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AQUA by El Gaucho, located at the tip of Pier 70, features luxurious private dining rooms and an outdoor dining patio with an unparalleled 270-degree view of Elliott Bay, Seattle's skyline, and the Olympic Mountains. Each room features window shades and direct access to our spacious waterfront.View Private Dining Details
Aqua By El Gaucho is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that's perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
Aqua Never disappoints. Sarah was amazing. We were celebrating birthdays and she made it super special. Steaks were divine!
The food was all outstanding except for the prawns. The fresh oysters were truly fresh. The filet and the red king crab were perfect. The scallops were to die for! The prawns however tasted less than fresh and were disappointing. The service was professional, yet friendly and accomodating, and the waterfront location cant be beat.
Excellent food and service.
We had a wonderful birthday celebration. We were lucky enough to receive a window table with a fabulous view. The table service and sommelier were great. Super helpful, very friendly, and engaging. The food was excellent. From our appetizers of fresh oysters & crispy brussell sprouts, to our entrees of black cod, surf & turf, and lobster then finishing with bananas foster, bread pudding, and port. The only slight disappointment of the evening was the service at the bar. We purposely arrived early to relax at the bar before sitting down to dinner. We were promptly greeted and received our drinks but unfortunately didn’t see anyone again for over 20 minutes. While an expense evening, overall an amazing experience and well worth price for a great 65th birthday celebration.
Took great care of us!
Top notch service. Beautiful reataurant and outstanding food.
Great service and great food. As usual, not disappointed.
Our server was wonderful! The view and food was perfect.
Fantastic service! Great suggestions from the waiter, and accommodations to make the experience special. Outstanding experience!
Lovely venue for a special occasion or important meeting. Sarah, our server was top-notch.
Excellent as always. The flavors and food offering are always looked forward to
Beautiful restaurant. The waiter was a super rude but the food was excellent!
colossal shrimp unexpected--would not order again, did not enjoy
fantastic view, very nice ambience
Initially we stood around for quite a while - as the front desk hostess was on the phone - a few minutes later another person came to help us. We had reservations, and were seated. The restaurant was empty and it took a while until we were given water or addressed. Once we met our waiter, he was great! It was just the initial lack of service that made us question our choice. THe food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect.
Great food, very similar to the regular el gauchos except with more seafood. They had a shuttle take us to our event which was awesome, saved us an uber.
The serving staff was fantastic. The service charge is ridiculous. Why label it as such? Just increase the margin on all items to make your profit, why add a fee? Poor taste.
We were rushed at first. Then our server did a great job with timing of food and level of service.
Great ambience. Service was attentive friendly, polite, the food was very tasty. Enjoyed our take home box also mmm. Expensive but highly recommended.
Food was amazing!! Service was over the top excellent!!
We chose Aqua to celebrate my 3 sons birthdays.
We wanted a special place. Aqua did not disappoint! Atmosphere, ambiance & view amazing. Our waitress Rochelle was attentive, friendly yet very professional. Also loved our sommelier who rocked our wine choosing. Food was excellent.
Highly recommend! We will most definitely be back!
Went there for my Anniversary with my wife. It was spectacular. They had a booth set up for us and it had rose pedals on the table. The food was fantastic and the sunset superlative.
I don't do surveys but this was worth giving them a shout out.
The service was impeccable from the sommelier to the host staff. There were 4 of us that ranged from full vegan to omnivore and the only reason the food didn't get 5 stars was for their very limited vegetarian/vegan options. However, I had the filet and it was wonderful! Will definitely be back!
The ambience and service were seriously lacking. We walked in the door and were given the check all in less than an hour. Definitely not a fine dining experience. I could get the same quality of food and atmosphere somewhere else for 1/4 of the cost. The food was good, but the whole experience was a waste of money. We wanted to celebrate but were rushed through everything to the point that there was no time to enjoy eachother's company.
