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Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse, Gilroy, CA

Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse

4.9
4.9
59 Reviews
$30 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
At Chama Nativa we serve a Traditional Southern Brazilian Rodízio. Our Prix-Fixe Menu, includes two courses. It provides the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Prime Meats including beef, chicken, pork and lamb, which we season and carefully fire-roast to expose the natural flavors contained in the meats.

A meal begins with a trip to our gourmet salad bar, featuring an extensive selection of the freshest vegetables as well as a mix of some of the most flavorful composed salads and hot dishes. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized “chip” from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you are ready to be served.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steak, Brazilian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Mon 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (408) 722-7300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Gilroy
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 59 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Service

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Good for special occasions

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Overall

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Food

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Service

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Value

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Innovative

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Good for special occasions

59 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was spotty. Meat tenderness and temperatures were inconsistent. Not bad we just thought it would be better.

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  2. FoodieL

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Was never offered any of the Ancho steak, the pork, or ribs. Grilled pineapple is special, so good!

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  3. jiseguerreros

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For our first time at this type of restaurant, I would say it was impressive. We enjoyed two family member’s birthday celebrations and loved our complimentary desserts.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here. Delicious, great customer service. Cozy feeling. The table next to us was being rather loud but other than that it was amazing as usual.

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  5. ebob9

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Brazilian Style Steakhouse - much better than Fogo and other chains!

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  6. dianne

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this restaurant. It was a delightful experience. It is expensive, but well worth it for special occasions. Service, food, presentation of food, ambience, was a special treat.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service didn’t have to wait for our table sat us down quickly the employees were on top of it made sure we were being taken care of one of my favorite places

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    They over booked on valentines and had us wait 30 minutes. Understandable but worth sharing

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  9. Readhead1234

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Expensive, but a great place for a special occasion AND if you like meat. The salad bar and accompanying side dishes were very good as well. I wouldn't say it's a relaxing dinner. It can get kind of frenetic with the servers bringing meat by your table. However, it was a fun and very tasty evening for our party.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food selection, we are regular customers there

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love this restaurant! From the time you walk in to the time you walk out everyone and I mean EVERYONE is extremely hospitable. Even the manger is serving people drinks and mingling with patrons! Truly great service is hard to find these days but this place definitely makes you feel valued as a customer.

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  12. Steveingilroy

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First impression, walking in it reminded me of a restaurant at a small local Indian casino. Seated right away, New Years Eve, it was full, but there is a bigger dinning room that was empty. Server explained the procedure, salad bar and meat table service. Salad bar was extensive with some hot dishes and soups too. Once back at the table you can start getting meat choices served. Food was OK some were really salty, others were bland. Nice experience, but since we aren’t huge meat eaters and eat in moderate quantities, we would have conventional order off the menu dinner.

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  13. Picarota

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second time here and it was just as amazing as the first. The service is exceptional and the meat selections were plentiful. Will definitely return.

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  14. GreggR

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time here with my family . It was great and service was incredible.

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  15. tammyC

    Boise

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating Christmas Eve

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy yummy yummy, can’t wait to go back again !!!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very efficient and meats were very juicy. Loved the addition of French fries served during dinner to soak up the sauces . Good for large groups .

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  18. DavidN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to enjoy roasted meat, which were all delicious. It's expensive to me and it's worth it for any special occasions, just not every night unless I'm rich enough.

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  19. Lulu

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fogo de who? First visit here and we had a party of 10. Service was amazing. Selection was spot on. The flavors were perfect. I could have been happy with just the salad bar, but for a first visit, I wanted the full experience. I'm very glad I did. We also got a holiday drink. The bartender mixed it perfect and made it special with candy came rim, black cherry, and a reindeer tooth pick. 10/10 will do it again.

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  20. HW1312

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, food was very good, the Spicy steak, Rib Eye, Lamb were delicious, nice salad bar.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the spicy sausage, the filet and the (spicy?) sirloin however the bacon-wrapped sausage was just that---chicken breasts wrapped with bacon. The garlic steak was chewy and the parmesan something wasn't really something to write home about. The drinks were good and the staff was super attentive! We will be back again for special occasions...

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place One of my favorites places. I always look forward to returning.

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  23. KarlHoll

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This place is about service first. Compared to a place like Fogo de Chao, where service is slow and pretentious. Service here is fast and courteous. There are, in my recollection, about ten or twelve people between the guys bringing the meats, and the gals bringing the sides-drinks-etc. if my count is wrong, there may be more than that. The meats are plentiful but a little salty for my taste. The salad bar is good. It’s a little loud when there are so many people, that’s normal. Especially on a Saturday night. The afternoons I have been here, it’s much quieter and service never is lacking.

