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El Gaucho Bellevue

The Eastside’s premiere destination for power lunches and romantic date nights, family celebrations and holiday brunches.

  • 425.455.2715

    450 108th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004
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  • Walls of windows let in the light by day and candles sparkle at night as we set the stage for the ultimate Eastside dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the El Gaucho hallmark. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world. Join us for lunch, happy hour or dinner service, as well as holiday brunches and exceptional private dining.


Menus

Our menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets as personally selected by John Tarpoff. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world. Not all menu items are listed on our website—we also offer daily fresh sheets as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Please feel free to contact us regarding special requests or food allergy concerns.

A 20% service charge is included on each check. El Gaucho retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation including commissions on sales, health insurance, 401K, and extensive education and training for a successful career path. For more information on our service charge, please read here.

*State law requires us to inform you that consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.


Lunch

Soups & Starters

  • Soup of the Day
    cup ~5 / bowl ~8

    French Onion Soup
    hearty, rich, peasant style, topped with melted gruyère, Reggiano parmesan ~9

    Classic Northwest Clam Chowder
    creamy New England style with chunks of potato and bacon ~5 cup / ~8 bowl

  • Wicked Shrimp
    sautéed with our custom Wicked Spice ~10/18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips finished in a Cajun style cream sauce ~10/18

    Calamari
    fresh, quick fried, chipotle aioli ~13

  • Dungeness Crab Cocktail
    fresh horseradish, cilantro cocktail sauce ~17

    Dungeness Crab Cakes
    one, two, or three pieces, roasted red pepper pesto ~9/17/25

Salads

  • Caesar
    small ~6 / large ~12
    • add chicken ~4
    • add bay shrimp ~5
    • add crab ~12

    Wedge Salad
    iceberg, pancetta, tomato, Kalamata olives, egg, roquefort crumbles and dressing ~13
    • add filet ~14
    • add ahi tuna ~10
    • add prawns ~15

  • Mixed Greens Salad
    roasted grapes, julienne asian pear, toasted pistachios, washington apple vinaigrette
    ~6 small / ~12 large

    Warm Seafood Caesar
    scallops, shrimp, salmon, white fish ~20

    Tuscan Pasta Salad
    roasted tomato sauce, spinach, broccoli, Kalamata olives, artichokes, mozzarella, tomatoes, chickpeas, fried capers ~16

  • Ahi Tuna Salad
    togarashi seared tuna, pickled ginger, avocado, sesame miso vinaigrette ~23

    Tenderloin Steak Salad
    6 oz Niman Ranch filet medallions, cherry tomatoes, onion a la plancha, Kalamata olives, Roquefort, red wine vinaigrette ~26

    Seafood Chop
    Dungeness crab, bay shrimp, iceberg, cucumber, tomato, fried capers, pine nuts, green goddess dressing ~23

Sandwiches

Served with choice of soup, salad or fries

  • Gaucho Burger
    Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef, bacon, Tillamook cheddar, sweet onion, tomato, iceberg lettuce, thousand island, brioche bun ~17

    Vegan Beyond Burger
    lettuce wrapped grilled beyond burger, sundried tomato, dairy free mozzarella, avocado, tomato, sliced onion ~18

    Caprese Sandwich
    vine ripened tomato, basil pesto, fresh mozzarella, mixed greens, toasted focaccia ~16

    Asian BBQ Pork Sandwich
    toasted ciabatta, coleslaw ~17

  • Sarah’s Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
    buttermilk fried chicken, New York sharp cheddar, dill pickles, sriracha aioli, brioche bun ~19

    Grilled Medallions of Tenderloin Sandwich
    6 oz Niman Ranch filet mignon medallions, demi-baguette, au jus ~26

    Open-Faced Crab Melt
    Dungeness crab, white cheddar, focaccia ~25

  • Add-ons

    avocado ~3
    roquefort ~3
    caramelized onions ~3

Custom Combinations

Create a custom combination from the items below:

Half Sandwich and Salad or Soup ~12 —or— Soup and Salad ~11

  • Soups

    Soup of the Day (bowl add ~3)
    Clam Chowder (bowl add ~3)
    French Onion (add ~2), (bowl add ~3)

