El Gaucho Vancouver

Located in the Hotel Indigo on the Columbia River waterfront.


Hours: Tuesday – Friday 4:30pm; Saturday 4pm.
Last seating at 9pm.

Valet: Valet with Hotel Indigo $18. Parking available in Murdock building garage. Street parking available.

Located in the Hotel Indigo on the Columbia River waterfront.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday 4:30pm; Saturday 4pm. Last seating at 9pm.

Valet: Valet with Hotel Indigo $18. Parking available in Murdock building garage. Street parking available.

El Gaucho Vancouver is a part of Hotel Indigo, a 138-room hotel on Vancouver, Washington’s renovated Columbia River waterfront. Occupying 8,500 sq. ft. of restaurant space on the bottom floor, El Gaucho Vancouver also provides all food and beverage service for the hotel’s events and private dining spaces (10,000 sq ft.).


Our menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch Prime Certified Angus Beef® prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in an open exhibition-style kitchen. We proudly source the best products in the world.

To Go Menu



Wicked Shrimp
sautéed with our custom wicked spice ~24

Dungeness Crab Cakes
charred lemon aioli, pickled peppers ~29

Steak Tartare*
grilled baguette, tableside preparation ~23

garlic-herb butter ~19

Tenderloin Diablo
sautéed tenderloin tips, cajun cream sauce ~21

Crab & Prawn Cocktail
cocktail sauce, lemon [GF] ~30
crab cocktail ~33 / prawn cocktail ~24

Grilled Spanish Octopus
green hummus, papas bravas, pickled carrot, citrus, calabrian chili oil ~23

Northwest Oysters*
on the half shell, honey-sriracha mignonette [GF] ~27

Seafood Tower
chilled prawns, dungeness crab, maine lobster, northwest oysters, ahi tartare
65 for two | 130 for four | 195 for 6

Fried Calamari
roasted poblano aioli ~18

Grilled Pork Belly*
salmon creek farms, brown sugar cured, grilled corn succotash, apple cowboy candy ~16

Soup & Salad

French Onion Soup
rich peasant style ~16

Crab Bisque
dungeness crab, lemon oil, chives ~16

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
toasted sage marshmallow, smoked duck breast, blood orange butter ~15

Tableside Caesar Salad*
classically made from scratch
minimum two ~17 per person

Classic Wedge Salad
iceberg, smoked bacon, tomato, egg, kalamata olives, Roquefort [GF] ~14

Beet Salad
mesclun greens, roasted shallot vinaigrette, blood orange, marcona almond, chevre and parmesan ~14

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.

Filet Mignon*
8 & 12 oz [GF] ~71 / 83

Baseball Cut Top Sirloin*
12 oz [GF] ~47

Bone-In Rib Eye*
18 oz [GF] ~85

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

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

A-5 Miyazaki Wagyu New York
6oz, pan seared, dashi, pickled peppers, wasabi ~120

New York Steak*
14 oz [GF] ~79

Peppercorn New York*
14 oz [GF] ~82

Bone-In New York*
18 oz [GF] ~85


Flaming Sword Brochette*
filet mignon, linguica, cremini mushroom, bell pepper, chimichurri, bearnaise [GF] ~72

An El Gaucho tradition for two!
20 oz center cut of tenderloin served with two baked potatoes, asparagus, broiled tomato, cliff sauce [GF] ~165

Steak Diane*
four 4 oz medallions of beef tenderloin for two, mushrooms, brandy, veal demi, dijon cream sauce [GF] ~130


Béarnaise* [GF] ~7
Roquefort [GF] ~7
Peppercorn [GF] ~7
Bordelaise [GF] ~7

Chimichurri [GF] ~5
Black Truffle Butter [GF] ~9

Grilled Diver Scallops
three scallops ~29

Oscar Style*
dungeness crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~25

Maine Lobster Tail*
8-10 oz [GF] ~50

Gaucho Style*
lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise ~25

Grilled Prawns
three prawns ~16


Fire Roasted Half Chicken
red pepper coulis, fresh herbs & garlic ~39

Ahi Tuna
togarashi crusted, dashi, pickled radish ~60

Seafood Tagliatelle
diver scallops, prawns, sea bass, mushrooms, asparagus, preserved lemon cream ~54

Chilean Sea Bass
grilled with spanish octopus, citrus, chimichurri ~62

Twin Maine Lobster Tails*
8-10 oz each served tableside with drawn butter [GF] ~100


Wild Mushroom Risotto
gruyere, roasted pine nuts, herbs,
preserved lemon ~28
with maine lobster tail ~78

Shareable Sides

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
velvety [GF] ~14

Lobster Mashed Potatoes
maine lobster cream sauce [GF] ~28

Gaucho Mac & Cheddar Cheese
bread crumb topping ~14

Scalloped Potatoes
a hint of spice [GF] ~15

Crispy Brussels Sprouts
prosciutto, grain mustard butter, diablo spice ~15

Sautéed Mushrooms
white wine, garlic, butter [GF] ~13

Roasted Sweet Corn
chipotle honey butter [GF] ~14

lemon beurre blanc, sea salt ~15

Tableside Baked Potato
russet, butter, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, scallions, brushed with bacon fat and fluffed tableside ~10

Wine & Spirits

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 $35 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 360.583.9001 for information.



