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  • A Word from Chad ~ December 2016

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    We just celebrated our 20th anniversary of El Gaucho in Seattle on November 11th, which happened to be Veteran’s Day. We partnered with USO Northwest to raise funds to build Camp Lewis Hospitality Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Through online donations and a live auction, with items including wine trips to Argentina, Spain and Napa […]

  • Tom Kellock at El Gaucho Bellevue

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    Tom Kellock has performed, composed, and recorded with Al Jarreau, Manhattan Transfer, and Richard Elliot, and toured with Melissa Manchester, Gato Barbieri, the Paul Allen Band, and Heart. His elegant piano playing can also be heard on Tingstad and Rumbel’s Grammy-winning CD Acoustic Garden, and on his solo CD Romantic Ballads. Tom was the house […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ November 2016

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    Now that fall has arrived, we finally get a chance to put our two boys to work, and they’ve been earning money raking the leaves that are piling up around our neighborhood. We have also come to a major milestone for El Gaucho – 20 years in Seattle! As part of our 20th anniversary, our […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ October 2016

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    My family and I just returned back from a trip to Tucson where I attended the Annual Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) Conference. I’ve always come back with great information, a new connection, and at least one great idea to bring back to the team. This year was no exception. I had the opportunity to listen […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ September 2016

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    Where’d summer go? It’s hard to believe it’s already September, but believe it or not, our boys are itching to go back to school (and so are we!). The seasonal transition this year for us means menu changes and updates, as well as focusing on celebrating 20 years of being part of our community. As […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ August 2016

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    Cheers to the arrival of the Northwest’s perfect summer weather! The blue skies and sunshine showed up a bit later this year than usual – luckily just in time for some of our favorite summer events. AQUA’s Hootenanny is the waterfront party of the year and is coming up this Saturday, August 6th. Soak up […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ July 2016

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    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, […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ June 2016

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    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 […]

  • Eric Verlinde at El Gaucho Seattle and El Gaucho Bellevue

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    Pianist Eric Verlinde has excited audiences worldwide with his energetic and passionate performances. He is in high demand and is constantly performing, refining the sound and creating new music. His different groups create music that is creative, spontaneous, superbly structured and melodic. Currently, he works with Josephine Howell at El Gaucho, The EntreMundos Quarteto (a […]