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Galpao Crioulo

Parque Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho ( Estancia da Harmonia ), Porto Alegre, State of Rio Grande do Sul 90010-440, Brazil
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Ranked #88 of 4,516 restaurants in Porto Alegre
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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74% Recommend
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Hertford UK
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106 reviews 106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
16 reviews 16 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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702 reviews 702 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
1,499 helpful votes 1,499 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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Lund, Sweden
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We went there twice. The first time we did not know what it was all about and came away feeling like stuffed turkeys. We took too much salad and wanted to taste all the different kinds of meat they serve. The second time around we did not come for the salad and was a little more selective for the meat... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

A coworker took me to this place, food is great, salad bar is a bit limited but it has other hot meals that you can have, meat cuts are excellent and then service is great, since this place tries to emulate the style of the Brazilian Gauchos, waiters are dressed in typical gauchos clothing and the restaurant is made like... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The meat is poor, but it is the only restaurant that offers a typical show, with dance and "gaucho" rituals. So, if you are a visitor, go for the show, not for the food

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