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Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 1144, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Nice ambience, but that's all. Frontera offers a buffet which is supposed to be nice, but I found it to be extremely poor. Just regular food for a very high price (for what it is). There are several other buffet-style restaurants in Rio which I find to be much more balanced and cheaper than Frontera. I haven't tried the other... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you want a decent buffet, most locals would recommend Frontera, and it does exactly what it says on the tin, basically you pay according to how much your plate weighs once you've loaded it with food. The food itself is extremely varied (ranging from salad, to thai noodles, to pork stews) although some of it you can tell had... More 

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

When I'm in the mood for pizza during one of my trips to Rio de Janeiro, Frontera in Copacabana is my goto place. For about the price a Big Mac meal, you can eat all the pizza you can in a nice sit down restaurant. There's enough variety of pizza you could have 1 slice of a different pizza and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I love the Frontera in Ipanema, but I think this one is slightly better. The layout of the restaurant is better and the buffet is more separated in the back. The quality of the meat is the same and just ask the barbeque-chef about what You want and if he don't have it on the grill, he will make it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

Trendy modern upmarket lighting and decor. Fabulous Brazilian, European and Japanese buffet food - all you can eat - you pay by the weight of the plate. Probably now my favourite restaurant in Rio.

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Address: Av. Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, 1144, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Cuisine: Barbecue

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