Gaucho Gridiron

Beef & Liberty for All since 1953

  • A Word from Chad ~ August 2016

    Cheers to the arrival of the Northwest’s perfect summer weather! The blue skies and sunshine showed up a bit later this year than usual – luckily just in time for some of our favorite summer events. AQUA’s Hootenanny is the waterfront party of the year and is coming up this Saturday, August 6th. Soak up […]

  • No Free Lunch – Cost of Seattle’s Scheduling Proposal is Too High

    Since El Gaucho hired our first employee 20 years ago, our goal has always been to take great care of people: our guests, our staff and our communities.  Today, our company has grown to include five restaurants and an Inn with an incredible team of 400 employees dedicated to the hospitality industry.  We know that […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ July 2016

    Summer is officially here and we have some great things happening: in addition to our 20th anniversary celebrations, we launch our Iconic menu experience this month, and our new summer menu includes dishes highlighting local, organic produce. We are also building a patio for El Gaucho Seattle, the deck is in full swing at AQUA, […]

  • El Gaucho Launches Summer and Iconic Menus

    El Gaucho chefs have been hard at work, preparing for the bounty that summer season bestows upon us. Starting July 5th, El Gaucho and AQUA menus will highlight local, organic produce with a few new dishes added to our menus for the summer season: • As a starter, the beef carpaccio shines. This Niman Ranch […]

  • Meet Merica Ocsan, El Gaucho Tacoma Events Director

    “You have to love what you do to want to do it every day,” is a favorite quote of Merica “Mec” Ocsan. As the newly promoted Events Director at El Gaucho Tacoma, Mec loves helping create memorable and special experiences for guests. Born in Manila, Philippines, Mec and her family moved to the U.S. when […]

  • Six Tips to Maximize A Beverage Menu For Your Next Event

    By: Whitney Twede, El Gaucho Bellevue Event Director One of the most-asked questions from our clients with regard to private events is, “How should we handle beverages/alcohol for our event?” There are a lot of different options, and here are 6 of the most common, along with the benefits of each and potential negatives. Something […]

  • A Word from Chad ~ June 2016

    Oh how time flies! Twenty years ago construction began on a restaurant in Belltown, on the site of the former Sailors of the Pacific Union hall. El Gaucho founder and my dad, Paul Mackay’s vision to bring back El Gaucho was finally being reborn. In those days, Belltown wasn’t the upscale condo-living neighborhood that it […]

  • Meet Whitney Twede, El Gaucho Bellevue Event’s Director

    CS Lewis said, “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” This quote is a favorite of Whitney Twede and sums up the way that she is constantly striving to grow and learn. “If I’m not challenging myself and growing, then I’m settling for less than who I am designed to […]

  • Kanpai! Say Cheers with Japanese Whisky

    El Gaucho’s sourcing philosophy is to offer the best products the world has to offer. Whisky is no exception, and AQUA and El Gaucho are proud to offer delicious, unique and rare spirits on our menus. Japanese whiskys are a style of their own and becoming increasingly popular. Yes, a country historically associated with rice […]

  • Celebrate Oregon Wine Month With Us!

    “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” No doubt, Oregon wine has come a long way since the first vines were planted: in 1970, there were five commercial wineries in Oregon and 35 recorded acres of vineyards. Today, there are more than 400 wineries and more than 20,000 […]