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Churrascaria Carretao

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Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
55 21 2267-3965
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Loved this place. We ate quite late and it was still very crowded. There is a never ending stream of lovely cuts of meat and the salad bar had everything you needed and more. You can not leave this place hungry. Felt that all the food was of a good quality and price was reasonable.

Thank redtedals
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Four of us went and gorged ourselves on lots of different cuts of meat. The were not stingy and the drinks were good too. However the meat was covered in salt and MSG, so not a good place for healthy eating.

Thank JasperLim
Centreville, Virginia
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992 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 893 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located across the street from the busy square near the General Osorio Metro stop in Impanema where the Sunday Hippie Market is held, Carretao Churrascaria was our choice for Sunday lunch during our recent trip to Rio for the Olympics. Arrive early as the wait to get a table was quite lengthy as we left our lunch and 95% of... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Rio, do as the Brazilians do. We looked into several churrascaria' sin the area and decided on this little gem. The moment we sat down we had a waiter stop by and lead us to the wonderful salad bar. Now, don't be tempted to fill up on greens, the star of the show is the meat. Every 5... More 

Thank gauchograd2000
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here twice now - during Olympics and World Cup. Great restaurant at a smashing price where the range of grilled meat (beef and pork and chicken) just keeps on coming. Good buffet too and wash it down with plenty of caipirinha. It's not flash and lots of locals here but can't beat for feeling of what locals do... More 

Thank timp_timp
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurant is for tourist to feel the rio food but its expensive and the food is not good, its like this was made for tourist

Thank nlevkovitch
Sydney, Australia
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As you would expect, the meat courses at this restaurant just kept coming, making even the most ardent carnivore happy. The quality of the meats was good, with a great variety. I have been to churrascarias that serve the same kind of meat dressed up in different sauces, but this was not one of them. Service was great and the... More 

Thank CAN_in_AUS
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the best place I ate in Rio. perfect service, deleicious meat and desserts. reasonable price. come in advance, it is always a line, so you will have to wait from 20 to 40 min.

Thank EkaterinaSB
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant does not take bookings so arrive 20-30 minutes before you want to eat. Get a numbered ticket at the door and pop next door for a drink in Shenanigans - make sure you get back to hear your number called or you lose your place! The restaurant itself has a great vibe - very buzzy. The quality of... More 

Thank Graeme D
West Lafayette, Indiana
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all churrascarias there is a massive salad bar and meat of all varieties is offered at the table by servers carrying long spits and sharp knives. All meat was excellent, particularly the filet mignon, sirloin, and chicken thighs. Our only complaint was that it was overly salty for our taste -- particularly if you were served a piece... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 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.