Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chamagaucha.com/
  • Phone: 6303246002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Nelcir Muller 2102679022

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Butterfield
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Chama Gaucha invites you to come and have a taste of southern Brazil… Featuring 14 different cuts of meat from lamb, chicken, pork and beef served to you table side upon your request. Also offering an exquisite salad bar with over 30 items, from fresh vegetables, to house made salads, and gourmet cheeses. Along with your meal are traditional Brazilian side dishes. Our famous Brazilian cheese bread, garlic mash pototoes, fried banana, fried polenta, white rice, and black beans. All served to your hearts content. Come visit us and have a taste of southern Brazil!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (98)good for groups (79)fit for foodies (55)romantic (37)notable wine list (27)kid-friendly (23)great for lunch (22)neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (17)hot spot (12)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Amazing
    Chris
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was simply one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The staff focused on the details such as fresh immediate plates, drink refills, putting new, fresh hot sides on our table, and the guys with the meat remembered what I liked and would bring me whatever cut of meat I had in the past right back to me. The salad bar was well taken care of and delicious. I cannot emphasize how good the service was and the food only complemented it. After our dinner was done and bill paid, a server came up to us and offered a free birthday flan after having a short conversation with us asking if we were here for a special occasion. The food was amazing but the service will bring me back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I enjoyed all my food. the meat was very good and the salad bar was so out standing I would recommend Brazilian steakhouse to friend will be back next year. until then keep up the good work.....A.P
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had the best dinner ... as always the service was impeccable and the food was terrific. Our original reservation was for a couple of hours later but we finished up and arrived earlier than expected, they got us a table immediately and were all so nice and accommodating. We go here for special occasions and have never once been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lot of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food does not stop coming-great for big eaters and the quality is pretty good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently excellent service
    Enjoy
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We frequently dine at Chauma Gaucha. Consistently excellent food quality but what keeps us as loyal customers is consistent excellent service, friendly staff, and the icing on the cake - they remember us by name and know our favorite menu items. It's such a treat to dine at an establishment where staff go above and beyond to create an exceptional dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular service
    TraditionVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is always awesome and the salad bar is beyond belief. I love how our special waiter is always so incredibly attentive. My sense is we are not alone. The service is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat lovers paradise
    Imnursemurray
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time at Chama Gaucha. I can honestly say the meat was the best I've ever had! Great, friendly service from the valet to the hustling gauchos. The sides-garlic mashed potatoes, fried polenta,and never-empty basket of hot popovers were delicious. The service was really out of this world. If was very crowded, yet we never had to look for a server. Everyone served you -Wonderful! We will definitely be back. Great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    familydine
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The salad bar, the grill items and service are always outstanding. Great for families and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat Love's Paradise
    belgaschuVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It's a unique restaurant. Lots of different cuts of meat. Exquisite and well put together salad bar. Service was very good, not great. My main criticism is that the meat tends to be over salted.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - frenetic atmosphere
    TommyP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Frenetic is how I would describe the experience. We had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse, but our image of the atmosphere was quite different than what it actually was. We always felt rushed as we had person after person come by our table with skewers of delicious meat. Don't get me wrong, the food was top notch and we truly enjoyed the entire meal. However, we never realized how busy and fast paced the process was. The main server person assigned to our area kept asking us if we wanted more, or something specific, as if to say "if you're done then please move on so we can get someone else to the table". Overall, we'll go back, but much wiser the next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food and service
    Lovinglife
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One member of my group had salad bar only and was charged for a full dinner. A very expensive $45 salad for a vegetarian
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a group!
    HrvesterVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a party of 10 and had a great time! Salad bar is good but seems to have more lettuce items vs. Cheeses and prepared salads. Meats brought to ur table are awesome. Don't be shy, if there is a specific item u are waiting for ask and they will bring it and they have a good sense of humor too! Make sure u request sauces to go with ur meats. Desserts are very good and papaya cream is the lightest to finish your meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a wonderful restaurant!
    SushiFanatic
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    If you like food and have never been here, you are missing out!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastico!!!!
    Luv2laugh
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have been to 3 different Brazilian steakhouses and by far this is my favorite one! The meats we love, the salad bar for my daughter that doesn't eat meat and most of all the service....wow my mouth drops just to see how attentive and complaisant everyone is. They are walking around and as soon as you finished any dish they affered you more, they themselves pour more drink so your glass is always full. I just love it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CowboyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had dinner with my wife and son and his fiancee. We each ordered a drink, and when two of the four drink orders were filled incorrectly, I should have known this was omen. We ordered three full dinners and one salad bar only. The salad bar is much less expensive. The salad bar was excellent. A fantastic array of vegetables and prepared salads. Then came the meat potion. The meat potion was slow, very slow. The servers would always ask how you liked your meat. Then they would cut a slice of meat that was invariably rare or medium rare. Unfortunately one of the diners liked their meat well done. When it came time to pay the bill, we were charged for four complete dinners. Be sure to audit your bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful magical evening
    Nightputm
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Great food great service outstanding dining experience everyone was really nice
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I went here for our anniversary. Neither of us have been to a brazilian steak house before. The food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • watchoutopktVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Best selection of meats. Amazing service! This is the number one Brazilian steakhouse that I have ever been to and I have been to my share of Brazilian steak houses. It is way better then Texas de Brazil, brazzaz and many others
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service Food good
    martymitch
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    At times i thought the staff was thinking my thoughts before I did on any service matter. really well run. The food is very good, a couple of cuts were exceptional (the bottom round? and the house specialty) a few were very mediocre (the lamb and the filet). All in all an excellent value for a steak dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go Hungry
    sports8177
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Went here for my birthday and this place did not disappoint! From the moment you sit down, you are forewarned about the amount of food coming your way once you turn your card from Red to Green. Every piece of meat that my party tasted was phenomenal. We each had different tastes but it did not matter as each server had exactly what we wanted. And the few times a server did not, the particular server that had a particular meat was tracked down and came to our table. Service was the best I've ever had, one server even took care of one of the people in my party that had a dairy allergy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a GREAT choice!
