The site of the upgraded Alamitos Beach concessions area. Photo by Brian Addison.
Taking over the north-facing side of the structure will be the most formal of dining, Gaucho Beach, a play off of the restaurant's chain throughout SoCal. The proposed menu—which can be viewed in full here
—has a selection of everything from sea bass and salmon to wood-fired steaks.
Gaucho Café, the more accessible, less ritzy space facing the water, will offer "coffee, juices, smoothies, baked goods and cakes, pizzas, signature empanadas, and ice crea" according to its submission to the city. Its proposed menu can be viewed here.
Gaucho Mercado—the tiniest of the spaces and facing the eastern portion of the structure, toward the playground— will serve as a quick grab-n-go space, with options including "specialty sandwiches, salads, beverages, sweets, and more."
Before opening, the city's newest contractor for the space
—Nationwide Insurance Mutual Company—must complete the base of the project's construction after it was halted following a previous fail from its original contractor. Once that is complete, Downey Restaurant Group can begin construction on signage, kitchen build-out, and more.