Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

  • Online Reservations

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chamagaucha.com
  • Email: chicago@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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "I took my husband for his bday it was his first time and he really enjoyed the food and was very amazed at the great service we received. We both had a great time and loves everything!! Great food, excellent service!!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I thought that the food was superb and the wait staff was bar none, I do intend to returned, the only negative I would say is the soda prices were too expensive. Overall I think it was great!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Go hungry leave full for days!!! Truly a king's feast! And the service is excellent , the best hands down!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "All the meat you care to eat. Excellently prepared and served."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It can be kind of hectic to dine here with a group. Waiters are coming and going, servers are filling and refilling,busboys are pouring and clearing -If you crave dinner conversation or catching up with your peeps, forget it here. Eat all of the 15 varieties of meat you can imagine and fill out on the sumptous salad bar and go have coffee at starbucks."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Got there just after they opened for the night. Nice and quiet asked for a quiet table and they accommodated us. Service was nothing short of spectacular. Food was wonderful. Salad bar was a great accompaniment to the abundance of meat. Great for a special occasion and I would think this place would be fun with a group of people also."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was pretty good, nothing to be overlly exited about, but service was poor, didn't even get a chance to take my coat off, and the first thing I heard was what do I want to drink. Really? No name, no welcome, no here is our wine list and some signature cocktails... I had to ask for wine list myself... throughout the dinner we had to ask for plates for our meat, for sides, for sauces... was very annoying. This wasn't our first visit to a brazilian steakhouse, but this was the first time we had such horrible service! won't be back"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants. Make sure you go hungry as the food is great and plentiful. Great for large groups. I had a group of ten with children. They treated us like kings. Never felt hurried and we will return!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "the food was great and the service was top notch job well done"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I can't say anything bad about Chama Gaucha. The entire staff is friendly. The food is delicious and the price is better than other Brazilian steakhouses."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "They have tons of choices and come around to you with meat in a great order. If you love meat and steak meat you will love this place. It is a bit salty but that's how Brazilian food is. The cook of the meat was perfect every time too!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The staff was the best I have ever experienced and the food was unbelievably good. I highly recommend it. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Been coming here twice a year for birthday celebrations for a few years now and the service and food quality never disappoints!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Chama Gaucha is all about the meat. Not to diminish the salad bar, side dishes, or drinks, all excellent in their own right but the main attraction is MEAT! Servers bring skewers of various meats to your table on a nearly never-ending stream governed only by whether you have your place "chit" turned Green side up for "MORE Please" or Red side up for "I'll pass this time". Stuff yourself because the price is for all-you-can-eat and this place, while awesome, is not a bargain chow house. Most Definitely recommended for big meat eaters. Vegans and vegetarians please look elsewhere."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Excellent food. excellent service. Will return again & again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This place really has it all. Fabulously fast and kind service and great food. It's a little pricey, so plan on spending a lot, but it's totally worth it."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My Friend's Birthday! I work right across the street from this place and have always wanted to try it. So for my BFF's birthday I told her we would. The experience was wonderful and exciting!!! This is a foodie and carnivore's dream place!!! Absolutely loved it. The wait staff was excellent!!! I really enjoyed myself!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Came first time, but not for last :)))) loved everything food, service, I'm gonna come back soon for sure, same as my family and friends.Thank you for my nice B - day evening, and see u soon and I highly recommended to every one."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was excellent, fantastic night we will most definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went here for my daughter's boyfriend's birthday...the service was great and the food was delicious - especially the lamb chops. I only gave it four stars overall because I was not impressed by the chicken and I had a couple of tough pieces of one of the steak choices. I would definitely go back, but only for a special occasion. Too $$$ for a regular night out."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The service is top notch and the food can't be beat! Salad bar is amazing and love all the meat choices! Couldn't find a better brazilian steakhouse!