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Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego, San Diego, CA

Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego

4.7
4.7
77 Reviews
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Our menu is inspired by the Gaucho culture and the authentic dining tradition of the Brazilian cowboy – grilled meats and fresh salads. With 17 different cuts of meat, ranging from beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and fish, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, sweet beets, asparagus, imported cheeses, and cured meats are only some of almost 40 items that our gourmet salad bar offers.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 14 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 373-9969
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

77 Reviews
  1. Manny

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good fresh salad bar Fast and friendly service Some meat was over cooked Overall a good place to visit for your brizilian steakhouse expierience. Parking was $16 on a Saturday

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  2. ABSnee

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is as exceptional, and the service was excellent. We will be back!

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  3. Katrina

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for my fiancés birthday and loved it! Drinks are really good and there’s so many options for the food. Loved all the items on the salad bar, and the cuts of meat were great! My personal favorites were the cheese bread, grilled cheese with honey, and pineapple. Yum!

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  4. JulieQ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was okay, but very expensive! Don’t think it was worth it

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Typical steakhouse but with better ambience and food. Great service, the meats were all excellent. Picaña didn’t disappoint. It is pricey but expected. I wouldn’t mind the lighting being a little brighter though, but that’s just the vibe.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took a party of 5 for my Daughter’s 43rd birthday and it was tremendous! Beautiful place, salad bar was one of the best I’ve ever seen. And the food and service was as good as it gets. Highly recommended. We went at 5 pm and enjoyed a leisurely dinner and were able to talk during our meal, not too noisy. Simply wonderful!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quite expensive and confusing, salad bar not particularly fresh!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service and Food. Buffet spread and the cuts were exceptional.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We so enjoyed food and staff service good we love this restaurant we will come back

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  10. BrentH

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I are following the keto diet and this has become our go to restaurant when eating out. Their salad bar is amazing, the meats are flavorful and not overly salty and they were able to make me sugar free margaritas!! Great place for both lunch and dinner. Definitely on the every other week rotation for eating out for us!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! Service was great! Can’t wait to go back.

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  12. JanaR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was absolutely top notch. The food was delicious. I am recommending to everyone!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So yummy!! Come hungry for the all you can eat, it was delicious and well worth the money!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for my anniversary and we. Absolutely enjoyed the food.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here for our anniversary and had an excellent experience from the service to the food and drinks to the ambience.

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  16. xanderbear

    San Diego

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish Galpo Gaucho is really the best Brazilian steakhouse in San Diego. Service is warm, friendly, prompt and responsive. Salad bar has so many delicious options and is always being cared after. Meats, stellar. My only complaint is that I eat too much, it’s just so delicious.

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  17. KeelyE

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was actually an appalling experience. The hostess kept giving me dirty looks from across the dining room because my autistic child was having a problem behaving. Took about 15 min and was passed several times even though my card was green. Took over 25 minutes to get the check and then an additional 15 to just pay and leave. The think that bothered me most is the bartender was openening a brand new alcohol bottle. Not a big deal only he did it with his teeth!!! What other things are put in people's mouth! My stomach turned in an instant. Personally I don't think I will be back after seeing this type of health hazard. Would have rather gone to fogo but wanted to try this place before they open a new one in Irvine where I live. So I drove a total of 4 and a half hours to come and try this and it wasn't good. Meat no flavor. Not sanitary.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, Great servers, Great Meat. Highly recommend About $75 A person

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  19. Besos

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for our first time for restaurant week. We enjoyed our meal and it was an experience. Service was very good. Atmosphere was lovely and comfortable. I would suggest that you only take one piece at a time since there are many to choose from. We like our beef med rare and they accommodated us by bringing it to us. We found some of the meat to be dry. I would say the pork and chicken were dry. It was nice to also have salmon and shrimp. I was surprised to like the grilled pineapple. Not a fan of the grilled cheese. A bit hard. The only issue for us is that we parked at seaport village and the restaurant didn’t validate so we paid $24 for parking ouch.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Brazil’ian BBQ ever! Alex was super awesome looking after us. Thank you

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  21. funfood

    San Diego

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding they even covered our sweaters on the back of the chairs so no food could possibly stain them. All the meats were fresh and juicy and the salad bar was fresh with plenty of choices. We went during restaurant week which saved us a bit of money but even at full price it is worth it.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Great variety in of meats. Matheus (pronounced Mateus) was very attentive. Waiter went ahead and put a new batch of filet mignon on the fire without even asking. Very courteous. 

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  23. belp

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were wonderful, especially the servers. The cold salad bar could use improvement in terms of selections (add fresh fruit, more cold cuts).

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous experience all around!!!! I highly recommend!

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  25. mikeg

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Alex was our server and was great. I would recommend to all my friends.

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  26. ToniM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really happy and satisfied customer here. All staff were great in their customer service skills. Anna our server was amazing and everyone who went to our table with the meat. Quality of meat was excellent. All food were fresh and delicious

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  27. NetworkDr

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Way too much great food, both on the buffet and on the skewers. The bread is insanely great. Highly suggest getting a dozen rolls to take home. One or two cuts of meat were cooked a touch heavier than I usually consume, I lean a bit to the rarer side, but the taste was phenomenal. Rodrigo took extra special care with us, as we were celebrating our anniversary. Always attentive and always informed. He went above and beyond to make our day special.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for our anniversary and it was amazing. On the pricey side but very well worth it.

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  29. hottropics

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I love this restaurant! The food is delicious, very attentive staff. Highly recommend you try it.

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  30. ToddM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an excellent choice to dine at Galpao Gaucho. The ratings I gave explain it all. Well done front of house and kitchen staffs.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite Brazilian steakhouse now. Lots of options for pescatarians! Great service

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Best service ever. Very good quality of meats and very flavorful.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    That was our first time trying Brazilian steak house and everything literally deserves 5 stars. Staff, lady in the front, service, how they introduce everything was above and beyond. Became our favorite dining restaurant for sure!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful experience eating there - all the staff were wonderful and the ambiance was great! The meat quality was fresh and the salad bar had some great variety of salads and sides.

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  35. VictoriaR

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    our server wasn't good she never checked on us we asked for more mash potato, and she never brought it. We waited a very long time for our bill until we decided to just get up and pay at front just so they can tell us to go back to our table and wait for our waitress after we told them she wasn't taking care of us properly we still had to wait another 30 min for her to come back with our bill. :/

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went here for the first time. We were very impressed with the quality of the food. Come hungry because the food is practically unlimited. The chef recommended a perfect wine pairing to go with the food. This place is perfect for a date night. Fine dining at a great value. The tres leches cake is a must try!

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  37. Mily

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place! Staffs are really nice and the food tastes great! Highly recommended.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best dining experiences my husband and I have ever had. We had previously been going to a different Brazilian steakhouse but felt the quality was going down, so we tried our Galpao Gaucho. Oh my goodness—10 out of 10. The quality of food, variety of meats, and speed of service was incredible. It was only $50 for each of us for lunch to have an all you can eat delicious meal. The restaurant was beautiful too and the entire staff was so friendly and attentive—we will certainly be coming back.

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  39. Toliv75

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and even better service. Definitely recommend for any occasion!

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  40. sunshine49

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Better selection than the other Brazilian steakhouses. Super yummy food and wonderful service. Will be visiting again soon!

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FAQs

Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 373-9969.

Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego is rated 4.7 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse - San Diego

789 W Harbor Dr ste c 1b, San Diego, CA 92101-7710

Additional information

  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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