El Gaucho Tacoma

Iconic, old-school steakhouse.


Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday at 4pm. Last seating is 9pm. Valet parking available.

Please Note: All guests are required to wear face masks when not seated at their table and practice physical distancing when dining with us.


We will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
On Dec. 11, we have extremely limited seating due to a private event. Please call the restaurant.
We are offering special holidays hours:
Christmas Eve seating 3-8pm
New Year’s Eve seating 3-10:30pm

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 prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in an open exhibition-style kitchen. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world.

Revel and Celebrate at Home with Our To Go Options

Celebration packages and many of our classic dishes are now available to pick up and enjoy at home.

Pick up is available: Tuesday – Saturday • 4–9 pm

If you would like to redeem a gift card for payment on a to go order, please call the restaurant.

Order Online

or call 253.272.1510

Revel and Celebrate Life at Home

Celebration Packages: Enjoying a birthday or anniversary with us is a treasured tradition and until each of our guests feels comfortable joining us in our restaurants, we are providing special Celebration packages for elevated in-home dining for two. Both the Iconic Gaucho Menu and the Surf & Turf package are available for $180 with the option to add select bottles of wine.

Iconic Gaucho Menu

Caesar Salad For Two
classically made from scratch

An El Gaucho tradition for two! 20 oz center cut of tenderloin served with mashed potatoes, asparagus, cliff sauce

Key Lime Pie For Two
sweet whipped cream, graham cracker crust

Surf & Turf Menu

Caesar Salad For Two
classically made from scratch

12 Oz Filet and Fresh Fish
28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets; Fresh Fish simply grilled, lemon beurre blanc

Side of Roasted Sweet Corn
and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Key Lime Pie For Two
sweet whipped cream, graham cracker crust

Add on a Bottle or Two!

AQUA 20th Sparkman Chardonnay ~25
Fire & Vine Rosé ~20
Fire & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon ~30
Nicolas Feuillatte ~50



Wicked Shrimp
sautéed with our custom wicked spice ~22

Diver Sea Scallops*
lemon beurre blanc ~20

Fried Calamari
roasted poblano aioli ~ 14

Dungeness Crab Cakes
apple & fennel slaw, herb aioli ~27

Pecan Crusted Brie
honey, cherry balsamic reduction, fuji apple ~18

Chef’s Pork Belly
apple compote, maple gastrique  ~16

Tenderloin Diablo
sautéed tenderloin tips, cajun cream sauce ~19

Steak Tartare
prepared tableside ~23

garlic herb butter ~18

Soup & Salad

French Onion Soup
hearty, rich, peasant style ~13

Insane Truffle Soup
white truffle oil, wild mushrooms, cream ~12

Gaucho Salad
mixed greens, baby shrimp, cherry tomatoes, roquefort dressing ~16

Classic Wedge Salad
iceberg, pancetta, tomato, crumbles, kalamata olives, egg, roquefort crumbles & dressing ~14

Beet Salad
red & golden beet, ricotta, toasted pistachios, orange vinaigrette  ~14

Tableside Caesar Salad
classically made from scratch
minimum of two ~ 16 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. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen.

Baseball Cut Top Sirloin*
12 oz ~47

Filet Mignon*
8 & 12 oz ~69 / 83

Bone-In Rib Eye*
18 oz ~78

Steak El Gaucho*
8 oz custom-aged filet mignon, maine lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise sauce ~89

Filet Medallions Oscar*
two 4 oz filets, fresh dungeness crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~87

New York Steak*
14 oz ~72

Peppercorn New York*
14 oz ~75

Bone-In New York*
18 oz ~79


An El Gaucho tradition for two! 20 oz center cut of tenderloin served with baked potatoes, asparagus, broiled tomato, cliff sauce ~155

Flaming Sword Brochette of Tenderloin*
crimini, béarnaise ~72


Béarnaise* ~6
Bordelaise ~6
Roquefort ~6
Peppercorn* ~6
Truffle Butter ~6

Grilled Prawns three prawns ~16
Oscar Style* crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~25
Gaucho Style* lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise ~25

Canadian Lobster Tail ~ MP
Diver Scallops three scallops ~20


Two fresh seafood selections offered nightly.

seasonal preparation ~market price

Grilled Alaskan Halibut
seasonal preparation ~55

Canadian Lobster Tail 
drawn butter ~MP

Diver Sea Scallops
& Grilled Prawn Linguine

fresh herb, lemon beurre blanc ~45


Oven Roast Half Chicken
roasted corn, mushroom ragout ~35


Grilled Cauliflower (vegan)
couscous salad, cucumber, cilantro, red onion, fuji apples, bell peppers, chimichurri ~22

Portobello Burger
NY sharp cheddar cheese, mixed greens, red onion, red pepper pesto, balsamic glaze, brioche bun ~18

Shareable Sides

Gaucho Mac & Cheddar Cheese
bread crumb topping ~14

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
creamy ~12

Scalloped Potatoes
a hint of spice ~13

Lobster Mashed Potatoes
maine lobster cream sauce ~26

Crispy Brussels Sprouts
balsamic reduction, beurre blanc, pancetta ~14

Roasted Butternut Squash
maple gastrique, toasted pepitas, fried sage  ~14
Roasted Sweet Corn
chipotle honey butter ~14

lemon beurre blanc ~13

Tableside Baked Potato
russet, butter, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, scallions ~9

Sauteed Chanterelle Mushrooms
madiera cream sauce  ~18
French Fries ~8


View 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 253-272-1510 for information.


