Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

  • El Gaucho and AQUA Honored to Partner with Niman Ranch

    El Gaucho is thrilled to announce our partnership with Niman Ranch to provide All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® brand Prime and Certified Angus Beef®.  Quite simply, Niman Ranch, in partnership with Certified Angus Beef®, provides the best beef available today. Why the change? Our guests deserve the highest quality beef, and Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus […]

  • Why Dry Age Beef?

    El Gaucho is all about beef – really good beef (and we’re not shy about saying so).  Just like our menu touts, we serve custom 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef® brand Prime and steaks.  But what does this really mean, and why do we do it?  Let us explain! Dry aging beef is […]

  • El Gaucho Tacoma’s 10 Year Anniversary!

    A decade ago, El Gaucho owner Paul Mackay noticed that many guests from the south were driving up to dine at El Gaucho Seattle. With the anticipated openings of new Tacoma venues, like the Glass and Le May museums, Paul felt that Tacoma had a need for a fine-dining establishment. The time was right to […]

  • Gridiron Vodka Has Arrived!

    El Gaucho Hospitality is thrilled to announce the launch of our very own premium vodka. Gridiron Vodka is now being offered in El Gaucho Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and AQUA by El Gaucho restaurants as of this past week. El Gaucho Portland will have it on their shelves soon. In keeping with our business model of […]

  • The Life of a Gaucho

    “A son I am of the rolling plain, A Gaucho born and bred; For me the whole great world is small, Believe me, my heart can hold it all… I was born on the mighty Pampas’ breast, As the fish is born in the sea; Here I was born and here I live That I […]

  • The El Gaucho Paintings: Capturing the Essence of the Brand

    Ambiance – it’s one of key ingredients in the overall El Gaucho experience; the restaurant is a theater where each guest is the star. Not just a place to eat, it’s a place where people come to celebrate, knowing they will receive personal attention as the details of their experience are carefully and expertly executed. […]

  • A Cheesy Gesture

    If you are a female who has used the restroom while dining at one of our restaurants, chances are a gentleman server escorted you there. Although we are often teased by other restaurants, this kind of exclusive attention is exactly what we believe our guests deserve. Watch below as President and COO Chad Mackay (son of […]

  • ‘Tis the Season to Build a Strong Community

    Guests enter the walls of El Gaucho to celebrate life. With the holidays around the corner, there is more of that going on than ever and we could not be more thrilled. However, with all the hustle and bustle we strive to maintain focus on one of our longest standing traditions that extends well beyond our […]

  • We Don’t Do “Banquets”

    We do events, more importantly your event. And we’ll do it wherever you are: at your home, office, or in the middle of nowhere. How do we do this, you ask? We bring our Wood Stone Josper Ovens, our Certified Angus Beef® steaks, and our award-winning team to you. Just take our recent venture to Elk Lake near Sunriver, Oregon for […]

  • “The Ambiance Just Hit Me…”

    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, […]