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Chama Gaucha

3365 Piedmont Rd. NE, Ste. 1350 (Peachtree Rd.) Send to Phone
Experience the classic Brazilian churrascaria in a modern setting.

Lunch Sun.-Fri., Dinner nightly

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Chama Gaucha, Atlanta, GA

Chama Gaucha Restaurant Review

: The Atlanta branch of this San Antonio, Texas-based chain restaurant has a large dining room with well-spaced tables and discrete lighting, so it’s appropriate for business lunches. The centerpiece is a sizeable square salad bar with fat asparagus spears, fresh yellow and red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, green salads, cheeses and more. To savor the rest of the show, turn your square card from red to green, and young men bearing long skewers of grilled meats will scurry to your table. We like the picanha, a cut of beef not typically seen outside of the churrascaria. Seasoned with sea salt, it's best rare. Very good lamb may be had with mint sauce (which is not traditional in Brazil). Sauces include a tangy chimichurri. You'll also find rib-eye and filet, but the latter, to our taste, doesn't come rare enough. Sausage, chicken and pork ribs will also be presented. Although several desserts are offered, only the papaya cream keeps faith with the cuisine; the portion is huge, easily enough for four. The wine list is extensive, covers the globe, has numerous choices at reasonable prices and offers many good wines by the glass. A Spanish Tempranillo for $9 a glass complemented all the meats. Kids age five and under dine free, and at half price to age 10.


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