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Beef & Liberty for All since 1953

  • No Free Lunch – Cost of Seattle’s Scheduling Proposal is Too High

    Since El Gaucho hired our first employee 20 years ago, our goal has always been to take great care of people: our guests, our staff and our communities.  Today, our company has grown to include five restaurants and an Inn with an incredible team of 400 employees dedicated to the hospitality industry.  We know that […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ July 2016

    Summer is officially here and we have some great things happening: in addition to our 20th anniversary celebrations, we launch our Iconic menu experience this month, and our new summer menu includes dishes highlighting local, organic produce. We are also building a patio for El Gaucho Seattle, the deck is in full swing at AQUA, […]

  • El Gaucho Launches Summer and Iconic Menus

    El Gaucho chefs have been hard at work, preparing for the bounty that summer season bestows upon us. Starting July 5th, El Gaucho and AQUA menus will highlight local, organic produce with a few new dishes added to our menus for the summer season: • As a starter, the beef carpaccio shines. This Niman Ranch […]

  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart Recipe

    Sweeten your summer with this delicious dessert. The sweetness of the strawberries mellows the tartness of the rhubarb, which is why they are a classic culinary pair. Combine that with a fabulous almond crust and you’ve got yourself a quintessential northwest summer treat. AQUA by El Gaucho’s pastry chef, Ali Green, created this wonderful dish […]

  • Meet Merica Ocsan, El Gaucho Tacoma Events Director

    “You have to love what you do to want to do it every day,” is a favorite quote of Merica “Mec” Ocsan. As the newly promoted Events Director at El Gaucho Tacoma, Mec loves helping create memorable and special experiences for guests. Born in Manila, Philippines, Mec and her family moved to the U.S. when […]

  • Lamb T-Bone with Mint, Parsley and Lemon Gremolata

    In the culinary world, spring and lamb are synonymous. AQUA by El Gaucho Executive Chef Wes Hood has created a Mediterranean style lamb dish that is full of flavor. The mint-parsley-lemon gremolata is a refreshing complement to lamb’s fresh and grassy flavor. One tip: since this is a bone-in cut and lamb is more dense […]

  • Six Tips to Maximize A Beverage Menu For Your Next Event

    By: Whitney Twede, El Gaucho Bellevue Event Director One of the most-asked questions from our clients with regard to private events is, “How should we handle beverages/alcohol for our event?” There are a lot of different options, and here are 6 of the most common, along with the benefits of each and potential negatives. Something […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ June 2016

    Oh how time flies! Twenty years ago construction began on a restaurant in Belltown, on the site of the former Sailors of the Pacific Union hall. El Gaucho founder and my dad, Paul Mackay’s vision to bring back El Gaucho was finally being reborn. In those days, Belltown wasn’t the upscale condo-living neighborhood that it […]

  • Arugula and Shaved Beet Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    The sun is peeking out in the Pacific Northwest which means summer is almost here! If you’re looking to shed a few pounds before swimsuit season fully arrives, then add this recipe to your eating plan. It’s easy and quick to make (no need to roast the beets) and to top it off, it’s healthy […]

  • Sautéed Kale Recipe

    Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat, and has been touted to support detoxification in the body, as well as associated with risk-lowering benefits of cancer. Health aside, it can also be delicious! El Gaucho Portland Executive Chef Steve Cain has created this easy, no-guilt recipe that is sure to become one […]