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Garota de Ipanema

Vinicius de Morais 49, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 21072-540, Brazil (Ipanema)
2523 3787
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Ranked #418 of 8,539 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $22 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ipanema
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73% Recommend
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Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We expected a tourist trap, but were pleasantly surprised. The Picanha is extremely good and is enough for two. My son helped cook the meat on our table. He had a blast. Make sure you only cook the Picanha for a few seconds on each side because it cooks fast. My kids had pasta with white sauce. They both finished... More

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Berlin, Germany
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Perfect restaurant to start a night in Ipanema. Picanha is very tasty, beer is good, ambiance is good and place is always crowded. Only drawback: sometimes there is so much smoke due to the picanhas that you end up smelling like one.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Well we couldn't be in the area and not visit the Girl from Ipanema cafe...It seemed to attract a lot of local people, the food was good the Caprinha (? I can drink it but can't spell it correctly) cocktails worked a treat and for once my daughter was overfaced by the amount of meat that she was served... So... More

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Houston, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Place is famous, and most likely only for its history, food and service is average and/or below average and cost is high compared to the quality of what is offered. So best recommendation is for you to go there and take a picture from the outside, because inside there is nothing special...

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Montevideo, Uruguay
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We had heard that this place would be touristy and overpriced, but we still wanted to try this iconic Rio dining establishment...so long as the food was good. Alas, that was not really the case. My daughter and I had the fish/shrimp stew, but the fish was dry and the shrimp...well there was only one. My wife ordered the shrimp... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I timed my visit very fortunately since I was able to get a table immediately. When I left there were dozens of people outside on the street waiting, and that is the norm for this place. Located right in the heart of Ipanema just a block away from the beach, this location is famous for being the site where the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Had read about this restaurant quite some time ago, well before I began planning by trip to Brazil. (so it IS a popular joint)... But had to visit it after it was recommended by a friend.. About the place... It's almost always crowded... Getting a table for 2 should take 15 minutes, they normally do not take reservations...The normal wait... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

It's a busy place but worth it especially if you know/like the song. Their best dish which you will see everyone ordering is the sizzling steak.

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Good value and surprisingly good food especially the fish and shrimp stew. We had professional and pleasant service. The restaurant has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and great memorabilia. For such a touristy spot it was a pleasant surprise.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We went for lunch and spent the afternoon there. The hot plate steak was one of our best meals in Rio. Our group of 24 were treated with great enthusiasm, and never waited for a cold beer. The queue outside was always long which says a lot about the reputation. It's a simple set up and the food is world... More

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