Chama Gaucha - San Antonio

4.9
2118 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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BL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went for the first time for our anniversary. Everything from the salad bar to the dessert was amazing. The server waited on us hand and foot. Our plates were never empty. We definitely walked out of there stuffed.

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G
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is top notch, they are always asking what you might want!! The salad bar is the best in town with almost too many choices!!!!
The meat is fresh, you pick what you want and when you want! It really is the best steak house in town, unlike the others, you can have several cuts of meat, chicken, lamb and sausage. The Brazilian margarita is also amazing!

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SG
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A treat for the whole family! My 15 and 12 year olds get so excited when we eat here for dinner! The cuts of meat are fresh and delicious and the salad bar is my favorite. Actually I Only get the salad bar. Service is top notch!

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

This place is top notch it never disappoints and the service is great. That’s why I keep coming back

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KO
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was fabulous after we were seated . I had made reservation and then arrived and was put on the regular wait list. Hostess then ignored me when we asked about wait time ( after we had been waiting a few minutes ). I walked up to desk and manager instantly seated us.

Would have given all 5’a if not for the lack of accommodation by hostess.

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

Outstanding service. Delicious steak. Filet mignon was amazing

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

Love dining here. Amazing experience, very informed staff. My glass slipped out of my hand and before I could open my eyes there were already 3 servers there to help me dry off.

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RC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. Love to go back. My family n I had a good time.

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JR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience for a first timer and priced very fair for the quality. Highly recommend.

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l
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, the food and the atmosphere is outstanding. Love eating here and it is a great place to impress clients, family and friends.

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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was literally the best service I’ve ever had. They took an amazing care of my husband for his birthday. Next time we go visit San Antonio we will definitely come again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was ok. Not the best we've had there. The mint jelly for the lamb was more like lime jello. We had to request it three times. Knats were flying around our table. This was our first visit during lunch hours. It seemed as if the meat was coming out alot slower during lunch verses dinner hours. For the money, I'd recommend dinner.

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SR
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and will be something I only do for special occasions, as it is hard for me to eat that much in food value. However, everything we had tasted amazing.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A meal fit for a King. Great restaurant for a special occasion. Would like to see shrimp added to the meat selections.

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JC
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely 5 star food and service *

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t
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

As always , impeccable service-- except for meat service. I requested both filet mignon, bacon wrapped and lamb chops, just like I normally do. Took WAY TOO LONG to get my request-- I had completed my salad course and was just buying time until my meat would make it. Almost 12 minutes later, I finally got the filet. The chops arrives almost 7 minutes later. After eating the meat, with red card still out, I never saw the filet nor chop server again. Empty plate, unsatisified palate. This isn't exactly cheap, so I certainly expected better!!!

I usually have several cousrses of their excellent protein-- tonite I said the hell with the wait and just paid my check and left. No, I DID NOT stiff the wait staff-- they got their 15%. Not sure that sent the wrong message, because this was a HORRIBLE dining experience. NOT up to the expected impeccable service I and my party normally recieve.

Not sure I will visit again, or not. Ruth's Chris is a great alternative without the hastle I got tonite.

You live and die by the 'sword' (no pun intended)-- Gama Gaucha failed tonite in a big way.

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JA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Brazilian Steakhouse find. I had gone to 2 others and they did not even come close to Chama Gaucha!! When you are here they treat you like royalty. All employees pitch in an help one another which is great. The staff is very friendly and attentive. If your plate is empty, they are at the table asking if there is a special request for a certain meat to be brought to your table.
It is starting to get a little expensive since I have started coming to the restaurant. It seems like the pricing keeps going up $1 - $2 every 6 months. For a special occasion, it is all about the celebration and not the price!!

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved your restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I already recommended your restaurant to all my friends.
I will definitely be coming back.

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k
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had an amazing experience, the food and the service was excellent, will be returning and recommending to others as well. thank you so much

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S
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak! Best front-of-house staff in San Antonio. Very skilled waitstaff - host staff was unremarkable and sat us at a bad table even when we had a reservation. Although very expensive, I would go back and just not order wine or dessert to cut down on the cost because this was the best steak I’ve had in years and we were treated so well.

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KW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places to have dinner for anniversaries and birthdays as such. The service is impeccable. The food is outstanding. The salad bar is great. The meat is great.

