Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

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$31 to $50
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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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j
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally when I almost gave up on them , everything was on point. From service to the food to the attention. They are back to being my #1

B
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food5service5ambience4

Normally I adore this place but my grandma had a nasty spill in the parking lot that left her with a broken arm and fractured wrist due to the poor lighting in the lot. Absolutely absurd that they can afford lights in their lot when they charge 50+ a plate.

VG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place! We don't go as often as I'd like due to the price but it is because of my budget. It is definitely worth what the charge.

a
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! Will go back! If you haven't been, GO! Top notch!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed everything about our experience, except for those occasions where it felt as though we were being rushed to get our meal ate. Our cards were showing red and the servers kept coming and the sides were brought early and by the time we got to them they were cold.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. The food, waitstaff and service were fantastic! I can’t wait to go back again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very much overrated. Service was exceptional, however food was just ok. Chicken was dry and overcooked, filet was wrapped in bacon (yuck) and was grisly. Drinks were severely overpriced and mediocre tasting. Wouldn’t return, as I’d rather have quality over quantity.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very attentive, food hot and delicious! Warm and inviting atmosphere

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great we had a great lunch!

RF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! The servers remember me all the time and treat me and my family with great respect. The food is always fresh and delicious. I can't wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing! I didn’t ask for a thing, they anticipated my needs and stayed a step ahead of me. 5 stars aren’t enough!

MM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always but.........lunch price keeps going up $36.50 now

H
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place.. I'm definitely coming back. It's great for special occasions, parties, or just a date out with your significant other. Service is top notch. Food is definitely worth every penny.

LC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrated my son’s birthday here. Service was over the top, food was very good. My favorite is the bacon wrapped chicken. Super moist and delicious....Lots of activity once the “coaster” turns to green. The gauchos are very experienced and flock to the table in a moment’s notice. The salad bar is wonderful with many many different options. Be prepared, Pricing is quite expensive.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had our table when we arrived. Food was phenomenal! Gauchos kept bringing our favorite cuts! Will continue going.

MH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Love Love this place! Absolutely one of my favorite restaurants in the western suburbs. Fabulous food, solicitous service, just lovely all around.

YR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a very good experience but I was waiting for a little bit more of a Brazilian ambience

N
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the best waiter Bernardo will definitely be asking for him again. Food was outstanding and a lot of selections

DE
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I’ve come here with my girlfriend for our anniversary for the past 3 years and this was the worse experience yet. We waited almost full hour after reservation and the when I approached the lady a second time she said she called us when I was standing across the room in front of her the whole time. She lied straight to my face and tried to blame me. I understood that it was busy. Then after we received no dessert for the occasion or compensation for the unnecessary miscommunication. I usually don’t complain but this did ruin our experience especially being more than an hour away from downers grove

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Better than expected.

KS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had reservations and were seated right away. The service from the time we sat was unbelievable and the food was phenomenal

MS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

If it is your first time attending I wouldn't mention it if your initial server is Bernard. We felt extremely talked down to as of we were incompetent. The way we were being talked to was uncomfortable and kind of ruined the start to our evening. A gentleman by the name of Frank came around a few times and was extremely helpful, courteous, and a pleasure to talk to. The food was great, wine was good. Everything there was enjoyable except the poor start to our evening branching solely off just one of their team members.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place. Too expensive for regular visits but great for occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th birthday for my friend, it was a really good experience!!!

j
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience but very pricey.
Food and service is the best around. Never been to such a overall great place.

GF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as always , service was outstanding as well everyone was very polite .Food was delicious. I really like this place I usually go for my anniversary or birthday.

j
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fabulous...Salad bar was lacking.

AH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food!! Our waitstaff kept our glasses filled with water and appropriately check to see how they could meet our needs. I recommend this restaurant for a family night out or for date night.

SM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

I have been to Chama Gaucha twice before and loved it, unfortunately my 3rd visit wasn't so good. First, we waited about 30min WITH a reservation and then were seated in a far corner room. This was not necessarily a problem except for the fact that the gauchos didn't make it to our table very often. We seemed to get the same cuts coming to our table. When we asked about the sausage we were told that there was no sausage however it's on the menu and was served the other 2 time I was there. We also didn't get any porco, it never made it to our table however we saw on our way out. The ribeye (which is my favorite) only made it to our table once. I was so disappointed that for the money I spent, I wasn't even able to taste all of the offerings. This was one of my favorite restaurants however, after my last experience, I'm not sure I'll be back.

KK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Our servers were amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Did not disappoint one bit.

SE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place to celebrate a family birthday. Food was delicious and service was fantastic. A fun night!

TE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at Chama Gaucha and we will definitely be back! The service was superb and the food was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, my wife loved it

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!!

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E
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely LOVE this place! Hands down the best Brazilian Steakhouse ever! We have dinner here, we bring all our friends here and we even had my surprise birthday party here...always an amazing meal with outstanding service. The cheese poofs are to die for, the meat is always perfectly cooked and seasoned and the sides are delicious. The staff is always friendly and always making sure that everyone is completely satisfied. I would give this place 10 stars if I could because it truly is a perfect place to have lunch or dinner for any occasion or any meal for that matter. Lastly, I’m not much of a drinker but I always love their drinks there so it’s one of the few places I will have a drink (Caipiroska with Tito’s is my fav!) An amazing dining experience that is worth every penny!!

N
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, and the servers there are very polite and professional. We went to the restaurant for our anniversary and they treated us to a complimentary slice of cake. We love coming here and will continue to do so in the future.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made reservations. When we arrived there was a line however our reservations were ready. Set down. Had great service. And enjoyed the meal

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