Our Butcher shop
Mario Civelli is the owner and founder of El Gauchito. He was born in Mendoza, Argentine.
In 1969, Mario immigrated to New York where he settled with the dream of success. After some temporary jobs as a dishwasher, he started working in butcher shops where he learned the trade. In 1976, with the help of his friend Martinez, Mario opened his first butcher shop in the suburbs of Queens.
In 1979, Mario opened “Carnicería Argentina El Gauchito” which offered Argentinian-style steaks and homemade sausages. The business quickly progressed due to the top-quality meat, cold cuts and focus on customer service. By 1987, with the success of the butcher shop, Mario opened the restaurant “El Gauchito,” as it stands today, with the butcher shop providing fresh meats directly to the restaurant.
Today El Gauchito is not only the oldest and most comprehensive Argentinian butcher shop in Queens, it is also a restaurant that offers authentic Argentinian food that can be enjoyed with family and friends in their two dining rooms, the traditional one and modern one.
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