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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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Fine Dining

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  • 105
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
Most recent review
Chama Gaucha

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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  • Fine Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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
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64 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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347 reviews 347 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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66 helpful votes 66 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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

What a delight! We have not dined here since this restaurant changed hands and we were blown away. The vegetables and selection at the "salad bar" which is a name that does not do justice, was incredible! So beautifully and artfully arranged and kept refreshed and meticulously clean. The meats were all delicious, except for one which was a bit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Plain and simple, this place was awesome! Always wanted to try a Brazilian steakhouse, this was the first. The salad bar is a work of art with many different salad types, cold veggies, cheeses, smoked meats (salmon, prosciutto, etc...). The meats are flavorful, tender, huge variety (beef, pork, chicken, and lamb) and all of them are cooked to perfection. Be... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

They are so friendly, everyone was so nice from the moment we walk in the host was so nice and friendly the waiters so nice and attentive and the food omg delicious it was just perfect 😊😊😊😊

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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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