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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
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "One member of my group had salad bar only and was charged for a full dinner. A very expensive $45 salad for a vegetarian"
    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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "If you like food and have never been here, you are missing out!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Great food great service outstanding dining experience everyone was really nice"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary. Neither of us have been to a brazilian steak house before. The food was amazing!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The food is outstanding, the service is exceptional. It all leaves you wanting to come back again and again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We went here for my friends 25thwedding anniversary and had a great time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "and overall over the top food and service! Free valet parking very helpful."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing excellent food and the service was the best ever!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This dinning experience was exceptional. The food and service was worth the cost."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was awsome, the service was unbelievable and price wise it was worth every penny."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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!!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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