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Chama Gaucha

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3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL (Butterfield)
(630) 324-6002
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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Birthday Dinner

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
phmasonb1
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The ambience of the place is quite sophisticated and clean. When you enter the place you will see the attractive and colorful salad, more likely it looks like a garden of salad. The servers, the manager, the front desk were all so accommodating and friendly. They won't let you go home upset. The customer service they offer was just like... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My family goes to chama gaucha often. The food quality is always good and the wait staff always very attentive. The meats are not very salty like other brazilian steak houses. The meat is seasoned just right. Make sure to try the caipirinha drink and ask them to make it Brazilian style so it won't taste too watered down.

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Aurora, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have being in about 8 different Brazilian steak house all over the country but this one is by far THE BEST in it's class the service its always prompt and friendly, the food is absolutely the best, I believe that what set them apart from the other Brazilian steak houses is that they never seem to be short of... More 

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Field, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Who would have thought one of the best all-you-can-eat salad bars you could ever experience would be found in a steakhouse! It's amazing! You can, in fact, make a meal out of it because, in addition to the vegetable dishes, there are plenty of protein dishes like chunk Parmesan cheese, Manchego cheese chunks, slices of smoked Gouda and balls of... More 

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North Aurora, Illinois
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have been here many times for meetings and always look forward to going there. But you have to be very hungry before you go because the food keeps coming. The salad bar is huge and awesome. The number of flavors and types of meats is endless and be sure to save room for the many choice of desserts. I... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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369 reviews 369 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have been to many Brazilian steakhouses and since most are pricey, I expect great service and food. This place has both. Make sure you make reservations. I appreciated the complimentary valet and quickly was seated due to having reservations despite a lot of walk ins having to wait. Service was great. Salad bar was fresh with plenty of choices.... More 

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Morris
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162 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The service here was outstanding. We literally were served quickly and efficiently, which included our wine (kept the glasses filled), our water (kept the glasses filled), our table (new plates, crumb-sweeping), and just attentiveness. The food (steak on a skewer, broiled to order) was very good, except for the filet mignon, which was not as good as the previous incarnation... 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

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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