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Churrascaria Carretao

Rua Visconde de Piraja, 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Lagoa)
021/2267-3965
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Ranked #246 of 8,774 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Lagoa
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Budapest, Hungary
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We visited this churrascaria on the last evening with our travel group. Definitely was a good choice! A few days ago we have tried another churrascaria, but it was good only to see the difference...Carretao proved to be way better. The restaurant was located on the corner of a spacious square, in the neighborhood of other eateries in Ipanema district.... More 

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London
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168 reviews 168 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I confess that I could only manage slithers of everything, like a tasting menu, rather than gorging, which you are expected to do. The buffet salads, entrees and various meats that are brought to your table are exceptional. The chimichurri salsa is a must and should not be refused.

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Jamaica
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our first day in Rio (27/12/2014) was crowned by a visit to the Carretao branch in Ipanema accompanied by a friend from Rio. The buffet was so complete that we had to remember that meats were to come at the table. Particularly liked several onion dishes and the offer of so many meats. The lamb and pork were as good... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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219 reviews 219 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We connected with a local, retired businessman who said this was his favourite eatery in Rio de Janeiro. All round we experienced Brazilian food with the locals. The salad bar is quite attractive and tasty. They offer various cuts of meat on skewers, cut at your table. If you're a meat eater, this place will be heaven! However, the servers... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Once in Brazil you should really experience rodizio in a Churrascaria and carretao is a very nice place to do so. We went there with 8 people and we only had to wait a few minutes before we were given a table. The quantity of the food is even too much and the quality/variety quite good. There is a buffet... More 

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Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I went to Carretao last Sunday (Jan 4, 2015). Arrived early I went directly to the buffet table. Bad choice! The "casquinha de siri" (crab meat) was horrible! Grilled fish too salty! Service was fair but the offer of meats was poor (I had to ask for different types, since nobody offered). It can be interesting for beginners, but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The atmosphere was very good, service was incredible. I loved the entire experience. The food was amazing, but not the best food I have ever had. Great value for price.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We had read good reviews of this place as a churrascaria. For us this place was soulless. It's for people who like buffets and massive quantity. Service was poor and uninterested. Most of the food was bland, whether it came from the buffet or was the churrascaria skewers. They brought all kinds of food to the table which we didn't... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We have been at this restaurant's İpanema branch after recommendation from our hotel. You can eat as much as you can till you show red card to stop the attendant bringing variety of meat in the skewers or plate. There was more beef less pork and chicken. On the other side there was an open buffet containing japanese food too.... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We arrived here after 4 days in Brazil and finally had delicious great food! This restaurant is very casual and simple but every thing you try is just great!! Don't miss it!! The meat was yummy even for my Argentinian husband.. and the free buffet was great including the sushi! We enjoyed everything about it! The service was the best... More 

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Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja, 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 021/2267-3965
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
Cuisine: Barbecue, Steakhouse

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