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Chama Gaucha

3008 Finley Rd., Downers Grove, IL
(630) 324-6002
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Ranked #1 of 146 restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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CAIRO
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100 reviews 100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The great service made all the difference. That being said, The meat was simply amazing, much much better than other Brazilian steak houses like Fogo De Chao or Texas De Brazil. However, the salad bar is not as good as the competition. We really enjoyed our meal and we will definitely come back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This restaurant is always our favorite for any occasion or non-occasion. It is always fun to be there. The food is delicious. We will start off with various types of meat first. Then, rest a bit before heading to the salad bar. The service in this restaurant is great. They would go above and beyond to get us what we... More

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Is a bit expensive but you won't leave hungry. Nice salad bar all you care to eat. But the main meat courses are brought by waiters and cut at you table constantly. Prime rib, sirloin, tenderloin, sausage, chicken,beef ribs pork ribs, Mashed potatoes, parmesan puffs, creme brulee for desert. Drop your napkin, and someone hands you another clean one. Your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is the best service I have ever had. I was out with my family wearing a new white shirt which unfortunately got a small stain on it. With in seconds the offered me a shout stain removal wipe, it was amazing. My shirt looks great, they were so kind and absolutely wonderful. We all had a great time, and... More

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aurora, il
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went here for a birthday and graduation celebration for lunch. Our party included 2 adults two teens and 3 small children. We were immediately smothered with service (in a good way). Several gentlemen immediately took drink orders which included small plastic cups with lids for the little ones. They also were served a cup of water in a lidded cup,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This place is truly unbelievable.I don't eat beef but I was tempted, and had some prime rib...but the salmon at the salad bar was to die for,,, the bacon wrapped chicken was exquisite, and EVERYTHING,, I mean EVERYTHING WAS SPECTACULAR.. the service was wonderful, the waiters were sooooooo nice and polite and happy...

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West Buxton, Maine
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Fabulous food, unbelievable service. Blew me away. Everything was fresh and probably local -- sure didn't taste like it was shipped from afar. And I have never, ever, ever had such great service, even in much higher-end places.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My title says it all. You start with a salad bar; not large, but filled with the very best in fresh vegetables, cheeses, prosciutto, smoked salmon, etc. Grilled meats like filet, lamb leg and chops, sirloin, pork ribs, ribeye, and marinated chicken are delivered on long skewers tableside. You eat as much or as little as you like. It's a... More

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Darien, Illinois, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My family's favorite restaurant. The food is hands down amazing. you start with a great salad bar that is almost a meal in and of itself. Than let the meat parade begin. many choices, and at the temperature you prefer. If the cut they bring around is too rare or too well done, they will return with a cut more... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have eaten and several different Brazilian Steakhouses in the United States and in Brazil so I believe I have the knowledge to compare them. Chama Gaucha is the best one in the U.S. The food is amazing and the service is unbelievable. I ate there a few days ago for my birthday, and once again I was not disappointed.... More

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