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

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (99)
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Good for Groups (62)
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Fun (42)
Business Meals (35)
Authentic (33)
Great for Lunch (31)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Casual (26)
Notable Wine List (25)
Cozy (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Kid-friendly (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Healthy (11)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Disabled Access (10)
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People Watching (8)
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Seasonal (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Spicy (4)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

LOve going there but they need to organize their reservations and walk ins. I made this reservation days earlier and even place a note saying is two adults and two high chairs. We check in 5:50 resv was at 6pm. Of course we waited. 6:15 nothing while others even recent people that walk in get taken care off, people with children and bigger crowds. They said they are finding high chairs. Like really?! You should have already had it set at least 5min prior to reservations. That’s the only reason I’m giving it an eh stars.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Impressed with service. Very homey feeling. Staff catered to my every needs. The salad bar is clean fresh and has lots of options of great cuisine. The meat cuts are amazing. Definelty try the house Sirloin and lamb chops.

Definitely coming back here again

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food and aervcie are excellent. As well as thr server.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We were celebrating my brothers birthday. Everything went well and we were well taken care of

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fantastic dinner! We loved all of the selections! Everything we ate was perfectly prepared. Our waiter, Kirk, was attentive and friendly. We'll definitely be back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great as always

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We have been at this restaurant once before which was a great experience. Unfortunately this time we felt very rushed even though we were only there for little over an hour. We did not appreciate feeling rushed considering this was my wife's birthday and a date night. Next time we will choose to go elsewhere.
Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Holiday get together.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We go every year and they never disappoint. Food and service is exceptional. 5 Star recommendation. We love this place!!!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I love Chama Gaucha. Always great food. Always great service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food very good. Service is a bit rushed. Didn't really enjoy feeling pressured to eat & run.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went on New Year’s eve and had a great time. The food was amazing and the service was great. I would highly recommend going to anyone.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The decor is a bit dated but service and food were amazing. Felt like being on a cruise ship, where staff and servers went above and beyond and were on top of everything. We will be back.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had reservations for New Years Eve. We were seated promptly. Great service. Meats were cooked to perfection. Salad bar was phenomenal. Would recommend. Am definetly returning.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I was there for my birthday and advised the server of this when we got there. But he missed the opportunity at the end. My son was in the bathroom when we ordered and received our desserts. So, the server brought my son's dessert out with Happy Birthday drawn on plate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent experience every time! Only wish is that that would turn the music down just a tad to make it more of background music. Still easily able to talk over it.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is such a wonderful restaurant. Whenever I want Brazilian, this is the only place I crave. Service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. Never disappoints and the money spent is well worth it. Make sure you go super hungry!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There is no other Brazilian Steakhouse I would go to. This is definately worth the drive. Continues to be my #1 place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband's second home! We just love this place.
A+ service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was wonderful minus when we came in. We made a reservation for 630. Had to wait about 15 minutes. I asked the girl at the desk several times what was the point of making a reservation if we had to now wait still. She was trying very hard to avoid my question and blow us off. I then sent my husband up to ask and same thing. A group that came in after us got seated. Highly irritated, I walked up again and asked the girl and again she nervously tried to blow me off and avoid giving me a straight answer. A few minutes later we got a table. After that our servers were wonderful, food was amazing. All was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and drinks were amazing! The service was top notch!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a large group reserved for 14 people, and had 12 people show up. This was a work-related Christmas party. The table was in a great spot and very cozy for our large group; it was far enough from the high-traffic area, yet close enough to the salad bar. Our server was excellent; he was available at any given moment and fulfilled all of our requests. The meat servers had visited our table more than plenty and offered us more than we could indulge in. Overall, a well-coordinated dining experience for our large group. We all left happy with full bellies, smiles, and desserts to-go. The host gladly took pictures for our large group by the Christmas tree. Fantastic place, better salad bar and higher quality meats than other Brazillian steakhouses I've been to. Definitely will be back and will consider this place for the next party!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always exceptional! My favorite restaurant. Food, service, atmosphere could not be any better!!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Better than expected. Servers were on top of everything. Food was top notch. Plenty of meats, extensive salad bar. Even though place was crowded, noise level was tolerable for conversations with other member of party

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Once again Chama Gaucha delivers! Probably the best service ever! Whatever you like they will find for you and omg the desserts are fantastic! They are pricey but it is well worth the price!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse on Christmas Eve. It was busy, but we were seated in a smaller room in the back that was quiet. The meats were excellent and fresh, served quickly and there were more than enough options! We aren't big eaters, so the all-you-can-eat approach wasn't a draw, but the variety was really nice. The salad bar was large, but not exceptional. If I wasn't going to eat meat, I wouldn't order the salad bar as a vegetarian option. This really is a carnivore's delight and there are far better vegetarian options. Fun meal!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The whole experience was wonderful as always. We were seated immediately and the staff didn't miss a beat. The food was wonderful as always.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing as always!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Chamagaucha is the one place that my entire family enjoys. It's the SERVICE that brings us back every time. We had a corner table and it seemed we were getting passed over by the guys with the meat...lol Once my husband spoke to the manager, we had more people coming to the table than we could handle. This place has not disappointed us and we pray it never does. Good service is just hard to find. Thank you Chamagaucha for another great family experience. See you in 2018!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing service and great food would recomend!! They servers are respectful and wonderful people they take care of every detail and the food is amazing with a great taste!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have always had a GREAT time when we visit this place. The food is always AWESOME! This was an extra special event and the services were exceptional!!

Thanks for a great evening!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

So many great meat options and high quality drinks. I honestly can’t pick a favorite. The service is also incredible! I give it 6/5 stars (not a typo, I actually typed 6/5).

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent experience! The service was outstanding, food was as well. Our new place for special occasions!!

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our lunch was very nice. We went for my husbands birthday. We felt very rushed though. Like the servers we're trying to feed us as fast as they could to get us out of the restaurant and to clear the table for the next person even though there wasn't a wait when we were attending .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Food was outstanding , salad bar alone is enough to make a meal, , something for everyone. Service was excellent , they really go above and beyond . Everyone enjoyed their meal .

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Tasty food, but the most amazing thing about this place- service!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always great food and superb service from Marcio and team!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Never disappoints. Melt in your mouth meat and poultry. Restrain yourself at the salad bar as it is also phenomenal. Don't hesitate to turn your table card to red while devouring a round of meat. Then turn back to green when ready for more. Worth every penny.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Again, Chama Gaucha did not disappoint . Its best quality is the level of attentiveness and responsiveness of its servers - who make sure that every cut of meat comes out promptly, and that you are not left waiting long between courses. Another great experience.

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