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“So many ways to eat meat!”
Review of Chamas

Chamas
Ranked #22 of 2,087 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $140
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“So many ways to eat meat!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a restaurant for meat lovers, and every different way of cooking it is delicious - plus you can have as much as your tummy will take! Really love the idea of using the coasters, green for "more food please" and red for "STOP feeding me" - only complaints would be a little too much salt used and dessert choice isn't great. The buffet to start & meat are worth every penny though. Booking is required!

  • Visited June 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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“Meat, meat, meat... And Caiperina”
Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Have been to this place quite a few times and one things for sure that you won't leave hungry.

Not the kind of place if you are not into beef as the last time I went this was all that was offered but all very good.
Typical Brazilian whereby you have a card on your table, one side red for stop, the other green for go.
The waiters will just continue to bring skewers of meats to go alongside your salad a a good evening is to be had.

For and additional price, you can have. Free flow of Caiperina drinks while the Brazilian band plays...

Visited December 2012
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Thank Mark R
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Viva Brasil and their Food”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Looking for year, finally in Abu Dhabi, a restaurant with the real taste of latin america, great meat and lot of salad choices

Visited September 2012
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Thank Milagros1972
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“basic churrasco, on a par with any 4* hotel brunch offering”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

Having read previous reviews and the TOAD awards, we visited on a Sunday evening looking forward to a typical churrascaria feast, as there were only 7 other diners present between 8pm and 10pm I had expected rapid service and yet apart from initial meet and greet, the rest of the service experience was incredibly slow. There were 5 or 6 churrasco waiters evident, yet we had to summon them each time we required another meat offering, in spite of the green 'traffic light' request being clearly visible. They seemed to be pushing the barbeque chicken and sausages (which were overdone, dry and perhaps leftover from lunch session). The beef offered with rib eye, sirloin and a filet cuts, were average, mostly cooked medium rare however tasted too 'bar-be-qued' and again we had to prompt the waiters and ask for the Wagyu - this took 15 minutes to deliver and then only one thinly sliced small piece was offered. The Salad bar and desserts were very disappointing, bland bowls of plain lettuce, cherry tomatoes and the like, I've seen a better range and presentation in your basic Pizza Hut salad bar! There was nothing remotely Brazillian / Portuguese or latin in flavour and although the restaurant was quiet, the salad and dessert tables looked untidy and like the average 4* Friday brunch restaurant after a typical drunken mauling... in fact I have had much better Friday brunch buffet meat offerings at other 4 star hotels in Dubai than this Intercontinental Churrascaria restaurant offered. My advice would be to save your 300 Dhs and spend it at Rosewater all day dining restaurant at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers, as there you will find an unlimited range of cuts and type of meat, better quality and grilled to order along with the other 74 different dish offerings.

Maybe it was a bad night, no manager present etc?

  • Visited June 2013
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London UK
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is a must visit! Amazing meat! tasty caipirinhas! This was the highlight of my trip and the best meal I have eaten in ages!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Crutches
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