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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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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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Michigan
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317 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank KeithK906
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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186 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Kathleen G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We had the very best dinner and we actually agreed that this was the best that we've ever had together and we've been married for 30 years and have eaten some pretty amazing food in all of our travels. Not only were our different meats that they just kept bringing bringing and bringing out of this world but the salad... More 

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

Hello Apple, Thank you so much for leaving this awesome review! We look forward to having you dine with us again very soon! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We were a party or three on a weekday evening. Upon entering we were greeted and seated promptly at our reserved time...a good start. Our server introduced herself and took our cocktail order and served the drinks promptly. Again...good start. After 10 minutes or so we decided to begin our dinner by going up to the very elaborate salad bar.... More 

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

Hello and thank you so much for leaving this review! We do appreciate your feedback! Hope to have you back very soon! More 

Berwyn, Illinois
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our adult son here for a special dinner. Everything was awesome! The food was spot on, and the service was excellent. I've been to a few different Brazilian steakhouses and this is the best.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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95 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My family took me here to celebrate my 60th and I was surprised (my son was there from out of state) and the food was excellent! The Salad bar is a "Garden of Eden" even before they start serving the meat. Careful or you will fill up on S/Bar and not have room for Main dishes. The Meat was brought... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I've been here several times. A little pricey, but well worth it. They have a nice salad bar with lots of options, you an just get the salad bar, or the whole Brazilian experience. When you are seated, they bring out these fresh baked, warm parmesan puffs. If you drop your napkin or something on the floor, you get several... More 

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

Hi Joann, Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed! 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
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, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?