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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch stop

Our tour group came here for lunch as it was included. All in all the food was good especially the sushi and salad. I think there's a lot of toursists here but it's still a good representation of a Rodizio. In Ipanema.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Cary, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Cary, North Carolina
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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Our tour group came here for lunch as it was included. All in all the food was good especially the sushi and salad. I think there's a lot of toursists here but it's still a good representation of a Rodizio. In Ipanema.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Dinner here was great, plentiful food and as we arrived early the restaurant manager even brought us a card with all the different cuts of meat and grilled some specially for us, definitely a good service! the salad bar was plentiful I just wish the food wasnt salted as much, I appreciate thats brasilian rodizio style but it does get... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This restaurant has already been better, but currently offers little quality. The price is still good, but the quality of the dishes this very bad . restaurant has already been better, but currently offers little quality. The price is still good, but the quality of the dishes this very bad .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This was only Churrascaria we visited so could not compare but we enjoyed the food and the concept. The salad bar is very nice with a lot of choices, including fish. The meat is very flavorful and it helps if you have a local with you to explain the differences between the various cuts (maybe the waiters can do that... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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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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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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