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3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
(630) 324-6002
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Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Butterfield
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!
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English first
Yorkville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are not a meat lover then I would definitely pass on this place. One is obvious they are known for meats also it isn't cheap. At $28 for lunch it is on the upper price scale. Come hungry. This was my first time here and wow! It is a little overwhelming with the different meats they offer you.... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

From walking into the restaurant you know that you are going to be taken care of.When the greeter takes you to your table there is a server there to pull out chair and ask what you would like to drink and leaves to return with your drinks there is a server that brings some things to much on while your... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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650 reviews 650 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Somehow I wanted Chama Gaucha to be a little better. Maybe I wanted more striking cheeses at the salad bar. I sure wanted a better selection of half-bottle wines, few were offered. The wine list itself is not distinguished, not bad, but not special. They surely could do better with their Italian wine offerings. The service is less than intuitive,... More 

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Auburndale, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great salad bar, meat service is excellent. Wait staff is phenomenal. Best time to go is for lunch. Great prices.

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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Ok. It was New Year's Eve so there is some excuse but the food was just plain bad. Very fatty. Everything, even the filet was fatty. Service was ok but I just could not get last the poor food quality.

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Shreveport, LA
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Vegans step aside this is all about that beef, no treble! Salad bar is great, but I try to save every calorie for the meat on a sword. I have been to half a dozen different Brazilian Steakhouse including Fogo de Chao, Texas de Brazil, and Rodizio Grill and this one was the absolute best. Great service and the meats... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I've done my share of the Brazilian meat-on-swords restaurants and this was really great. I was very impressed by the salad bar. The drinks, wine, desserts, and table side spirits were really good and the service was awesome and, well, authentic. My only disappointment was that I've sometimes had less traditional meat like rattle snake or alligator in these sorts... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Food was Great!! A little expensive but worth it. The Staff were very friendly and great. Great management will recommend to everyone I know.

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Munster, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Warm, friendly super service! The salad bar was full of delicious, well presented offerings. Great variety and very fresh eye appealing selections. The meat selection was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Plentiful and abundant. One gets the feeling that the servers really enjoy their jobs. The best part of the evening was the liquor cart. The variety and presentation... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When ever I travel to Chicago we eat here. It's an amazing restaurant and we get the best service ever. The drinks and the food are all great and so it the extensive salad bar... Which I would keep away from as the meats are so much more interesting :). Deff go here if your in Chicago... Fogo is great... More 

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Additional Information about Chama Gaucha

Address: 3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
Phone Number: (630) 324-6002
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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