Chama Gaucha - Houston

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$31 to $50
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Known for outstanding service, the authentic “churrascaria” offers more than 10 flavorful cuts of meat including lamb, pork, chicken and beef on skewers carved tableside 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 bananas, 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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AM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is amazing but our waitress must of had a bad day. She was rude never smiled we asked for shrimp and they came over when we were about to leave asked for coffee and we never saw her again.

TR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food quality. A little noisy at the busiest time around 2 pm.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! Best Brazilian Steakhouse around. Food has great flavor!!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Chama Gaucha before but it has been awhile. The food and service are still top notch and we look forward to dining there again soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I loved the place but it’s not a good place for a date. Because of the energy level I felt rushed through dinner. I will not be going back. But it was good food.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One special place for a special occasion.

W
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the food was delicious. It was pricey but we knew that it was prior to booking. We had drinks, salad bar, main course, and desert. We had never been to a Brazilian steakhouse before. I did research online how to use the cards but it would have been nice if someone had asked if this was our first time and explained it. Overall it was a great experience and we will be going back.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Dined here for our anniversary and had a special request to have them write Happy Anniversary on dessert ordered on OpenTable that I had also called in to confirm the special request on the day of, but the special request was not processed. Although it was a pretty crowded night, we really appreciate the kind lady whom I believe to be a Manager for always stopping by our table to make sure that we were tended to. Overall, food and the Manager was splendid but the reservation and special request could’ve been better.

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Exceptional service and great food !

DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great. Friendly and very attentive. Food was delicious. My only comment is that if there are 5 adults at the table they should bring more than a small dish of mashed potatoes and a dish of 3 caramelized plantains! They did refill the dishes but a larger dish would have been better.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

WORST EXPERIENCE, EVER!

This is one of my favorite restaurant so I’m highly disappointed what happened on Saturday . We had reservation for 8 PM, they were over booked. You can tell by the amount of people standing around waiting. We waited for for almost an hour! What’s the point of making one if we still had to wait that long?! The steaks were over cooked, way too chewy, and not only that, felt like we were being rushed out of dinner. Leaving not pleased, whatsoever.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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U
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always a great time out. Excellent food and even better service. CG never disappoints!

j
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service around!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

JB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience being our first time to visit! Enjoyed having our special occasion dinner at Chama Gaucha.

MJ
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Charma Gaucha, is very pricey and they charge extra for Salad Bar $28.95 plus the $54.95 for the dinner. Most Brazilian restaurants similar includes the Salad Bar all in one price like Texas De Brazil and Fogo De Chao for example. The food choices was the same as other Brazilian Restaurants. The Tip is to not order the Salad Bar and just do the meats and the sides of potatoes, bananas, bread that they give you. Small restaurant and Valet parking. Come early to get free parking. Over all I give 4 Stars. We used Open Table and was there before 5 PM, and they opened up and seated us at 5:09 which appeared that we were late when we were 10 minutes early.

QK
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant overall is excellent but when gets busy it’s hard to get foods, and waitress is not always around

AD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! The salad bar had a lot of great options to choose from. My husband was impressed with the bread they serve, said it was the best. He eats a lot and he left satisfied. The price was very reasonable. Spent an awesome birthday dinner there. Will definitely come again

M
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a very enjoyable evening, the service and the food was impeccable!

KW
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First time. Spent over $400 but found this experience to be below average. Will not return as I believe there are better options in Houston.

Host was not welcoming and frankly not polite.

Food service was average to below standard.

Food itself was average.

Wine and Desert food and service was excellent

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed celebrating our son and his fiancé’s engagement and our daughter and son’s-in-law wedding anniversary. We especially appreciate that Omar and all other members of waitstaff made certain the occasion was celebrated very well indeed!

DT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Restaurant felt a little outdated

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and service was outstanding!

DR
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent beef rib! soft, moist, juicy, and flavorful! garlic beef was outstanding! house picanha was dee-lish!

caipirainha is the BEST in H-Town! forgot, the pan de queso is also the BEST in Houston!

excellent service and great customer service!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The services was beyond my expectations this time around. From the managers to the servers exceptional! Our glasses were always refilled without asking . We got a free birthday cake since we were there for a bday celebration. The salad bar was pretty good !

CS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at CG was far better than Fogo de Chao. The salad bar items were top notch. The roasted meets were fabulous. Great experience other than being charged $7.40 for two glasses of ice tea, ridiculous markup!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

By far my favorite Brazilian steak house! The atmosphere is awesome, drinks are delicious, parking easy. For the important part....THE MEAT .....their selection is top notch, literally never had a bad piece. I prefer medium well which sometimes is a bit hard to get, feel like most cuts are cooked rare to medium, but they will always bring you what you want if you ask. Sometimes it is a bit hard to cut specific meats or side refills, especially during holiday season, but we've never been disappointed. Dress appropriately for when the meat sweats hit!! 😂😂😂😂

AS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Always a superb experience

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being it was my first time there, I really enjoyed it! Staff was excellent and professional as far as service. Looking forward to next time there! Food was awesome!!!!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent salads bar, great steaks, and services.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving was awesome! First time dining here and it is clearly a favorite for a reason. Exceptional food and service

R
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Chama Gaucha! This is my favorite Brazilian steakhouse hands down. The service and quality of food is always on point. My family and I always make this our special occasion destination.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday dinner. The entire experience was delightful. Great food and even better service!

TD
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing experience. As we’ve come to expect, the service was impeccable and the food amazing.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was excellent! My husband truly enjoyed his birthday dinner!!

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from the time you walk in until you leave is always excellent. The salad bar is fresh and plentiful and the different cuts of meat are so flavorful they melt in your mouth!

VF
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience1

My husband and I go here for our anniversary every year. We make reservations every year. This year they wound up putting us in the middle of a room with 2 large parties. They were very LOUD. We couldn’t even hear each other speak. We did not stay for desert for the first time ever. Not sure we will be back again to celebrate our anniversary.

H
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and drinks and best place to have a nice dinner with your love one and family

JM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing!!!! Took my daughter and we had a daddy/daughter date night and she loved it. That's all that mattered to me. They treated her just as they would an adult. She's 9. It was our second time there and we will definitely be back.

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