Owner Paul Mackay reminisces on his first experience with El Gaucho quite often but there isn’t usually a camera there to capture the story.
This one man’s ambitious journey through the restaurant industry led him to the success he enjoys today. As the current owner of 4 El Gaucho restaurants, the Inn at El Gaucho, and most recently AQUA by El Gaucho, we have Mackay to thank for bringing “elegant, old-school, tableside service” to today’s Northwest culture.
The “dinner-as-theater” magic that Mackay experienced the first time he walked into the original El Gaucho motivated him to make his dream a reality. Watch below as Mackay recalls this moment in his own words.