El Gaucho Portland

The Northwest’s Steakhouse Legacy focused on Old-School, Tableside Service for People Celebrating their Lives

  • 503.227.8794

    319 SW Broadway
    Portland, OR 97205
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  • Enter a world of shimmering candlelight, live flamenco guitar music 7 nights a week, and the palpable anticipation of a very special dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the El Gaucho hallmark.  Join us for happy hour, dinner service, a special event and exceptional private dining.

    The El Gaucho Cigar Lounge sets the standard for a cigar, cocktail and dining experience. Sit back and relax while our professional and expertly trained staff recommend the perfect pairing of libation and cigar.


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.



  • Beef Rib Gigante*
    spicy maple bourbon glaze, chimichurri sauce ~26

    Wicked Shrimp
    sautéed with our custom wicked spice ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips, cajun cream sauce ~18

    Seared Foie Gras*
    Hudson Valley, 2 oz ~25

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

    Steak Tartare
    tableside preparation ~23

    Ahi Tuna Tartare
    diced, lightly dressed with soy and lemon ~18

    Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes
    crispy panko crust, herb aioli ~18

  • Plancha de Calamari
    linguiça, lemon chick peas, tomato, almonds, saffron aioli ~18

    Steamed Clams
    chorizo, garlic butter, white wine ~16

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

    classic garlic-herb butter ~14

Soup & Salad

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

    Spicy Oregon Crab Bisque
    cream, tomato, dungeness crab, bowl ~14

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

    El Gaucho Seafood Louie
    Oregon Dungeness crab, wild Pacific prawns, green goddess, English cucumber, tomato ~26

  • Tableside Warm Spinach Salad
    bacon, apple cider brandy vinaigrette, goat cheese, smoked bacon, candied pecans ~15

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


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

  • Top Sirloin Diablo
    pacific prawns in our own diablo sauce, yukon gold mashed potatoes ~52

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

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


  • 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, linguiça, red chimichurri, white garlic sauce ~58


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

  • Oscar Style crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    Gaucho Style lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    North Atlantic Lobster Tail 8-10 oz ~36
    Seared Foie Gras* Hudson Valley, 2 oz ~29


Three fresh seafood selections offered nightly.

  • Canadian Lobster Tail
    lemon beurre blanc ~75

    Pan Seared Halibut
    clams, Perisian gnocchi, wild mushrooms, tomato-bacon confit ~56

  • Diver Sea Scallops
    sweet corn, brussels sprouts, smoked bacon, apple cider vin blanc, Oregon hazelnuts ~54

    Roasted Jumbo Gulf Prawns
    dungeness crab, miso ginger sauce, shiitake and herb salad ~48

  • Ahi Tuna
    grilled, sashimi grade, soy reduction, miso glaze, pickled ginger, wasabi ~56

Game & Poultry

  • El Gaucho Fried Chicken
    chimichurri-marinated, caramelized onion gravy, St. John’s salad ~36

  • Columbia River Reserve Oregon
    Rack of Lamb

    all-natural, hazelnut crust, merlot demi-glace, broiled tomato, asparagus ~56

Shareable Sides

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

    Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
    buttery, velvety ~10 / + lobster ~24

    Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    fried, smoked bacon, beurre blanc ~13

  • Scalloped Potatoes
    a hint of spice ~11

    Roasted Sweet Corn
    chipotle honey butter ~12

    Steamed Broccoli
    lemon butter, sea salt ~8

  • Sautéed Spinach
    chili’s, lemon, garlic ~8

    lemon beurre blanc ~12

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


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 503-227-8794 for information.


