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Chama Gaucha Steakhouse

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3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118 (Butterfield)
+1 630-324-6002
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16:00 - 20:30
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. Starting with a salad bar that contained items unlike any other salad bar like salmon or apple salad. The meat courses were exceptional. Filet--yes, Prime rib-yes, lamb-yes, pork-yes, chicken-yes all served in a variety of cuts and ways. Sirloin with garlic hmmm. Table sides of whipped potatoes, palenta and fried bananas. Hard to imagine but the desserts were as... More 

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Arica E, Public Relations Manager at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Chuck, Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate all of your feedback. Please come back and see us soon! More 

Darien, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going here twice a month since they opened 8 yes. ago. Never lost a step in unparralled service or meat quality. Consistent every time. Better quality of meat than other Brazilian steakhouses. It will spoil you for ANY steakhouse. Why eat just one kind of meat when you can have several carved table side. Antipasto/salad bar is... More 

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Arica E, Guest Relations Manager at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Aldeela, Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to having you back very soon! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just made our third trip to this exquisite Brazilian Steakhouse. And it has yet to disappoint. We arrived early and ordered a couple of mojitos while we waited for the rest of our party. It is hard to find a place that makes a better mojito. The hostess is always gracious as is the entire staff. Our party was... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son I have been going there for a few years. And always the service outstanding and the food really good especially if you tell your server what kind of Cut of meat you want they keep it coming until you stop asking. The salad bar is outstanding.

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Thank Sharif1024
Arica E, Guest Relations Manager at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Sharif, Thank you very much for your review, we hope you continue to frequent us! More 

New Delhi, India
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have heard of these places since long but somehow never got to one. Absolutely loved it. Great salad bar to start with. And then the yummy meats come non stop. Prime rib, sirloin, tenderloin - garlic steak - you name it. And great sides too my favorite being the banana. Have had such banana before with Cuban food. But with... More 

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Thank RishiKhanna
Arica E, Guest Relations Manager at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review, we cannot wait to have you back again! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I took my team here for lunch as a reward, their choice. They have an excellent 'salad' bar, but it so much more than that with fresh veggies, salads, cheeses, fruits...all very delish. They bring out these addictive little puff bread pastries that are amazing and other sides. You get your little meat card for green and red, everything I... More 

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Thank Stacey W
Arica E, Guest Relations Manager at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Stacey, Thank you so much for your review! Please come back and see us anytime! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation for 5 at 8:15 seated at 8:40. Would of been ok - but took 20 minutes to get drinks at the bar which was under staffed. One bartender for Restraunt one for bar. When we were seated we were seated at a table for 8-10 people - so much for conversations. See photo below. Food was very... More 

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Thank Matt H
Arica E, Guest Relations Manager at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Matt, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We regret to hear that you did not have a good experience at our restaurant. We hope that in the future you will reconsider and give us another chance. We hope to have you and your family back anytime! More 

Michigan
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317 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

My wife introduced me to this place a few years ago and we loved it then. We were in the area again recently, so we headed on over. It's as good as I remembered it being. $30 a lunch is a little steep for me, so we save visits here for rare occasions, but what you get for that is... More 

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Arica E, Guest Relations Manager at Chama Gaucha Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Keith! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We hope to have back very soon! More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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219 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

You must like meat and if you do you will think your in heaven! We had our company holiday dinner and it was perfect! We were not rushed out and the meat kept following. The salad bar which is not your typical salad bar was amazing as well. Plus they brought three sides (unlimited) to the table as well. They... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

It was busy, but the service was great despite the crowd. Dirty plates were whisked away immediately. A little pricy at $29.99 for lunch, but it was a Christmas lunch with two friends. Salad bar is great, almost too great. If one overindulges on the salad bar, no room for the great meat. As others have said, the ribeye is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
    (Butterfield)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-324-6002
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!

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