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Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chamagaucha.com
  • Phone: (630) 324-6002
  • 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 (210) 267-9022

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!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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)."
    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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "great food great service. we always enjoy going out to dinner at your restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I took my parents for their 49 year Anniversary. The service was awesome and the food was delicious!! My Dad needs special assistance and they were most accommodating. I would recommend Chama Gaucha for special occasions. My parents are still talking about the food. Thank you so much for making their day special!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is a spot for meat-lovers: restaurant serves 15 different cuts of meat! Very delicious and very expensive."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed out visit. The manager (?) came around to see if we needed anything and asked if there was a particular type if meat we'd like. He was also conscious toaintain the cleanliness and neatness if the restaurant which I especially appreciated."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The meat selection was fantastic and very enjoyable. But I felt rushed from the moment I sat down. They waiters were almost to on top of me waiting to take my plate as soon as I was ready which made me a little uncomfortable. It is a very noisy place so if you want to have a romantic dinner or a conversation it isn't very easy. And finally it is a bit pricey but it is a fun experience, I just wouldn't take my teenage daughters who hardly eat there because it would be a waste."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Excellent food , excellent service, everything was great. One of the best creme brûlée I've ever had. The white sangria was THE BEST ever! Very refreshing!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Surpassed my expectations!!!! Service was outstanding, had to comment to server, haven't had this level of service in a longggg time!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 6 adults, one in a wheelchair, even made adjustments to my reservation online. Table had perfect location, was ready the moment everyone arrived - excellent service from bar all night, The food is excellent but we come for the service - never a wait for a sauce or a side dish. I forget how good the mashed potatoes are = save a few carbs for a spoonfull! Desserts were Key Lime Pie, strawberry cheesecake, passion fruit cream, and chocolate mouse/ 4 deserts was more than our party of 6 could finish"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Chauma after my brother gave us a gift card for dinner, it was a whole new experience and we has a lot of fun!!!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We came in to celebrate my mom's birthday, and this place does not disappoint! I've been to other Brazilian steakhouses in the past but I have to say that the service here is top-notch. From the hosts to the servers walking around with the steak to our waiter, everyone was incredible. While all of the food was delicious, I would like to have seen a little more selection at the salad bar as I have at other similar restaurants, but that would be my only suggestion. They even surprised my mom with a birthday dessert with a candle which she loved. We will definitely be back. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Chama Gaucha has been my spot for years. I have had an anniversary, a few birthdays, and just lunch and dinner here and the service is always impeccable. The quality of the meats are always good and they are very providing for different levels of preparedness (well done, medium, etc). They always keep your side dishes flowing and are just right in attending to your needs without being obnoxious about it. I would reco this place to anyone who feels the need to gorge on some good cuts of beef and a decent salad bar. I would only suggest that they expand the salad bar a bit to include maybe some good soups or another carb of some sort (rice, different breads.) Regardless, I will continue to support Chama Gaucha. Great place to eat!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Grear service and reat food. This place is always worth a return visit."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We felt rushed, i.e., waiters swarming around the table. I have been to Churrascarias's before including those in Brazil. There was a previous Brazilian steakhouse at this location that was excellent. In particular they had a massive salad bar, with seafood, fresh oysters and great variety. In fact as I recall there were 2 or three salad bars in the previous establishment. Thiey had one very average salad bar her with a lot of routine deli counter salads. I was hoping for something other than red meat only as my daughter does not eat that, so I would try elsewhere next time."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Outstanding service and food. A really great experience."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and he was so happy. The food was so delicious, and perfect for him because he is meat lover. The servers are all so polite and kind, and push in your chair for you. It is definitely more on the pricey side, for my boyfriend and I the bill was $120 for 2 meals, 2 drinks and dessert. I was very pleased and the food was absolutely worth the price, and I'm usually such a big spender. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "You should be a meat lover then you will enjoy it. The salad bar was great delicious "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Overall it was good. Salad bar is impressive. Service was good and quick. I was a bit disappointed with one or two types of meat. But at an overall level, it was good. Desserts are nice"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to several different Brazilian restaurants, but Chama Gaucha is the best. We have absolutely no complaints. The food, service and atmosphere was top notch."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Delicious! Great Service! Options! Opens later than most thing in the suburbs...and has better food. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The servers were all wonderful. We were first time visiters and they did a terrific job in helping us get acclimated to the flow of the restaurant"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "I absolutely love the service and the food. I love everything at Chama!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The meat all tastes the same because of all the sodium. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've been here 3 times in large and medium groups, and once as a couple. The service has always been top notch and extremely accommodating. The food is great and it keeps coming, you are never left with an empty plate, salad bar is top notch as well. The reason for the five stars is mainly for their service, the food isn't what I would call spectacular but it is good. Will be back again."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "First time dining at this restaurant, food tasted great and service was excellent! All around great restaurant for family, friends, and business associates. "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "Not a bad price for what you're getting. Left here in a meat coma, but was well worth it. Tons of meat options, as well as salads, palate cleansers, and other starches. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "After eating here twice in the past two months, both times for birthday dinners, I and my boys consider this our new "go to" place for special occasions. Amazingly attentive service, great variety of food, nice wine list and good desserts. Many great selections in the salad bar, sides and meats which are endlessly available. It's not inexpensive, but really worth it. Can't wait for our next celebration!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Love It here, always delicious out of this world meats and great service. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Just perfect service and great food. Servers were friendly and gave us new plates every time we were ready for more food. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I highly recommend Chama Gaucha! Great food! Great service! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful. The service team was outstanding. Many, many thanks."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this restaurant, the food was great! Just one thing: one seems to feel too rushed, maybe cause the waiters ran around fast to bring the meat to the tables. We felt mass grouped to tables too close to each other and rushed to sit eat and go. For as fabulous as the food was, the restaurant theme was great, even the cocktails, but one really could not enjoy it in a slow way. Had to watch out you had the card down the right way otherwise you either miss the waiter with the meat or if you no longer want meant they kept coming to your side cause you forgot to turn the card face down."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was awesome, from the salad bar through dessert. Meat selection was outragous, but my favorites were the filet and ribeye. There was an army of waiters ready to carve more meat. The wait staff was very attentive. The place is very active and the noise level can get high, so it may not be ideal for those looking for a quiet night out, but no means is that a knock on this place. My wife and I had an awesome meal and a great time. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/18/2014