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  24. KellyC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is incredible in every way! The ambiance, the service, the food....it is a great experience! The owner of this restaurant is in the dining room helping in every way he can, along with the staff! I highly recommend this restaurant! You really do get what you pay for!! Kelly C.

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  25. AlexB

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Trance music was a bit too upbeat for dinner. It was like speed eating with the music. Maybe consider more chill music.

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  26. LizT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to Chama Nativa. We just did the luncheon salad bar which was outstanding. It includes several hot dishes like beef stroganoff, black beans and rice, poached salmon. We added an excellent coffee and dessert selection for our party of 6. The crème brûlée is my husband,s favorite. He says it is as good as the best in France. The key lime pie was their only miss - tres leche cake with lime peel and lime slices is not key lime pie. Still a lovely meal in an elegant white tablecloth setting with really excellent service. We could see heartier eaters enjoying the expanded meat menu.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food was great. Nice restaurant decor

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  28. VivianE

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for another amazing dinner. The service was outstanding even with 15 people and being super busy. The food was fresh and full of flavor. My family was celebrating 2 birthdays and the service couldn’t have more than perfect. Thanks again and can’t wait to come back!

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  29. Sweetie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. The salad bar was the best. The meat was delicious. We really liked the grilled pineapple among so many other items. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was amazing. Great sides and salad bar too.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food ! Super attentive and very polite and polished with a very family oriented feel

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here this past week and it’s our 5th time in a few months. The food is just as good as it always was and the service was great. Much better then the chain at Santana Row in terms of service and food. Maybe the ambiance is not as nice but the food and service is better. No hassle with parking and easy to get a table. I’m come here every time over the others.

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  33. ScottJ

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm a big fan of Brazilian churrascarias and am a frequent flyer at Fogo de Chao and Espetus in San Francisco. We were very eager to try Chama here in Gilroy, and so we ended up here spontaneously one day, just as they opened for dinner at 4. (They also have lunch hours most days from 11-2). It was fantastic. The building is nice and the furnishings are comfortable. Cool music swings without being intrusive. The waiters are friendly and knowledgeable. The rest will seem familiar: there's the red/green coaster to indicate your readiness for more food, the waiters parade around with swords of various meats; there's an enormous buffet table with salads, roasted vegetables, cheeses and sliced gourmet lunch meats and an adjacent hot table with soups and stews. There's a great wine list and plates of plantains, polenta and those bite-sized mini-Yorkshire-pudding things. And it's all terrific, absolutely top-notch. I'd rank a notch above Espetus and a couple notches above Fogo. And it's right here in Gilroy, amid the shopping mecca of the Outlets! We really enjoyed it and will be back and back and back again. For a really special lunch or dinner out, Chama has my highest recommendation.

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  34. D8VI5

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Not what we expected. Never coming back here. Not worth it.

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  35. AldoA

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chama Nativa is never a disappointment. We have visited many times and we bring our guests to this restaurant as a sure thing for Great Food, Ambiance and Great Service. Our server was Consuelo. She was so very attentive, and we never had to ask for anything. She made sure we had everything we needed and if there was a particular cut of meat, she had the carvers over to our table right away. The Picanha is the specialty cut, but not to be topped by the many other flavorful meat items. Definitely a return trip over and over again.

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  36. DavidL

    Central Coast

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took five friends with me and we all enjoyed ourselves. Two of us, myself included, had lived extensively in Brazil, and found the Brazilian sides, from pao de queijo (cheese bread) to the feijoada (Brazil's national dish) to be both authentic and quite good. The selection of meats brought to and carved at our table were varied and first-rate: top and bottom sirloin, rib eye, filet, chicken, and sausage. Our near vegan found the salad bar to his liking and swore us to secrecy that we would not tell his wife he was weak and had more than just a taste of the meats. No pork that I can remember, but their dinner selection is wider. We will be back.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food. I’ve been telling everyone about this place. I’ve been 3 times in 3 weeks.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, food was delicious and staff were very friendly.

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  39. LarryS

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly phenomenal! Great eating experience. Wonderful food and service!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasant, quick and frequent service, and as much meat as you can eat. What else do you need?

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse using the Order Online button. Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 722-7300.

Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse is rated 4.9 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse

6935 Camino Arroyo, Gilroy, CA 95020-7078

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gilroy
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Mon 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon 4:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Brazilian Steakhouse, Steak, Brazilian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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