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Chama Gaucha Steakhouse

) #2 of 141 Restaurants in Downers Grove €€€€ Steakhouse, , South American
3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
+1 630-324-6002
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options
3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first experience at a Brazilian steakhouse. The skewered meats were delicious. The salad bar is amazing. The soup is very tasty and fresh. It is truly a unique experience. It is expensive though so I would recommend this for a special occasion....More

Thank Theresa1727
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meat cuts around. The salad bar is a plus. Lunch is the better value. Highly recommend for friends, couples, date night, or family parties. 100 Percent best place to get your stomach totally full!

Thank Dominic L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is hard to find many restaurants that seem to value your visit. We were greeted, served, asked over and over, drinks refilled , superb salad bar and excellent meat choice and more than you can eat to fill your pallet. The desserts were awesome....More

Thank billp422
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Best Brazilian Steakhouse. This is my 3rd time coming here. The steaks are cooked well. Compared to Fogo De Chao or the Texas De Brazil. The meats they are offer are seasoned just right not too bland and not too salty like Texas De Brazil....More

Thank Art J
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Excellent service and friendly staff. The salad bar has such great variety and good food. You could almost just eat from the salad bar (with soup). But the variety and quality of the meat served is even better than Texas de Brazil. My husband says...More

Thank trustinginHim07
Reviewed 21 May 2017

All the meat was excellent, perhaps the best chicken I have ever had. Highly recommend this place for a great evening out with friends. Great wine list, and the sald bar was very nice as well.

Thank DeanFlick1
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Get your steakafill here. Great meat cuts and flavors. Service is excellent, awesome salad bar. Managers on floor at all times making sure customers are well taken care of.

Thank Sam3069
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The food was great, it had a big variety of salads and i order a caipirinhia and it was delicious. The only bad thing is that I was there with my sister in law which goes very often and the waiters were focus on her...More

Thank Lina T
Reviewed 29 April 2017

A good place to on an empty stomach. Wonderful salad bar but remember what you came for...the meat!!

Thank Marie B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

In a field of Brazilian Steakhouses, Chama Gaucha holds a large lead amongst the rest. The atmosphere felt like a large, social cafeteria great for both small and large groups. The service was exceptional, the food measured the same alongside a great wine list that...More

Thank KRUdvare
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Mouse B
13 February 2017|
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Response from markmillieramon | Reviewed this property |
Yes to the many sides available. The salad bar can be visited as often as necessary for it's assortment of jamon and cheeses.
Yesterday we attended Chama Gaucha for dinner at the Houston location and while the food was very good as expected we left with a very sour taste because we were literally robbed at gun point when it came to settle our bill. We paid with a preloaded Visa card good for a total of $289.61, our total dinner bill was $241.33, but when Lupillo our server presented us with the bill, he first said that we had a credit for $9.00 to be applied to his tip but in the shuffle he changed his story to saying that it was wrong and that we were short on $9.00 asking for the $9.00 plus his tip. I was never satisfied with his attitude and self-created confusion therefore when I got home I call the Visa card and they told me that the amount charged by Chama Gaucha was in effect $ 289.60 (I have written proof of this fact) and to top it all off, Lupillo granted himself a generous additional tip of $20.00 Cash. Details and dishonesty like this result in angry clients; I will try to get my money back from Gama Gaucha and of course I will never visit any of their locations, another good place totally spoiled by dishonest employees
11 September 2016|
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Response from rdz18 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry with your experience - maybe you should call the manager to let them know your experience so they can put a stop to the attitude of this server that is putting a bad taste to their name.
Justin W
24 July 2016|
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Response from Slosh123 | Reviewed this property |
Went with a group of retired friends and we don't dress up for anybody.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3008 Finley Rd, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1118
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Downers Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 630-324-6002
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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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