Texas-Born Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse To Open Sprawling Location In Downtown San Diego

August 16, 2022

Texas-born, all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse chain Galpão Gaucho will open a new location in the sprawling space last occupied by Seasons 52 in downtown San Diego's The Headquarters at Seaport Village. 

Galpão Gaucho was founded in San Antonio, TX in 2014 by Alberto Wachholz, a native of Brazil who began working in churrascarias as a teenager and eventually worked for the Fogo de Chao brand before branching out on his own. The Brazilian steakhouse chain currently has three locations in California, including in Napa Valley, with additional restaurants in Las Vegas and Charleston, SC. 

The San Diego location of Galpão Gaucho will soon install in the 9,900 square-foot space that last housed a branch of Seasons 52 within The Headquarters in downtown San Diego. Inspired by the gaucho, or South American cowboy, expect waiters dressed in gaucho-style attire slicing 17 different types of marinated meats tableside, as well as a seemingly endless salad bar filled with cured meats, cheeses, salads and marinated vegetable. There will also be a full bar with cocktails, beer, and an impressive wine list. 

"We are taking the same Galpão Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse concept that we have in Napa Valley, East Bay (Walnut Creek), and Silicone Valley (Cupertino) and opening a location in San Diego," said Galpão Gaucho National Marketing Manager, Thiago Roldan. "We are a fine-dine Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant that is inspired by the authentic Southern Brazilian tradition of cooking meat on the grill and serving tableside. We are passionate about delivering quality and service. While the concept is a pre-fixe and unlimited menu, each guest controls the pace of their meal - they are in total control of their dining experience. Our connection to Napa Valley allows us a unique 'local' prospective to the Napa wines on our extensive wine list and our bar program is just as curated with a focus on quality and value. We look forward to becoming part of the community and can't wait to open our doors!"

Galpão Gaucho is anticipated to open at in late 2022 to early 2023 at 789 West Harbor Drive, Suite C-2, in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit galpaogauchousa.com.