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El Gaucho

Map & Directions 2505 First Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
  • Pacific Northwest, Steakhouse
  • Sun 5pm-11pm, Mon-Sat 5pm-1am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Banquet Facilities, Business Dining, Coat Check, Multi-Level, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Recommended, Accepted
  • Valet


Seattle Weekly's Description

If you show up at El Gaucho without a special occasion to celebrate, you'll mystify the staff. "And what brings you to El Gaucho?," a server asks as he offers an escorting arm to a bathroom-bound guest. Perhaps its the zaniness of the darkly-lit room, which looks like a cut-rate Tropicana Club stage set. Or perhaps you're drawn by the flaming beef torches bolero-clad servers hustle across the dance floor. The overpriced steaks are plain and the sides are wildly inconsistent, but El Gaucho offers a singular experience that always closes with a complimentary dessert basket of fresh fruit and a hunk of blue cheese.

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  • The Seattle Times on 07/21/10

    In the dimly lit, cabaret-like ambiance, a vodka cocktail can cost up to $22. A porterhouse: $65. More of an expense-account and celebratory-steak-dinner kinda place. Happy hour: Su-M 5-11 & T-F 5-7

  • Mazda on 10/25/10

    Seattle’s original El Gaucho was part speak-easy and part Hunt’s breakfast club. That was 1953 and it was run by Jim Ward. By 1985 that era had come to end.

  • The Seattle Times on 05/14/10

    No one else does a burger like El Gaucho. It's not just piled with toppings just to look gluttonous but it's nicely structured. Half off for happy hour ($7.50) all day Sun & Mon, 5-7pm Tues-Fri

  • Tom L. on 07/12/09

    Go during happy hour - bar menu half off. includes what us possibly the best burger in Seattle.

  • @WABrokers h. on 12/12/09

    The El Gaucho - Seattle experience is second to none. The ambience is amazing with plateau seating, dark lighting, blue walls, attentive staff, flaming steaks and cocktails. They used to have a nice

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