Gaucho Gridiron

Beef & Liberty for All since 1953

  • El Gaucho Portland Travels to Mexico for Craft Tequila

    The makers of Herradura Tequila say “There are no shortcuts to greatness” so the El Gaucho Portland spirits team took the long way to select an exclusive double aged barrel of Reposado Herradura.  Brian Bower and Brendon Trautman traveled to Guadalajara, Mexico and then journeyed on to the Herradura hacienda distillery in Jalisco where they […]

  • Chef Michael Jordan Updates Lunch Menu at El Gaucho Bellevue

    Since joining El Gaucho Bellevue this Fall, Exec Chef Michael Jordan has been working to put his flavorful stamp on the daily dinner specials. He has also just updated the lunch menu to include delicious new vegetarian dishes, including The Diablo Spiced Tofu sandwich, which brings one of El Gaucho’s signature steak preparations to a […]

  • Legendary Service Begins at Your Doorstep

    El Gaucho is known for tableside service, but not everyone is aware that we also provide curbside service.  El Gaucho Seattle offers a complimentary shuttle to and from hotels and condominium buildings within the Seattle downtown core.  The personalized and attentive El Gaucho experience can now begin when diners depart for their evening. Luxury Sprinter […]

  • Celebrate with Sharable Cocktails Served Tableside at El Gaucho Seattle

    Tableside service has long been a hallmark of the El Gaucho experience, and we are excited to expand that to cocktails for our guests to enjoy together with family and friends. Large-format cocktails are making a comeback – beyond the traditional party punchbowl.  The resurgence of shared drinks is rooted in a long history of […]

  • Employee Spotlight: AQUA by El Gaucho’s Nicolette Cook

    Nicolette is a front desk lead at AQUA and recently passed the Master Court of Sommelier’s Level 2 exam, which is no small feat. We asked her a few questions about herself and her interest in wine. What sparked your interest in wine? My interest started when I was pretty young (19). I was working […]

  • A Season to Celebrate Giving Back

    As we begin the holiday season, our team would like to express our gratitude to the people and organizations dedicated to helping others and supporting our community.  In November, we had the opportunity to celebrate the work of Union Gospel Mission, FareStart and USO Northwest. El Gaucho and AQUA by El Gaucho have been preparing […]

  • Meet Michael Jordan, Executive Chef at El Gaucho Bellevue

    Kaizen (改善) is the Japanese word for “continual improvement” and this philosophy guided Executive Chef Michael Jordan on his culinary journey from his grandmother’s kitchen to 8 years working with Emeril Lagasse, then as chef/owner of the renowned and beloved Las Vegas restaurant, Rosemary’s.  Luckily for us, he has brought his incredible talent and leadership to […]

  • Celebrate the Arrival of Special Vintages from Betz Family Winery

    Since 1997, Betz Family Winery has been crafting compelling wines with individual character that are approachable, age-worthy and showcase Washington as a distinguished wine region.  Bob Betz began his winemaking career at Château Ste. Michelle in 1975 and founded Betz Family Winery in 1997, building it into one of Washington’s most critically-acclaimed wineries.  Their vineyard […]

  • Scenes from the 10th annual Washington State Wine Road Trip

    By Timothy Vasile, Wine Captain, El Gaucho Tacoma I just returned from a whirlwind five day road trip starting in Seattle, winding through Yakima, Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, and finally finishing in Walla Walla, where 50 of us from across the country were able to get deep one-of-a kind tours of vineyards, learn some techniques, […]