Gauchos is situated in the section of the curtain wall known as Waterport. This once protected the main gate that opened to the sea and the nearby Waterport Wharf where shipping loaded and unloaded merchandise. Waterport had been used as the main landing area for shipping for centuries, with Grand Casemates Square used as a dry harbour for ship repairs as far back as the time of the Moorish occupiers. As the years became more peaceful, trade increased and the area just inside the curtain wall became a market place. The market is still in use today and can be seen from the restaurant.
Time after time, Gibraltar’s fortified city walls withstood sieges and attempts at invasion. The Rock of Gibraltar eventually earned the reputation of being impregnable. Dining within Gibraltar’s City Walls is an experience to be savoured.
Gibraltar has looked outwards to the rest of the world throughout its long history and never more than it does now, attracting and welcoming people from all over the world and from a multiplicity of cultures. Gibraltar’s cuisine had embraced many traditions – Italian, British, Moroccan, Spanish, Maltese, Asian, Middle Eastern to name but a few. And among these lies the traditional taste of Argentinian cuisine, an exquisite offering by Gauchos, where the scents and flavour of the pampas blend with the tantalizing atmosphere of Gibraltar’s unique past.