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Churrascaria Carretao

Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Ranked #117 of 8,315 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Ipanema
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379 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We have visited it in the beginning of April 2014. Food was great! The whole Brazilian all you can eat barbecue experience was wonderful. The meat was great. The salad buffet was good. They even have sushi, which was just OK. After spending 2 weeks in Rio, we even came back to this restaurant on one of our last days,... More

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San Francisco, California
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243 reviews 243 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

In our all-too-short experience of Rio -- surely, one of the most amazing cities on the face of this earth -- this was the most frequently recommended "traditional Brazilian" restaurant we heard about before trying it. I'm certainly glad we did. For a reasonable flat fee, you get to fill your plate with anything you want from the huge salad... More

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Good atmosphere and lots of locals.. Good quality and variety of meat and buffet with salads and sushi. Friendly service, also family friendly. Great value and delicious!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This new restaurant in Copacabana area is full every evening because they have a set price for all what you can eat and all types of meat and other stuff are very tasty. You should arrive there before 8pm to get a seat wtihout waiting.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The food was excellent, and I really liked that there was sushi and salads that i could eat before eating a ton of meat. I didn't realize that there was a card until halfway through the meal to say "não obrigado" (no thank you) for them to serve more meat, so they literally kept offering something new every 30 seconds,... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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84 reviews 84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The service is excellent at this very well situated Brazilian Bar B Q restaurant. The appetizer selection is a buffet and you really have to pace yourself. The waiters are most attentive and come very quickly with a variety of cuts. There is an abundance of side dishes to choose from. The desert selection is very tempting and oh so... More

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Fresno, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Worth the splurge of 68 reales per person. Not including Drinks or dessert. You start of with an elaborate buffet that included fresh vegetables, inventive and flavorful dishes that included seafood and other interesting combinations that I've never experienced before. Beats out any fancy Las Vegas buffet. When we got back to our table it was full of side dishes... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This was a fabulous meal for us. So different in style, with several waiters continually coming by our table with various beautifully cooked meats on a stake and carvings portions onto our plates. (We helped ourselves to other food items at the smorgasbord type bar.) The service was perfect, the food was perfect - indeed the whole experience was perfect!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were really looking forward to some meat....and we loved it...we ate so much we could hardly move...great ambience... Great food lovely service...but a little bit highly priced....but we loved it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Excellent service as we always go here when in Rio. This one is in Ipanema. Go hungry! Great variety of meats as well as fish, salads, sushi. Great wine list.

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