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Chama Gaucha

3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
(630) 324-6002
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Ranked #1 of 145 restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations
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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98% Recommend
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English first
Downers Grove, IL
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best Brazilian steak houses I've ever been to. The sald bar is like none other; an amazing variety of vegetables, meats and cheeses. All fresh and replenished immediately. The meat is great and the servers don't stop bringinging it until you tell them to. It may seem pricey but it's a great place to go for a... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We took friends from out of town here for dinner. I had never eaten at a Brazilian steakhouse and all I can say is come hungry. The food at the "salad" bar was fresh and there was plenty of variety. The skewers are everywhere and the servers are prompt and courteous. My favorites were the pork ribs and the "house... More

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Melksham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I've never had a bad experience in this restaurant. The service has always excellent.The cuts of meat are succulent and cooked just as I like it. A visit to the impressive salad bar is a must too. So yet another enjoyable and fun evening.

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Shorewood, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for my sons 21st birthday! Wow, when they say all you can eat steak they're not kidding! From the moment you turn your card green the servers are at your table with skewers of steak, fillets, chicken and lamb! Excellent service as well! The salad bar was awesome as well! Definitely a must do!

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Carol stream
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner here with my mom and 10 month son-they were so accommodating to my little one bringing him/ offering him specially made potatoes and raw banana. We weren't asking they were going out of their way trying to help. The service was the best I have ever seen-and I'm a fellow server. Pulling out chairs placing napkins... More

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Mountain View, California
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180 reviews 180 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The meat is the star of the show, but the supporting components are brilliant as well. The sides are all excellent, the service is top-notch, attentive and helpful, and the setting is very warm and inviting. BONUSES - They have delicious GLUTEN-FREE BREAD! (TripAdvisor should wise up to Gluten-Free, and add it as a checkbox descriptor!) The salad bar was... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Come here hungry and go home with a full belly but beware of the prices. Service is good and once you get used to their routine you won't be disappointed.

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Arlington, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Many people are familiar with the Brazilian steakhouses. It is fun to eat to try many meats and to have as much as you want of the meat you like. Our waiters were very good and friendly and were very good at satisfying the requests of every member of our party. The meat was also good. However, I did not... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

More reasonable for lunch. Very authentic according to my sons Brazilian girlfriend. Filet is my favorite. Great salad bar but take it easy so you can enjoy hse specialty beef, top sirloin, ribeye. Wonderful service. Great for a special occasion.

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Waiters are Brazilian and friendly will push your chair in for you Salad buffet, offers a variety of salads, fish, and cheese Waiters dressed in Brazilian cowboy attire Meat comes in skewers to your table -when you turn a card to the green side- when you had your fill -you turn the card to the red side Meats are called... More

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