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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 #353 of 8,498 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
Restaurant details
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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Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The food is good, although I couldn't say that it is excellent, since the meet was very salted, which makes you want to keep drinking more water or whatever you're drinking. The salad bar is great (lots of quality sides) though. It might be because of the world cup, but the price was very high (around $70 USD total), price... More

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Brandon, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Just 24 hours in Rio and we wanted to enjoy a genuine churascario meal. Our hotel recommended the Porccao, Ipanema, and the food was simply superb. Excellent service, with an extensive and delicious buffet salad bar, including seafood and sushi, and then there was the meat...just off the chart outstanding. Truly a carnivores carnival, with an endless supply of all... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The best Brazilian churascaria meal I've ever had. Unlimited helpings, eat till you drop. Great selection of meats including succulent lamb, pork, chicken and beef. Includes live sushi and salad bar. Reasonably priced as well, highly recommended of you're in the ipanema area of Rio.

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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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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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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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