El Gaucho is one of Portland’s most prestigious restaurants. They are known for their theater-like atmosphere to enhance your dining experience. The staff is perfectly in sync making sure your experience is one to remember. El Gaucho has several locations throughout the northwest and was founded by Paul Mackay in 2000. Many of their dishes are prepared and served up tableside. Those dishes include Caesar, Chateaubriand, flaming swords, and Bananas Foster flambé. All of their proteins are of the highest quality and seafood is served very fresh so you get the best tasting cuisine.

My husband and I stopped in for a quick drink to kill some time. I wish we were actually dining there because we watched the staff prepare for the dinner service and it was amazing. I really loved how the whole staff was so competent and could trust one another when it comes to providing a high quality dining experience for their customers. The kitchen was in full swing cooking up yummy food for all the patrons. As customers came flowing in a lot of the servers greated them with a warm smile, some people hugs(they must be regulars) and ushered them to their tables.

We sat at the bar and were quickly greeted with a drink menu and a few waters. The ambiance is low lighting and very romantic. A perfect place for a date night with your loved one.

What we ordered:

Dirty Vodka Martini
Peach Diddy Signature Cocktail

Our cocktails were so yummy! I love how in the Peach Diddy the juice was freshly squeezed right in front of me. The bartender actually cut the orange in half, placed it in the juiced and squeezed it into my drink. Mmmmm….it was so good.  I’m not really a dirty martini kind of girl but my husband said it was delicious.

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Here are a few snapshots of their signature cocktail menu & liquor list.

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You can find more of El Gaucho’s Menus {HERE}. I love how their happy hour goes till 7pm on the weekdays! How fabulous is that?

4fork I gave El Gaucho four forks because the drinks were FABULOUS and the bartender was warm and friendly!

Side Notes: 
In downtown so give yourself plenty of time for parking if you have a reservation
You will spend some $$$ here but it will be worth every penny
Great for a date night

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