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3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
(630) 324-6002
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Ranked #1 of 147 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
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
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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Munster, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Warm, friendly super service! The salad bar was full of delicious, well presented offerings. Great variety and very fresh eye appealing selections. The meat selection was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Plentiful and abundant. One gets the feeling that the servers really enjoy their jobs. The best part of the evening was the liquor cart. The variety and presentation... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When ever I travel to Chicago we eat here. It's an amazing restaurant and we get the best service ever. The drinks and the food are all great and so it the extensive salad bar... Which I would keep away from as the meats are so much more interesting :). Deff go here if your in Chicago... Fogo is great... More 

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Naperville, IL
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Our party of 16 ate here today and everyone enjoyed it immensely. There was something for everyone. The salad bar was good enough for a vegetarian as one person in our party was basically a salad person and she thought the salad bar was excellent. She felt there was a wide assortment of choices available to her, and although she... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Dinner for a change. Good bottle of wine 93pts and steak what else can go wrong! Great service is always served with pride! Will always come back!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Excellent meal. Beef so tender you barely need a knife. Absolutely no waiting for food (or more food), just flip the card and you are swarmed with machete armed waiters offering different cuts of meat. I like my meat RARE, so was concerned I would be disappointed on over cooked meats (medium rare is overlooked in my book). Boy was... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

For one price, you can have all you want to eat (some items, like alcoholic drinks are extra). The waiters will come by and slice off pieces of meat from a skewer for you, and they have a large salad bar with plenty of selection. It's kind of like a much fancier version of Old Country Buffet.

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Peoria, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This was our splurge night on our business trip. Very expensive, but nice atmosphere with great service. Salad bar was fantastic. And of course the meats were plentiful and delicious. Wine list was good. And, enjoyed the cart of after-dinner drinks as well. Good choice if you need gluten free as well.

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Richton Park, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My son treated my mother and I for dinner. Could not have asked for anything better.Salad bar had a great selection. Meats were high quality perfectly done and seasoned. The staff was friendly and beyond impressive. I have been to a few Brazilian steakhouse before but this one was by far the best yet. I am still in a food... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The meat is tough and crush evil. The restaurant is dirty and very noisy. But worst of all is the service and non-professional staff!! A horrible experience...

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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Guess you did not expect to hear about the delicious salads in this meat lovers heaven. Let me say, I'm not a big meat person and discovered this while visiting Chicago area. When I was asked to take a look at the lunch menu and noticed the salad bar, it was clear that I was in the right place. The... More 

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Additional Information about Chama Gaucha

Address: 3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
Phone Number: (630) 324-6002
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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