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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
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Dinner

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Jacobi C
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Very good service from start to finish. The salad bar was greatand had a good selection on it from vegetables to the smoked salmon. There is no menu with prices. Just be prepared to pay about $40 per person plus tax and tip.

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Homer Glen, IL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went here for my boyfriend and I's birthday (we're a day apart). It was our first time here and I was blown away by the service! They are top notch and on point. All of the staff is excellent: the servers, meat cutters and the bussers. The food: majority of the meats were great, although my boyfriend made the comment... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

OK first off the wait was minimal. This place is always busy. We were a party of four. We sat down and they Immediately gave us water, and took our additional drink orders. Then they asked us if we have ever been there before. My wifey and I had, but our friends had not. The Waiter explained how it works.... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?