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“A Complete Package”

Chama Gaucha Steakhouse
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Ranked #2 of 169 Restaurants in Downers Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Butterfield
Description: 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!
Mountain View, California
Level 6 Contributor
423 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“A Complete Package”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

The meat is the star of the show, but the supporting components are brilliant as well. The sides are all excellent, the service is top-notch, attentive and helpful, and the setting is very warm and inviting. BONUSES - They have delicious GLUTEN-FREE BREAD! (TripAdvisor should wise up to Gluten-Free, and add it as a checkbox descriptor!) The salad bar was fresh, extraordinarily varied and superb quality. Recommended wines were excellent complements to the meal and reasonably priced. Overall value - Tab was $90/person including tip, wine, and after-dinner drinks. This is not fast food, go hungry and you'll have an superb experience.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank David P
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Downers Grove, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Meat Galore”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Come here hungry and go home with a full belly but beware of the prices. Service is good and once you get used to their routine you won't be disappointed.

Visited December 2013
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Arlington, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Fun and good food”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Many people are familiar with the Brazilian steakhouses. It is fun to eat to try many meats and to have as much as you want of the meat you like. Our waiters were very good and friendly and were very good at satisfying the requests of every member of our party. The meat was also good. However, I did not believe that their salad bar offered as much variety as those of other such restaurants I have been too. All in all, our party had a good time and left very satisfied.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Proviso
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Downers Grove, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome experiencing Brazilian dining at its finest.”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

More reasonable for lunch. Very authentic according to my sons Brazilian girlfriend. Filet is my favorite. Great salad bar but take it easy so you can enjoy hse specialty beef, top sirloin, ribeye. Wonderful service. Great for a special occasion.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sharon V
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Highlights of this Spotless Brazilian Steakhouse”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Waiters are Brazilian and friendly will push your chair in for you
Salad buffet, offers a variety of salads, fish, and cheese
Waiters dressed in Brazilian cowboy attire
Meat comes in skewers to your table -when you turn a card to the green side- when you had your fill -you turn the card to the red side
Meats are called Aleatra, Fraldinha Porco, Cordeiro and so on
Meats are sirloin, prime cut , beef rib,marinated chicken, leg of lamb or filet mignon
Meats are salted to perfection
Meat never tasted so good

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Oscar072
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