Great food, service, and views! I took my wife there for a special date; we were from out of town. We were blessed by our experience.
Great food! Seafood options were awesome. Our server, SARA, was fantastic. Her menu recommendations were excellent, and she had a passion for her company and job. A bit pricey but I am not used to “big city” restaurant prices to begin with. Highly recommend if you like seafood.
It was a wonderful experience from arrival until the end. The staff was responsive and knowledgeable. Everyone’s food was served at the same time so there was no awkward moments with people wanting to eat but hesitating with other guests waiting on their food. The food was delicious and nice portions. Everyone was able to share. We had a beautiful view and live piano music as we dined. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you have a client you want to impress or you simply want a pleasant dining experience!
Brought my 2 bestfriends here from California and one of them celebrated his birthday here and they absolutely loved it! Food was exceptional. Service is great and we enjoyed the music. They treated my birthday friend extra special. Definitely worth the visit!
Our meal at AQUA by El Gaucho was really disappointing. Although we had been given credit for points and dinning there in the past our experience was a let down. The meal was late 40+ minutes and the food was under-cooked. I had a fish dish and my husband had surf and turf. If given the chance I'm probably not going to risk the restaurant again given the price, even with a discount.
All the Gaucho places are solid when it comes to food and ambiance
They are all ridiculously overpriced but it comes with the Mackay territory.
I was on a "date" and we were busy chatting and I felt rushed to order as we hadn't even opened our menus. He came by 4x and asked if we were ready. The menus hadn't moved from their original spot. I know from being in the business they want to turn the table twice during the evening and he kept saying no rush really, finally geez we better at least open the menus and look. this was all in like the first 10 minutes
We brought our daughter and her fiancé here to celebrate their engagement. Sarah was our waitress and she was great, had a wonderful sense of humor and took care of us with just the right amount of attention. The food is good and the atmosphere is lovely. I consider it a special occasion restaurant as it is expensive. The valet parkers are very friendly too.
Our party of four really enjoyed the food and cocktails. Each meal was prepared perfectly and the service was excellent. Outstanding desserts as well. Beautiful live piano music that was at a very comfortable volume. I'm sure the view of Elliott Bay would have been stunning but it was a rather snowy, gray day which made it even more pleasant to be in a warm beautiful place. Easy valet parking. I'd recommend Agua by El Gaucho for a romantic evening, special occasion, or important business dinner, but remember that it is not low-cost.
We went to Aqua by El Gaucho to celebrate my mom's 50th birthday. The service was fantastic, neither too clingy or too laid back. They decorated the table with rose pedals and made sure we sat by the window(closest to the sea) since it was a special occasion. The waiter was fabulous, he even added a few more extra candles on the birthday cake which is a small but nice gesture. Definitely would go back again and the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. Definitely would go back again.
This was an amazing place to enjoy the beautiful water views and the food is top notch! Fun cocktails and wait staff was friendly and very attentive.
A place you can spend with your special one in a quite and intimate setting. Crab cakes were delicious. For dessert, make sure you get the bread pudding, one of the best one I’ve ever had.
2nd time I've visited Aqua and the experience was exactly what I wanted. Everything was delicious. Also, I am in love with the bread pudding. (A good bread pudding is very difficult to find.) I was very impressed that my Revelers account was automatically available to the server because of the reservation. I made sure I had the card before leaving the house, and I didn't even need it! Big bonus!
Great choice for a special meal, and the service is great.
Disappointed overall. The scallops were terribly gritty, and at this price point I would expect better quality. Service was just ok. The server gave me the impression he would rather be anywhere but there. On a positive note, the restaurant is beautiful.
First time dining here. We had the seared ahi dinner and king crab legs. Got 2 large crab legs, more than enough and the ahi melted in your mouth. So glad we found this place.
This is our second time coming here for our wedding anniversary! The ambiance is great and our server is awesome! Would love to come back here again on summertime!