18318 Sonterra Place, San Antonio, TX | Directions 7825829.610072 -98.498571
Sat: 4:30pm-10:30pm, Sun: 1pm-8:30pm
Neighborhoods: Stone Oak, Northeast San Antonio
Friendly, free valet, mix group of people, casual to upscale great food, fun and great wine list. Great place to go for special dinner
As a Chef I must say........ – THIS IS AN HONEST REVIEW!!!
Many of the prior review may have only tried Chama Gaucha as their "first" Brazillian Steakhouse, because this product based on other Brazilian Steakhouses is BELOW sub-par! :(
Lets start with the good things this restaurant has.......... "the staff" mainly Chris (the other staff in our areas were also good and were both named David).
I must add that, I visited on May 19th, 2012, at around 8pm. We called to make reservations since we were advised that the walk in wait was min. 2hours (so, we went ahead and made reservations for 9pm). Well, like I mentioned earlier we ended up walking in around 7:30'ish and was seated at 7:55-8pm there was practically NO WAIT (nonetheless a 2hr. wait).
Moving along, we started with the salad bar as usual, VERY LIMITED as compared to Texas de Brazil, and Fogo :( For one, the Tabbouli was horrible (lacked significant flavor), this is sad, as I love to enjoy my meats with a flavorful Tabbouli as it enhances the flavors even more, .......unfortunately, this was not possible with the Chama Gaucha Experience.
Next it was time to eat the meats, the guys were very fast, the first was the Filet Mignon asked for medium rare (got more rare), Tried the chicken cognac and it was flavorless, next came the pork ribs and they could have cooked it a little more (as a portion of it was quite rare), following that option came the Lamb..........the bone tips were very charred, so I thought that they were cook to perfection.......NOT!!! Slowly the night became a very big dis-apointment to say the least :( . I confronted the manager Jordan, and he was the MOST ARROGANT man I have ever came into contact with in San Antonio. A very bad reflection on the company as a whole! This guy made a snide remark to me after telling him about his "slack in product". I was VERY TAKEN BACK!
As a manager Jordan, you should learn to take the H.E.A.T!!! Hear, Empathize, Apologize, and Take Action!! you acted with very little empathy so I didn't expect you to apologize for my experience (which you didn't/ you really need to be coached on your interactions with guest because what Chamma Gaucha has is a HEARTLESS EMPLOYEE miss-representing a potentially qualified product........... WOW!!
Let me just tell you Chama Gaucha San Antonio I am a 14yr. Chef who owns one of North Houston's Largest Catering and Event Production Companies (so I know what I am talking about!)
I love a GOOD Brazillian Steakhouse, if there is any advice that I can lend to you (the consumer) is if you are interested to have the FULL Brazilian EXPERIENCE, PLEASE TRY Fogo de Chao, then, Texas de Brazil, and LAST Chama Gaucha (if you insist) you will feel the same way I do!
I didn't want to add this but my husband was on the toilet all night :(
1.) Good "Servers" (thats it!)
1.) Under cooked meats which lead to
2.) Lack of Flavor & a
3.) Limited Salad Bar
People that go to a Brazillian Steakhouse know they will SPEND MONEY.......so spend it where you are going to get your money's worth.......... PLEASE :)
Chef Michelle Tadeo-Hernandez!
good service and great food – My wife’s family came up from Venezuela. All 8 of us went there and had such a great experience that I will defiantly be going back. I got in and they have these huge sofas and gave us beer when we were waiting for our table. I didn’t to much like my beer they gave me so they traded it for another free of cost. Some of the best food in San Antonio and staff was great!!!!!!! If they had 10 stars they would get it.
San Antonio's best Steakhouse – Chama is one of the best steakhouses we have ever been to. We have tried several other Brazilian restaurants and this is the best. The wait staff is amzaing and they cater to your every need. The salad bar is also delicious and has many types of salads and vegetables which would be good for a vegetarian. The meat is cooked to perfection and I highly recommend it to all.
Best service in town – Wife and I went with our sons on our 25th anniversary. The service was relentless, catering to our needs at all times. The red wine was awesome with the various cuts of meat! Other than overeating, I had a great time! My wife and sons enjoyed it immensely! Boys are 17 and 20 and they ate their money's worth. We had a tremendous waiter that took care of us but another came and asked, "Who's birthday is it?" (Wife and I had a big laugh after the main waiter apologized profusely.) Must recommend the creme brulee. Simply leaves an impression after all the protein ingestion!
Wow! – This Place just need a tiny bit more attention to the needs of customer and its 'Untouchable!' Specificly, servers need to smile more and not behave as if the customer needs to hurry when deciding whether or not they want more outstanding food. Otherwise, Awesome Awesome Awesome!
Chama Gaucha is great – I loved it. Everything about it was great. I will definitely come back to eat here again. Wonderful experience!!!
Best Brazillian Steak House on this side of Texas – This was such an awesome experience, customer service was top of the line, presentation very tasteful, employees so pleasant. This restaurant is place that I would take my family or just a romantic outing with my husband. thanks for such an awesome experience..
Near Perfect – When you first walk in the restaurant is very nice. The service is exceptional. The meat that is served tableside, immediately when you request it, is seasoned and cooked to perfection. My husband and I tried every type of meat they offered. We both preerred everything except for the lamb. The salad bar is like no other. It has beautiful steamed aspagus, delicious bleu cheese and olive oils. I didn't try the chicken salad but, my husband said it was the best he ever had. We both had the Creme Brulee for dessert and it was a perfect ending! I actally had a dream about the place after I went!
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