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Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
3862 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak

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.

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Booked 86 times today

Additional information

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (630) 324-6002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Treat your guests to an extraordinary experience when you host your next event at Chama Gaucha.

  • Private party contact

    Chama Gaucha: (855) 404-9721

  • Neighborhood

    Downers Grove

  • Cross street

    Butterfield

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

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

Menu

Main

  • Picanha

    The house's specialty. the prime cut of the sirloin.

    • Ribeye

      A favourite among many, served simply with a light sprinkle of sea salt.

      • Filet Mignon E Frango

        Choose from our chicken breast or filet wrapped in bacon.

        • Fraldinha

          The bottom sirloin. one of our most flavorful cuts.

          • Costela

            The beef rib. the rich marbling provides both the flavor and texture.

            • Filet Mignon

              The most tender and juicy cut of meat with a light sprinkle of sea salt.

              • Porco

                Selected from the succulent rack of pork ribs or the loins dusted in parmesan.

                • Frango E Linguica

                  A perfect pairing! marinated chicken drumsticks or pork sausage.

                  • Cordeiro

                    Flavorful leg of lamb or rack of lamb seasoned to perfection.

                    Last updated: February 3, 2022

                    What 3,862 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                    4.7
                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                    • 4.8Food
                    • 4.6Service
                    • 4.5Ambience
                    • 4.5Value

                    NoiseModerate

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                    • Chicago / Illinois

                      Steak

                    • West Suburbs

                      Special Occasion

                    • West Suburbs

                      Steak

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                    1. GM

                      GeorgeM

                      Chicago

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We had so much fun! Thank you for making our special day even more special! Love the food and service

                    2. EP

                      ElizabethP

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      Food as always very good.The only thing is they don’t come as often as they used to

                    3. RG

                      ReneeG

                      Chicago

                      8 reviews

                      5.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Great service and food

                    4. BS

                      BarbaraS

                      1 review

                      2.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall2food5service1ambience5

                      I told who sat us that it was my husband’s bday, which wasn’t acknowledged. Didn’t know who our waiter was until we got the bill (he was too busy with the party that was right next to us to even introduce himself). I’ve been several times & it was my favorite place but that this was by far the worst experience ever, not sure I’ll return.

                    5. AS

                      ASHLEYB

                      Chicago

                      2 reviews

                      3.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined 2 days ago

                      overall3food3service2ambience1

                      usually i have nothing bad to say about chama gaucha, we were celebrating birthdays. they are remodeling right now and all the tables are way too close together right now and we were put in the corner and it was hard to get up and through the tables to get to the salad bar and the service was also a little lacking this time bc it was hard to get to the table. I def wouldnt go back until they are done remodeling. the service just wasnt as attentive as it normally is.

                    6. HD

                      HectorD

                      Chicago

                      16 reviews

                      5.0

                      16 reviews

                      Dined 3 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great experience great food Most of all service out of this world everyone. Congratulations

                    7. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 4 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Food was amazing as was the service. 3rd time there and will be back.

                    8. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined 5 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We finally got to take our team out after 2 years so we knew this is the perfect place to celebrate them! I love that their meats are grass fed and the veggies are organic. Even the warm rolls are gluten free! That’s amazing!!

                    9. CD

                      CDB3

                      Chicago

                      9 reviews

                      5.0

                      9 reviews

                      Dined 6 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Had an amazing evening celebrating my wife on her birthday!

                    10. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Chicago

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined 7 days ago

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      This is our go-to spot for special occasions, the food is exceptional and the service and hospitality doesn’t compare to any other place.

                    11. MF

                      MariaF

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 16, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      It was our first time going to this restaurant. We arrived a few minutes prior to our reservation and they sat us quickly. It was quite busy for a Sunday evening but they had mentioned that it was an average night and always busy 24/7. The various meat choices were coming in quickly. I felt like I had to hurry up and flip my card over just to enjoy the 4 choices I already had on my plate. The prime rib was not good at all, it was all fat and I had to spit it out. The filet Mignon was delicious. The chicken was tasty. Our server said there were 13 choices of meat to chose from. I can't see anyone eating that much. I think we stopped at 7. Desserts were very good. Nice portions too. There were good choices for the side items but I would suggest you do not get filled with them. They also bought mashed potatoes to our table and these little corn bread finger size to munch on. We all left the table stuffed and pretty sure all fell into a food coma.

                    12. LK

                      LisaK

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Very attentive staff. It was a matter of seconds from when we turned over to the green side to having the guys bringing meat. Salad bar was OK. I felt it was spread out weirdly (like the "ceasar salad" all by itself on one side but then the dressings and other lettuce-y salads on another end) and not enough options. Dressing selection for salads was weak BUT we were there for the meat and that aspect was amazing!

                    13. DC

                      DeenaC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      This is by far the best Brazilian steakhouse we have visited. Looking forward to our next visit!

                    14. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Was a fantastic time. The only thing was one of the waiters/hosts was lingering around us asking what we were waiting for towards the end and came off quite rude. Other than that amazing food and great experience

                    15. T

                      Tropigal

                      Chicago

                      11 reviews

                      5.0

                      11 reviews

                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Superlative, as always! Top notch service and divine food. Our favorite restaurant!

