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Churrascaria Carretao

Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
021/2267-3965
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Ranked #201 of 8,498 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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Camarillo, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Lyon
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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 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
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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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Mobile, Alabama
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We ate here in April 2014 with our kids. We paid BRL 75 per adult and half that for the kids. The buffet table was extensive and delicious but the star of the show was undoubtedly the meat! Which is just as well for a BBQ style restaurant! We had so many served to us on sizzling skewers including prime... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The restaurant is a typical Churrascaria. It felt a little bit overpriced, however the food was excellent especially the picanha. There was big variaty of meat and salad bar. The place was quite crowded. And although the staff was nice, they were quite keen to serve us as quick as possible and get the table ready for the next customers.... More

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