  • Sandwiches

    Caprese Sandwich
    Southern Fried Chicken (add ~3)
    Open-Faced Crab Melt (add ~6)

  • Salads

    Mixed Greens
    Caesar
    Seafood Chop (add ~4)

Large Plates

Steaks & Chops

Served with seasonal vegetables and fries

  • Flat Iron
    6 oz, black truffle aioli ~22

    Baseball Cut Top Sirloin
    8 oz, dry aged, peppercorn demi-glace ~26

    Petite Filet
    6 oz ~39

  • Steak El Gaucho
    6 oz filet, lobster medallion, béarnaise ~56

    Filet Mignon
    8 oz ~55 / 12 oz ~74

    New York
    14 oz, dry-aged, beautifully marbled, excellent flavor ~65

  • Peppercorn New York
    14 oz, dry-aged, encrusted with peppercorns, peppercorn demi-glace ~68

    Frenched Rib Chop
    18 oz, dry-aged, generously marbled, rich flavor ~68

Dinner

Join us Sundays at 5pm for Sunday Prime Rib Dinner

Starters

  • Wicked Shrimp
    sautéed with our custom wicked spice ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips, cajun cream sauce ~18

    Steak Tartare
    tableside preparation ~23

    Grilled Octopus
    sauteed spinach, olive tapenade, orange supremes, basil oil ~16

  • Dungeness Crab Cocktail
    fresh horseradish, cocktail sauce ~18
    + prawns ~23

    Ahi Tuna Poke
    ginger, scallion, red chili, lime, ogo seaweed, smoked soy, housemade taro chips ~19

    Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes
    roasted red pepper pesto ~18

  • Diver Sea Scallops
    grilled, topped with mango citrus glaze ~18

    Northwest Oysters
    1/2 dozen, fresh, half shell ~18

    Escargot
    classic garlic-herb butter ~14

Soup & Salad

  • Creamy Clam Chowder
    new england style, bowl ~12

    French Onion Soup
    hearty, rich, peasant style, bowl ~12

    Classic Wedge Salad
    iceberg, pancetta, tomato, kalamata olives, egg, roquefort crumbles and dressing ~13

  • Tableside Spinach Salad
    oat cheese, shiitake mushrooms, bacon, candied pecans, apple cider brandy vinaigrette ~15

    Tableside Caesar Salad
    classically made from scratch
    minimum two ~ 15 per person

  • El Gaucho Seafood Louie
    Dungeness crab, wild pacific prawns, green goddess, english cucumber, tomato ~19

    Butter Lettuce Salad
    radicchio, glazed pears, toasted walnuts, belgian endive, walnut vinaigrette ~13

Entrées

Steaks & Chops

We proudly serve 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets as personally selected by John Tarpoff. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen.

Served with crimini mushroom cap.

  • Baseball Cut Top Sirloin
    12 oz ~42

    Filet Mignon
    8 & 12 oz ~58 / 74

    New York Steak
    14 oz ~68

    Peppercorn New York
    14 oz ~71

  • Bone-In New York
    18 oz ~76

    Frenched Rib Chop
    18 oz ~72

    Northwest Grass-Fed Filet
    8oz ~58

  • Steak El Gaucho
    8 oz custom-aged filet mignon, Maine lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise sauce ~77

    Filet Medallions Oscar
    two 4 oz filets, fresh dungeness crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~74

Tableside

  • Chateaubriand
    An El Gaucho tradition for two! 20 oz center cut of tenderloin
    served with baked potato, asparagus, broiled tomato, cliff sauce ~135

  • Flaming Sword Mixed Grill Brochette
    filet mignon, New York, linguiça, red chimichurri, white garlic sauce ~58

Add-ons

  • Béarnaise ~5
    Roquefort ~5
    Peppercorn ~5
    Bordelaise ~7

  • Oscar Style crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    Gaucho Style lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    Canadian Lobster Tail 8-10 oz ~40
    King Crab Leg lemon beurre blanc ~49

Seafood

Three fresh seafood selections offered nightly.

