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Rua Barao da Torre, 218 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411000, Brazil
02132029158
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Ranked #571 of 8,773 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This place is brilliant. The meat is perfectly cooked and amazingly tender. Sushi for starter was fantastic The salad bar is really good as well Of you like meat this place is a must!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were here for New Year's Eve and I really enjoyed it. My partner is a vegetarian who was indulging me, but he seemed to find plenty to eat in the very extensive buffet. The churrasco was well cooked and delicious if a little overwhelming in terms of quantity. The space is efficient and functional and the service prompt and... More 

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New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were traveling with two young adult sons and they wanted MEAT, so we caved and went to Porcao. The salad bar had many good options and the meat was actually very tasty (and very very plentiful). We had fun, and the experience was festive.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Against our better judgement, we ended up having dinner there last night with some Canadian friends who were set on "churrasco". The first shock was the restaurant itself: shabby, run-down and noisy. The second was the food and service - both terrible: D grade for food and C grade for service. And the price tag for seven of us was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband is a meat-eater, so when he heard about this eatery located just a few blocks away from Ipanema Beach, he knew we would be eating there. The establishment is non-fussy, a simple layout with dining tables and chairs and a small, but well-stocked buffet filled with all manner of salad options. The waiters and managers are formally attired... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

we just left the restaurant and the service is just awful. The waiters are rude in the sense that if we ask something they feel as if they are doing us a favor. I food doesn't come often and it was cold. For all of this we paid 60USD per person. In the upscale market of this kind there are... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have eaten here many times over the years, as well as other Porcao restaurants (e.g. Brasilia, Miami, etc.) and the one in Rio is by far the best! It can be pricy but the food is worth it. The food is always great. I have always had positive experiences at the restaurant and will always go there when I... More 

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Paris, France
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79 reviews 79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our hotel reserved for us. It was last minute Saturday night during a very busy weekend in Rio. They got us a table at this great Brazilian BBQ specialty place. Unlimited salad bar, open sushi bar and grilled meats to knock your sandals off. All served graciously and with a smile. I can't find one negative thing to say about... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

been here 4 or 5 times exellant food and service will be returning in nov of this year the views overlook sugar loaf mountain

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent service. Typical setup with a fixed price for meat and salads. Meats brought to the table but slightly different here in that you have a disk coloured red one side and green the other indicating whether, or not, you wanted more. You have to pace yourself or you risk protein overload.

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Additional Information about Porcao Ipanema

Address: Rua Barao da Torre, 218 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411000, Brazil
Phone Number: 02132029158
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Barbecue, South American, Steakhouse

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