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El Gaucho Portland

The Northwest’s Steakhouse Legacy focused on Old-School, Tableside Service for People Celebrating their Lives

  • 503.227.8794

    319 SW Broadway
    Portland, OR 97205
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  • Located in the historic Benson Hotel in the heart of Portland, guests enter a world of shimmering candlelight, live flamenco guitar music 7 nights a week, and the palpable anticipation of a very special dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the El Gaucho hallmark.  Join us for happy hour, dinner service, a special event and exceptional private dining.

    The El Gaucho Cigar Lounge sets the standard for a cigar, cocktail and dining experience. Sit back and relax while our professional and expertly trained staff recommend the perfect pairing of libation and cigar.


Restaurant Closures
Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day)

Menus

Our menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets as personally selected by John Tarpoff. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world. Not all menu items are listed on our website—we also offer daily fresh sheets as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Please feel free to contact us regarding special requests or food allergy concerns.

A 20% service charge is included on each check. El Gaucho retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation including commissions on sales, health insurance, 401K, and extensive education and training for a successful career path.

Dinner

Starters

  • Wicked Shrimp
    sautéed with our custom wicked spice ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips, cajun cream sauce ~18

    Seared Foie Gras*
    Hudson Valley, 2 oz ~25

    Hokkaido Scallops
    oven roasted, foie gras butter, pancetta bread crumbs ~22

  • Dungeness Crab Cocktail
    fresh horseradish, cocktail sauce ~18
    + prawns ~23

    Steak Tartare
    tableside preparation ~23

    Ahi Tuna Tartare
    diced, lightly dressed with soy and lemon ~18

    Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes
    crispy panko crust, herb aioli, apple fennel slaw ~18

  • Plancha de Calamari
    linguiça, lemon chick peas, tomato, saffron aioli ~18

    Steamed Clams
    chorizo, garlic butter, white wine ~16

    Northwest Oysters
    1/2 dozen, fresh, half shell ~18

    Escargot
    classic garlic-herb butter ~14

Soup & Salad

  • Creamy Clam Chowder
    new england style, bowl ~12

    French Onion Soup
    hearty, rich, peasant style, bowl ~12

    Spicy Oregon Crab Bisque
    cream, tomato, dungeness crab, bowl ~14

  • Classic Wedge Salad
    iceberg, pancetta, egg, tomato, crumbles, kalamata olives, roquefort ~13

    Tableside Gaucho Salad
    shrimp, roquefort ~13

  • Tableside Salad 410
    balsamic vinaigrette, crab, shrimp ~15

    Tableside Caesar Salad
    classically made from scratch
    minimum two ~ 15 per person

Entrées

Steaks & Chops

We proudly serve 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets as personally selected by John Tarpoff. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen.

Served with crimini mushroom cap.

  • Baseball Cut Top Sirloin
    12 oz ~42

    Filet Mignon
    8 & 12 oz ~58 / 74

    New York Steak
    14 oz ~68

  • Peppercorn New York
    14 oz ~71

    Bone-In New York
    18 oz ~76

    Frenched Rib Chop
    18 oz ~72

  • Top Sirloin Diablo
    pacific prawns in our own diablo sauce, yukon gold mashed potatoes ~52

    Steak El Gaucho
    8 oz custom-aged filet mignon, lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise sauce ~77

    Filet Medallions Oscar
    two 4 oz filets, fresh dungeness crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~74

Tableside

  • Chateaubriand
    An El Gaucho tradition for two! 20 oz center cut of tenderloin
    served with baked potato, asparagus, broiled tomato, cliff sauce ~135

  • Flaming Sword Brochette of Tenderloin
    crimini, béarnaise ~48

Add-ons

  • Béarnaise ~5
    Roquefort ~5
    Peppercorn ~5
    Chimichurri ~5
    Bordelaise ~7

  • Oscar Style crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    Gaucho Style lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    North Atlantic Lobster Tail 8-10 oz ~36
    Seared Foie Gras* Hudson Valley, 2 oz ~29

Seafood

Three fresh seafood selections offered nightly.

  • Ahi Tuna
    grilled, sashimi grade, soy reduction, miso glaze, pickled ginger, wasabi ~56

    Canadian Lobster Tail
    lemon beurre blanc ~75

  • Diver Sea Scallops
    sweet corn, brussels sprouts, smoked bacon, apple cider vin blanc, Oregon hazelnuts ~54

  • Alaskan Halibut
    Grilled Alaskan halibut scallion salsa verde, roasted sweet corn butter, tomato pine nut chow chow ~56

    Grilled Columbia River King Salmon
    porcini & morel mushroom vinaigrette, mountain herb beurre blanc ~58

Game & Poultry

  • El Gaucho Fried Chicken
    chimichurri-marinated, caramelized onion gravy, St. John’s salad ~36

  • Columbia River Reserve Oregon
    Rack of Lamb

    all-natural, hazelnut crust, merlot demi-glace, broiled tomato, asparagus ~56

Shareable Sides

  • Gaucho Mac & Coastal Cheddar Cheese
    bread crumb topping ~12

    Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
    buttery, velvety ~10 / + lobster ~24

    Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    fried, smoked bacon, beurre blanc ~13

  • Scalloped Potatoes
    a hint of spice ~11

    Roasted Sweet Corn
    chipotle honey butter ~12

    Sautéed Spinach
    olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, lemon ~ 10

  • Asparagus
    lemon beurre blanc ~12

    Crimini and Shiitake Risotto
    made to order ~11

    Tableside Baked Potato
    russet, butter, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, scallions, fluffed tableside ~8

Wine

View our wine list (pdf)

We strive to provide our guests the highest level of service and quality when it comes to wine, our courteous and knowledgeable sommelier is always at the ready with a pairing suggestion. Our wine list includes well-known labels as well as wines from smaller, family-owned vintners. We have an extensive selection of wines by the glass as well as an ever-changing wine list, so even the most dedicated aficionados can expect to find new and exciting wines each time they dine with us.

For our guests wishing to enjoy that special bottle from their own cellar, you are welcome to do so. There is a corkage charge per 750 ML bottle with a two bottle limit. We will provide Captain service and crystal stemware. Please contact us at 503-227-8794 for information.

Dessert

Specialties & Classics

  • Mississippi Mud Cake
    warm chocolate cake, espresso and kentucky bourbon, madagascar vanilla bean ice cream ~12

    Crème Brûlée
    Bittersweet chocolate & salted caramel ~10

  • Irish Cream Bread Pudding
    bourbon caramel, chocolate, madagascar vanilla bean ice cream ~12

    Homemade Cheesecake
    new york style with seasonal fruit coulis ~10

  • Robert’s Lemon Cake
    lemon mousse, blackberry sauce ~10

    Sorbet
    olympic mountain magic berry ~8

Tableside Flambé

  • Bananas Foster
    (for 2 or more) ~14 per person

  • Cherries Jubilee
    (for 2 or more) ~14 per person


Happy Hour/Cocktails

Happy Hour

  • 319 Burger
    Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® aged cheddar & Niman Ranch All-Natural bacon ~14

    Costilla Gigante
    spicy El Gaucho BBQ sauce, chimichurri ~23

    Thai Style Chicken Wings*
    crushed peanuts, jalapeño, cilantro, lime 15

    Pomme Frites
    truffle aioli ~6

  • Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips finished in a cajun style cream sauce ~12

    Steak Frites
    All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® top sirloin, béarnaise, house-cut fries ~18

    Gaucho Mixed Green Salad
    Dijon vinaigrette, candied walnuts & Fuji apples ~6

  • Happy Hour Beverages

    Ginger Cosmo ~7
    Cuke Gin Drop ~7
    El Diablo ~7
    319 Old Fashioned ~7

    Red or White Wine ~7
    Premium Red or
    Sparkling Wine ~10
    Select Beer ~4

Signature Cocktails

  • Strawless
    El Gaucho Portland and many area restaurants have chosen to go strawless. If you would like a straw, please ask. Sometimes a beverage tastes better through a straw, that’s okay! We are trying to reduce one cocktail at a time. “It’s only one straw,” said eight million people.
    #refusesingleuse #stopsucking #saynotoplastic #plasticsucks #refusethestraw ~priceless

    Typhoon
    Like most typhoons, this one will knock your socks off. Brace yourself for a flurry of fresh lemon, muddled mint, lemon bitters, Portland’s own Aria gin and a touch of green Chartreuse, shaken and served up. Storm protection provided by El Gaucho. ~15

    True Sazerac
    The Phylloxera outbreak of the mid 1800’s changed the Sazerac as we now know it. Back in the day it featured cognac. So, we step back in time to the early 1800’s with this old timey combo of Hennessy VSOP, Pechaud Bitters, an Herbsaint wash, chilled and served neat with a lemon peel. A true classic revisited. ~19

    Ruby
    You know her, you love her, you can’t live without her. This University of Puget Sound Junior is also an El Gaucho classic. Citrus vodka, fresh lemon and a splash of Chambord are shaken and served up with a powdered sugar rim. Say hello, she may have seated you! ~15

    Fiddy-Fiddy
    Simple math: 50% Tanqueray Ten plus 50% Dolin Dry Vermouth, perfectly chilled and served up with 2 olives and a lemon twist, equal 110% deliciousness. ~16

    C.O.W. (Cocktail of the Week)
    Fairly unique, occasionally tropical, mostly fun and always inventive. Go ahead… have a COW! ~13

  • Red Ryder
    Nobody walks by this sharp, well dressed 6th grader without a double take. This combination of Sauza Hornitos, Pama (pomegranate liqueur) and fresh grapefruit will make you stop and enjoy the ride. We love him! You will too. ~14

    Tahitian Honey Bee
    This Trader Vic’s original features fresh lemon. a squeeze of honey, a dash of Fee Brothers bitters and Mt. Gay Eclipse rum, shake it, serve it up, drink it, and keep the ghost alive. ~13

