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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.


  • On Wed, Dec. 12 for dinner seating will be extremely limited due to a large party booking. Please contact restaurant for seating and availability.
  • Holiday Hours & Closures
    Christmas Eve Hours: open 4-8pm; New Year’s Eve Hours: open at 4pm.
    We are closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day.


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.

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, sweet and sour cucumbers, ravigote sauce ~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
    kiln dried cherries, julienne Asian pear, toasted pistachios, lemon basil vinaigrette
    ~6 small / ~12 large

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

    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

    Heirloom Tomato B.L.A.T.
    sliced heirloom tomatoes, Daily’s all natural bacon, avocado, iceberg lettuce, aioli, toasted foccacia ~16

  • 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

    Heirloom Tomato B.L.A.T.
    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
    sweet and sour cucumbers, Ravigote sauce ~18

  • Diver Sea Scallops
    pickled mustard seeds, chive lemon butter sauce ~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

  • Autumn Wedge Salad
    iceberg, pancetta, Washington apples, red beets, walnuts, roquefort dressing ~13

    Arugula & Honey Nut Squash Salad
    goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, hazelnut vinaigrette, balsamic syrup ~13

  • Tableside Gaucho Salad
    shrimp, roquefort ~13

    Tableside Salad 410
    balsamic vinaigrette, crab, shrimp ~15

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

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

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

    Alaskan Halibut
    sauteed mixed mushrooms, pea shoots, truffle aioli, basil oil ~57

  • Black Pepper Seared Ahi Tuna*
    potato gnocchi, red pepper pesto, herbed parmigiano-reggiano cream ~57

    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

  • Maple Glazed Duck Confit
    garlic spinach, sizzled leeks, mushroom bordelaise ~53

Shareable Sides

  • Gaucho Mac & Coastal Cheddar Cheese
    bread crumb topping ~12

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

    Oven Roasted Broccoli
    shallots, mint, marcona almonds ~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

    Whole Roasted Honey Nut Squash
    spiced honey butter ~11

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

    Asparagus
    lemon beurre blanc ~12

    Sautéed Wild & Exotic Mushrooms
    garlic, shallots, fresh herbs ~12

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

Vegetarian

Starters

  • Mixed Greens Salad
    kiln dried cherries, julienne pear, candied pecans, Washington Apple vinaigrette ~11

    Sonoma Goat Toast
    sauteed asparagus, mixed mushrooms, roasted garlic cream sauce ~13

  • Fresh Mozzarella & Chanterelle Flatbread
    red pepper pesto, garlic spinach, fresh oregano ~16

  • Arugula & Honey Nut Squash Salad
    goat cheese, pomegranate seeds, hazelnut vinaigrette, balsamic syrup ~13

Entrées

  • 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

  • Summer Vegetable Risotto
    seasonal 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

    Roasted Broccoli
    shallots, mint, Marcona almonds ~11

  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
    buttery, velvety ~9

    Sautéed Mushrooms
    crimini and shiitake mushrooms, herb butter ~12

    Whole Roasted Honey Nut Squash
    spiced honey butter ~11

  • Scalloped Potatoes
    a hint of spice ~11

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

    Sautéed Wild & Exotic Mushrooms
    garlic, shallots, fresh herbs ~12

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 per 750 ML bottle with a two bottle limit. We will provide Captain service and crystal stemware. 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

  • Wicked Shrimp
    Spicy hot! ~8

    Tenderloin Diablo
    Devilishly spicy ~8

    Calamari
    Fresh, quick fried, chipotle aioli ~8

    Gaucho Fries
    Chipotle aioli ~5

    Gaucho Cheese Plate
    Three cheeses, spiced nuts, pear, croccantini ~8

  • Ahi Tuna Poke
    Ginger, scallion, red chili, ogo seaweed, smoked soy, house made taro chips ~13

    Mixed Greens Salad
    kiln dried cherries, shaved sweet onion, candied pecans, manchego cheese, white balsamic vinaigrette ~5

    Tivoli’s Crab Cake Sliders
    sweet & sour cucumbers, fresh parsley, ravigote sauce ~14

