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Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse

2023 S Pine Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471
352 622-1741
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Ranked #24 of 363 restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu 10:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th and 441 (Pine Ave)
Description: Ipanema Brazilian Steak House is a Churrascaria in the finest sense of the word. Our twelve authentic cuts and presentations of meat are seasoned with salt and roasted rotisserie-style over mineral coals imported from Brazil, basted continuously by their own natural juices. Served by traditional roving Gauchos, they are complemented by an opulent salad and vegetable bar, delectable desserts and delicious wines, beer, and cocktails.
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English first
Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Food was ehh at best. Service was good if you like being interrupted every few minutes by a person with a large skewer of food which they take slivers off of it for you if you ask. I guess if you like this sort of thing it may be alright, but it wasn't good in my opinion. Way overpriced, mediocre... More

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have dined here off and on over the years and also done cocktail hour only here. A great place to go if you have clients to take for a different dining experience. Pricey to go to every week but nice for a company party and even if you go for the salad bar alone, it is worth it. It... More

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Schenectady, NY
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had a night out with our family for dinner. The food was amazing, staff very courteous and attentive. My son surrendered after eating so much delicious food from the Gauchos. Be sure to visit. We will return again.

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The Villages, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I decided to try out Ipanema for our 35th anniversary. It is expensive but wonderful for a special occasion. The food was excellent and obviously plentiful. I have celiac disease and so must eat gluten free. My husband called before we went to discuss this with the host who suggested someone give me a "tour" of the... More

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Ocala, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

spectacular service and food--meat meat and more meat good salad bar service and area as well with the meal dont' go enough

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Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We shared a wonderful night out for our 50th Wedding Anniversary at this restaurant, it was lovely! We have been here before and really enjoyed the food and the ambience, so we thought it would be the perfect place to celebrate! The staff is very attentive and the food is exceptional! Thanks for a very memorable night, Fabian and Staff

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

I found this resturant on ta. We are from out of town and were planning on going tubing the next day. It was my husbands birthday and wanted to find a special place in Ocala. And we did we loved everything about this place. Highly recommend. Lots of choices on the salad bar. Can't wait to go back!

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Auburndale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went last night. The food was good - not great. Many of the meat cuts were lacking in flavor, and I wasn't about to simply cover each bite with chimichurri sauce. The service was flat out horrendous. Embarrassingly bad. We sat several times waiting for pineapple while the guy circled the room, hitting up other tables multiple times. I flagged... More

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Fabian G, Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review

Jake, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse. Over the years, we have upheld a very high standard in dining and I apologize that our great re pore didn't make it to your table. The type of service described in your review is completely unacceptable here at Ipanema.... More

Ocala, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We felt that the side bar foods were excellent. Good variety and quality. But we were very disappointed in the meats served. We thought they were all tough. Not exactly what I would expect from a steakhouse. We think we might consider going for lunch and just eating the side bar. But we will never go for the meat again.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a great place for an anniversay dinner!! I look forward to it every year. It's a beautiful restuarant and excellent service. I do not recommend it for children because it has limited choices and personally I like to quiet for a romantic meal. I highly recommend this resturant but be prepared to eat!!!

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