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RD
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, best food, excelent service and worth it's value

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RG
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Actually, I recommend CG to a lot of people. The service is always amazing. The staff is incredibly attentive. They spend a moment with you upfront to get an understanding of what you like and they always meet our desires. I ask for a specific cut of meat and I get it. The guy actually serving the meat is the person who cooked it - its pretty cool that your server is ALSO your cook. Every time we've gone for a birthday celebration they have given us a free dessert. I could go on and on about the service and the food. Its a rare treat that we go to CG but we always look forward to it.

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CR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food and service. Some of the food has some burned bits on the ends (because of how they cook it) that can ruin the entire bite if you don't cut it off first. Gotta try the lemonade!

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M
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! The service is like no other. When given the option around the city to choose a Brazilian Steakhouse, we go Chama Gaucha, hands down. The staff is always more attentive and friendlier here than at the restaurants downtown. Excellent food, great drinks. We will definitely keep coming back.

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KS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience we ever had at any restaurant. We celebrated our 12th anniversary and loved it. Definitely will be back again!!!

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CB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

My husband and I along with our church family celebrated our Pastor and his youngest daughter birthday there at the location off of 1604. We were treated like Royalty and our service was beyond wonderful.

Thank you all for making lasting memories
Cynthia Brinson

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LT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is impeccable and amazing. The food is beyond delicious.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I went to Chama Gaucha in celebration of my parents anniversary. We were all treated very well. The staff was very nice, and accommodated us very well! The food was delicious and I can't wait to one day return!

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SD
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our anniversary here and was very pleased with everything from service to food it was all outstanding! We will definitely be returning

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TX
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - as always. The food was delicious; the service was impeccable; and the evening was great.

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BM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat! Outstanding food and service!

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GP
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Girlfriend's birthday here (reservation was made same day, online) and it went off without so much as a hiccup. Staff was professional, friendly and always polite - a staffer, while sweeping, pulled my chair out for me - more than once!
I have a thing about loud birthday celebration shenanigans that always seem to overtake a room, while simultaneously rendering your own dining experience as ordinary and unimportant. NOT SO here! My date was asked if it was her birthday we were celebrating (I had a small gift bag on the table) and each time she received a very warm and personal greeting from whomever happened to be passing by. It was never a distraction, to us, or anyone else.

The food was wonderful. My girlfriend had an unpleasant experience at a Brazilian steakhouse in another city once; tonight, we were just blown away by the quality, the quantity and the expert manner in which every detail of our food was handled. Again, kudos to the staff for presenting meat skewers without condescension, being polite to a fault, and for asking us if there were other meats we'd like to try. And the salad bar was terrific.

Atmosphere. Good. Lighting was a little dark for our nearly 50 year old eyes, and we felt a little embarrassed for lighting up the wine menu with our phone light (we muted the intensity and covered the phone so it wouldn't be a distraction to are fellow diners) and that should tell you how dim the restaurant lighting was. Not that that was a bad thing, the ambience certainly made for a romantic experience.

All said, we will be coming back for my birthday in August. Save a little money, dress casual but nice (I did wear tennis shoes - new and clean) and please know that you will be tipping into a pool. So please be generous. It takes a lot of people to make your visit as nearly perfect as possible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great. Meal. Great food.

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CT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience celebrating our anniversary! Would definitely recommend it! Great food and drinks, amazing staff, excellent service! Overall 10/10 and will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went to Chama Gaucha for our Wedding Anniversary. Overall a good experience. Food was great, service was outstanding. A couple of criticisms of the restaurant at Sonterra: a funky smell was present inside (maybe a plumbing problem?) and there were flies buzzing around the dining room. Other than those two things it was good.

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SC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular & delicious!!!!!

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TB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chama Gauchas has been our favorite Brazilian Steakhouse for over a decade and they continue to impress. They set a standard for food quality, customer service, and efficiency that all other restaurants should dream to match. There is a reason we chose to have our wedding reception at Chama Gauchas all those years ago!!

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OT
San Antonio
63 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Our son who recently graduated from college and was getting ready to move out of state for his first job asked to go here. We have been many times and always enjoy ourselves. It is a very unique experience that everyone has to try at least one time. As usual they greeted us and sat us promptly. Our server was attentive and timely. The food as usual was outstanding and we had difficulty in determining which meats we enjoyed the most. We left full and satisfied and my son says he will miss this place. Next time he is home we'll have to take him again....

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!!!!

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