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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 #393 of 8,326 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $22 - $30
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ipanema
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The place is rio's face. The food is excellent and the price is fair. I suggest picanha, fries, farofa, black bean and vinagrete pared with a cold chopp. Good option for after beach.

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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

Having eaten at a very overpriced and unimpressive restaurant the night before we were hoping for more at this place and got exactly what we wanted. Great food - their steak cooked self service at your table was excellent Great service - our waiter was called Evander and was a real character Great atmosphere - it's where the guy allegedly... More

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Rome, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

An historical restaurant in the lively area of Ipanema, here you can eat a delicious picanha and spend a nice time with your friends or colleagues.

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Essex
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went here for the history and chose the highly recommended picanha beef between the two of us. The language barrier was a bit of an issue but nevertheless really enjoyed our meal.

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Manila
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Popular with tourists because it's where The Girl from Ipanema was penned and was a primary hangout of Vinicius and Jobim during the golden decades of Bossa Nova. During carnival, the street was rowdy and extremely crowded but a bouncer at the door kept guard and made sure non-clients stayed out and the diners dined in peace. I am not... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went for the story (Jovin was sitting there when he saw the girl that inspired the famous song), but were pleasantly surprised by the really nice food (particularly the barbecue churrasco) and beautiful, simple and elegant ambience. We are definitely going back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Where directed there by local bossa-nova afficionado. Got a table within 10min of arrival (on a sunday night). Excellent steak frite. Server cut our meat with a spoon! good wine. french brasserie style service. effective, rapid if not very friendly. Crowd is a mix of locals and tourist. Ambiance is nice and decor is full of memorablia from tom Jobin... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My friend and I were in Rio for 4 nights and we ate here twice, that alone should say something. Both times we ordered the picana steak that was served table side in our own skillet which allowed us to each cook our steak to our own liking. It was a really cool interactive dinner experience that was delicious. I... More

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Haifa, Israel
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92 reviews 92 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It was late, we were hungry and we stopped in here mainly because of its historic associations. We ordered two capirinhas--strong and good. We ordered the Picanha Bradileira which Lonely Planet recommends as the only worthwhile thing to eat here. The Picanha Brasileira is a quantity of seared, sliced rump steak which comes on a spitting hot skillet with a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Decent restaurant filled with history: the iconic song "La garota d'Ipanema" was written there. In the evening, the restaurant is constantly full, which makes it rather crowded and loud. The service and food is OK but nothing extraordinary. I would go with the picanha but be warned the portions are huge. Nothing better than some nicely cooked Brazilian beef with... More

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