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Chama Gaucha

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3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL (Butterfield)
(630) 324-6002
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chama Gaucha invites you to come and have a taste of southern Brazil...
Chama Gaucha invites you to come and have a taste of southern Brazil… Featuring 14 different cuts of meat from lamb, chicken, pork and beef served to you table side upon your request. Also offering an exquisite salad bar with over 30 items, from fresh vegetables, to house made salads, and gourmet cheeses. Along with your meal are traditional Brazilian side dishes. Our famous Brazilian cheese bread, garlic mash pototoes, fried banana, fried polenta, white rice, and black beans. All served to your hearts content. Come visit us and have a taste of southern Brazil!
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch price

Chama Gaucha is my favorite Brazilian steakhouse. I think the food is better than Fogo de Chao, and the price is much more reasonable. The employees are very attentive. I recommend going during lunch time because lunch price is about 50% lower than the dinner price, but they serve exactly the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kim_chi110
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Hacienda Heights, California
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  • Special occasions
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Hacienda Heights, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Chama Gaucha is my favorite Brazilian steakhouse. I think the food is better than Fogo de Chao, and the price is much more reasonable. The employees are very attentive. I recommend going during lunch time because lunch price is about 50% lower than the dinner price, but they serve exactly the same thing. They also have a all you can... More 

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le mans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The food is good, some meats are excellent, but is not worth $ 500 for 6. Choice of meat is limited to beef, lamb, chicken and pork.

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Fremont, Ohio
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice looking restaurant from the outside and even nicer on the inside. Service was excellent and the food was exceptional. Typical all you can eat Brazilian Steak House restaurant with more variety than other Brazilian restaurants I've been to. Cannot say enough good about the staff. Wasn't a good value for us though since we are older and our appetites... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The restaurant is very well decorated, staff is very friendly. It dining rooms are very big. The salad bar is wonderful. Everything labeled. There were items on the salad bar I had never heard of. The variety of meats were incredible. Very nice!

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Karachi
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

great if you are into meat. the house special is the best as far as I am concerned and I think for salad lovers the salad bar is quite extensive too. Deserts are to die for :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

The best steak i had i recommend big time lunch dinner no different they treat u like a king love it

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our company has gone to this restaurant for the past 3 years for our Holiday party! What a fun and different atmosphere!!! The salad bar is really good, however the meat is the star!!! The first presentation the wait staff surrounds your table and it is defiantly a WOW factor!! They never make you wait after that, when ever you... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Service great, mostly meat. Salad bar large variety, it can be your dinner if you are not a voracious carnivore. Very pricey, good for kids?. Drinks are very expensive

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have been to different Brazillian steakhouses and this one is definitely the lowest on the list. Most of what I had was pretty average and the piece of prime rib that I had was gross. I had to spit it out and definitely didn't finish it. I did not like the salad bar at all and the "hot" sides... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I'll explain later why, since this is a Brazilian steak house, that I claim that this restaurant is also an amazing place for vegetarian. First, this is your "typical" Brazilian steak house. You have several different cuts of meat on skewers, and the "gauchos" go around the restaurant, each one with a particular cut, and will visit your table. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
    (Butterfield)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: (630) 324-6002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Chama Gaucha invites you to come and have a taste of southern Brazil… Featuring 14 different cuts of meat from lamb, chicken, pork and beef served to you table side upon your request. Also offering an exquisite salad bar with over 30 items, from fresh vegetables, to house made salads, and gourmet cheeses. Along with your meal are traditional Brazilian side dishes. Our famous Brazilian cheese bread, garlic mash pototoes, fried banana, fried polenta, white rice, and black beans. All served to your hearts content. Come visit us and have a taste of southern Brazil!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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