Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse
The Portuguese word “chama” translates to “flame,” which certainly suits Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse’s penchant for spicing things up. The tantilizing aromas of grilled meat waft from the kitchen’s charcoal grills, settling above a dining room where gauchos carve meats off skewers or expertly lasso drink orders. The refreshingly pared-down menu is divided according to the different cuts of beef, pork, chicken, or lamb available.
The lengua burritos, Jarritos, and red and green sauces that smother enchiladas aren't the only authentic south-of-the-border touches at Changarro Cocina. Its drink list also brings some traditional flavor. The granite bar area, part of the new owner's renovations, hosts more than 70 different tequilas and margaritas made fresh without any mixers. Patrons sip these beverages while nibbling ceviche, huaraches, and tortas and cheering on soccer matches, baseball games, and ice-fishing tournaments broadcast on TVs throughout the restaurant.
Taste of Brasil regales visitors with the country’s best flavors in the form of rich stews, steaks, sandwiches, and sweets. Though full of Portuguese terms, the menu caters to English speakers by clearly describing each traditional entrée, such as feijoada, Brazil’s national dish comprised of a black-bean stew swimming with smoked pork and sausage, and picanha sandwiches filled with the country’s most popular cut of steak. Diners can complement their hearty main dishes with colorful salpicao salads, slow-cooked lentil soups, and light, fluffy mango mousse. After guests quell exotic cravings, they cheer on their favorite team during World Cup viewing parties, or don masks and dance during lively masquerade balls.
One of the highest-rated steakhouses in Schaumburg, Texas de Brazil offers an upscale ambience with a delicious menu that features steak. It's a culinary destination for customers looking for friendly service and flavorful dishes.
It should be noted that business casual is the recommended attire and though the price can be a bit higher than average, the experience here is definitely what you pay for. The friendly staff can assist you in both English and Portuguese.
For those keeping an eye on their diet, the menu does feature healthy items and it's been tabbed as a nice option for families with children and a romantic occasion, in addition to large groups and doing business. In addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. Or, if you just want to stop by for a beverage, the restaurant has a good selection at its bar.
Specializing in dinner, Texas de Brazil is a tasty choice when you're in the mood for Latin cuisine, and want to break away from the usual Mexican fare. Its steakhouse is known to be "authentic," while the salad bar is "fresh" and "excellent." In addition to valet, visitors have access to a private lot nearby (or can park on the street).
You won't be disappointed at Schaumburg's Brazil Express, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu.
At Brazil Express, everyone will find something they love — kids included!
Free wifi is available as well.
Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — Brazil Express offers takeout for your busy schedule.
Take advantage of the quick and easy parking near Brazil Express.
Brazil Express' diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Not a lot of ideas dreamed up on a first date come to fruition. But for Daniela and Brad, their first date in a Sao Paulo pizzeria grew into more than just a romance. With every successive date, their wouldn't-it-be-nice dream of opening a Brazilian-style pizzeria grew too shape. Not too long after, they decided to use the recipes handed down from their Italian ancestors to create their pizzeria, Fogo 2 Go.
In their cozy store-front—taken up by a main counter and an enormous brick oven—they bake crispy, Italian pizzas paired with unique Brazilian influences. Their pies come layered with everything from classic Italian sausages to more unique brie margherita and shrimp scampi toppings. True to the idea's Brazilian roots, they also cook up treats such as coxinha—an empanada filled with seasoned chicken and mashed potatoes—as well as desserts such as flan and Nutella & Banana pizza.
Aside from the Brazilian-Italian comestibles, Fogo's crown jewel is the brick-fired, charbroiled whole, half, or quarter chicken. Thanks to the intensity of the oven's heat and the incantations of the bistro's house shaman, the chicken quick-cooks, leaving a bacon-crisp skin and sealing in juices. What they never decided in their dream was the type of beverages to serve, so the pair let customers make that choice themselves with their BYOB policy. Fogo 2 Go even satisfies late-night hungers by staying open until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.