  • Canadian Lobster Tail
    14-16 oz, drawn butter ~75

    King Crab Legs
    1 pound, lemon beurre blanc ~98

    Dungeness Stuffed Jumbo Gulf Prawns
    miso ginger sauce, crispy shiitake & herb salad ~48

  • Grilled King Salmon
    Sound Sustainable Farms cherry tomatoes, basil oil, balsamic syrup ~58

    Alaskan Halibut
    seasonal preparation ~55

    Chilean Seabass
    seasonal preparation ~57

  • Copper River Salmon
    san giuliano extra virgin olive oil, flaked sea salt ~65

    Diver Sea Scallop and Prawn Bucatini
    fresh herbs, lemon buerre blanc ~40

Game & Poultry

  • Superior Farms PNW Rack of Lamb
    apple & dried cherry relish, rosemary, merlot reduction sauce ~56

  • Oven Crisped Chicken
    mushroom, corn ragout ~32

Shareable Sides

  • Gaucho Mac & Coastal Cheddar Cheese
    bread crumb topping ~12 / + lobster 21

    Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
    buttery, velvety ~9 / + lobster ~24

    Steamed Broccoli
    lemon beurre blanc ~11

    Roasted Rainbow Carrots
    maple glaze, candied pecans ~12

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    honey-white balsamic vinaigrette, Daly’s smoked bacon ~13

    Scalloped Potatoes
    a hint of spice ~11

    Roasted Sweet Corn
    chipotle honey butter ~12

    Cauliflower
    riceflower battered & lightly fried, red pepper pesto ~11

  • Sautéed Spinach
    olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, lemon ~ 10

    Asparagus
    lemon beurre blanc ~12

    Sautéed Mushrooms
    white wine, garlic, shallots, fresh herbs ~12

    Tableside Baked Potato
    russet, butter, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, scallions, fluffed tableside ~8

Vegetarian

Starters

  • Mixed Greens Salad
    roasted grapes, julienne asian pear, toasted pistachios, washington apple vinaigrette ~11

  • Roasted Veggie Flatbread
    red pepper pesto, red onion, zucchini, kalamata olives, fresh tomatoes, fontina, goat cheese ~16

  • Fried Artichoke Hearts
    quartered fried artichoke, gaucho seasoning, housemade tartar ~10

Entrées

  • Vegan Beyond Burger
    lettuce wrapped grilled beyond burger, sundried tomato, dairy free mozzarella, avocado, tomato, sliced onion ~18

    Fried Curry Cauliflower
    Asian slaw, peanut Sauce, fresh cilantro ~35

  • Quinoa and Grilled Vegetable Plate
    assortment of marinated, grilled vegetables, zesty cilantro chimichurri sauce ~33

    Seasonal Vegetable Risotto
    sautéed vegetables, parmigiano-reggiano ~35

  • Tofu Steak
    blackened tofu, caramelized onion, charred corn succotash ~37

Sides

  • Asparagus
    lemon beurre blanc ~12

    Roasted Sweet Corn
    chipotle honey butter ~12

    Steamed Broccoli
    lemon beurre blanc ~11

  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
    buttery, velvety ~9

    Sautéed Mushrooms
    white wine, garlic, shallots, fresh herbs ~12

    Cauliflower
    riceflower battered & lightly fried, red pepper pesto ~11

  • Scalloped Potatoes
    a hint of spice ~11

    Sautéed Spinach
    olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, lemon ~10

    Tableside Baked Potato
    russet, butter, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, scallions, fluffed tableside ~8

Wine

View our wine list (pdf)

We strive to provide our guests the highest level of service and quality when it comes to wine, our courteous and knowledgeable sommelier is always at the ready with a pairing suggestion. Our wine list includes well-known labels as well as wines from smaller, family-owned vintners. We have an extensive selection of wines by the glass as well as an ever-changing wine list, so even the most dedicated aficionados can expect to find new and exciting wines each time they dine with us.

For our guests wishing to enjoy that special bottle from their own cellar, you are welcome to do so. There is a corkage charge of $30 per 750 ML bottle with a limit of one bottle for every two people. For larger groups with multiple bottles, please inquire within the restaurant. Captain service and crystal stemware will be provided. Please contact us at 425.455.2715 for information.

