Chama Gaucha - San Antonio

4.9
3274 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.

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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 3274 people are saying
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Oscar007
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was perfect - as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, the service was extraordinary and our waiter was on top of everything!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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GSaenz
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t afford to eat there every day, but, it was a fantastic experience for my wife and friends early Mother’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Querétaro
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Como siempre, el servicio es un plus. El que gran parte del staff hablé o trate de comunicarse en español te hace sentir en casa

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RinK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went here to celebrate our anniversary. After not having been out to eat for over a year because of the pandemic, we were nervous about what to expect. From our first interaction with the staff, we were treated with respect and consideration. The food somehow was even better than we remembered, and the flaming cheesecake was exquisite! Although the restaurant was quite busy, our service was timely and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was phenomenal

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ShaneA
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, as usual!

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Diana
San Antonio
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and we have been to many different other Brazilian Churrascarias. This topped Chima's. The attentiveness of all of the staff, to the ambiance, and most of the all the salad bar and MEAT. Delicious.. all of it!!! Will be coming back again and again.

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YvonneC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the service is always delightful.

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service, great environment
highly recommended

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LeslieB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was amazing. Every time I have been the food is outstanding and the service is top notch!

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic! Hope to dine again with you all in the future!

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CarolinaS
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and everything we tried was amazing too! We went with our kids ages 4 & 6 and they treated them SUPER well! So we will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being our first time there the employees were helpful on how things work to make our meal and experience very enjoyable. The food (meat) selection seemed never ending and the servers making the sides magically appearing on our table added to the excitement to a part-time foodie.

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OMMM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I’m not sure if they are short on waiters, but we waited a long time for drinks to be refilled and for meat servers to get to our table. First time service was not outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday it was very pleasant

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Orlando
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was so amazing, my favorite meat was the pollo wrapped in bacon

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MariaL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great. Meat was to salty. Staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience as always! 🤩 we will definitely be coming back again for the bacon wrapped chicken and all the other amazing meals!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server/waiter Carlos was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant experience when we come here.

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KDR1911
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Lunch dining way overpriced! Server rarely came back to table to check on us. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and food was perfect

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Javi
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we’d been here since the pandemic. It was great to see that they still bring their A-game.

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BarryT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really do love coming to this place and is my favorite restaurant. The food is always great and servers are attentive, friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Jeena
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely stellar! Their cleanliness, service, and quality of food is top notch. I am absolutely happy to have invited my mom here for lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place and I loved the staff

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DeniseV
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, we arrived later and service was still very good. Food was excellent with great flavor!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Have been numerous times and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Food was great but we were not seen as much as we want at the table. We come frequently just bad night I guess

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RogerC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We waited around too much for tea and food to stop, saw different Gauchos walk right by with out stopping when cards were green.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch date with family! Great food, all the meats are seasoned to perfection and served at the table with amazing tasting sides! Fried polenta and fried bananas were delicious

Dessert were a must since we were celebrating a birthday and an anniversary!

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BeeKay
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

My family and I go to Chama Gaucha for most of our special occasions. Birthdays, graduations, holiday's and it is always phenomenal. This time, not so much. First, we had a reservation and were seated late. I am big on punctuality and do not like to wait. Once we were seated, normally there are people waiting on us constantly. In this case, our waiter left and never came back. I had to flag down a supervisor to order drinks. Then the drinks came but the wine didn't. I had to again flag someone down to ask where the wine was and the response I got was "What wine". There were five us that had finished with our salads and one of the employee's took my daughters plate and gave her a clean one and then turned around and left the rest of us with dirty plates. We again had to flag someone down for assistance. At this point, it's just laughable at how bad the service is. The meat rotations were slow, and it became so bad we stuck all the cards green by the two men in the group trying to get someone's attention. The food was not up to their normally high standards and they forgot it was my son's birthday so when they brought out his key lime pie, there was no writing or candle. I do hope this is an isolated incident and that they were having an off night...but it will be a while before my family goes back. John and Carlos were the only two redeeming reasons why I am giving this two stars. Once John took over, I believe he tried to make the experience better though at that point there wasn't much he could do to change our visit experience and Carlos makes a mean life changer...this visit was disappointing and Chama Gaucha won't be on our list for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For it to be my first time there, it definitely was a really good experience. Food was beyond delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome birthday dinner

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ThomasH
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to celebrate special occasions. Best salad bar in San Antonio.

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Dani
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no salt, pepper, or A1 on the tables.

And there is no need for it.

Never have I been to a restaurant that so thoroughly exceeded every expectation.

Bring everyone you like/love/tolerate to Chama Gaucha, you won't regret it!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service!!!!

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 3274 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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