Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! My date had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse and it was everything I wanted her first experience to be!

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is a well oiled machine. There’s nothing missed. A total team. Food is out of this world good.

J
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent staff and service, fantastic meats, very nice selections

AJ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience here once again. Chama Gaucha seriously has THE BEST service that I have ever experienced. Consistently wonderful food and expert staff. I can not say enough wonderful things about this place!

a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always our expectations and experiences at chama is always perfect thank you....

SS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and, as always, spectacular service.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! First time there and it was great. Service was amazing and everyone was extremely attentive. We really didn't even have one server because everyone was helping us. Would totally go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and great food! Good caipirinha's.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was attentive, the food was so delicious, and the drinks were very good

AD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, always a good time there!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great! Great food and great service! The wait staff was extremely attentive! I’m going back tonight!

GV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding!
Very impressed with the efficiency of waiters constantly moving perfectly cooked cuts of meat.

TR
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional as always. The prices are very reasonable considering it’s all you can eat. The service was exceptional tonight. We didn’t have to ask for anything. The water kept coming, out wine glasses full and clean plates offered. This is one of my family and my favorite restaurants.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like steak and meat, this is the place to go! The service is always amazing and the amount of food that you receive for what you are paying is an incredible deal! It’s not cheap, but worth every penny! It’s hands down one of our favorite places and we’ve been celebrating special occasions with them for over a decade and we’ve never been disappointed.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My son picked this as his 13th bday dinner. Reservation was made indicating birthday and a server was told at beginning of meal.
A little disappointed no special show was made for him as we heard several bday songs throughout dinner. I did ask a server for the bday flan.. he just dropped at table, lit candle and left:/
Otherwise, dinner and cocktails were great. We always enjoy all the meats!

MJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is hands down the best Brazilian steakhouse in the Chicagoland area! The meats were so well seasoned, fresh and juicy. The salad bar was amazing! I love this place.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our visit, food was excellent. Service is top notch, second to none. Would definitely recommend.

S
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is wonderful. The service is good. However, the wait staff shouldn't hover around your table all night. This is the first time this has ever happened. Normally the service is great. Let the people eat their food without all the interruptions Please!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love it there we'll be back again. Very happy with food choices

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent! And fast and frequent service. The best all around Brazilian steakhouse in the Chicagoland area.

MD
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a friend for her birthday and she was gob smacked by how awesome it was. We will definitely be back!

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always come for family celebrations and we all love it. Can never go wrong. Huge selection of freshly prepared veggies, cheeses, as well as amazing meats. Love it.

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was amazing! Very fast service once seated, bring a big appetite. Food was delicious!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chama Gaucha never seems to disappoint in food or service.

AC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was an overall good experience, we happened to be placed at a table with the air conditioning blasting on us to the point that our food was getting cold. We asked three times for the air to be turned up and they never did nor did they offer to move us to a different table.

MD
Chicago
100 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!!!! The service is always exemplary!

MD
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service was excellent. The chef went out of his way to make my wife’s favorite dessert, which is no longer on the menu, fir her birthday which made the experience that much nicer.

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and service

M
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was disapointed in the service, the food, the entire experience. I made the reservation for my family of 4, the occasion being my mother's birthday. We brought flowers for her and they said they would have no issue setting them on the table, they took them..and I had to ask for them multiple times and did not see them until the end of dinner because they misplaced them.

The food was not what i would expect from a Brazilian steak house. It was salty and did not seem like anything special. I eat my steak well, every time they said they would come back with well they didn't. I waited quite awhile for my first piece of meat to make it to my plate.

Staff was not very friendly either. I am just disapointed at the entire experience especially after paying that amount of money. I was unable to give my mother an enjoyable birthday dinner.

I am very disapointed and upset with the entire experience.

a
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Little more than I anticipated price wise but I would definitely come back again

MQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations but didn't get seated until after I inquired about the delay, which was a half hour later than our reservation time. Other than that everything was great. Servers were polite and attentive. Food was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were here to celebrate our anniversary. We love Brazilian steak houses and heard about Chama Chaucha. The sides were delicious and the salad bar was nice. The meat was flavorful and tender. There is an awesome wine selection that we hadn’t seen before at other steak houses. We will definitely eat there again.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great food, great atmosphere and great service!!!!

HB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite family restaurant. All 7 of us - 2 grandparents, 2 parents and 3 grandchildren - immensely enjoy the food and the atmosphere. We are always very well looked after by the Manager and the serving staff. The quality of the meats, the salad bar, and the desserts is comparable to the best churrascarias in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where we lived a number of years.

BK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

There gauchos were walking around with various types of meat. Unfortunately, we were not aware of the various cuts available. After we finished, we say more varieties that we were not offered. We were asked if there were any meats we wanted brought to the table, nut were never given a list of the offerings.

LB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious! We did wish they offered more selections at on the salad bar as well as Sausages for their meat selections but we will definitely go back!

l
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

best Brazilian place around. the only was it can get better is to have bacon at the salad bar & crackers for their great chicken salad.

d
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Price keeps going up. Food is excellent but the price is getting crazy.

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