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Av. Infante Dom Henrique s/n | Aterro do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3389-8989
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Today
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 321
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  • 131
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  • 88
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great meats and views

We were 21 people from Singapore touring Rio and this lunch was included hence cannot comment on the cost. However we all enjoyed the meats which were very nicely bbq and very tasty. The variety was far more than what we needed. The glass walls of the restaurant allow diners to view the sea and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
allantee
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Singapore
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been there for a good day of eating meat. Not at all. Fish and sushi veri nice. Meat not at all. No special parts of meat. Only ordinary meat well cooked. Nothing special. No filet no special steak. Bad meat well cooked. Fruit not included. Dessert not included. Beverages not included. So you pay 116 real. Plus. Plus.... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were 21 people from Singapore touring Rio and this lunch was included hence cannot comment on the cost. However we all enjoyed the meats which were very nicely bbq and very tasty. The variety was far more than what we needed. The glass walls of the restaurant allow diners to view the sea and mountains outside which was very... More 

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Moscow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

With such a wonderful location, you would expect great experience but we have been disappointed. The interior needs to be refreshed and maintained. Service could be improved. We had to wait several minutes to get the bill. Desserts are the same than in a small bar where you would pay much less.

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London, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Porcao has a reputation as one of the best and in terms of service, ambience, and drinks it certainly is so. I just personally feel that for the price it is exceeded by Fogo de Chao and that Estrela do Sul offers much better value. I'm not saying I would not go again. Thg restaurant is certainly of a high... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The view is amazing, the wait staff are very helping, but the buffet and barbeque... horrible. It's a very expensive restaurant, they should make a better food than that. I don't like it, i'm not coming back.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

One of the best churrascaria I have ever been, the quality of the steak was outstanding, the varieties of cuts, types of meets, salads, and drinks its excellent. Its an expensive place to eat, but its worth it.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Upscale churrasceria with a fantastic view. Even on a Saturday afternoon the wait was very short without a reservation. The buffet and meat selection is a bit smaller than other places but the meat was very good and service good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Disappointing salad buffet. Very noisy table next to us with caipirinha drinking chinese guests. Lighting was like in a factory. Meet was regular, they offered no cupim.

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Hawaii
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18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

As we entered, we were handed a ticket with a number on it by the hostess, and made our way to the bar for a deliciously satisfying caipirinha (which by then we were completed addicted to...). There were myriad groups of people inside and out, and we expected to have to wait quite a while. Within 45 minutes someone came... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This place was very good, a little above average from the regular churrascaria, but way above average on the prices!!! The food and service was great, nice selection of meat and the buffet was great as well. Take it easy, as you can over do it!!! Great view of Pao de Acucar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique s/n | Aterro do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighborhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3389-8989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 139
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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