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  • Char-Grilled Rainbow Carrots with Honey Thyme Glaze

    “Variety is the very spice of life that gives it all its flavor.” ~William Cowpers Add variety to your meal with this colorful and flavorful rainbow carrot side dish from AQUA by El Gaucho’s Executive Chef Wes Hood.  The combined ingredients give both a sweet and savory taste that will enhance your main course. Ingredients […]

  • Mackay Family Trip to Argentina

    By: Chad Mackay, President and COO We traveled to Argentina in the spring of 2017, and have received quite a few questions about our trip, so I thought I’d share some of the highlights. Everything that I’ve listed was outstanding and highly recommended.  I’ve included the websites, which most have an English version. I would […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ May 2017

    Our family just returned from a trip of a lifetime to Argentina where we connected to El Gaucho’s roots. We explored a region of the world we had never been to, and learned about El Gaucho’s heritage, which dates back to 1953, when the original El Gaucho opened in Seattle. Our first stop was Buenos […]

  • Lamb Lollipop with Lavender Demi Sauce Recipe

    In the culinary world, lamb and spring are synonymous.  Jesus Boites, Executive Chef at El Gaucho Tacoma, created this fun and delicious recipe that can either be served as an appetizer or an entree.  You can find it on all El Gaucho and AQUA’s spring menus as a starter dish. Bon appetit! Serves 4 Lamb […]

  • El Gaucho and AQUA Launch Spring Menu

    Even if it doesn’t feel like it quite yet here in the Pacific Northwest, spring has sprung in the kitchens at El Gaucho! Our culinary team has been hard at work preparing seasonal delights to brighten up our menus and welcome the new season with open arms.  Starting April 4th, El Gaucho and AQUA menus […]

  • Meet Noel Romero, El Gaucho Tacoma General Manager

    If there’s one word to sum up Noel Romero, it might be “sweet.” Known for his love of key lime pie and bourbon cake with salted caramel ice cream, he not only has a sweet tooth, but fully admits he’s also known for being “the nice guy.” “I am sometimes annoyingly happy to the point […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ April 2017

    At nine years old, my youngest son dreams of becoming an engineer. He loves to design and build everything from Legos, Lego Robotics, metal 3D models, and anything else he can get his hands on. I asked a friend who just happens to be a rocket scientist if he could help with Owen’s interest. He […]

  • Espresso Martini by El Gaucho

    Espresso Martini by El Gaucho Make it at home, or stop in and let El Gaucho Seattle bartender Jason Bosshart whip you up an Espresso Martini. Watch our video and see how it’s done! video by Zach Dunn

  • Meet Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland General Manager

    We usually present our blog features in story form but because this month’s employee spotlight is a former journalist herself, we thought we would turn the tables and put Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland’s newest General Manager, in the interview chair. What is your full name?  Do you have a nickname/what do coworkers call you? […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ March 2017

    "I’m never going to work in a restaurant again!" I remember telling my dad that over 25 years ago after our family restaurant in Issaquah was flooded for a second time in three years from the Issaquah Creek. I had no intention of following in my father’s footsteps, so I went to college and graduated […]