El Gaucho Is An Old-School Steakhouse In Washington That Hasn't Changed In Decades
By Celina Colby|Published January 06, 2022
Celina Colby is a Boston-based writer and native New Englander who has been covering travel, arts, food, and culture nationally for ten years. When she's not on deadline you can often find her reading, sewing, and searching for the perfect empanada.
The original El Gaucho restaurant in Seattle opened in 1953. A young Paul Mackay worked as the General Manager of the establishment. The restaurant closed in 1985 but Mackay, who by this time had become a well known restaurateur, had always dreamed of reviving the classic establishment. In 1996 he did just that and ever since El Gaucho has been serving up high-quality steaks and old-school ambience just like the original restaurant.