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“Mountains of Meat!!”
Review of Chamas

Chamas
Ranked #26 of 2,054 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $140
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, South American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: For those of you who don't know what a Brazilian Churrascaria is, InterContinental Abu Dhabi invites you to experience Chamas Churrascaria & Bar. Think endless skewers of freshly barbecued meat and chicken served by enthusiastic and knowledgeable Passadores until you tell them to stop. Add to this a South American music performed by "Los Hidalgos", and you've got one of the liveliest atmospheres in the city. Located above Chamas restaurant is Chamas bar famed for its Caipirinha creations, bustling ladies nights and juicy meat platters.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 806 helpful votes
“Mountains of Meat!!”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Chamas at the Intercon never dissapoints as an amazing dining experience.

The upstairs has a nice lounge bar feel to it with a live band ( not too loud). The downstairs is the dining area with an amazing open kitchen and a large salad bar.

The salad and Soup Bar is self service.

Then you just sit down and wait. They serve different cuts of meat carved at your table. Rib Eye, Chicken, Duck, Turkey, Brazilian Beef Kofta's, Brazilian Beef Steaks Or Pikanya, Rib Eye, Tenderloin, Brazilian Sausages, Lamb Chops, Leg of Lamb and on and on. Its endless.....It has the 'Green - Serve and Red - Break ' system that the Carnivore restaurant in Nairobi does.

The service is friendly...and when you are taking a break or when you refuse, the staff look genuinely dissappointed that you cant stuff yourself more. Alongwith the sauces on the table, bowls of black beans in gravy, a bowl of fried bananas and taters, and two other bowls of traditional yummy accompaniements are served.

Every 20 minutes or so, a slice of roasted pineapple is served to clear the palette and settle the stomach to make room for more gorging.

Even when you're done and asking for the bill, they keep asking if you would like more. Having a chat with the girl as I was settling the bill, I noted that I didn't get to try the Duck, to whit she immediately went and got me a serving to try.

All in all Chamas never dissappoints and is worth every dirham.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Meat lovers!”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

If you are crazy about meat then this is the right place. They serve all kinds of meat as long as you give them the green light, once full show them the red sign to stop serving you.

Come with an empty stomach and a big appetite. Have a few drinks in the bar above before/after dinning.

  • Visited October 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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“Best resto in AUH”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Best Brazilian restaurant I’ve been to. Staff is very friendly. It’s nice to have a drink at the lounge upstair prior to your dinner. Your plate will be always refilled without you needing to call someone. Bread was also very good, and on top of that, unlimited caipirinha. When I travel in Abu Dhabi, I will never miss to have dinner there

  • Visited December 2011
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1 Thank bobOkinawa
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“Best Brazlian in UAE”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

for meat lovers... make sure you don’t miss the chicken heart offered part of the 12 meat cuts and poultry... the salad bar is so rich... and show is nice and worth the stay.... the nice grilled pineapple is a nice treat and surely good after the meat...

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Fawaz S
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“red, green, red, green.... red, red, RED!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I will keep returning to Chamas, especially with groups of friends, as the atmosphere is great and food just keeps coming. The routine of buffet starter, while your special "beer mat" style token is set to red, is a nice relaxing way to begin the evening. Then when you're ready, turn the mat over, and it shows green... the meat waiters arrive, and unload perfect cuts of whatever meat you fancy onto your plate... and you just keep eating, and they keep coming. Finally you have anough piled up for a week, and decide maybe you should turn the mat back to red for a while. Then you see a gorgeous piece of steak coming around and you flick it to green... yum! Finally when you're about to explode you decide maybe you should just keep the mat showing red.... you're tempted by another piece... but no... stop... just leave it on red and survive another day.
"dessert sir??".... what!!!! are you crazy :)

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Ruskeemo
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