Gaucho Gridiron

Beef & Liberty for All since 1953

  • 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 […]

  • WillaKenzie Wines from Oregon Pair Perfectly with Summer Menus

    May and June mark the beginning of our prized Northwest salmon runs and our culinary team is inspired by the rich flavors of our native fish – especially in Copper River Salmon.  The high acidity and earthiness of Oregon Pinot Noirs pair perfectly and we are featuring some very special selections from between now and […]

  • Mackay Family Trip to Argentina

    By: Chad Mackay, President and COO We traveled to Argentina in the spring of 2017, and have received quite a few questions about our trip, so I thought I’d share some of the highlights. Everything that I’ve listed was outstanding and highly recommended.  I’ve included the websites, which most have an English version. I would […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ May 2017

    Our family just returned from a trip of a lifetime to Argentina where we connected to El Gaucho’s roots. We explored a region of the world we had never been to, and learned about El Gaucho’s heritage, which dates back to 1953, when the original El Gaucho opened in Seattle. Our first stop was Buenos […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ April 2017

    At nine years old, my youngest son dreams of becoming an engineer. He loves to design and build everything from Legos, Lego Robotics, metal 3D models, and anything else he can get his hands on. I asked a friend who just happens to be a rocket scientist if he could help with Owen’s interest. He […]

  • Espresso Martini by El Gaucho

    Espresso Martini by El Gaucho Make it at home, or stop in and let El Gaucho Seattle bartender Jason Bosshart whip you up an Espresso Martini. Watch our video and see how it’s done! video by Zach Dunn

  • Meet Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland General Manager

    We usually present our blog features in story form but because this month’s employee spotlight is a former journalist herself, we thought we would turn the tables and put Gillian Duff, El Gaucho Portland’s newest General Manager, in the interview chair. What is your full name?  Do you have a nickname/what do coworkers call you? […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ March 2017

    "I’m never going to work in a restaurant again!" I remember telling my dad that over 25 years ago after our family restaurant in Issaquah was flooded for a second time in three years from the Issaquah Creek. I had no intention of following in my father’s footsteps, so I went to college and graduated […]

  • Employee Spotlight – Meet Anak “Oka” Indra

    “Tat Tvam Asi” is taught to every Balinese child. “I am you, you are me,” or “Whatever I do to you, I do to me.” This philosophy has influenced Oka and his approach to every aspect of his life, including as a server at El Gaucho Seattle, since 2007. Oka hails from a small village […]