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Barra da Tijuca
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Avenida Armando Lombardi, 295, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 (21) 3154-8400
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Went there with family and friends. Lot of small kids. Team was good in supporting us with the small kids requests. We got buffet without japanese. Food was ok. Not the minimum possibility to get some picanha that was not over over cooked (muito ben passada), the guy just did not want to put a piece on the currascho. So... More 

Thank Samuele T
Miami, Florida
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384 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This restaurant has a buffet in which you can either pay per kilo or for a fixed price. The prices are ok. At night on Saturday they have pizza all you can eat.

Thank Alejandro Z
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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93 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Visit early in the evening, to receive a better treatment. Pizzas come all the time, you just have to select ones you prefer.

Thank BigJoe1955
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Frontera is close to where we are staying so we thought we'd give it a go. We like the free wifi which has been difficult to find in other establishments. You are given a card on arrival and you go up and load a plate up from the buffet then weigh your plate and have your card swiped. I think... More 

Thank Michael H
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356 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

You can find different kind of food in one place: salads, Japanese, barbecue, traditional food such as feijoada, black beans, fish, meat and chicken. Quality of food is great but you pay for...the buffet is not cheap at all, 1kg of food is costing around R$70,00. But definitely you can leave satisfied:-)

Thank Cintia D
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

There are several Frontera Restaurants in Rio with different Chefs and different levels of quality. The one I like most is the one in Jardim Botânico. I avoid the restaurants in Barra da Tijuca and Ipanema. The flat rate of R$ 70,00 for a lunch is kind of heavy. Therefore I only go there when they have some promotions with... More 

Thank Dieter A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great range of food and good vegetarian options. More upmarket decor than Kilograma, but it was very busy and felt quite rushed. Paid about R240 for 3 meals incl a couple of beers and waters.

Thank CharlieMayNZ
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went last week for the all you and eat pizza and crepes. The food was delicious and the service good. There was a waiting line to get in but it moved quickly and it was worth the wait.

Thank Larry Z
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

My fiance is a pizza-holic and while I didnt come to visit Rio to eat pizza (after all, we're from New York), this place is definitely an EXPERIENCE like nothing we've ever had! We tried about 10 different pies (anything from chicken and cheese, to jalepeno cheese, four cheese and all in between)...all delicious and we didn't even know that... More 

Thank patricia y
Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I went to the Ipanema location twice in four days. I found the food to be tasty, the staff to be very attentive and the price to be very reasonable.

Thank Rasbobbo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Italian, Japanese, Brazilian, Pizza, Sushi, International, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Armando Lombardi, 295, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Barra da Tijuca
  • Neighborhood: Barra da Tijuca
  • Phone Number: +55 (21) 3154-8400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?