The El Gaucho Story
A legacy of legendary service

The El Gaucho experience blends impeccable service and exceptional quality. Our team of talented chefs and dedicated staff provide old school, tableside service for people celebrating their lives. Each ritual, from the greeting at the front door to the fire-dancing desserts, is how we honor the past and share our vision for how fine dining should remain.

El Gaucho was founded in 1996 by Paul Mackay based on his experience working at the original El Gaucho, which set the standard for a fine dining steakhouse from 1953–1985 at 7th and Olive in downtown Seattle. Since that time, new locations opened in Bellevue, Tacoma, Portland, Vancouver and AQUA by El Gaucho on Seattle’s Pier 70. In 2021, the flagship location moved to a new home in Seattle’s Union Stables building. Each location is inspired by Paul’s original vision and is designed to present guests with a unique, unparalleled service encounter—one in which every detail is considered an essential element to the overall experience.

El Gaucho is part of the Revelers Club collection of iconic Pacific Northwest lodging and restaurants which includes AerlumeAQUA by El Gaucho, Crossbuck Brewing, Walla Walla Steak Co., Witness Tree Lounge and Yellowhawk.

This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.