AQUA by El Gaucho

Seattle’s hidden jewel, gorgeous and warmly elegant, AQUA sparkles at the tip of Pier 70. Walls of glass showcase some of Seattle’s finest views of Elliott Bay, Magnolia Bluff and the Space Needle. Twitter: @AQUAbyElGaucho Blog:

Take in the view while sipping an AQUA Mojito on the sublime deck. The expansive outdoor deck is especially attractive on summer evenings, when spectacular sunsets await. Indoors, the spacious lounge and 85 ft. lighted wave bar is a showstopper in its own right.
Executive Chef Wesley Hood has created a menu featuring fresh seafood preparations with a hint of nostalgia. Fresh daily selections of fish and 28-Day Dry-Aged Certified Angus Beef® Steaks are prepared on an open-pit charcoal grill in the exhibition kitchen. The Emerald City Volcano provides a fiery climax to an extraordinary evening of culinary delight and intelligent service orchestrated by General Manager Sivi Mennen.

AQUA by El Gaucho showcases the dinner-as-theatre philosophy and signature hospitality made famous by veteran Seattle restaurateur Paul Mackay.

With age comes wisdom. Certainly, this specialty spirit is a wise choice.
Aged 9 Yrs 8 Months - Specially Selected - Worth the Try.

A Valentine's Day story: Microsoft security chief proposes to his college sweetheart of 40 years ago - Puget Sound Business Journal

What a wonderful story to be a part of this Valentine's. Congratulations to Mike & Janice and a Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovers out there. Microsoft Global Security's head of security Mike Howard met up with now-flight attendant Janice Rodriguez, his old college flame, at a class reunion. Both widowed, their love rekindled and he cooked up a grand scheme to propose in Bellevue.

Red & White party – Taste Washington

Everyone's favorite, The Red & White Party, is just around the corner. Join us for the ultimate start to Taste Washington. Step into this VIP evening in your red and white best to enjoy exquisite bites from AQUA by El Gaucho and 90+ point pours that celebrate the past 20 years of Washington wine. Get your ticket today! Treat yourself to a VIP evening at one of the region’s most sought-after wine events: the Red & White Party. Held at the renowned AQUA by El Gaucho...

[02/05/17]   We are closed this evening so our staff can attend our annual Super Bowl party! We will resume normal business hours tomorrow.

Employee Spotlight - Meet Anak “Oka” Indra

Hailing from a small village in Bali, the call for adventure leads to a life of service for Oka Indra, our employee spotlight this month. “Tat Tvam Asi” is taught to every Balinese child. “I am you, you are me,” or “Whatever I do to you, I do to me.” This philosophy has influen ...

Who is excited for The Red & White Party? The ultimate start to Taste Washington. Step into this VIP evening in your red and white best to enjoy exquisite bites from AQUA by El Gaucho and 90+ point pours that celebrate the past 20 years of Washington wine. Get your ticket today!

Sourced right. Aged right. Prepared right. That's right, we serve a damn good steak. #MeatWeek

USDA Prime (CHECK). Sourced through the strict protocols of Niman Ranch (CHECK). Dry-aged for 28 days (CHECK). That's right we #dryage, and we've been doing it since we started. Only 1% of all beef receives the dry-age treatment and for the past year we have been doing this with Corfini Gourmet, Inc. and we couldn't be happier. What's the big deal? Come in and find out for yourself! More information on dry-aging can be found on our blog here: #MeatWeek

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General Manager

Sivi Mennen

Culinary Team

Executive Chef: Wesley Hood
Sous Chef: Ivan Martinez
Sous Chef: Russel Ocsan




Catering Groups Outdoor Waiter



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2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 9pm
Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 4pm - 9pm
Sunday 4pm - 9pm
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