Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

4.7
2518 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Brazilian Steakhouse
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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
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Phone number
(630) 324-6002
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
Treat your guests to an extraordinary experience when you host your next event at Chama Gaucha.
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Private party contact
Chama Gaucha: (855) 404-9721
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Butterfield
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2518 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. It was a wonderful treat for a special occasion!

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Chama Gaucha for many years at lunchtime and the food and service are always excellent. The buffet is one of the best in the western suburbs and is just as great at the barbecued meat. Wonderful place for a special occasion!

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RS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best thing about this place is the service. Couldn't find better service than here!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience for a party of 14!!!! Everyone in my party stated they will be back

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great anniversary celebration. The food was amazing as well as the service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration had a good time everything was good

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l
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night, i enjoyed it and hope to come back

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J
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went you my sons 14 birthday his pick was awsome service A++++

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F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite Brazilian steakhouse of all the ones I’ve been to. The service and attention is absolutely top notch and the food was fantastic! We are already planning our next time back during holiday shopping. The meat is all great and not over-spiced that you get some places.

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Poor value in salad bar and overpriced! And all of this rhetoric is to get me to 50 characters!

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, Wonderful food and service, best meats and salad bar is amazing

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IG
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to Chama Gaucha for years it’s my favorite and the service is always great. One of the reasons we keep going is the service!!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server Honey was terrific. She was so friendly and helpful. Our first time visiting and she made it great! Thank you the wonderful service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with my family for dinner everything was amazing however the customer service was the best! BELLA did an amazing job educating my family on how everything worked seeing as this was their first time at a Brazilian steakhouse, her customer service was amazing!! All the way till the end. Even the guys that were walking around with the meats were polite and not annoyed if i requested a certain meat instead of what they were bringing. Amazing restaurant, Excellent staff, world class customer service. My favorites dishes was the garlic steak & lemon pepper chicken :) thank me later

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HJ
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love it, our favorite please to dine. The only thing is even when we book a day before we still have to wait 10 to 15 minutes. Should not be overbooked.

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AN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place . Every time I go I never leave disappointed (or not full). Outstanding every time!

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F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too expensive. Not worth the price. Service was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Virtually flawless experience. The food, service, everything was perfect. All the service people were so friendly and thoughtful it made the night seem special. The only thing which is remotely like an issue is the price. Even though it is "all you can eat" one would find it difficult to eat enough to match the price but for an experience like this it is worth an occasional splurge.

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T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was great! The food was amazing as always! Totally recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing. The people were very nice and quick when it came to service. The food was amazing as well.

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D
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for years and love it. Sad to see all the pork items have been removed from the selections & no hearts of palm....but it was obvious why. Please don’t change, you have faithful clients who are allowed to eat pork.

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OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Best beef and lamb. Meat that melts in your mouth, and is seasoned perfectly. The smoked salmon at the salad bar was also wonderful.

Chocolate modern molten cake for dessert, and tres leches cakes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to celebrate my daughters 17th birthday. She’s a Brazilian steakhouse connoisseurs and only wanted Chama Gaucha. The staff and chefs delivered another great experience, making her day extra special. Thank you’s to everyone!!

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G
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Meat is wonderful and the service impeccable. A great getaway once a month as it's really rich food.

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality meats. Way better than Foco De Chao

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A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant ever! Service and
food second to none.

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EA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

All you can eat price is fair, food is very good.
ALL other prices are very high, wine, dessert, liqueur etc.
Staff is constantly on top of you not giving you room to share dinner and enjoy the time with your family or friends, sometimes looks like there is someone constantly standing next to you, sometimes, more than one person.

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RM
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

So first the good. The service people are incredibly attentive, polite and professional. One of the best for such a large restaurant I've ever experienced and consistent each time I've visited this one. The other outstanding thing is the quality of the meats. I'm a fan of Churascaria meals and I have to say Chama Gaucha has a better quality and presentation than the other large national brands in this sector. Now the negative. It seems as though they have reduced the selections on the salad/antipasti/sides bar area. It just felt a bit skimpy compared to my previous visits. I don't live in the area and so only make it hear once per year or so, this may have been done to reduce costs and waste, hard to say. Also the interior seems to be showing some signs of wear. All of this due to the large capacity of the restaurant I'm sure, but It didn't go un-noticed. I've been in large Brazillian style restaurants all over the country and they do a better job of breaking up the dining room into visually smaller sections to give it less of a cafeteria feel. So to wrap up, very good meat preparation, so-so on the additional parts of the meal and excellent service in a bit of a lack luster environment.

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FC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Overall a little disappointing. Chama Gaucha has some very stiff competition in this arena, especially at that price point, and they just don’t quite measure up. Salad bar and selection is lacking, ambiance is just ok, not a lot of bang for your buck. Texas De Brazil and Fogo De Chao are both significantly higher quality and offer a much more premium experience.

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P
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely phenomenal beginning to end. Our birthday celebration was wonderful. The food, wine, service, and special creme brulee birthday dessert was the best I have ever had. Kurt was wonderful as were rest of the staff.

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CP
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, definitely bring your appetite to get your moneys worth!

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent and so was the food! They keep the salad bar meticulous. They even brought us a cheesecake decorated to celebrate our two year anniversary. Very nice.

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SB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service and food.
Equvilant to the fine restaurants we visisted
Back home in Abu Dhabi and Dubai!
Would love to enjoy halal zabiha beef and chicken! Delish lamb options!!!!

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D
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing food, service, and atmosphere

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NB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very busy Saturday night - we started with one served and ended with another which was confusing, but both were very nice. We had to ask to have our salad plates removed - perhaps a result of two servers? Food was delicious - a great meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go here we are amazed! The service here doesn’t compare to any other restaurant I have ever been to. We go here at least once a month. I have nothing bad to say about this place.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I come to this restaurant all the time as far as Saturday October 20th everything was amazing except for the person which was a male who kept up at our table the same person who gave us our check he was the rudest individual I have ever come in contact at your restaurant he never gave his name never said two words to us almost was disgusted to come to our table I don't know what his name was but I did not enjoy my day there with the amount of money I had to pay everybody else that came to our table was amazing happy to service very pleasant for the amount of money I spend there I don't deserve to feel uncomfortable or my guests. I was not the only one that felt the same as I did.
Sincerely,
Theresa

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Endless meat, whatever kind you want, cooked to perfection and cut on your plate. This place is the best. Period.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always enjoy our dinner here. Friendly and attentive wait staff. We LOVE the White Sangria!

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M
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Service was ok
I think it was to salty the day I went I have been there before but last experience not really satisfied

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