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Churrascaria Carretao

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Rua Visconde de Piraja, 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
021/2267-3965
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great for dinner buffet and big parties

This place was my first Churrascaria experience in Brazil and it was so good that we came back. They have a huge variety of salads and cold foods, so that my vegetarian friend was satisfied. The meats they serve were delicious and mostly cooked medium. During our first visit, the drinks were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Houston, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great Salad Bar, meat is equivalent to that of Porcao, drinks are purchased separately as are desserts, and i found it to be slightly less crowded. Right off the plaza General Osorio, also right at the subway stop by the same name, it's easy to get to. We spent a couple hours eating, chatting, enjoying the evening. Never felt rushed.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was our first night and Rio and we were looking for a nice introductory dinner. Both my friend and I have been to rodizios before so we knew what we were getting into. After some research, we decided to go to Carretao as it didn't seem like it would break the bank but was still a quality meal. Based... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place was my first Churrascaria experience in Brazil and it was so good that we came back. They have a huge variety of salads and cold foods, so that my vegetarian friend was satisfied. The meats they serve were delicious and mostly cooked medium. During our first visit, the drinks were handmade in front of us with lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

we were surprised by the extraordinary speed at which the staff operates in this restaurant when compared to others in rio. the food was very good, the only negative thing was, that no one spoke english and this made the whole experience a bit less than perfect.

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Egham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I came here for lunch one day as part of an organised tour. I was booked in for a Brasilian BBQ the next evening and thought it sounded similar to this place. I then discovered to my disappointment that we were booked in at the same restaurant. So I ended up eating here twice in 3 days. Both times we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Lovely traditional yet commercial steakhouse its serves all manner of meats from beef pork and chicken in all variety. Staff are attentive and the desserts have an amazing choice...put a fork in me I'm done

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went here with a group and all agreed that the meats were hard to chew and not flavorful. No comparison to wonderful salad bar and meats at other nearby churrascarria near the Windsor Copa Hotel where we stayed

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Salad is buffet style for both buffet by kg and Brazilian BBQ. However, the meat in a Brazilian BBQ was grilled and served immediately and thus was still tender and juicy. Meat in a buffet was cooked quite some time ago and thus became dry and overcooked. Of course, most brazilian BBQ is a bit more pricey than buffet by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lots to eat and the meats and salad bar were good. We had two dinners, some juice drinks, and two deserts, came out to about $70. Lots of tables, so didn't have to wait. Most restaurants in Brazil are pretty slow about getting your food out to you, but this place quick.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wow, I don't think I have ever eaten so much food in my life!! When we arrived to the restaurant after sitting down a few Entrees were delivered to our tables which we enjoyed very much! From there we went up to the all you can eat bar and filled up our plates with salads, shrimp, paella and whatever else... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?