Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

4.7
3428 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.
What 3428 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AdrianaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Everything seems fresh the meats were very soft and just can't wait to go back.

JT
JesusT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it,This restaurant is great it’s close to I 355,10 minutes away from home service was great waitress they did a good job the food was delicious ,nice and clean,nice and quiet I recommend to all my friends.

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GREGORY
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Food is just phenomenal and you eat as much as you want. In spite of the restaurant being very busy the noise level was very low. At no point in time did I have to raise my voice above a normal conversational level to be heard. Their attention to detail is perfect. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, even a vegetarian due to the huge salad bar.

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Foodcritic
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish they had the lemonade but because of COVID it isn’t there anymore :(

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HectorC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brazilian steakhouse ever, I've been in those type of restaurants in different states also in different countries and this one is the best, enjoyed the food, the service, the drinks and the salad bar, me and my wife are always looking for different places and this one it's one of our favorites ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Velz
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for my family and me. We had great food and a lot of fun.

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SamE
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best steak restaurant here in illinois! the service is always emaculate

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scottz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amaaaazing! Best service weve ever had at a restaurant that we can remember!staff rocks!!

MJ
MalJoe
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Not happy with the server we had...we understand they were busy but he was not very attentive to us. Like he was bothered. The 1st time we were ever disappointed with service.

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KristinaW
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service! This is by far my favorite place ever ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The overall experience was great! Plus they surprised me with a slice of pie & song happy birthday for my birthday!

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ElizabethM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was even greater! It was our anniversary and they gave us complimentary dessert that was super delicious as well! Everything was just amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent

JH
JohnH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a given... They do Brazilian Steakhouse right. But it's the service that truly sets them apart. Their attention to detail, every detail, sets the standard for how fine dining restaurants should be.

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vipLadyLDB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always excellent and enjoyable.

my favorite place - from the host to the Gaucho all the way down to the bus boy. everyone is magnificent .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were friendly, nice, pleasant. The food was 10 out of 10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was mediocre, food was ok, they didn’t have a great as selection as I expected. Kept getting asked if I wanted the same meat over an over again.

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CharoletteG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It is our 19th year wedding anniversary.

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GiselaF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Late valentines day

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shareef777
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chama is absolutely the number one Brazilian steakhouse in the Chicagoland area. Haven't been disappointed even once in the few years I've been going there.

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DennisS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and salad bar was delicious! Hot sides at your table during the meat were very good. Staff was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive. It's a little on the pricey side but overall a great place with great food and staff.

RJ
RobertJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate my son 18th birthday, and the food and service were 2nd to none! Entire family enjoyed it... and said "best meal EVER"

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good, we’ll be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was good, the staff was attentive.
The valet system was horrible!
Took us almost 30 mins to get our car from them.
Then once we did we got home and realized the valet never gave us our keys back. Now my husband has to drive all the way back to get them in these weather conditions.
Not happy.

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vipdavidb
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Over crowded. Food was slow because of the crowd. Glad they are back but will not come on V Day or any holiday.

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JohnnyN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great amazing food!! Will definitely go back next special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food and drinks were good, the service was horrible. We didn’t know who was our server because we had about 5 different servers come up to us and none of them would come up and check on us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Over crowded and under served. We have dined here many times in the past but this kid our first time since Covid. Unfortunately the service is not worth the price they charge. There was very long gaps between the meat offerings and the selection appeared to be very limited.

Servers used to work as a team and service was great but now it didn’t appear to be a team atmosphere. This place was a favorite for my family but we will need to venture out for another Brazilian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bring back the lemonade please it was soooo good it really killed my meal that I didn’t have it. The food was good but since they discontinued the limonade then I might have to discontinue from going there I know fogo still has it might have to go there. That’s how much this limonade impacts this place bring it back ASAP I’ve been coming to chama for years and now I can’t

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Montana
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and comfortable place to eat with your love ones.

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ReneeR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always our experience is out of this world. The food, drinks and service is outstanding.

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vipwfilip
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and service, as always! Tables were a bit too close together, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wished they had the lemonade and ceviche

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JoniF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

will forever love this restaurant for a date night

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food. I would highly recommend them

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an AMAZING dinner experience here. Excellent food and fantastic service.

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Ksmom
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Son’s 14th birthday dinner. He has food allergies and we always have a great experience here

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Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 3428 OpenTable diners.

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