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El Gaucho Restaurant

In the beginning there was the gaucho Up until the middle of the 19th century, Argentina was the land where the gauchos roamed freely, mainly living off cattle breeding in the vast lands of the Pampas (grasslands). For the gaucho, living free meant living outdoors and only cattle breeding gave him the liberty he needed to live happily. The gauchos always sought the solitude and silence of wide open spaces. The noise and the city lights and life in the fast lane did not suit their nature. They seemed shy and introverted among strangers. However, they loved story-telling, chatting and laughing with friends.

The word ‘gaucho’ came into existence for the first time in 1790 to describe a very rough individual, with heavy manners, that would travel alone, sometimes with a woman, having as his only baggage, a knife called ‘facon’.

The Owner and pioneer of El Gaucho in England is Luis Seygas, who is a former dancer, specialising in Tango and Argentine Folklore who as worked in Hollywood and Las Vegas, is descent of parents dedicated gastronomy.

His father Mr. Francisco Seygas was the first Professional Argentine Football Player to leave for a European Club in 1931.