About Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse

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.

3008 Finley Rd.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
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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

Cross Street:
Butterfield

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 324-6002

Website:
http://www.chamagaucha.com/

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

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Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (84)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
Good for Birthdays (66)
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Good for a Date (56)
Worth the Drive (55)
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Romantic (50)
Authentic (44)
Business Meals (36)
Fun (36)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Great for Lunch (30)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Casual (25)
Cozy (22)
Comfort Food (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Kid-friendly (15)
Disabled Access (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (14)
Healthy (13)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Scenic View (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
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·Dined 3 days ago

My 2nd time here and it was worth the drive. The food was outstanding! The service was amazing! I will definitely come back every year I’m gonna make it a tradition.

1. Quality Food
2. Outstanding Service
3. Royalty Treatment
4. Free Valet Parking

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely amazing. I have no words to describe this experience. Outstanding, unforgettable, delicious. Worth every penny I promise you!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was first class and servers are very attentive when glasses need refilling and when the green card is upright.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

The entire staff was amazing, from the valet to the front desk and our waiter. We were greeted with smiles all the way through and made the evening spectacular. Definitely earned a repeat customer.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 5 days ago

Had a delicious meal accompanied by an amazing salad bar. Our servers were attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable from food to drinks. Would highly r.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We had such a fun time celebrating my husdand's birthday. The entire experience exceeded our expectations. The entire staff from the receptionist to the busboy were professional in all aspects. Great bargain. Great food. Great time. We will be coming back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Such a fun way to enjoy dinner. The service is amazing and their attention to detail is fantastic. A group of adults and a 1 year old. They made amazing accommodations !

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The wait staff was very friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service!! I never received such quick, generous, and kind service before. I felt so spoiled by the staff there. Perfect place to dine at. Great food!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

It was the perfect place to go as always. The service is always excellent the food is always delicious it was a great experience! We were celebrating because my friends have moved away and truly miss great restaurants and this was their choice of all the restaurants in the Chicagoland area .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Loved the food and servers. A little too bright and too loud

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always great service, and delicious food. The staff is jist wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

One of the best resturant i’ve been to , Excellent service , Delicious food 7 star resturant .

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was not my first visit to Chama Guacha but it was my brother's and despite the substantial build-up I gave the restaurant, food and service, the actual experience exceeded his expectations. We had a phenomenal meal, cozy table, great cocktails and fantastic service. The restaurant was hopping busy yet our wait was short. The complementary valet parking made it easy to get in and out. Great job by all the staff...I look forward to my next visit - whenever that will be.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My family loves this place. The food (cuts of meats) is awesome- the salad bar is amazing.
The wait staff is always on point; so very pleasant.
We will continue to celebrate special occasions at Chama Gaucha.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

the waitress seemed to be in a hurry at one point the group felt rushed I wanted to go to the salad bar but she was removing stuff before we were finished, the cavers were awesome, also the mens bathroom was out of toilet paper have some one check it once in a while.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our party had a great night out and the service and food were outstanding. We have visited before and hope to come again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great restaurant for meat lovers
The best salad bar
Good dessert

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. Would definitely recommend to try.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They do move people in and out quickly so at first we felt rushed but it was just the way they operate and no one made us feel rushed. The servers and food was phenomenal. It was a bit loud due to the open ceiling. We will be back.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding! Very good service, excellent food, had a great time!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife don't eat meat I didn't think the salad bar was all that great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wedding Anniversary

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great! The tea and coffee are horrible. The tea is always cold. dont
order tea, is just warm water that’s flavorless

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is great but the service outstanding! Love it!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was a great experience. It was a 730 reservation. Great service. Good food. I loved everything about it. At the end they do try pretty hard to sell their liquors. Which is nice but slightly annoying. Other than that it was very nice.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We’ve been coming here for years on family birthdays and anniversaries and for the most part the service is great and the food is delicious! This time it was for my husband’s birthday and it was one of the best services we’ve had there. My husband received delicious desert with candle and happy birthday sign without me even usking! Thank you for making this night super special and fun.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was great!!! Very pleasant experience, great environment and really polite workers!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was delicious! Service was great. Will definitely recommend to all my friends.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great service but don't care for how the hover behind you just waiting to clear a plate or fill water. It's good but bad at the same time. One waiter recommended a drink even after my girlfriend said she didn't like lime but insisted... Did not charge us for it but that was kind of strange to us. Some of the meat was chewy. This experience was not as good as the first time i went. They did give us a creme brule as a dessert since we were celebrating our anniversary which was very nice of them. I don't know if i would be back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Celebrated my daughter's birthday here - it's her favorite place. The service is second to none and the food is outstanding. I highly recommend this dining experience.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

If I could give ten stars, I would. The food is delicious, the salad bar is very eclectic and the staff is very friendly.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

First time and it was AMAZING!! Defitnely going back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The best Brazilian steakhouse in the Chicagoland area. The service is just great. The meats are done how ever you like. The Salad bar is great and even has Cerviche now. There is also a soup option which is relatively new. Would recommend you get the grilled jalepenos and onions if you like spicy condiments.

This is a great place to feed large numbers of people great food without breaking the bank.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Having been to most of the existing Brazilian restaurants in the suburbs and Chicago, we were excited to try this one, based on the excellent reviews. We had a party of 11 and were not overly impressed by the food. The service was top notch and we loved that the server periodically replenished the side dishes at our tables, as we have never seen that at any other Brazilian restaurant. The salad bar had fresh ingredients but the quantity of the selections seemed a bit scant. We were happy to see that there was cream of broccoli soup on the salad bar, but it was ice cold. The number of meats offered was the most disappointing overall. They told us they no longer served the sausage of Parmesan pork. All in all we figured there were 9 different varieties of meat, as opposed to 13+ at similar establishments. Chama was by far the most expensive Brazilian that we have experienced and we didn't feel that the extra money balanced out the lack of selections. We most likely would not return.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service with friendly staff. Great salad bar, quality meats. My son very much enjoyed his visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food and servers were great as always; however the last couple times I’ve been there I’ve been seated at a table near the buffet. Unfortunately the high foot traffic there from other patrons and servers makes it a bit uncomfortable especially when you consistently get bumped into.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent salad bar, albeit a bit expensive. Vodka martinis were watered down or made with cheap vodka. But the food was very good as was the service

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Drinks from dessert cart are way overpriced , 2 shots shouldn't cost 50% of the value of entire bottle.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is such a great place to eat! I love bringing friends here for the first time they are always amazed. Thank you for always delivering a fantastic experience. Service is always impeccable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Healthy, Casual, Disabled Access
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