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Chama Gaucha

3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
(630) 324-6002
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Ranked #1 of 146 restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
aurora, il
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Went here for a birthday and graduation celebration for lunch. Our party included 2 adults two teens and 3 small children. We were immediately smothered with service (in a good way). Several gentlemen immediately took drink orders which included small plastic cups with lids for the little ones. They also were served a cup of water in a lidded cup,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is truly unbelievable.I don't eat beef but I was tempted, and had some prime rib...but the salmon at the salad bar was to die for,,, the bacon wrapped chicken was exquisite, and EVERYTHING,, I mean EVERYTHING WAS SPECTACULAR.. the service was wonderful, the waiters were sooooooo nice and polite and happy...

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West Buxton, Maine
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Fabulous food, unbelievable service. Blew me away. Everything was fresh and probably local -- sure didn't taste like it was shipped from afar. And I have never, ever, ever had such great service, even in much higher-end places.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My title says it all. You start with a salad bar; not large, but filled with the very best in fresh vegetables, cheeses, prosciutto, smoked salmon, etc. Grilled meats like filet, lamb leg and chops, sirloin, pork ribs, ribeye, and marinated chicken are delivered on long skewers tableside. You eat as much or as little as you like. It's a... More

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Darien, Illinois, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My family's favorite restaurant. The food is hands down amazing. you start with a great salad bar that is almost a meal in and of itself. Than let the meat parade begin. many choices, and at the temperature you prefer. If the cut they bring around is too rare or too well done, they will return with a cut more... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have eaten and several different Brazilian Steakhouses in the United States and in Brazil so I believe I have the knowledge to compare them. Chama Gaucha is the best one in the U.S. The food is amazing and the service is unbelievable. I ate there a few days ago for my birthday, and once again I was not disappointed.... More

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Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I probably never will be able to (or choose to) pay this much for a meal again, but we were celebrating a major milestone in our families' life, and so we did it. If any meal is worth $40 per person (lunch prices), Chama Gaucha is it. Start with the best salad/cheese bar on the planet, add amazing sides like... More

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MATTESON
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Took my Mom to this restaurant to celebrate her birthday. What a wonderful experience. The service is absolutely wonderful. You are made to feel as though you are the only guest in the restaurant. Constant attention to your every need. The wait service was outstanding. The decorum was really pretty and quite nice indeed. I totally forgot that I was... More

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Frankfort, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Lets start out by talking about service. From the time you walk up to your table and your chair is pulled from the table for you, and pushed in for you as you sit, and is done everytime you leave your table weather it's for a trip, or trips to the salad bar, or bathroom, or anytime you leave the... More

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Bridgeview, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The meats taste incredible and the service is wonderful. My favorite was the picanha (house special). The chicken wrapped in bacon was delicious. Also liked the cheese bread and the fried polenta.

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