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Chama Gaucha Steakhouse

3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
+1 630-324-6002
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb” (36 reviews)
“fried banana” (15 reviews)
“ribeye” (14 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options
3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our daughter here for her 13th birthday. We went on a week day, a little early for dinner. There was hardly anyone there when we arrived, but it was packed by the time we left. Service was also very attentive and then dropped...More

Thank msomnipotent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of five loves this restaurant, but we usually only go on special occasions, and we don't eat lunch if we plan on coming here for dinner ;0 There is so much food to enjoy, and it is all delicious, especially the steak and...More

Thank lisalisa333
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG!!! This place was so delicious!! They never let you go a few seconds without coming with some type of meat for you to choose! Even the boys (10 year olds) we're enjoying it. I eat Keto so this place was perfect! A must stop...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go here to celebrate. When we take new people here I give the suggestion, decide which meats you really want to try first to ensure you save room. Everything looks and smells delicious. It is easy eat too much before what you really wanted...More

Thank pattibl
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

The variety of salad and the array of meat provided such a gastronomic delight. Meat after meat not only filled my craving stomach but the truly delectable taste also fulfilled my savoring palate. Among my favorites were the beef sirloin, the garlic steak, the bacon...More

1  Thank vidacallejero
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Make sure you're hungry when you go here. It's pricey, but the experience is access to a huge selectionat the salad bar and waiters constantly making food runs around the dining area with all kinds of different meats for you to select as many different...More

1  Thank Jamie M
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The quality and diversity of the cuts of meat at Chama Guacha is consistently very good - and so is their salad bar. Try the chicken salad at your peril. It is shockingly delicious and may trigger several trips back to the salad bar for...More

1  Thank NJA2011
Reviewed June 8, 2018

My family was out of town visiting colleges in the area and wanted to try Chi town Pizza. All of the Pizza joints has 2 + hour wait times on a Friday night. By luck I found this restaurant on Yelp. I'm glad we took...More

1  Thank Jonnynelson213
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! Out of all the Brazilian Steakhouses, both domestic and foreign which I’ve had the pleasure of dining at, Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse in Downers Grove, Illinois has no equal. I was surprised when we first sat down and had a chance to view...More

1  Thank MrWarrenM
Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoy this place. The food presentation at the salad bar is amazing, everything you could wish for is available. The meat selection is unbelievable and constantly available for you to choose or let it pass. The wine selection is more than adequate. We were...More

Thank Patfinkelstein
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September 29, 2017|
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Response from sandracF8623KP | Reviewed this property |
$60 per person plus drinks. Go with an appetite and try not to fill up on the awesome salad/soup bar! It's the best!
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February 12, 2017|
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Response from markmillieramon | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the many sides available. The salad bar can be visited as often as necessary for it's assortment of jamon and cheeses.
Yesterday we attended Chama Gaucha for dinner at the Houston location and while the food was very good as expected we left with a very sour taste because we were literally robbed at gun point when it came to settle our bill. We paid with a preloaded Visa card good for a total of $289.61, our total dinner bill was $241.33, but when Lupillo our server presented us with the bill, he first said that we had a credit for $9.00 to be applied to his tip but in the shuffle he changed his story to saying that it was wrong and that we were short on $9.00 asking for the $9.00 plus his tip. I was never satisfied with his attitude and self-created confusion therefore when I got home I call the Visa card and they told me that the amount charged by Chama Gaucha was in effect $ 289.60 (I have written proof of this fact) and to top it all off, Lupillo granted himself a generous additional tip of $20.00 Cash. Details and dishonesty like this result in angry clients; I will try to get my money back from Gama Gaucha and of course I will never visit any of their locations, another good place totally spoiled by dishonest employees
September 11, 2016|
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Response from rdz18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry with your experience - maybe you should call the manager to let them know your experience so they can put a stop to the attitude of this server that is putting a bad taste to their name.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-324-6002
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Chama Gaucha invites you to come and have a taste of southern Brazil... Featuring 12 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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