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Porcao Ipanema

Rua Barao da Torre, 218 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411000, Brazil
02132029158
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Ranked #351 of 8,500 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Barbecue, South American, Steakhouse
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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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

$50 AUD is more than we were used to spending in Rio, but that was forgotten once we had our first bite of the amazing churrasco! They provide each table with complementary fries, onion rings (amazing), and fried bananas (not my cup of tea). The meat was brought to the table endlessly, and each one is as amazing as the... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

What an excellent concept - various steaks and other meat brought to your table on a carvery/buffet type of basis. We had a superb meal and the quality of service was top class. I shall certainly return to this restaurant on my next visit to Rio!

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I recently went to Porcao Ipanema with a friend on our trip to Brazil for World Cup. Given the place's reputation, we were very excited to try this place. Wow what a disappointment it was. More than half of the meat they served us was completely inedible - as in shoe meat. Meat was generally overcooked though we repeatedly asked... More

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Greenwich, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I had visited their competitor restaurant Fogo de Chao in Botafogo and was looking forward to trying Porcao based on its reputation. I think I should have tried another branch - Leblon perhaps? I didn't like it at all, the decor is dated and the place had a smell which made it seem dirty. Ordinary food, average service. Give it... More

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Austin, Texas
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122 reviews 122 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I used to live in Rio and would go to Porcao a lot. I went there recently and was very disappointed with how it's gone downhill. The meats were not that great and the side and salad bar lacked the quality it used to have. Overall it's a decent place to get a fairly authentic churrascaria but don't expect it... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My wife and I were recommended the restaurant to us by friends. The meat was of high quality and the place was very clearly busy. The service was poor up until we sat down for the meal and we had no complaints at he frequency or variety of meat that we were offered, however everything felt a bit rushed and... More

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Vienna, Austria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I took my wife to Porcao, Ipanema following the tips of Nile Guide (who?) web page. Please check their ratings and recommendations! We walked out of the restaurant after an hour and a half, completely disappointed and wondering why in hell we followed the advice of a no-name advisor? In summary: after enjoying different Brazilian churrascharias in different cities (Foro... More

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Contato C, Contato C at Porcao Ipanema, responded to this review
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Olá! Sentimos muito pelo transtorno. Saiba que valorizamos muito a opinião de nossos clientes e a melhoria contínua faz parte... More

Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me and I was not terribly impressed by the other 'Brazilian bbq,' place we ate. But Porcao! Heaven. Non stop meat. All delicious. Service was fantastic and i ate like a king. All you can eat of course. They were very generous with the portions too. Wonderful experience. Highly recommend Porcao!!!

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Olá! Saiba que valorizamos muito a opinião de nossos clientes e buscamos sempre a melhoria contínua de nossos produtos e... More

Luton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

All you can eat meat feast. Don't over load on the salad cart, as once the meat starts coming to your table it doesn't stop. Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken in varies styles. Some fantastic top side beef, some very rare steak, and chicken hearts, plus everything inbetween. Probably worth booking ahead as we had a 30min wait for a table... More

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Olá! Saiba que valorizamos muito a opinião de nossos clientes e buscamos sempre a melhoria contínua de nossos produtos e... More

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Great service. Meats tasted great. Plenty of sides. Reasonable price. Did I mention the meat tasted great?

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Olá! Saiba que valorizamos muito a opinião de nossos clientes e buscamos sempre a melhoria contínua de nossos produtos e... More

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