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Parque Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho ( Estancia da Harmonia ), Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-440, Brazil
+55 51 3226-8194
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 139
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    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice introduction to Porto Alegre.

This was my very first lunch in Porto Alegre. My Brazilian friends took me there to experience traditional food and see some performance. I was well entertain and food was very good. This place is aimed mainly at tourists but you won't be disappointed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Spatchski
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Auckland, New Zealand
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143 reviews 143 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was my very first lunch in Porto Alegre. My Brazilian friends took me there to experience traditional food and see some performance. I was well entertain and food was very good. This place is aimed mainly at tourists but you won't be disappointed.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant gave us a great taste of the local cuisine. It was a nice way to end our trip to Port Alegre. Even though the show was a little tacky, it filled the bill for us tourists. There are cheaper restaurants in town, but this one gave us a memorable time - we even got photos with the performers!

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sydney
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121 reviews 121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went with a couple of friends in June, during world cup. The atmosphere is good as you feel you are in a big country estancia, the quality of the meat consumed was hit and miss a bit, however there was large quantities and alternatives to choose from. The service was good but not exceptional. The range of wines and... More 

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Hertford UK
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127 reviews 127 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Taken by residents of Porto Alegre to this barn of a restaurant. The show was an unexpected bonus, whilst not true gaucho it was very entertaining. The salad bar was extensive and the meat not so because of its high quality. The Picanha I had was the best meat of its type, in terms of taste and tenderness, that I... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The restaurant promises an exceptional experience on the traditions of Rio Grande do Sul and an outstanding barbacue. Wellll...none of those were adequate. The show is not really very good. I have seem gaucho's performance and dance far better than these. And the barbacue (churrasco) is very limited in the types of cuts available and also on its quality! The... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This place had it all! Good Churrasco food, excellent ambience, interesting local dancing and a Gaucho who swung his boleadoras above his head and by his body in dizzying style. The long barn-like building had shops at the entrance where tourist items could be bought, and Mate tea sampled. A good afternoon's meal and entertainment.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Well, I spent some time working in Porto Alegre so I got to know the "headquarters" of every single churrascaria I already ate in Sao Paulo. To my great deception, Fogo de Chao's in Porto Alegre is quite bad, specially the buffet with nothing to choose. I tried something typical from the region... Galpao Crioulo and it was great! Really... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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94 reviews 94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We've been there to enjoy the typical "churrasco gaúcho" (the most traditional dish in the South of Brasil) as well as to see one of those typical as well performance show (dance and so on). By the end of the day, the food is great, the incidental live music is great but we would expect more from the show mostly... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Superior meat quality and variety. Excellent ambience (although popular and a bit noisy). Go for the Caipirinha made with Cachaça Artesanal

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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459 restaurant reviews
1,610 helpful votes 1,610 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

That is not a gastronomic paradise and I assume you can eat a better traditional gaucho food in at least hundreds of other establishments by Porto Alegre. But, despite the fact the food is not that good, the lively atmosphere and the authentic gaucho show available worth the meal. To me, it is highly recommended for tourists, not for locals.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Parque Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho ( Estancia da Harmonia ), Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-440, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS)  >  Porto Alegre
  • Phone Number: +55 51 3226-8194

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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