    BizTraveler
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Charma Gaucha always delivers! The staff is extremely attentive without being overbearing. Better be prepared for your inner carnivore to be unleashed because it is difficult to stop enjoying their wonderful rotisserie meat selection. Be prepared to pay $60.00 per person, but it is well worth the price on a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service
    november
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food is outstanding, the service is exceptional. It all leaves you wanting to come back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time for a group
    RoRoJoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went here for my friends 25thwedding anniversary and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    ROUND2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The service makes the price well worth it. As soon as all 9 of us were seated, our water glasses were filled and our drink orders were beign taken. Flipped the card to green and the meat train started. Great pieces of meat! The salad bar was awesome as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great satff
    WhatsForLunch
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    and overall over the top food and service! Free valet parking very helpful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressive!!!
    Netsie66
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This restaurant is amazing excellent food and the service was the best ever!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinning
    Wineglasshalffull
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This dinning experience was exceptional. The food and service was worth the cost.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday dinner
    Lovefood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was awsome, the service was unbelievable and price wise it was worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, great, and delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I have been here several times, and service & food always meet my expectations. The only problem I encountered was at the salad bar; which suddenly got congested and I didn't know where the line started. Also, there were families with kids; which couldn't controlled their kids but can't blame the restaurant for the kid's behavior but their parents!! Otherwise this place continues to be one of my favorites!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    GF2girlVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have had good experiences in the past, however we have had trouble getting in on Saturdays recently due to large groups booking the restaurant. This week we were able to 5:30 reservations however on 4 kinds of meat ever came by the table. The house special was brought over once. Mostly we got very fatty bottom sirloin, some of which you couldn't even eat. While I appreciate that the business wants to be able to accommodate large groups, I'm now looking for another place. No way this experience was worth $200. Thankfully our guests were from a small town and didn't realize how bad it was.
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  • Here again, my favorite place
    SushiLover
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I wonder how many time I came here this year alone. No matter how often, how less you show up, the service is always the top of line. Great food, great people. if you are spending money might as well spend at here. Some days, I choose to eat more salad, some days I choose to eat more chicken, and some days I choose to eat different kind of steaks. I have been to Brazil four times and ate at multiple Churrasco, and Chama Gaucha is as good, or even better than the ones over there. I will probably come back in two weeks. Because I just love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • basic Brazilian steakhouse
    livetoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Good, not great. Salad bar could have been a little more interesting. Sides were not that well executed -- they use bananas instead of fried plantains. Rice and potatoes could have been tastier. But the little cheesy popover like bread was yummy and decadent. The lemon/limeade was fresh and delicious and they gave free refills! Definitely go at lunch when it is $26.50 (or $19.50 for the salad bar alone).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coolman
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    great food great service. we always enjoy going out to dinner at your restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great, little pricey thou
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food there is great, waiters are all kind and courtiers. You can't find such restaurant in 20 miles radius. Little pricey thou, especially for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
    Luvthisplace
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Hosted a friend birthday dinner here and everyone enjoyed the whole experience from, the food to the prompt service and friendly staff. This is a place that you must try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always an exceptional experience
    Enjoy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This place really deserves two thumbs up! The restaurant is consistently excellent in service, food quality, and ambience. Each time we are greeted by a restaurant manager, we are welcomed by name. The ability to know your customer's names is amazing. We enjoy Chauma Gaucha for the personalized experience. There's always more than enough good food, conversation, and excellent staff to make the occasion special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different.
    Stackman
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Never having been to a Brazilian steakhouse, I did not know what to expect. First of all service is superb. The staff is able to talk a little and smile while working at a blistering pace. I think I had a couple lbs of meat in the first 10 minutes. You do not have to wait long before the gauchos bring you something to eat. But the atmosphere is a little rushed even tho the first thing are waiter said was you can stay as long as you want. As far as the food goes the salad bar was solid. The carbs that they give you to supplement the tons of meat you will eat are adequate and tasty. The meats ranged from okay to very good. I would go again with my carnivore friends. I would not go for a leisurely dinner with conversive friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    SusieD
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The meal was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The quality of the food was good, service was quick and we left more than satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paradise for meat-lovers!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    This is a spot for meat-lovers: restaurant serves 15 different cuts of meat! Very delicious and very expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Gaucho!!
    Simone
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I love this place. Found it via a work outting. I celebrated my birthday there last year and in keep going back. It's pricey and that is the only downfall. I don't know that it needs to be so expensive to maintain the service and meet expectations. For the price it is a once or twice per year treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.