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Gringo Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Neighborhood:
Ipanema
Bar, American, Cafe
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Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
+55 21 3813-3972
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Super recommend this place. The service is very good. They are very kind and attentive. The food is very tasty... it is very delicious. You can find there the real American pancakes, blueberry jam.. the mimosa's.. egg benedicts.... all what you are looking for you will find there!

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Thank Manuelle H
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was really nice and helpful. Also the food was very good, especially when your a "cringo" as the name says already. Definitely worth going there for breakfast. Be sure to calculate some extra waiting time because it is a popular thus busy spot :)

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Thank Thamar K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here twice for breakfast in Rio. This place has typical US diner fare, but I found it was of better quality than I had at home. My travelling partner said that the pancakes were some of the best she's had (they were that darker brown color that gives the slight bitter taste when they hit your tongue). The hash... More 

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Thank John P
Casablanca, Morocco
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Best pancakes in town! Nice staff and quick service. They could improve on the fruit juice though. It tasted plain, not much fruit in there.

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Thank imane877
San Francisco, CA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This little place is just the ticket if you're feeling homesick for the U.S., and for American brunch and breakfast in particular. Whoever runs it know what we miss, and they do a great job of turning out pancakes, eggs and bacon, Mac n cheese, etc., just like we like it. Their bacon is perfection, and the pancakes are straight... More 

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Thank QuinM
Salvador, BA
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232 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

the atmosphere is simple on a street in Ipanema a little beyond the hustle. The menu is American - pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, burgers, fries... a reasonable price for the neighborhood, service fairly prompt and friendly. I've heard the owner is American. some of the pies - apple - and cakes - carrot, red velvet - looked well done.

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Thank brasilboy
Atlanta
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I wrote review a couple of months ago and I wasn't going to visit again based on my experience. I decided to go back a couple more times and the experience had changed. It appeared more organized, employees paying attention to the customers and the food was presented well. I will go back! Much better.

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1 Thank BC14U
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I cooked in restaurants for many years, and the first impression I had from the Gringo Cafe is that the cooks are legitimate and the food is handled cleanly and professionally. That is not always easy to find. On top of that, it's good. Genuine home scratch cooking done by people who really know how to cook. The staff is... More 

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1 Thank CMoneySF
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Really friendly and efficient service, large selection of American breakfast dishes such as pancakes and eggs, milkshakes etc Good coffee too and it's decently priced. Will come back!

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Thank Rebeccus
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Food, Excellent Staff...we all ate something different and it was delivered to the table promptly and was tasty. Going back for breakfast before we go home!

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Thank Claire R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, American, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3813-3972

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Ipanema
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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