A guide for students and visitors
to the UW Tacoma neighborhood

El Gaucho

For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories. 

At El Gaucho Tacoma, you and your guests will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation. 

The El Gaucho team of captains, servers and General Manager James Capangpangan preside as Executive Chef Jesus Boites orchestrates the exhibition kitchen. 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets, ribs, pork, poultry and the freshest seafood are all prepared to perfection over an open bed of glowing coals.

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