going for them. Staff couldn’t be any less attentive as they were more interested in their own conversation than serving paying customers and we were even asked to pay our bill while still eating and drinking despite it only been 9pm.
Finally the price, 98rmb for the food and then you pay extra for your drinks. Three drinks set me back an extra 150rmb so a total bill of 248rmb not offering great value when you consider you can go and have all you can eat and drink tapanyaki for 160rmb down the road.