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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 #237 of 8,539 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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80% Recommend
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Great grill restaurant, with a huge buffet with lot of choice in side dishes, sushi, vegetables etc. You pay a fixed amount of money, then you go to the buffet and waiters pass by your table with sticks of grilled meat. You can point what part they have to cut for you. And they keep on coming and coming and... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When you travel in small group you're treated to quickly get stuffed on bread and chicken. Make sure you wait for the good picanha to be served. Buffet is standard, nothing special, and the sushi is nothing special either... Fast food churrascaria

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Camarillo, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We ate here July 18, 2014. We were seated promptly. Another large group came in right after us, which was good, because the servers came constantly with meat selections for their table and ours. The meat was tender and tasty. The side dishes were varied, including sushi, paella, and various salads. We ate until we couldn't stomach another mouthful. Basic... More

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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

... so this place was on the same block as our apartment and we decided to give it a try. Not really worth it: I have never been to a churrascaria where the meat is so un- seasoned. This, of course, made it pretty tasteless, so I would not really recommend this place..

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We visited Rio for 11 nights during World Cup. We didn't want to visit Rio and not experience the much-ballyhooed Brazilian Steakhouse. It was a busy Friday night so we asked a hotel concierge what he recommended and he walked us to Carretao. We got a table pretty quickly. The restaurant is very small and crowded. My 19 year old... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is your standard tourist trap in Rio with below average food and above average crowding. They get a lot of business from tour operators so it gives the illusion of an in demand place but you will see very few locals here for good reason. After our waiter spilled two beers on me by accident (the fast service of... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This churruscaría was a huge disappointment. After reading so many good comments we decided to give it a try. But the meat was hard and had barely any taste compared to other Churrascarias in Rio at the same price range. The service was also terrible. The waiters are not friendly at all, and most of the time when we asked... More

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Dallas, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Pros Relatively quick and surrounding service Good atmosphere Cons Meat not as good as Brazilian Steakhouses in the US Salad bar not as good as Brazilian Steakhouses in the US Wait to get a table

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Boston, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went to a few churrascarias while in Rio and this was by far the least impressive. Its centrally located right in town and always crowded so we thought that was a good sign. Meat selection was disappointing. They tend to have only rare and medium rare meats which I enjoy, but I still shouldn't be chewing a mouth full of... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food was great, and the service was too. I enjoyed my last dinner in Brazil here. The food comes around so quickly and so often. I probably ate too much, but it was a great time!

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