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Churrascaria Carretao

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi
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Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
+55 21 2267-3965
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Paris, France
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be careful as the price indicated at the door does not include drinks which are very expensive neither does it include desserts. Food is fresh but a lot of beef..... Good experience ONCE!

Thank ecd3007
Bourne, United Kingdom
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359 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Brazilian Steak House in Ipanema specialising in serving meat churrascaria style; bar-b-q meat on sword-like skewers. Help yourself to the salads and other accompaniments of which there is an fantastic selection and your range meat is served at the table in endless varieties and quantity. Excellent and highly recommended.

Thank mikesierra
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time in a churrascaria. They serve you all you can eat meat on skew. It was an authentic experience. I wish I were more hungry to try everything that they served. On the salad bar you can find plenty different things including sushi. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank taksimmetropark
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a buffet restaurant where you load your plate with salad and other sides from the buffet then skewers of meat (and some seafood) are brought round to your table and carved directly on to your plate. The food tasted OK but towards the end of our meal we were horrified to see a waiter coughing over the skewer... More 

Thank Mike-Bucks
Houston, Texas, United States
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190 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We have Churrascaria's in the U.S. so nothing we experienced here was new per se, but definitely more authentic. All the food was good, I had a few plates. The service was quick and efficient and they even gave some free shots of Cachaca (Brazilian liquor). Overall good experience.

Thank ZexSwain
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Located in Leblon this is my favourite Churrascaria in Rio de Janeiro. The employees are very friendly and the food is delicious. If you leave without having tried their Picanha then you'll really miss out on the most delicious meat ever. Remember you're here for the meats and not for the salads!

Thank Felix B
Cleveland, Ohio
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168 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I might have given this five stars if we had not eaten at the superb Churrascaria Palace the night before. This gave us a comparison and the quality of the meats at Carretao were a little less than at the Palace. Had we not be there, we would have loved this restaurant. It is a typical Churrascaria and that means... More 

Thank RickyD23
Mawdesley, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Our guide recommended this restaurant and we had a great evening. Lots of locals and a very lively atmosphere. The service can be fast and furious so you need to slow things down to your own pace. There is a great array of starters but the meat is the star attraction. We went to a similar restaurant in Recife but... More 

Thank Eprsn
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

If you can come here twice during your trip to Rio, it will still be well worth it... Save your stomach for the meat... But, it's not just that as there are lots of other good dishes... I definitely recommend...

Thank Robby R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Brazil lots of times and stayed and ate in some of the lots of places but this place is amazing, amazing service ( waiters are sooo friendly and nice, one of them was going to get me tickets to see the flamingo game because I wanted to go), the all you can eat buffet was the... More 

Thank Brett S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $55
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2267-3965

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Staying in Ipanema

Neighborhood Profile
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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