Specialties & Classics

  • Mississippi Mud Cake
    warm chocolate cake, espresso and kentucky bourbon, madagascar vanilla bean ice cream ~12

    Crème Brûlée
    seasonal fruit coulis ~8

  • Irish Cream Bread Pudding
    bourbon caramel, chocolate, madagascar vanilla bean ice cream ~12

    Homemade Cheesecake
    new york style with seasonal fruit coulis ~10

  • Robert’s Lemon Cake
    lemon mousse, blackberry sauce ~10

    olympic mountain pineapple ~8

Tableside Flambé

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

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

Happy Hour/Cocktails

Happy Hour

  • 319 Burger
    Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® aged cheddar & Niman Ranch All-Natural bacon ~14

    Costilla Gigante
    spicy El Gaucho BBQ sauce, chimichurri ~23

    Halibut Fish & Chips*
    house made tartar sauce ~16

    Pomme Frites
    truffle aioli ~6

  • Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips finished in a cajun style cream sauce ~12

    Steak Frites
    All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® top sirloin, béarnaise, house-cut fries ~18

    Gaucho Mixed Green Salad
    Dijon vinaigrette, candied walnuts & Fuji apples ~6

  • Happy Hour Beverages

    Ginger Cosmo ~8
    Cuke Gin Drop ~8
    El Diablo ~8
    319 Old Fashioned ~8

    Red or White Wine ~7
    Premium Red or
    Sparkling Wine ~10
    Select Beer ~5

Signature Cocktails

  • Harvest
    Embrace the fall with this seasonal classic. A unique combination of grey goose la poire, a hint of pernod, fresh orange and a dash of cinnamon, shaken and served up, chilled and crisp…Like the autumn ahead. ~14

    Clear Creek Crush
    A crush can take many forms. You can drink one (mmm…orange crush), you can have one (mmm…bartender), and you can do it to grapes (mmm…wine). This crush features Clear Creek Pear Brandy, a touch of honey, a dash of peach bitters and crushed grapes, shaken, strained and served up with a lemon twist. Let “crush” happen! ~16

    True Sazerac
    The Phylloxera outbreak of the mid 1800’s changed the Sazerac as we now know it. Back in the day it featured cognac. So, we step back in time to the early 1800’s with this old timey combo of Hennessy VSOP, Pechaud Bitters, an Herbsaint wash, chilled and served neat with a lemon peel. A true classic revisited. ~19

    You know her, you love her, you can’t live without her. This University of Puget Sound Junior is also an El Gaucho classic. Citrus vodka, fresh lemon and a splash of Chambord are shaken and served up with a powdered sugar rim. Say hello, she may have seated you! ~15

    C.O.W. (Cocktail of the Week)
    Fairly unique, occasionally tropical, mostly fun and always inventive. Go ahead… have a COW! ~13

  • Fiddy-Fiddy
    Simple math: 50% Tanqueray Ten plus 50% Dolin Dry Vermouth, perfectly chilled and served up with 2 olives and a lemon twist, equal 110% deliciousness. ~16

    Red Ryder
    Nobody walks by this sharp, well dressed 6th grader without a double take. This combination of Sauza Hornitos, Pama (pomegranate liqueur) and fresh grapefruit will make you stop and enjoy the ride. We love him! You will too. ~14

    Tahitian Honey Bee
    This Trader Vic’s original features fresh lemon. a squeeze of honey, a dash of Fee Brothers bitters and Mt. Gay Eclipse rum, shake it, serve it up, drink it, and keep the ghost alive. ~14

    Beso Del Diablo
    Your angel may be sitting across from you, or it may be the devil’s kiss. El Jimador Blanco, fresh grapefruit, pineapple juice & Matthew’s Habanero “juice” is shaken and served up with a sugared rim. Flip a coin, heads-angel, tails-devil, either way you can’t lose. ~15

    Imagine, if you will, your bartender expertly puts ice into an empty glass, adds a shot of Johnnie Walker Black, a splash of Drambuie and a dash of Cherry Heering, stirs earnestly, pinches an orange peel to finish and gently places this unique creation in front of you, leans forward and says gimme all your money or I’ll call your mother. ~15

Featured Spirit

El Gaucho Portland Woodford Reserve Personal Selection

We proudly present a unique, hand-blended Bourbon by Woodford Reserve’s Master Distiller Chris Morris and the staff here at El Gaucho Portland. Enjoy this complex, one-of-a-kind Bourbon, “G-Blend VII” neat, on an PDX ICE block, in a Manhattan or as one of these El Gaucho originals.

