Chama Gaucha - San Antonio

4.8
1872 reviews
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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 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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Mexico City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mejor restaurante de espadas brasileñas, calidad de carne y servicio.

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AO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every cut of meat is superb and thr service is excellent. Get up for something, and they are there to pull your chair out and place you napkin in your lap when you return. Staff is knowledgeable and polite. A must visit for meat lovers.

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JC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Repeat Visit, and Again the Service and the Menu were Outstanding, The Service Staff needs to be Acnowledged for their Impeccable Job Well Done, The Food that is served is Without a Doubt Second to None.

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SC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. We love coming here and we always have a great time.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an amazing experience, absolutely love the attentiveness of the servers, they even remembered how I liked my meat cooked and came back with the appropriate plate/skewer for me. I know this was teamwork but a big shoutout to Nichola/Nikola for giving us world-class service and giving my friend a congratulatory dessert for him leaving for pilot school :) 10/10 would recommend.

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GI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was amazing. The servers were excellent and took care of us throughout the dinner. Goran, not sure of the spelling, was extremely attentive along with the other servers. The manager, Justin I think, took the time to show me around the salad bar area and explain to me what foods contained onions because of my allergies to them. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The staff at Chama is not only phenomenal in general, but their precision and attention to detail is amazing to observe! The food is second to none, but it is, quite honestly, the staff that brings us back time and again. This evening Ashley, John and Aaron, among others, made our evening memorable and we will definitely be back again.

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MP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In one word AMAZING! Our experience was wonderful from the greeting at the door to the friendly servers and the food was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend the fireball cheesecake!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband Birthday Lunch

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MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is awesome, very attentive and the food is great. Amazing salad bar .

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AR
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food with excellent customer service is the winning recipe for success! My family and I are huge fans and will be coming back often. Bem Feito!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent, meat was good, dessert was okay, too pricey for the amount I would eat.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and we had questions that the staff gladly answered. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious!

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HF
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a fun experience- my mom and I really enjoyed it. It was a little pricey though

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FM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exalc and service was outstanding all the staff was very professional

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HB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a great dinner, food and service are excellent

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DR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. I would have like to see some shrimp or maybe scallops as an offering to round out the pallet. The salad bar is amazing!

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time visit. Excellent food. Noisy environment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had reservations for 6:30 on a Saturday. Checked in at about 6:15 and was seated right on time. I had asked for a more secluded table so I could more easily talk with my date and they happily accommodated. From the very beginning all the way through the evening the service was stellar! The salad bar is huge and delicious, super variety! The wine list is fabulous and the wine cellar manager made a great recommendation and later visited us to see how we had liked it. The meat service is beyond outstanding! I enjoyed every cut and it comes fresh, hot and delicious! Dessert was also amazing! This is the first restaurant I’ve visited with ice wine on the desert menu, and if you’ve never tried it, you’re really missing out! The flaming cheesecake was both visually appealing and delicious! If your date is not impressed with this restaurant, move on to the next woman! I will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff helped me surprise my husband with the gender of our baby. I was worried it might get lost in between shifts or forgotten, but it turned out perfect! Our waitress was incredible and the managers came and tended to each table checking in from time to time. The food is ALWAYS amazing. No complaints ever about that haha. I have not had any bad experiences here and absolutely love this place! Can't wait to go back!

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KW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the dining experience was outstanding. I am handicapped and the entire staff went above and beyond to make sure that I was well taken care of during my meal.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and amazing food & wine! As usual! This is one of the best dining experiences in San Antonio!

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVED it! Everything was great! What a great experience dining here! It made our anniversary great! Thank you

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration and gathering with Pastors...permitted for a joyous time & efficient meeting.

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment is both relaxing and stimulating. The employees are fun and knowledgeable. We didn’t feel we had to be super dressed up, which made things comfortable to bring my 12 year old son (and I knew he was getting sufficient protein for once!). The meat, better than anywhere I’ve been. The salad bar, SO unexpected and great. We had a lovely time as a family visiting from out of state, but this could also be a very romantic spot or even an unforgettable birthday choice.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night

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RC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food Great service. We will be back for sure.

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ER
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was great! The noise level was resiculously loud!! I couldn’t here my husband speak. Overall good though, but if you like a quiet romantic evening I would not recommend coming here for that. Waitress went out of her way to run my daughters phone that she left behind out to us before we left.

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X
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The over all experience was amazing, my family had a great time. The food it's amazing, the service was superb. We will definitely recommend that place. Great food and friendly staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and the service was absolutely top notch!

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DM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Normally everything is greAt but no one was bringing meat to the table but the same steak and took forever to get any other meat. Drinks took along time well. The meat wasn’t seasoned like normal. We spent $340 wish everything would have been worth the money

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TB
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. Very busy and service was great.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to go. I always have a great experience here!

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c
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Horrible. Everything was too salty. Salad bar was amazing. The manager brought me unsalted meat but I ate it even though it was unflavored. Ended up very sick till mid Sunday

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l
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner! The service was excellent. Food, excellent. Desert, excellent. My only complaint is that the unsweetened tea was disgusting, I don’t know if it was suppose to taste that way or if it was no good, but it was horrible. I didn’t say anything to any of the servers because I okay, just drinking water. Can’t wait to go back!!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Not sure what happened on this particular occasion... but the meats we had were tough, overcooked, and just lacked the overall quality we've come to enjoy at Chama Gaucha. I have been to this restaurant many, many times and this was honestly the only time I've experienced anything less than outstanding. Specifically, the filet cuts were disappointing and inedible.

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CP
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing as usual. Service was great. (Just a bit behind on removing dishes) Very busy night! Will not keep me from visiting again. I was born for this life ☺️

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First, service was great throughout. Never felt left out or requiring refills or fresh plates. Next the meats were delicious, well seasoned and the right temps. (They seem to serve medium everything unless requested) the only down side, which really was down, was that the salad bar was a little under-whelming. This is probably my 7 or 8th Brazilian restaurant and thus salad bar was the smallest. Fine and fresh ingredients though, so I was well satisfied!

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MG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as always!

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