Dessert

Specialties & Classics

  • Seasonal Dessert Special
    ask for today’s selection

    Seasonal Crème Brûlée
    classic ~9

    Chocolate Bourbon Cake
    caramel sauce, candied pecans ~10

  • Chocolate Ganache
    bittersweet chocolate, white caramel ~10

    Banana Bread Pudding
    crème anglaise ~10

  • Homemade Cheesecake
    strawberry coulis ~10

    Sorbet
    seasonal selection ~6

Tableside Flambé

  • Bananas Foster
    (for 2 or more) ~14 per person

  • Cherries Jubilee
    (for 2 or more) ~14 per person

Dessert Cocktails

  • Café Amore
    vanilla vodka, kahlúa, espresso, irish creme ~13

    Chocolate Mint-Tini
    local batch 206 mint vodka, creme de cocoa white, chocolate swirled glass ~13

  • Milky Way-tini
    vodka, caramel, irish cream, amaretto, godiva chocolate liqueur, cream ~13

    Root Beer Float Martini
    vanilla vodka, amaretto, root beer ~13

  • Lemon Meringue Martini
    cake vodka, lemoncello, pineapple juice, fresh whipped cream ~13

    Gaucho Coffee
    zaya rum, amaretto, kahlúa ~13

Bar/Happy Hour

Happy Hour

  • Tenderloin Diablo
    Devilishly spicy ~8

    Wicked Shrimp
    Spicy hot! ~8

    Calamari
    Fresh, quick fried, chipotle aioli ~8

    Gaucho Fries
    Chipotle aioli ~5

    Empanadas
    ground tenderloin stuffed pie, bell peppers, tomato, onion, fresh herbs ~9

    Mixed Greens Salad
    roasted grapes, julienne pear, candied pecans, washington apple vinaigrette ~5

    Steak Frites
    6 oz Niman Ranch flat iron, black truffle aioli, fries ~20

  • Dungeness Crab Cakes
    one, two, or three pieces, roasted red pepper pesto ~9/17/25

    Green Pea Hummus
    chickpeas, green sweet peas, tahini, served with fresh veggies ~11

    Gazpacho
    tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, fresh herbs ~7 with crab ~12.5

    Ahi Tuna Tacos
    grilled ahi, corn tortilla, spicy wasabi aioli, slaw, sweet mango salsa ~10

    Red-Braised Baby Back Ribs
    Soy, ginger, garlic, Chinese five spice ~10

    Fried Artichoke Hearts
    quartered fried artichoke, gaucho seasoning, housemade tartar ~10

  • Gaucho Burger
    Niman Ranch CAB Sirloin, Daily’s all-natural bacon, Tillamook cheddar, onion, tomato, lettuce, thousand island, brioche bun, fries ~13

    Halibut Ceviche
    tomato, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, diablo spiced corn chips ~10

    Bay Shrimp Flatbread
    roasted garlic, mozzarella, fresno peppers, goat cheese, basil oil ~8

    Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread
    basil pesto, fig jam, balsamic glaze, arugula ~8

    Gaucho Cheese Plate
    Three cheeses, spiced nuts, fig jam, croccantini ~8

Bar Bites

  • Grilled Octopus
    Sautéed spinach, olive tapenade, orange supremes, basil oil ~16

    Wicked Shrimp
    Spicy hot! ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    Devilishly spicy ~18

    Fried Artichoke Hearts
    quartered fried artichoke, gaucho seasoning, housemade tartar ~10

    Mixed Greens Salad
    roasted grapes, julienne pear, candied pecans, washington apple vinaigrette ~9

    Calamari
    Fresh, quick fried, chipotle aioli ~13

  • Gaucho Burger
    Niman Ranch CAB Sirloin, Daily’s all-natural bacon, Tillamook cheddar, onion, tomato, lettuce, thousand island, brioche bun, fries ~18

    Vegan Beyond Burger
    lettuce wrapped grilled beyond burger, sundried tomato, dairy free mozzarella, avocado, tomato, sliced onion ~18

    Bay Shrimp Flatbread
    roasted garlic, mozzarella, fresno peppers, goat cheese, basil oil ~16

    Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread
    basil pesto, fig jam, balsamic glaze, arugula ~16

    Green Pea Hummus
    chickpeas, green sweet peas, tahini, served with fresh veggies ~13

  • Red-Braised Baby Back Ribs
    Soy, ginger, garlic, Chinese five spice ~15

    Empanadas
    ground tenderloin stuffed pie, bell peppers, tomato, onion, fresh herbs ~10

