Brazilian steakhouses are known as a meat lovers happy place! This fact is still true, but for Chama Gaucha Houston they are so much more than the delicious flame-roasted meats they serve; which makes them a cut above the rest and one of the top in their category! Here are 5 Reasons Chama Gaucha has something for everyone…
Because They Have Some of the Best Caipirinhas in the City
We’ve been digging on the Caipirinhas at Chama Gaucha ever since we were hanging in the cocktail kitchen making this national drink of Brazil back in 2012. Well today is no different and we still love their Caipirinhas! They’ve even expanded their offering, so in addition to our personal favorites of Strawberry and Lime, you can also enjoy Tropical and Açaí & Passion Fruit. And all are available on their happy hour menu as well (all day on Monday and Tuesday and 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday) along with great deals on wine by the glass, top shelf and well drinks, signature martinis, draft, import and domestic beers, and light plates.
Because Some Days You Just Want to Eat With No Limits
The only thing standing between you and a tasty, continuous, and unlimited selection of meat is space and opportunity (or a quick flip of the card from “No, Thanks!” (red) to “Yes, Please!” (green). And because you can have your fill of tender and juicy meats from beef, to chicken, lamb, shrimp and pork, you may want to carefully plan your meals for the day so you can fully commit to this dining experience. Pro tip: Go easy on the basket of pão de queijo (cheese bread). We promise you will not be able to keep your composure after you taste just one.
Because Buffet Style Isn’t the Only Way To Go
For as many people that get excited when they see/hear buffet style or buffet, there are just as many others that cringe at the thought! And those are the folks that the new a la carte menu will appeal to. The new menu allows guests to select their favorite USDA Prime cut of meat along with two sides and a choice of homemade soup or salad. If you want to keep it super simple, but extremely tasty, you can get a Picanha Burger (not included on the regular menu).
Because a Visit During Lunch is also an Option
In addition to the new a la carte dinner menu, Chama Gaucha has also added a lunch option to the mix. Of course you can enjoy your lunch buffet style, but a lighter lunch is typically preferred during the day and you really can’t beat the lunch special with dishes starting at $10. Served with your choice of two sides and a choice of soup or salad, you can decide between over a dozen options including their signature and traditional 10-oz. Picanha Steak seasoned with rock sea salt, Double-Boned Lamb Chops, and Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Medallions. Pair that with a cup of Lobster Bisque and a side of black beans and rice or grilled jumbo asparagus and mashed potatoes and you’ll have yourself one legit lunch.
Because Sometimes You Just Want a Salad
If you’ve ever visited Chama Gaucha you already know that the salad bar is large and complete with any and everything you would want on a salad! So you can order the salad bar only or get one from the a la carte menu. Since we have another month of summer we highly recommend the Chama Summer Salad, topped with bacon, red onion, grilled shrimp or chicken, shredded carrots, bleu cheese, and sliced avocado. Fingers crossed that they come up with a Chama Fall Salad!
Main image courtesy Chris Brown.