  • G-Blend Classic
    A simple old fashioned featuring G-Blend VII, Angostura Bitters, sugar, orange and a muddled Bada Bing served clean over ice. No frills, classic goodness. ~18

    What’s Next
    This is a unique rotating cocktail featuring G-Blend VII. Small batch infusions are made for a once in a lifetime experience. Please ask you server, “What’s next?” ~17

    Maple Bar
    Sadly, known as a milk drinker, Maple Bar sired some of the top race horses in history including Seabiscuit, Secretariat, and Sal the Turtle to name just a few. This combo of Fee Brothers’ Peach Bitters, a touch of maple syrup, a dash of cinnamon and G-Blend VII, shaken and served up honors the forgotten father of these famous winners. ~18

    The Colonel
    This unique Southern gentleman features G-Blend VII
    a touch of Sweet Vermouth, a splash of Apricot Brandy,
    fresh orange and a dash of bitters. Lick your lips, not fingers with “our” original recipe. ~18

  • Cousin Ernie
    Nothing is more eye opening for a couple of soft kids from the northwest than being dropped into the south for the first time, rubbing shoulders with wacky locals and sharing cocktails with an odd ball or two. This cocktail honors the odd ball. G-Blend VII, a dash of Imbue Dry Vermouth, fresh lime, Bitterman’s Tiki Bitters, and a splash of Branca Menta, shaken and served neat. Trust me, it’s always the odd ball you remember! ~18

    Check blending bourbon with Master Distiller Chris Morris off Pete and Nick’s bucket list. This unique combo of muddled ginger, fresh lemon and G-Blend VII is shaken with egg white and served over ice. A huge THANK YOU to Woodford Reserve and Chris Morris’ southern hospitality for making a couple of whiskey geeks dream come true. ~19

General Manager: Gillian Duff  Email | Bio
Executive Chef: Steve Cain  Email | Bio
Live Music: Mariano & Toshi Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday 7pm | Masud & Tom Sandahl Wednesday 7pm | Mariano & Masud Saturday 7pm -Sunday 6pm.

Hours: Sunday: 4:30-10pm; Monday-Thursday: 4:30-11pm; Friday-Saturday: 4:30-12am. Valet parking available. Happy Hour: Available in our bar and cigar lounge. Sunday: All night; Monday-Friday: 4:30-6pm & 10pm-close; Saturday: 10pm-close. (Bar & Cigar Lounge only. Not available on holidays).

El Gaucho Portland is located in the historic Benson Hotel in the heart of Portland. For reservations click here.

El Gaucho Portland The Northwest’s Steakhouse Legacy focused on Old-School, Tableside Service for People Celebrating their Lives

  • “This restaurant really was something out of this world. The staff took exceptional care of my wife and I and they made sure that our glasses were always full and that we were completely satisfied. It was like stepping back in time when people took pride in their work, I will definitely be back.” ~ D Sharrard, June 23, 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.

  • The elegantly appointed Gold Room is ideal for any special occasion or corporate presentation. Enjoy flexible seating for as many as 30 guests.

  • The Vintage Room is an impressive and intimate setting for private gatherings or entertaining your most valued clients. Surrounded by our working wine cellar, the room’s table will accommodate up to 16 guests.

  • Want us all to yourself? Our Main Dining Room can seat up to 90 guests. The whole restaurant can seat up to 175.

  • The entire Bar can be used for a seated dinner and can accommodate 45 guests or for a lively cocktail reception for up to 50.

  • Our premium and classically appointed Cigar Lounge is open nightly and features flat-screen TV’s to watch your favorite teams. Full menu is available, along with high-end spirits, and top-notch cigars. Seats 25.

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