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Restaurant environment was total chaos, noisy, and wait staff literally running through the aisles like crazy that was unsettling as a dining experience. Felt rushed from beginning to end to eat and get out where our plates were being pulled constantly and we couldn't hear ourselves think. Couldn't carry on a conversation with others at our table because of the noise levels. Way over-priced for the experience at $50+ per person which only included one drink and no dessert regardless of the salad bar. Will never go back again unless you like to eat fast paced in total chaos. Not for our group. Even if the food was decent, you couldn't tell due to the hectic experience unless that's what a Brazilian Steakhouse is supposed to be like....UGH!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I go to Chama Gaucha occasionally, usually for birthdays. We always have a wonderful experience. The food is very good and the service is always excellent. I've noticed that the servers all seem to work as a team and help each other out, which I wish more places would do. I do like to go for lunch, as the prices are a bit lower and they are less busy. We have never had a bad experience at Chama Gaucha. Looking forward to returning soon."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was our third trip to Chama Gaucha and we like it better each time. We had reservations and like the other two times (Saturday night) there was a wait of about 30 minutes. The servers are very attentive and friendly and continue to bring you food - as long as your signal is green. The salad bar is massive and different. Everything is so fresh and colorful. The main entre - the meat is to die for. It arrives on a skewer and is warm and wonderfully spiced. Going to Chama Gaucha is a unique experience. Be ready to eat!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dinner at Charma Gaucha was everything you could ever hope for... Service was impeccable and all the food was top notch. Hard to pick a favorite dish when everything stands out as awesome!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Food was very good and service was excellent. Very attentive but not suffocating. Had reservation and got there at time of reservation and was immediately seated. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food and service was great. We will be going back again"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I've gone here many times and will continue to go. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday since he loves meat,meat,meat. It's great to try so many different kind. Everyone is very accommidating."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Overall everything was great, I didn't get a refill on my drink at all throughout the night, just my water, but other then that outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have been to Fogo De Chao in Chicago but did not want to make the drive all the way to the city so tried Chama for the first time. Very impressed, service was above and beyond, everyone was happy to assist you and take special requests. For its very fast paced environment the employees always made time to make sure we were enjoying our meal and our needs were met. I will most certainly be returning to Chama in the future!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "What can you say except that a perfect meal is not only about the food, but also the service you receive. The food is outstanding and has been reviewed many times over. The meats are fit for a king and there is an abundance of options for everyone to choose. The most often overlooked aspect of the food is the salad bar. It features some of the freshest selections of artisan meats, cheeses, and vegetables that you can find. What sets Chama Gaucha apart from everyone else is their exceptional service. The gauchos attend to your every request with lightening speed. The hosts watch over the dining area and ensure your glass is always full. Make this a destination for your special occasion and you will be very satisfied."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Food was great... quality meat... very nice service... nice dessert... nice salad bar and appetizers..."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Love the place. Great service. Quality meats. Get the onions and jalepenos, f you like the spicy stuff. Great Salad bar. Excellent wine. Can't go wrong with large groups here. Everyone leaves happy."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "It's a go to place for our family. We all love it from my 7 yr old up."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Really attentive service, quality wines by the glass at a nice price, and delicious all you can eat meats. We're going back."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Service and food were second to none. I truely felt like a king, from my chair being pulled out everytime I sat to the incredible knowledge and professionalism of every staff member. They really kbow what theure doing when it comes to setvice. You dont jist have one waiter you have 30 waiters because every person that even comes near your table is bringing you something, helping with something, clearing your tab l e refillibg your wine glass, crumbing your spot...the list goes on"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Dinner entrees were perfect and the salad appetizer bar perfectly maintained. Just how does that ice stay up there???"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Great as always. The red sangria is very smooth and goes well with everything. I even ordered flowers ahead of time and they were ready and waiting on the table as asked in my reservation notes. The host was friendly and offered to take our coats before seating."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food was so good!! service was good as well i will for sure be back."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Had a couple comments. 1. The meat was good but the flavor could of been better with season with some of the steaks. I couldn't tell you which one because they didn't tell me what I was eating. 2. Took a while to cash out. We were done for like 20mins. Other than that was great."
    Dined on 2/9/2014