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

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

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

    Brie & Chanterelle Flatbread
    honey nut squash puree, spinach, pancetta, rosemary ~8

    Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread
    basil pesto, persimmon, vanilla bean arugula, pomegranate molasses ~8

Bar Bites

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

    Wicked Shrimp
    Spicy hot! ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    Devilishly spicy ~18

    Demi Wedge Salad
    iceberg, pancetta, Washington apples, red beets, walnuts, roquefort dressing ~9

    Calamari
    Fresh, quick fried, chipotle aioli ~13

  • Gaucho Cheese Plate
    Three cheeses, spiced nuts, d’anjou pear, croccantini ~10

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

    Brie & Chanterelle Flatbread
    honey nut squash puree, spinach, pancetta, rosemary ~8

    Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread
    basil pesto, persimmon, vanilla bean arugula, pomegranate molasses ~8

  • Gaucho Fries
    Chipotle aioli ~8

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

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

    Demi Filet-Oscar or Gaucho
    Asparagus, Bernaise ~35

Signature Cocktails

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

    Barrel-Aged Margarita El Jefe
    reposado tequila aged with grand marnier, orange bitters, cointreau, muddled with cilantro, cucumber, lime sour, salt, chile powder spicy upon request ~14

    Gaucho Bellevue Mule
    choice of liquor: absolut elyx vodka, cruzan rum, codigo plata tequila, nolet gin, rittenhouse rye, or bulleit bourbon, with fee brother bitters, ginger beer, lime juice ~13

    Michter’s Mule
    michter’s rye, ginger beer, lime juice, fee brother’s bitters ~15

    Codigo on a Plane
    codigo rosa, aperol, amaro montenegro, lemon juice ~14

    Sunset at El Gaucho
    lemoncello, Campari, Tanqueray gin, fevertree Mediterranean tonic, fresh thyme ~14

    2001 Lion’s Tale
    2001 knob creek, lime sour, allspice dram liqueur, bitters, simple syrup ~24

  • Nice & Sloe Martini
    sip and smith sloe gin, oxley gin, lillet, peach bitters ~16

    El Gaucho Hemingway Daiquiri
    bacardi white rum, grapefruit juice, maraschino liqueur, lime juice, simple syrup ~15

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

    Piscojito
    barsol pisco, fresh mint, lime sour, simple syrup, soda ~13

    Spring Cocktail
    ketel one vodka, muddled ginger, rosemary, lemon juice, blackberry, simple syrup ~16

    Gaucho Sazerac
    knob creek rye, absinthe rinse, sugar, bitters, lemon twist ~14

    Lonnie’s English Milk Punch
    bacardi 8 años, el dorado silver rum, plantation overproof rum, elijah craig bourbon, courvoisier vsop cognac, lucid absinthe, lemon juice, muddled pineapple, sencha green tea, cinnamon, coriander, clove, clarified milk, creative clear ice cube (limited availability) ~18

  • Pisco Sour
    pisco brandy, lemon sour, simple syrup, egg white ~14

    The Suntory Martini
    toki whiskey, green chartreuse, pineapple gomme, cocchi torino, lime juice, strawberry, orgeat, agonstura bitters ~16

    Hendricks Reviver
    hendricks gin, cointreau, lillet, lemon sour, dash absinthe, orange twist ~16

    Aviator
    gin, creme de violette, maraschino liqueur, lemon sour ~14

    Toasted Coconut Martini
    house-infused coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime sour, triple sec ~13

    Barrel-Aged Gaucho Manhattan
    buffalo trace bourbon, sweet vermouth, maraschino cherry liqueur, cherry brandy, peychaud bitters, (aged for a minimum of 12 weeks) ~16


General Manager: Tivoli Shiosaki  Email | Bio
Executive Chef: Michael Jordan 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.



  • “El Gaucho has the absolute best service of any restaurant I’ve been to. This is a place you’d never regret going to. From the host to your server, the atmosphere is what makes this place very unique. Not to mention their food is amazing. I’d recommend it to anyone!”
    ~Yelp | Francesca G., 6/24/18


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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