Goat’s Milk Cheesecake
fall spice, blood orange-butternut glace, candied walnuts, coriander chantilly ~12
El Maestro Sierra Sherry, Amontillado 12 year ~18

Chocolate Silk Torte
flourless, rich chocolate mousse, ganache, pistachio-raspberry crust ~13
Penfold’s Grandfather 20 year Tawney ~24

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
olympic mountain ~8

Tableside Flambé

minimum order of two

Bananas Foster
~16 per person [GF]

Cherries Jubilee
~16 per person

Key Lime Pie
oreo crust, meringue brulee, candied lime, coconut tuile ~13
Royal Tokaji, 5 Puttonyos Azsú, 2016 ~22

Vanilla Pot De Creme
chocolate madeleine, almond granola, wine poached pear, pomegranate ~12
Rare Wine Co. Malmsey Madeira ~22

seasonal flavor ~8


you know her, you love her, you can’t live without her. this el gaucho portland classic features citrus vodka, fresh lemon and a splash of chambord are shaken and served up with a sugar rim. so proud to feature this portland classic! ~20

A Gaucho’s Prerogative
a playful rendition on a classic. casamigos mezcal, reposado, coffee liqueur, bitters, stirred to perfection ~18

Pink Hibiscus Skies
shine pink hibiscus gin, cointreau, citrus, perfect for sunset viewing ~18

Maple Old Fashioned
a classic from our original, el gaucho seattle, includes rittenhouse rye, angostora and orange bitters, maple sugar syrup.  ~17

La Noche es Joven
reposado tequila, maraschino, citrus, spice, prickly pear ~19

Waterfront Negroni
locally distilled gin, house blended vermouth, bitter Italian liquor, barrel aged to perfection ~20

El Gaucho Espressotini
kaifiex three amigos espresso blend, vanilla infused vodka, coffee liqueur, sambuca  ~19


Phony Negronis
negroni classic and mezcal flavored bottled n/a cocktail ~13

El Gaucho Gin N/A Tonic
seedlip botanical non-alcohlic spirit and seasonal fever tree tonic ~12

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

Tuesday–Friday 4:30-6pm
Available in lounge only. Not valid on Holidays.

Steak Papas Bravas*
6oz top sirloin, dry aged, USDA Prime, chimichurri, spiced potatoes, chipotle aioli ~30

Dungeness Crab Cakes
charred lemon aioli, pickled peppers ~22

Wicked Shrimp
sauteed with our custom wicked spice ~19

Steakhouse Wagyu Burger*
house made 8oz patty, charcoal grilled, Beecher’s Flagship cheddar, brioche bun, 1000, lettuce, tomato, house pickles ~15

Tenderloin Diablo*
sauteed tenderloin tips, cajun cream sauce ~16

Grilled Pork Belly
salmon creek farms, brown sugar cured, grilled corn succotash, apple cowboy candy ~16

Fried Calamari
roasted poblano aioli ~13

Happy Hour Beverages


Vodka Martini  |  Gin Martini
Manhattan  |  Pink Hibiscus G&T  |  Negroni


*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:
Kate Carr
360.583.9003 | Email

General Manager, El Gaucho Vancouver

Nick Henley fell in love with the restaurant industry at the age of 16 while working in the Pacific Northwest favorite, Burgerville and later the Space Needle, Olive Garden, Newport Bay and Portland City Grill. While working at the City Grill, he first experienced El Gaucho and decided he wanted to eventually work for the company, so he became dedicated to learning every aspect of the business to further his knowledge and advance his career. In 2013, he accomplished his goal of joining the El Gaucho team and found his home. Over the last nine years, Nick has proven to be a generous, hardworking, and joyful leader and is proud to be the general manager of the new El Gaucho Vancouver, close to his home in Ridgefield, WA.

Nick believes that nothing great was ever accomplished without a thousand small accomplishments, each more important than the last and applies that to his professional and personal life. He and his wife Julie have two daughters, Elyse and Emmalyn. The family enjoys traveling together, especially to Disneyland, so it is no surprise that this hospitality professional says his favorite song is the Beauty and the Beast classic, “Be Our Guest.”

Executive Chef, El Gaucho Vancouver

Chef Beau Carr is a Portland legend after his 21 years as executive chef at the RingSide Steakhouse. He joined the El Gaucho Portland team in 2019 before opening El Gaucho Vancouver and Witness Tree Lounge in 2022. Chef Beau was born in North Carolina and grew up in the Columbia Gorge town of White Salmon, WA, where he began cooking in high school for cafes in White Salmon and Stevenson WA.

After high school he worked his way up the ranks in a few major hotel kitchens in Portland. He decided to pursue a career as an executive chef and attended Western Culinary Institute (now known as Le Cordon Bleu) and graduated in 1990. Joining the El Gaucho family came naturally to Beau, especially after marrying El Gaucho Wine Captain, and now Witness Tree General Manager, Kate Lasley Carr. He is the father of three daughters and grandfather to two young boys. He enjoys spending time with his family, especially while boating on the Columbia River.

Live Music: Toshi Onizuka, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6-10pm