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Chama Gaucha

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3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL (Butterfield)
(630) 324-6002
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Today
4:00 pm - 8:30 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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Full is an understatement

You better be hungry if you are eating at Chama because the meat and salad bar are plentiful! All of the meat I had was delicious and well cooked. My only complaint is the same here as it is at a lot of all you can eat meat places, and it is that I wish they would offer some better... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
jmodaff52
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Oswego, Illinois
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  • Special occasions
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Oswego, Illinois
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

You better be hungry if you are eating at Chama because the meat and salad bar are plentiful! All of the meat I had was delicious and well cooked. My only complaint is the same here as it is at a lot of all you can eat meat places, and it is that I wish they would offer some better... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We are regulars of this particular restaurant so have had a lot of good experiences here. We are almost always seated promptly, and when things are busy, we are often offered a basket of cheese-bread to tide us over until we get our table. The wait-staff are wonderful, and usually refill your side dishes quickly. We are particular fans of... More 

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Stacy, Minnesota
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Wow! The meat here was soooo well seasoned. The lamb chops were some of the best I have ever eaten. Salad bar was fresh with many varieties of cheese. We were very happy with the choice. Staff was super friendly even remembered our desired doneness of meat. Valet parking is a nice touch. You won't be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place and great food! Salad bar or the whole shebang! I've been here multiple times. The service is outstanding and the staff is very attentive and accommodating.

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Winfield, Illinois
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have always enjoyed Brazilian steak houses but this one did not do the trick. The salad bar and foods up there were lacking, and on all of the lamb which I love I could only taste the spearmint and not the meat.. I have never like spearmint at all and the smell and taste of this was terrible. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We've gone to Texas de Brazil before but decided to try this chain instead for a change. We were seated immediately, the staff was on point and so attentive I felt like royalty! The salad bar is good, not as many items as the competition but that's fine because it's not wise to fill up there. They serve mashed potatoes,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It is more of a special occasion place, but it is carnivore heaven. About $50 per person for plentiful upscale salad bar and all you can eat Brazilian meat mostly beef with some pork and chicken. Included sides are mashed potatoes, polenta sticks, chees bead puffs and fried bananas. Their sangria is great especially the white. Lovely décor , but... More 

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Downers Grove
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was our first time trying this restaurant and we can honestly say that it lives up to all of the positive reviews. First, the service is fabulous. Very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent, and we felt that it was better than the competition for this type of steakhouse. We went here for a birthday celebration, but we... More 

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

On the recommendation of my friend, I booked dinner for myself, my friend and her 8 year old daughter at Chama Gaucha this past Sunday. They open at 4 on Sunday, so we set our reservation for that time. First off, I was amazed at how busy they were for just opening at 4. They were half full once all... More 

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Morris, Illinois
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I don't even know where to start. This place was a fabulous experience. They treat you as if it was a 5 start restaurant. Service was amazing, and I know next time I'm skipping hitting the buffet and sticking to the table fair. It's expensive however it is worth it.

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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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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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