The El Gaucho Portland Cigar Lounge

The El Gaucho Portland Cigar Lounge “If I cannot drink bourbon and smoke cigars in heaven than I shall not go.”  ~ Mark Twain Welcome to a little slice of heaven in downtown Portland.  The El Gaucho Cigar Lounge sets the standard for a full-service dining experience. Sit back and relax while our professional and expertly trained staff recommend the [...]


Service Charge 101: How this model works for us

The hospitality industry is evolving in Washington and Oregon, as it is across the country. With recent legislation at the federal, state and city level affecting minimum wage, tip-pooling practices, sick leave and predictive scheduling, it is hard to keep up with all the new rules and terms. When the Seattle City Council voted for a $15 minimum wage in [...]


Celebrating 20 years: The enduring elegance of AQUA by El Gaucho

Celebrating 20 years: The enduring elegance of AQUA by El Gaucho As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Seattle’s waterfront dining gem during a challenging time, we reflect on the endurance of this community and our dedicated AQUA team, as well as the beauty and history of our home at the tip of Pier 70. Pier 70 has stood at [...]


Safe Dining Protocols

Safe Dining Protocols Reveling and celebrating life with you is our sole purpose. We look forward to welcoming you back and are focused on the goal of reuniting you with our team’s familiar faces to serve you in a safe and sustainable manner. Hours of operation: All of our restaurants will be open Tuesday-Saturday for dinner only. Washington Phase Two [...]