About Chama Gaucha - San Antonio

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.

18318 Sonterra P
San Antonio, TX 78258-4175
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Brazilian Steakhouse, Steakhouse, Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday 5:00 pm-10:00 pm Dinner, Saturday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm Dinner, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm Dinner

Cross Street:
Sonterra Place and 1604

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 564-9400

Website:
http://www.chamagaucha.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Chama Gaucha - San Antonio Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

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Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (104)
Good for Anniversaries (82)
Good for a Date (82)
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Good for Birthdays (82)
Good for Groups (72)
Romantic (65)
Worth the Drive (60)
Fun (45)
Business Meals (44)
Notable Wine List (42)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Authentic (36)
Great for Lunch (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Casual (25)
Cozy (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Kid-friendly (22)
Comfort Food (21)
Paleo Friendly (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Hot Spot (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Scenic View (5)
Seasonal (5)
People Watching (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Waterfront (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

Excelente lugar siempre que vengo a san Antonio voy, la carne es excepcional cada corte. Les falta mejorar una buena salsa y unos buenos chiles toreados. Lo intentan pero les falta sazón mexicano que es lo que quieren hacer .

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 (East Texas)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service

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 (Austin)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a reservation and it still took 30 min to get a table. A waiter dropped someone else’s knife in our table that landed in our sides he basically grabbed the knife and didn’t replaced our sides

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·Dined 4 days ago

Second time going to this exact spot, first time was awesome. I did read reviews for similar restaurants but the reviews weren't as good as this place so we gave it another go. Once again, we weren't let down. Although it says reservations not required, I had a group of 8 , so I made once just in case there was a wait. We were seated once we arrived and everything that followed was excellent (service, food, environment). Some members of our party weren't present on our first trip and they enjoyed it too. I wish the room was a little more lit. That's my only recommendation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Central Texas)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful as always!!! One of the best places in San Antonio to dine!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Our first Brazilian style steak house, awesome service and the meat was fabulous. Really unique salad bar.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday. The service is fantastic and the quality of the cuts is top!!! I will return every chance i get.... best Brazilian steakhouse in San Antonio!!!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

John was in charge of our table, you might say the head waiter! John made sure the gauchas brought us the desired cuts of meat that we asked for! Salad bar has many choices and the varitey of roasted meats are pleasing to any meat lovers appetite! Also a good choice for vegans

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Simply amazing. Meat was so tender juicy and flavorful. I would imagine that it would be offensive to even ask for steaksauce as that is how amazing the meats were. The service was just as great they were quick. Everyone must try!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing - salad bar was fresh, meat was delicious, and waitstaff was attentive ! Will be back soon !!!

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We come to Chama Gaucha twice a year -- for our anniversary and my husband's birthday. It's our absolute favorite! We drive over an hour to get there -- it's just that wonderful! Yes, it's expensive (the reason we only go twice a year), but the experience and the atmosphere make it worth it. Thank you, Chama Gaucha for another fabulous dinner!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great atmosphere and the food and service were great. Only complaint is it’s too expensive.

Tags: Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 10, 2018

This is where my wife wanted to celebrate her birthday and she was very pleased.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The manager was great. The staff was great. The food was delicious.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was very good. Food was excellent. No complaints other than a longer than expected wait. Would return.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great experience. Wonderful food, staff is amazing. Would definitely recommend.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

First time here, and won’t be the last. Had a great time for the wife’s birthday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always great service and incredible food! So many choices of different meats. Salad bar is exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We LOVE this place and it is our go-to for any celebration. Usually we go adults only but this last visit was a going away party so we took our 2 children. The staff bent over backwards to make my picky eaters happy and brought out any request. After all the fabulous service they didn’t charge us for the children’s meals (they ate nothing).
This place goes above and beyond the call of duty and good service. They are a step above any of the other Brazilian steak houses in town!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was a pleasurable experience. Service staff and food were exceptional. 5 stars

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years first outing .

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our family's annual tradition is to spend 1 January to eat at CG. The reason is b/c we know we are going to receive great service and an excellent meal.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Awesome experience
Perfect choice to celebrate our Anniversary

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nice restaurant, the food quality is superior, they do not hide the nice meat cuts, you can stay with the same cut all day long, rib eye was the bst for me, lamb chops and picana very good too. it is worth the money you paid.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Acapulco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excelente, como siempre. Te hacen sentir como en casa. La barra de ensaladas maravillosa, las carnes deliciosas. El ambiente se súper familiar.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was excellent. One of the best Brazilian steakhouses we have experienced.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We where not to impressed, it was every loud to many people running around. They where pushing the top round steak and the bottom round steak. Only saw different type of beef and chicken one time. Sorry if your going to have a place severs different type of meat then have enough to go around. To sum things up I will not be going back to them again.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, outstanding food and service. Our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a great time there! I took my husband there for New Year’s Eve and he loved it! Excellent service!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

in our opinion, the 'go to' restaurant in san antonioi!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was so amazing!! The service was beyond perfect!! I will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great time great food . First time visit for some in our party and they truly enjoyed the experience and the food. The wait staff were very attentive , friendly, and professional. Overall it was a great evening and a wonderful meal ! Thank you !!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Every time we eat here everything is top notch. Best service in S Texas, bar none.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Can't say enough good things about this place! We eat here several times a year, moatly for special occasions as it is a little pricey, but well worth it! Excellent food, service is beyond the norm. Our first visit was 8 years ago and they have never let us down.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The meat is tender and juicy, very fresh meat and best taste.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Fun, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great place!!

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great dining experience, but every time we have booked on OpenTable, we have to wait 15-30 min despite having a set reservation.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Overall, our meal was great. The service was very disjointed and poor. We were never greeted by our main waiter and instead the second or third helper greeted us. We had to ask for our menus and no pricing is explained or noted, except for the wine list. For what you pay ($50 per person) you would think the training of staff would be better.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

They were ready to seat when we arrived...try the Fireball cheesecake flambé!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

the food was unique and well prepared. taste was excellent and comparable with the high end steakhouses and it is unlimited at that. service was topnotch . and the saladbar was fresh and great

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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