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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4.8

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4.8

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4.6

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4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
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Business Meals (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Casual (21)
Notable Wine List (19)
Cozy (19)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Disabled Access (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Healthy (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The Hospitality Was Great Good Customer Service And Food Was Great!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Overall the food and service were excellent but I didn't like the way the table is cleaned off. All of the plates were pushed towards my way piled on top of each other and then taken away. It would be better to take the plates off onto a tray on the side of the table.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to celebrate my husbands birthday, food was really tasty, fresh salda and excellent services. Highly recommend it to friends and family.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fantastic place! My son absolutely loves the food. Salad bar is fresh, abundant, and delicious. Service as always is top notch. Such a gem to be in Downers Grove.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and were very pleased with the food and the service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service and the food was delicious.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Hands down THE BEST Brazilian Steakhouse out there. Don’t waste time with Fogo or Texas de Brazil. Just come here. Amazing food, incredible service, and appropriately priced. I love coming here and recommend that you stop by and try it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was great ad usual.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant and it did not disappoint! We loved everything about it! The food was delicious and the service supreme. We even got a free dessert since it was our anniversary! Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Celebrated my sons 5th bday here. This is his favorite place to go. Food was outstanding and service superb!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

delicious food, my adult sons love it, best part that you don't have to wait to get served and you sure leave with full stomach.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

While i was there i told the lady assigned to the salad bar area that a kid came up and was sifting through the bacon and other items in the buffet with her bare hands, and she looked at me like i was a jerk. Ive been to food safety training before, and that for sure should have been replaced. Really gross. Her reaction was more upsetting than some dirty little kid manhandling that and god knows what else from the salad bar.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service felt rushed.
We have had much better waiters than this one.
The steak cutters were just going through the motions.
Better service training required.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is wonderful. I could have made a meal out of the salad bar and not ate any meat and been very happy. The meat was out of this world. The lamb was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent service as always and food is always served to perfection

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Just EXCELLENT OVERALL! I can't say anything else about this place. I've visited it several times and each time I'm excited to come back for more. Best Brazillian Steakhouse in all of Chicagoland!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Impeccable service. Very attentive to needs of guests. Incredible food and a great variety.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great service and food.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

The wait staff was very friendly and very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

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 on November 17, 2017

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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