Chama Gaucha - San Antonio

4.9
2891 Reviews
$50 and over
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.

Support Chama Gaucha - San Antonio during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2891 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food. My family loves the place!

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VeetaD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG! LITERALLY the BEST experience ever! We had a group of 10. We're all retired Army or Active Duty and had a FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE! From the moment we arrived, EVERYTHING was 5 star service! We'll be back! Keep up the awesome job!

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vipArt1
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service at the majority of well run Brazilian steakhouses is always one of the best that you will encounter and Chama Gaucha was no exception. Service was excellent and the meats were very good. Salad bar and sides were also very good. Overall I understand why this is such a highly rated restaurant.

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CatherineM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for 8 to celebrate my daughter's recent wedding. Everything was wonderful, the food, service, ambiance and staff was amazing. I called ahead to confirm if I could bring a cake and they were so helpful. I was beyond words how polite and attentive the staff was. The price is well worth the experience.

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Dinae
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They didn’t have all the met normally available, however services was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best place I have ever had a meal, the service was amazing, not one time did my wife and I feel like the server forgot us. We were celebrating our anniversary and Chama Gaúcha made this night even more special, we will definitely be coming back because of the staff... oh and the food was delicious. We never felt rushed or felt overwhelmed. The staff did an amazing job of making sure it was a special night. I actually had tears of joy with how nice and pleasant the staff was. Hands down the best restaurant on the planet!!

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Maury
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place - only negative was noise from renovation but it's understandable. We'll be back for next special occasion.

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AprilP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome staff, awesome food! Didn’t need to ask for anything! Very friendly/comfortable environment. Felt like the staff wasn’t staff, but friends! Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

slimeeeeeee

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing lunch. server john blake was impeccable! made us feel like Gods!!!food was beyond great!! love the lamb and mint jelly!!! fireball cheese cake is a must

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GabrielaP
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our first time less then a month ago and had to go back! Our server recognized us and took GREAT care of us! The staff is wonderful, everyone was super nice and accommodating l.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my anniversary lunch with my husband on a Sunday afternoon and the whole experience and food was outstanding!

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JoAnnW
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going here for a great meal and to be pampered.
Every staff person treats you like you are family. They will ask if you have a favorite meat so they can make sure you have plenty.
If you are celebrating a special occasion, they will help you celebrate by providing a dessert of your choice.

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GilesS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ultimate dining experience. The staff was very efficient and very professional. The food was fabulous. By far my favorite restaurant in San Antonio.

Their salad bar is awesome, the selection of meats and the sides dishes were wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the lamb chops and the bacon wrapped filet mignon (best I've ever had).

Thank you Chama Gaucha for an enjoyable meal.

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RichardH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Normally our experience is very good, this visit not so much. Service was slow, had to ask for sides, meat delivery was a miss unless we asked. Service was half rate but the check was full price. I don’t mind paying if the meal is of quality and the service is good.

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ShawntelT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak house EVER! My husband and I had a wonderful time. We’ve never felt so pampered in a restaurant ever! Definitely highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was even better then last time! They made a recommendation of putting lime juice on the ribs and it was out of this world!

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SanAntonioTom
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful with the exception of a table of young men next to us making a lot of noise partly because of the alcohol they consumed. The waiter did apologize but next time would recommend staff addressing this with said table advising them of other guest require they maintain a reasonable volume. Or maybe suggest they move to an area reserved for louder guest. I saw other guest getting upset for the same reason. We were the first in the restaurant and it was my wife's birthday and this was the only thing that was unsatisfactory. Everything else was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having lived in Brazil for several years, this is my favorite Brazilian restaurant in San Antonio. Not only is the food delicious, they offer a wide variety of Brazilian staples up front — cheese bread, fried polenta, picanha — as well as a few hidden gems you can ask for like black beans, rice, and farofa. Some common Brazilian churrasqueira items are missing (such as coração do frango), but that’s forgivable as those aren’t likely to be popular with most diners.

What really sets this place apart from other Brazilian restaurants in San Antonio is service. The waitstaff are extremely friendly, genuine, and attentive. Just try to get your water glass or lemonade (which I highly recommend) below half full — it’s nearly impossible as someone will quickly be along to top you off.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always

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AdreanV
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience. My favorite restaurant in SA!

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TiaJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I made a dinner reservation to celebrate a birthday. I thought with Covid 19 that it would be limited seating. I was very shocked to see the large capacity upon seating . It was very congested and congregated. My main concern was the meat going to eat table where guest was allowed to remove their masks at their assigned tables. Much of the meat was very tough but it was favorable. I must say that my assigned hostess and his assistant was amazing. No issues there. But my overall experience wasn’t the best.

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NolA
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always Excellent food and near perfect service! Thanks for always making it a special treat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were exemplar! Will come again soon!

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CoreyM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife here for our 4th year anniversary and I was very impressed with the food and service. The service at the salad bar was outstanding and our server at the table was very attentive and even offered us a free dessert for our special day. I would 100% come back again for another celebration.

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YVONNEL
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect anniversary lunch. Would recommend eating here wonderful service well worth it.

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txfoodie
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We celebrated our 15 year anniversary at Chama Gaucha. We were pleased with the service, food quality, and cleanliness of the restaurant, however, it was super busy and loud and the ambience wasn’t quite what we wanted to celebrate such a special occasion. I would recommend the restaurant/experience for a family birthday celebration or casual date night, but consider a different spot for a romantic celebratory date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was exquisite

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious as always. Dining room is spread out and staff ensure hygiene standards exceeded to keep everyone safe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a promotion. The food and service was great.

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vipJohnB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Great Value. Definitely recommend it.

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royp
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you don’t like salad, ask for a meat plate otherwise you will just sit there. Otherwise the food is phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Loved the food and would definitely come back

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VictoriaR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a great time. Amazing as always! Service was excellent and food was great! We will definitely be back!

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ToriG
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing! Making a reservation was easy and the staff is very friendly! We were treated so well. The server was entertaining and informative. My family and I cannot wait to go back!

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DDT1
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my wife’s birthday at Chauma Gaucha... and it was wonderful as usual. The food was extremely tasty... the service was attentive and timely, and we never had to wait for anything. Just a great experience! Thanks Chauma Gaucha for helping make my wife’s birthday a special day!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic experience our waitress was amazing and our food was even better

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as Always!

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LuisZ
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great waitstaff was on point very attentive made sure we got what we wanted salad bar was great

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GretelT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was AMAZING. went above and beyond to give us the story behind every cut of meat. He was attentive, funny, and very respectful.

FAQs

Chama Gaucha - San Antonio offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (210) 564-9400.

Chama Gaucha - San Antonio is rated 4.9 stars by 2891 OpenTable diners.

Chama Gaucha - San Antonio does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://chamagaucha.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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