Desserts & After Dinner Drinks

Crème Brûlée
classic ~12

The Chocolate Cake
vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate flakes ~12

Bananas Foster
(for 2 or more) ~16 per person

Cherries Jubilee
(for 2 or more) ~16 per person

Florida Key Lime Pie
sweet whipped cream, graham cracker crust ~12

Olympic Mountain Sorbet
seasonal ~8

Banana Bread Pudding
vanilla bean ice cream, bourbon caramel sauce, fresh fruit ~14

Espresso Martini
Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Five Farms Irish Cream, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, espresso ~18

Tiramisu Martini
kahlua, rumchata, godiva chocolate liqueur, heavy cream, chocolate & espresso powder ~16

Gaucho Irish Coffee
jameson irish whiskey, five farms irish cream, coffee, vanilla infused whipped cream ~15

Comfort Coffee
buffalo trace, southern comfort, dark crème de cacao, vanilla simple syrup, coffee, vanilla whipped cream  ~15

Night In Japan
toki by suntory, patron xo café, dark crème de cacao ~16



Tacoma Paloma
corazon blanco, grapefruit liqueur, grapefruit juice, agave syrup, muddled lime ~15

Strawberry Limeade Mule
strawberry & lime infused rum, house-made ginger syrup, sweet & sour, topped with soda ~16

Gaucho Barrel-Aged Manhattan
old forester bourbon, maraschino cherry, sweet vermouth, cherry brandy, peychaud’s bitters ~16

Spenny’s Spicy Margarita
san matias reserva gran reserva extra anejo, muddled cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, triple sec, sweet & sour, mezcal float, ancho chile salt rim ~18

Smoked Old Fashioned
buffalo trace, frangelico, angostura bitters, simple syrup, absinthe wash, smoked tableside preparation, hickory chips ~24

Toasted Old Fashioned
sazerac rye 6 year, cinnamon & burnt brown sugar simple syrup, blood orange bitters, torched orange peel ~18

Classic Gaucho Old Fashioned
basil hayden, angostura bitters, demerara simple syrup, luxardo cherry, orange peel ~18

PNW Sour
woodinville straight bourbon, egg white, amaretto, lemon juice, simple syrup, luxardo cherries ~20

Girls Night Out
citrus infused vodka, passionfruit liqueur, giffard lichi-li liqueur, cranberry, orange & pineapple juice, dehydrated orange ~17

Polish Kisses
belvedere, chambord, pineapple juice, vanilla simple syrup, raspberry ~16

Speakeasy Manhattan
blanton’s, carpano antica sweet vermouth, bittersmens xocolatl mole bitters, rich demerara simple syrup, luxardo cherries, cinnamon & apple wood chips, smoking box preparation ~42

Gaucho Cosmo
triple berry infused vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, sweet & sour ~15

Gaucho Mai Tai
ron zacapa, pineapple & orange juice, orgeat syrup, Myer’s dark rum float, luxardo cherries, edible orchid ~18

Rare Blood Orange Manhattan
eagle rare, solerno blood orange liqueur, carpano antica sweet vermouth, angostura bitters, luxardy cherry ~22

Empress French 75
empress gin, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, topped with yellowhawk white sparkling wine  ~17

Muir Sidecar
pear & cinnamon infused bourbon, triple sec, simple syrup, lemon juice, sugar rim  ~16

Maple Bar
bulleit, woodinville whiskey bourbon maple syrup, walnut bitters, orange peel  ~17

*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.

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. To make that possible, a 20% service charge is included on each check. El Gaucho retains 100% of the service charge. For more information on our service charge, please read here.

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 private rooms provide the perfect venue for your occasion.

Event Director:
Merica Ocsan
253.272.4424 | Email


General Manager, El Gaucho Tacoma

Terianne grew up in Lewiston, ID and went to high school and community college in the Tri-Cities, WA, where she graduated with a degree in Management Studies. She has been in the hospitality business for over 25 years. Her first management position was with the Inn at the Park in Spokane, Washington, running restaurant operations for the hotel’s two restaurants. She realized restaurants were her life’s purpose and began working at Salty’s restaurants. During her twenty years with the company, she held different roles including Corporate Trainer & General Manager. Terianne joined El Gaucho Tacoma in October 2018 as General Manager.

Terianne and her husband Mark have been married for 35 years and their son Dylan, recently graduated from law school. She loves spending time outdoors, especially at Mount Rainer, where you’ll typically find her hiking, and running trails.

Executive Chef, El Gaucho Tacoma

Jesus joined El Gaucho family in 2001, and was recently promoted to Executive Chef at El Gaucho Tacoma. Having a huge passion for food, and proven that he is a quick learner, Jesus has worked his way up the ranks from dishwasher to Sous Chef through notable area restaurants, including Black Angus, Pacific Grill, and Daniel’s Broiler. When the offer to become El Gaucho Tacoma’s Executive Chef came, Jesus was reluctant, but Corporate Executive Chef Ken Sharp confidently assured Jesus he could do it; and he’s very grateful for the opportunity.

Jesus was born in Mexico, but has lived most of his life in California and Washington. He loves spending time with his beautiful family and Chihuahua, and in his spare time enjoys green enchiladas, reading cooking books, and grilling at home.

Live Music: Douglas Barnett, Tuesday & Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm; Sandra Locklear, Thursday 5:30-8:30pm; Sandy Harvey, Friday-Saturday 6:00-10:00pm.