About Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

Known for outstanding service, the authentic “churrascaria” offers more than 12 flavorful cuts of meat including lamb, pork, chicken and beef on skewers carved table side by gauchos. In addition to several cuts of meat, the continuous service includes a trip to the fresh and bountiful salad bar followed by a basket of traditional, mouthwatering pao de queijo (cheese bread). Fried plantains, buttery garlic mashed potatoes and fried polenta are served family style. An excellent, extensive wine list and authentic Brazilian cocktails complement the unlimited fare.

At our restaurant we are proud to bring you all the tradition behind the unique and original Brazilian way of serving meat. Food doesn’t stop arriving until you’ve had enough. Whether it’s a cocktail reception, class reunion, corporate picnic, magnificent wedding reception, or any occasion we can create a great event fueled by our passion for perfection.

3008 Finley Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Brazilian Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday : 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm Dinner, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
Butterfield

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 324-6002

Website:
http://www.chamagaucha.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (68)
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Great for Lunch (38)
Cozy (31)
Casual (30)
Notable Wine List (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Comfort Food (22)
Kid-friendly (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Paleo Friendly (16)
Tasting Menu (16)
Great for Brunch (14)
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Quiet Conversation (13)
Healthy (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
People Watching (9)
Seasonal (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Disabled Access (7)
Late-night Find (7)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (3)
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·Dined 7 hours ago

Wife birthday

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·Dined a day ago

It was a great time. My second time there, the food was amazing. Servers were amazing. I will definitely be back soon.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Service was amazing!! Food was delicious, we will definitely be back

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was up to par. The servers, the food, the ambiance, the guests. It was truly an experience to remember. Thank you for having me.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

First tine here. I’ve been to the “other “ Brazilian” restaurants and Chama is really good.

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·Dined 3 days ago

This is by far the best restaurant I ever been to. I've been dining here for years and not once been disappointed. They have the best chicken salad and the finest yac (cognac). Their mixed drinks are reasonable, had me in there lit (drunk). People compare it to Brazazz but I like this place better. No shade at Brazazz because their good too but this place is better in my opinion.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food, service, and ambiance.
Thank you Dennis and to the rest of the staff

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place!! Recommended for any special occasion, fantastic food and ambience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. The service was even better. Very professional and caring staff.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

I would just go back because of the costumer service!. They are amazing and really attentive from pulling your chair to helping you with your coat. Always came bac k to get you a refill and asking if you wanted another drink/wine. As soon as you flip your card the meat will keep on coming!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Without a doubt the best food, and service I’ve ever had ! This place is phenomenal

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

A bit of a wait considering it being valentines, some of the meat was cold. Servers were friendly and willing to make us feel welcomed. We did wait awhile for the check but it was understandable. We are regulars and will be coming back for my birthday the 27th. Hopefully the experience will be a bit better

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food and very nice service .Highly recommended

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

This was my 3rd time here. For some reason I was not at all impressed with the quality or selection or meat this time. It was very disappointing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

This is my favorite restaurant to go the best meat I ever eat and the service was awesome.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

I took my wife out for Valentine's day,we decided to go on the night before to avoid the crowds. This was our first visit to Chama. We love Brazilian steak houses. This is our new place!. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. Matthew our server was outstanding! All of the side dishes were piping hot. The filet mignon was succulent! Great place!!!! Great staff!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We let our server know we wanted our meat well done. We waited a very long time for our meat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was amazing and service was great. Will definitely be coming back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We went for my boyfriend birthday and had a GREAT time!! They service is excellent - anything we asked for was brought right over to our table. They even gave us a compleentary cheesecake slice.

We could not have been any happier.

thank you!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and quality of food here are both fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Paleo Friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing food and great service. Only wish is that they would let us take some home!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We've been coming here for years and the service is always excellent. The food is delicious, beautifully executed.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Been here several times already this time was excellent again. Reservation was on time, food was fast and delicious as usual. Salad bar was stocked as soon as it running low ....loved the house salad and chicken salad best ever had was like eating crack....very addicting.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was good and all the help was pleasant, my only complaint is I felt like I was in a eating marathon, everything is so fast I didn’t have time to enjoy my food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Something for everyone! More food than you can possibly eat! Delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and great service! The noise level is a bit high, but nothing we couldn’t handle. Is it worth almost $60/person? Once a year maybe, but not every month!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great and attentive service, we were very happy with the quality of food as well

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved all except the hostess. They don’t know great guest service

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great variety; prepared well...always top notch service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Was absolutely amazing. Food was great and the best service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Service was outstanding! Very accommodating! Love the salad bar. I need a bigger stomach to eat everything this place has to offer. Top of my list for dinning on date night and with family.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Sons birthday

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC PLACE TO EAT. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING, THE SERVICE QUICK AND THE SERVERS VERY ATTENTIVE, AND AN OVERALL EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. EVEN MY 3 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER WAS TREATED WARMLY AND RESPECTFULLY. FIVE STARS FOR SURE!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Meat selections were excellent! Sides left a little to be desired but if you want to fill up with protein it’s perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is delicious but it's extremely expensive. They never offered "salad bar only" and I had to mention it to our server. When we got the bill, we were charged full price for my meal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This place is wonderful! We had made our reservations with Open Table....thank goodness....they were very busy. The meats were all tender and the servers were on the spot with more varieties of meats ~~ very attentive! We enjoyed the salad bar ~ nice selection! Looking forward to our next trip! Thanks for a great place and great food and spectacular service! Kudos to the staff and management! We celebrated two Birthdays and enjoyed our dessert! Our friends loved it too!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Group of people seatings next to us was to loudly and nobody’s telling them nothing

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It was my birthday the waiters were friendly a cake was brought to my table I just had a wonderful night I am glad I chose this restaurant to spend my birthday at.thank you all for making this day very special.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We were 6 guests around the table. I had ordered a bottle of wine 750ml. And waiter was unable to fill all 6 wine glasses equally. One of my guest left with empty glass!!! I get very embarrassed. Shame on stuff who just pretending they have knowledge how to work in that level restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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