What are the best places to eat in Tacoma?

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Good meals very much contribute to a successful trip, and Tacoma boasts a slew of great places to eat. Here are our Forbes Travel Guide editors’ picks for the five best places to eat in Tacoma:
1. El Gaucho. Experience uncompromised service and an intimate ambiance at El Gaucho in downtown Tacoma. Dine on fresh seafood and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch steaks as you’re transported to an earlier era with the sounds of a live pianist. The restaurant’s tableside creations such as Caesar salad, Chateaubriand and bananas Foster are not to be missed.
2. Asado Cucina Argentina. Vibrant flavors abound at Asado, an Argentine restaurant in Tacoma’s Sixth Avenue business district. From the ceviche and empanadas, to the seared sea bass and mesquite wood grilled steaks, each dish brings authentic flavors and seasonal specials to your table.
3. Marrow Kitchen and Bar. One of the most innovative restaurants in Tacoma, Marrow offers both a vegetarian menu and a carnivore’s dream selection. Adventurous eaters dine on dishes such as chicken fried veal sweetbreads and a French lentil Wellington in the modern space —think bourbon bottles suspended from the ceiling. The cocktail menu isn’t to be missed either, with choices like the Josephine made with citrus vodka, amaretto and rhubarb soda served on the rocks.
4. BITE. This restaurant — located inside Hotel Murano — offers panoramic views of Puget Sound, Commencement Bay and Mount Rainier. The décor is streamlined and contemporary, and the menu is equally up-to-date, with dishes such as grilled tofu with miso vinaigrette served alongside classics like scallop fettuccine.

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