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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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English first
Peoria, Illinois
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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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Lockport, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The meats and poultry , lamb was out of this world delicious! The salad was so good, but you didn't want to fill up on it. Definitely will go again. Only down side, the waiters run around like Chihuahua's ! They made you a little nervous. You have to try not to eat fast and stay awhile to enjoy all... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Service was great! You won't see any waiter standing doing nothing anytime. Plates are changes right away and water is refill in no time. Some meat servers even remember my husband's prefer cuts and always came by and ask if he want more. We are very happy with their service. Meat is good and the salad bar has lots of... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This restaurant is by far, top notch.The staff members are truly fantastic, The food is absolutely fantastic.They have free valet service .Please make reservations early. They have this fantastic salad bar, smoked salmon, etc.

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Batavia, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Simply amazing service! While the food has its moments of greatness and just okay.. The service ALWAYS steals the show! I love this place on any day and it is always a pleasure to visit. :)

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We celebrated my son's christening dinner here last Sunday, Oct 5th, and could not have asked for more. Not much else to say about the food...it's great. A lot to choose from and unlimited tasty meat. Service was top notch, could not have asked for anything better. Everyone that celebrated had a great time. I totally recommend Chama Gaucha for... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Nicely appointed open space, with a prominent salad bar greets you at the front door. We were promptly seated, instructed on how the dining room functions and given a menu which is really just a explanation of the meat offerings. However, no where was the price per person noted for the feast we were about to enjoy. The salad bar... 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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