    Gaucho Fries
    Chipotle aioli ~8

    Steak Frites
    6 oz Niman Ranch flat iron, black truffle aioli, gaucho fries ~20

    Gaucho Cheese Plate
    Three cheeses, spiced nuts, fig jam, croccantini ~10

Signature Cocktails

  • Gaucho Cosmo
    Voted best cocktail in Bellevue in BDA Haute Picks. mixed berry infused vodka, triple sec, fresh lime, sour ~13

    Gaucho Ocho
    bacardi 8 year rum, allspice dram, amaro montenegro, carpano anitca, bitters ~15

    Mora Mora
    oxley gin, blackberry, lemon juice, club soda ~14

    Mate & Mint
    capel pisco, yerba mate tea, soda water, lime juice, fresh mint ~13

  • Gaucho Vieux
    cbarrel aged old overholt rye, d’ussé cognac, b&b, rhubarb bitters, black walnut bitters, orange bitters, creative clear ice cube, lemon twist ~17

    Pink Hues
    bomond vodka, fresh grapefruit, st. germain, lime, peychaud bitters ~12

    Smoke and Flowers
    bozal mezcal, lemon, st. germain, bergamot tea, demmera syrup ~14

  • Gaucho Barrel-Aged Manhattan
    buffalo trace bourbon, trails end bourbon, maraschino cherry, sweet vermouth, cherry brandy, peychaud bitters ~16

    Pear Argudo
    ketel one vodka, pear brandy, triple sec, lemon sour ~14

    La Flora
    sauza blue tequila blanco, aperol, cointreau, lime juice, simple syrup ~13


General Manager: Tivoli Shiosaki  Email | Bio
Executive Chef: Margarito Moreno Email | Bio
Live Music: Eric Verlinde Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6pm. Tom Kellock Friday, Sunday, Monday 6pm. Frank S. Holman III Saturday 6pm.

Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: daily 5pm. Valet parking available starting at 5pm. Happy Hour: Sunday: 5pm to close; Monday: 2:30pm to close; Tuesday-Friday: 2:30-6pm; Saturday: 5-6pm. (Bar only. Not available on holidays).

El Gaucho Bellevue The Eastside’s premiere destination for power lunches and romantic date nights, family celebrations and holiday brunches.



  • “Always the best experience at El Gaucho…… Food is always supreme and only surpassed by your great staff.” ~ Saturday, June 22, 2019


Private Dining

We coordinate so you can celebrate. Our Private Dining team will create an experience for your most important business and personal moments. Our beautiful and incomparable private rooms provide the perfect venue for your every occasion – from an intimate dinner to an important meeting, a family celebration or a large group gathering. Available for lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday and dinner service on the weekends, as well as buyouts of our entire restaurant.

  • Overlooking the main dining room, Canoe Ridge allows guests to enjoy the restaurant’s energy and create their own in this unique semi-private space. Invite up to 24 guests for a seated meal or 40 guests for a reception and also enjoy the adjacent mezzanine bar for additional socializing.

  • Destiny Ridge—the name says it all as you close your deals or embark on a new future at this see-and-not-be-seen vista seating up to 12 guests.

  • Horse Heaven seats up to 10 guests, this working wine cellar evokes the spirit of Washington’s famed viticultural regions. Celebrate in this intimate setting with your favorite bottle and friends.

  • Enjoy the privacy of Pepper Bridge. This setting enhanced with floor-to-ceiling windows for natural lighting. Invite up to 40 guests seated at round tables or 18 guests at a boardroom-style table with equipment for a presentation. For larger crowds, Pepper Bridge will host a reception for up to 40 guests.

  • Named for Washington’s 5th AVA, Red Mountain brings the warmth of eastern Washington to Bellevue as natural lighting pours in over an expansive windowseat. Host a boardroom presentation for 40 or a casual dinner for 24. Round tables will seat up to 40 guests, or bring your swank and 50 friends for a lively reception.

  • Seven Hills is reminiscent of the Walla Walla Valley vineyard acclaimed as one of the ten best in the world, you and your guests will experience no less than the best of our premium food and wine selections. This private room will seat up to 56 or host 100 guests for a reception sure to leave a lasting impression.

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