                    16. MR

                      MelissaR

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                      overall3food4service2ambience2

                      Came with a large group. We had a reservation & were sat right away which was great. Server took our drink orders and encouraged us to go up to the salad bar. The options there were fresh & tasted good. As soon as we sat down with our salad plates we were immediately surrounded by staff serving meat. It felt very rushed. I couldn't even eat my salad without someone coming up. It would have been a much better experience if the salad plates were cleared from the table, refreshed with clean plates, then the sides & meats arrived. By the time we got to tasting the sides they were cold. Overall the food was good but because we were so incredibly rushed we didn't really enjoy our experience - especially at that price point.

                    17. W

                      Will

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We gone there many times and it's a great family dinner or date night spot!

                    18. d

                      debra

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 12, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Absolutely amazing food, service, and experience! We would highly recommend!

                    19. P

                      Pierogi75

                      Chicago

                      2 reviews

                      1.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                      overall1food2service1ambience1

                      Poor quality meat, minimal salad bar options (at a non-minimal cost), awful service, poor ambiance with indoor construction that made moving around difficult. Huge price tag with an even more disappointing experience.

                    20. CA

                      CynthiaA

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 10, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great service !! We enjoyed our time! The servers were always polite & just overall great !

                    21. RP

                      RandyP

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                      It was a great experience. Went on moms day so it was busy. Only down side was the meats (and sides) came by slow. Even when we had the green showing we’d get bypassed.

                    22. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Mother’s Day

                    23. KH

                      KhandiceH

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      The meats were all juicy, the salad bar was fresh and overall really good!

                    24. L

                      Luis

                      Chicago

                      57 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      57 reviews

                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      First time we go to a Brazilian steakhouse and we are not Nickeled and dimed with the steak cuts. They came around often and with the best cuts. It was great service as well. Definitely would recommend as long as they keep up the service.

                    25. e

                      evag

                      Chicago

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on May 7, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Buena comida y muy buen servicio Los meseros muy atento a tus necesidades

                    26. JW

                      JanetW

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We love going here, staff is super friendly and the food is amazing.

                    27. CH

                      CarolynH

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 4, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Overall excellent experience. Polite, friendly, and professional hostess. Very attentive server. Friendly, polite, informative, professional and respectful. We never had to ask for a thing, he was always anticipating our needs and exceeding them. The salad bar was very well organized, always stocked and neat. The gentlemen delivering the meat were constantly circling tables. Never had to wait for additional meat. The portions were large and always to our specifications and DELICIOUS! Best meal we have ever had! We were celebrating a birthday, so our server arranged for the dessert to include a happy birthday message, a candle and a song as a surprise. See what I mean about attentive! This is now our go-to location for celebrations. We are already planning out next visit and bringing other family members to experience the dining paradise that is Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse!

                    28. J

                      Joey

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 2, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Had a dinner with some friends for my birthday last night and it was one of the best experiences I’ve had.

                    29. HM

                      HersieM

                      1 review

                      4.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                      good food but not much selection. some parts of the carpet are missing

                    30. P

                      nancyP

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great service and food !!! Great experience!loved it !!

                    31. CB

                      Celebrating80thBday

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Servers were amazing, everyone worked in concert with one another, from filling water glasses, replenishing dinner rolls & side dishes, to relaying information regarding desired meat selection & meat temperature desired. A wonderful experience!

                    32. NS

                      NewtS

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The food is always amazing, but the service is at another level. Everyone is extremely kind and always very helpful. Would always recommend this restaurant.

                    33. PK

                      PeggyK

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 29, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Seated immediately, fantastic service, food was top notch as always!!!

                    34. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      8 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      8 reviews

                      Dined on April 28, 2022

                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                      Went to celebrate birthday! Although no candle was offered for the desert we ordered, we still had a fantastic time! Service was excellent!

                    35. D

                      Dani1994

                      Chicago

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on April 26, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The service, food, everything was amazing! Highly recommend and can’t wait to be back.

                    36. RC

                      RaquelC

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      The staff are Amazing, the good is excellent & the atmosphere is welcoming!

                    37. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Food was great

                    38. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Food and service were fantastic, so attentive and friendly!!!

                    39. J

                      Joseph

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on April 23, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Perfect for a date or big groups. The service was very good and were quick to bring any of the meats that we were interested in. The drinks were very small for how much they cost (only filled half the glass which already had a giant ice cube). Otherwise I really enjoyed it and will definitely be going back.

                    40. HD

                      HectorD

                      Chicago

                      17 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      17 reviews

                      Dined on April 20, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We been here many times. Everything Is fine. Still missing the soups as before.

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                    Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 3862 OpenTable diners.

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                    Booked 86 times today
                    Google Map for Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

                    3008 Finley Rd. Downers Grove, IL 60515

                    Additional information

                    • Cross street

                      Butterfield

                    • Neighborhood

                      Downers Grove

                    • 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

                    • Cuisines

                      Steak, Brazilian Steakhouse

                    • Dining style

                      Fine Dining

                    • Dress code

                      Business Casual

                    • Parking details

                      Valet

                    • Payment options

                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                    • Additional

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

                    • Phone number

                      (630) 324-6002

                    • Private party facilities

                      Treat your guests to an extraordinary experience when you host your next event at Chama Gaucha.

                    • Private party contact

                      Chama Gaucha: (855) 404-9721

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