    Beso Del Diablo
    Your angel may be sitting across from you, or it may be the devil’s kiss. El Jimador Blanco, fresh grapefruit, pineapple juice & Matthew’s Habanero “juice” is shaken and served up with a sugared rim. Flip a coin, heads-angel, tails-devil, either way you can’t lose. ~15

    Beg to Differ
    Ardbeg Uigeadail, a splash of cream sherry, Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters, a dash of Riff coffee and egg white are shaken and served up with a Bada Bing. Some may say we’re ruining a great single malt, I beg to differ. ~25

    Blacknail
    Imagine, if you will, your bartender expertly puts ice into an empty glass, adds a shot of Johnnie Walker Black, a splash of Drambuie and a dash of Cherry Heering, stirs earnestly, pinches an orange peel to finish and gently places this unique creation in front of you, leans forward and says gimme all your money or I’ll call your mother. ~15

    Irwin’s Mule
    Portland has changed a lot since your first Moscow mule, in a copper mug, in this building, fifty years ago. El Gaucho’s Copper mug (in the same historic building) features Belvedere vodka, Cock’n Bull ginger beer and fresh lime. Rich history and an eye toward the future, let’s keep Portland “Special” ~14

Featured Spirit

El Gaucho Portland Herradura Double Barrel Reposado

We proudly present a unique, hand blended tequila by Herradura’s own Master Taster Ruben Aceves and the staff here at El Gaucho Portland. Enjoy this complex, one of a kind tequila, “EGPT” neat, on an ice ball, as a margarita, or as one of these El Gaucho originals. Read about our trip to Mexico »

  • Jalisco Spritz
    A hot day in Jalisco deserves a refreshing cooler. We offer this combo of EGPT, fresh muddled strawberries and cucumber shaken, served tall and topped with sparkling rosé to our hot guests here, who can’t make it south of the border. ~18

    99 Pesos
    This cocktail says hello and watch your back. EGPT, a squeeze of Cocktail Punk smoked orange bitters, a dash of Octomore, muddled sugar and Bada Bing cherry are mixed and served over ice. 99 pesos may not seem like a lot, but a smoky casino in Guadalajara usually takes more than it gives. ~19

    Cuco
    Cuco is not a common mule. In fact Cuco is a donkey, a very happy donkey delivering Herradura to thirsty guests at the distillery. This donkey is no common mule, EGPT, fresh lime, ginger beer and tamarind will make any ordinary mule jealous. ~18

  • Bee Sting
    Put on a pair of shorts and move your neighbor’s bee hive in your car. This little road trip is the inspiration behind a unique cocktail. EGPT is featured alongside honey, a dash of Fee Brothers Aztec Chocolate Bitters, a splash of Averna, and a drop of habanero juice, roll up the windows, agitate and serve over ice. ~18

    Arnold Paloma
    With all due respect to Mr. Palmer, this refreshing beverage combo is way better. We tee this cocktail off with ice tea, fresh grapefruit, squeeze of lemon, torn mint and EGPT. Arnie always had a better short game. ~18


General Manager: Gillian Duff  Email | Bio
Executive Chef: Steve Cain  Email | Bio
Live Music: Mariano & Toshi Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday 7pm | Masud & Tom Sandahl Wednesday 7pm | Mariano & Masud Saturday 7pm -Sunday 6pm.

Hours: Sunday: 4:30-10pm; Monday-Thursday: 4:30-11pm; Friday-Saturday: 4:30-12am. Valet parking available. Happy Hour: Available in our bar and cigar lounge. Sunday: All night; Monday-Friday: 4:30-6pm & 10pm-close; Saturday: 10pm-close. (Bar & Cigar Lounge only. Not available on holidays).

El Gaucho Portland The Northwest’s Steakhouse Legacy focused on Old-School, Tableside Service for People Celebrating their Lives




  • “Thank you for a wonderful evening start to finish! From the moment we pulled into the valet to the reception from Julie and Lauren and then our waiter Gabriel and team leader Nicholas, everything was perfect. The five course meal was done to perfection by the chefs and tableside service is very fun too. Definitely highly recommended!”
    ~Yelp | Julie H., 6/16/18


Private Dining

We coordinate so you can celebrate. Our Private Dining team will create an experience for your most important business and personal moments. Our beautiful and incomparable private rooms provide the perfect venue for your every occasion – from an intimate dinner to an important meeting, a family celebration or a large group gathering. Available for lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday and dinner service on the weekends, as well as buyouts of our entire restaurant.

  • The elegantly appointed Gold Room is ideal for any special occasion or corporate presentation. Enjoy flexible seating for as many as 30 guests.

  • The Vintage Room is an impressive and intimate setting for private gatherings or entertaining your most valued clients. Surrounded by our working wine cellar, the room’s table will accommodate up to 16 guests.

  • Want us all to yourself? Our Main Dining Room can seat up to 90 guests. The whole restaurant can seat up to 175.

  • The entire Bar can be used for a seated dinner and can accommodate 45 guests or for a lively cocktail reception for up to 50.

  • Our premium and classically appointed Cigar Lounge is open nightly and features flat-screen TV’s to watch your favorite teams. Full menu is available, along with high-end spirits, and top-notch cigars. Seats 25.

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