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AQUA by El Gaucho

Named Gayot’s Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America in 2012, AQUA by El Gaucho sparkles at the tip of Pier 70, offering Seattle’s best waterfront dining experience. In addition to fantastic views and ambiance, guests are treated to the legendary El Gaucho personalized, fine-dining service and live music nightly. Our award-winning wine list, coupled with a menu highlighting fresh wild seafood preparations, as well as 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef® Brand, are all prepared on an open-pit charcoal grill in the exhibition kitchen. AQUA by El Gaucho delivers a quintessential Seattle fine dining experience.
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1016 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
(1,016 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 1,016 reviews
5 stars
(669)
4 stars
(238)
3 stars
(73)
2 stars
(28)
1 star
(8)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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AQUA by El Gaucho Reviews List
Review 1 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The beef tenderloin appetizer was amazing, & the ahi main course was excellent. The server recommended the carmel bread pudding and that unbelievable. Plus the ambience of the restaurant, and the views were incredible. Great dining experience!"
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

My favorite

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Aqua is one of, if not, my favorite restaurant in Seattle. We met friends from out of town for a dinner get together. It was a beautiful sunny day and the view was fantastic! The only thing that could have been better was the service time at the bar. We were a few minutes early and waited in the bar for our table. They were very busy, but it was difficult watching the bartender make a bunch of drinks and we hadn't ordered yet. The service was great throughout, just took a little bit of time to start."
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 5 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 6 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/30/2016
 2013
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Review 7 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food, service and a stunning view.

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Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We really enjoyed our experience at AQUA. The sommeliers were courteous, professional and knowledgeable. The server was very attentive, and the support staff was excellent. The food was outstanding - fresh, local, and beautifully presented. The view at sunset is phenomenal. We hoped for a window seat, which wasn't available, but the view is excellent from anywhere in the restaurant. The only drawback was the number of large groups celebrating - loudly - nearby. But it has a city feel and we would definitely go again the next time we're in the area."
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

First Visit

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Location on the water and the interior ambience lived up to our expectations for a special occasion dining experience. The wait staff were excellent with just the right amount of attentiveness. Cocktails were well made and generous. We found the steaks to be well prepared, tender with great flavor. A sore spot were the scallops as they were sandy. Did not expect to find this issue in a restaurant of this caliber. We found the side dishes to be on the salty side for our taste. Dessert was excellent."
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/27/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/10/2015
 2008
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/10/2015
 2008
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Review 12 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 13 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best Seafood in Seattle

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We love dining at Aqua whenever we visit Seattle.
The ambiance and service can not be beat. The wait staff are incredible. They always know the right food to recommend!
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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2005
Special Features: scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2016
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fabulous place for a romantic dinner!

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"AQUA is a fabulous place and never disappoints. Great ambiance, beautiful artichoke
hanging lights, attentive and professional staff and warm and friendly atmosphere.
The food is outstanding and the presentation at times is jaw-dropping. Always consistent.
Excellent wine list with lots of favorites. Will continue to dine there whenever we can!
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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 17 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Pretty ok..

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Came up to Seattle to celebrate my wife and my 2 yr anniversary. This place was expensive and the food was good. I think it's slightly overpriced for what you get. Didn't even get a anniversary dessert or anything as most places will give you. Probably wouldn't come back again...but it wasn't bad."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 18 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Absolutely amazing!!"
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2007
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Review 19 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 20 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 21 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 22 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful time!

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had a great time with fantastic food and service. Our meal consisted of steak, lobster, salmon, scallops, salads, and soups! All was wonderful. Our Server was prompt and courteous. The view was awesome. A very enjoyable evening. We can't wait to come back."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 23 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

The seafood was amazing quality and amazing!!

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 24 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 26 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
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Review 27 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great atmoshpere and incredible service!

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Beautiful atmosphere

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We loved this restaurant. The halibut cheeks were outstanding. Our daughter said it was the best seafood she ever ate in her life. The atmosphere was fabulous, as was the food. You must visit when you are in Seattle."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
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Review 30 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My friend and I went to Aqua for Resturant week to try it out and I can confidently say that I will be returning. Sometimes during restaurant week places can make you feel rushed or even sometimes unwanted but the service here was impeccable and the food was top notch. If you want to try something the steelhead is amazing!!"
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
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Review 31 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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Review 32 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Paying for Atmosphere and Service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Came for Restaurant Week and ordered the fried artichokes, steelhead, and key lime pie. My dinner mate ordered the clam chowder, seafood linguini, and tart. The fried artichokes sat on a bed of slightly old/withered arugula, and the artichokes themselves contained some of the tough outer leaves. The clam chowder was excellent, and desserts were tasty. The steelhead was cooked well and was flavorful but forgettable, and the seafood linguini had an odd taste and neither of us could eat much of it. The view of the sunset over Puget Sound was amazing, and our server was friendly and approachable, though the overall feel of the place was uppity. We both felt the atmosphere was more like a hotel lobby in Vegas or a wedding reception, with a pianist playing selections like the Pink Panther theme song. I'm glad we visited for Restaurant Week because this location would have disappointed at full price. Overall an okay experience, but doesn't deliver on uniqueness."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 33 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2012
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Review 34 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointing (40th Wedding Anniversary dinner)

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This was our second time dining at Aqua. We returned because of a great experience in the past. But this time was much different. First of all, although we had a reservation, we had to wait for a table. The table where they seated us had blinding sunlight coming right at us. We were told there were no other tables. When we made the reservation, we noted that this would be our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration, so we expected a better table. Once we ordered drinks, we waited quite a while for them to come. Overall the service was quite poor and not we would expect from an El Gaucho restaurant. We had dined the week before at El Gaucho on 1st Avenue in Seattle, and the service was outstanding. On the positive side, the dinner we ordered was outstanding - what you would expect from an El Gaucho. When the bill came the glass of wine my wife ordered was charged at $32 rather than the $30 shown on the drink menu. Although we enjoyed our meal, the poor service put a damper on the evening. Overall a disappointing experience."
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2011
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Review 35 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
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Review 36 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was great"
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
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Review 37 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
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Review 39 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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Review 40 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Special Features: scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 43 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 44 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2006
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion
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Review 45 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/17/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 46 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 47 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Impressive

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Start to finish, service was professional and pleasant. If you are into seafood, this spot has great options. I'm vegetarian and did not feel like I was missing out. My girlfriend took advantage of the seafood offerings. Both of us had a great time and really enjoyed the food. The cocktails were outstanding and the wine, with which we had some help selecting, was phenomenal! Big smiles from start to finish in a lovely setting. Catch it around sunset, if you can. Note, tip is included."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, notable wine list
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Review 49 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our waiter Winter was very attentive. Seated immediately and they had a thoughtful card signed by the staff for a celebrant in our party. Plus rose petals on the table. Nice touch by the staff. Valet is the only parking if you don't want to park on the street. Also service charge is now added to your bill automatically."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
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Review 50 for AQUA by El Gaucho
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fantastic Evening

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had a wonderful dining experience at Aqua....although we had been there several times before this was the best yet! We brought some out of town guests and they were so pleased! The food and service was excellent!"
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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