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“Brazilian homecooking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chamas

Chamas
Ranked #2,671 of 3,727 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $19 - $27
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American
Good for: Large groups
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Luzon, Philippines
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383 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Brazilian homecooking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

A Brazilian restaurant on the non-tourist area of Amsterdam, Chamas offers good value buffet and very warm service from the owners (I think) themselves. The lady is Brazilian and it feels like you're welcomed to her home. The buffet costs 14.90 and you can avail of unlimited salads (2 kinds), feijoada, steamed rice, a stewed chicken dish and a piquant, delicious pork ribs dish. If you order a picanha or their sliced beef and onions dish for extra euros, you can also avail of the buffet.

I ordered the picanha and was billed 21.90 euros including the buffet. The steak was so so, lacking the chargrilled, churrascaria flavor (probably pan-fried) and a little tough. Maybe I should've followed the male owner's suggestion of the grilled sliced beef with onions (19.90 euros). Still, the flavor of the buffet offerings and the genuine friendly service of the couple more than made up for it.

Visited May 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Volendam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a nice experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

small, intimate and homey. They serve a Brazilian buffet but it is more like being at the home of a large family. The food is simple and delicious. No fancy menus, just good home cooking. Run by two people wishing for you to enjoy what they offer. friendly, helpful and attentive. I don't know if I would call this a "dinner out" place but more like the place the neighborhood has supper at. A great place for a group of friends to eat well and enjoy good company. Well Done!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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