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Banana Jack

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American, Bar, Pub, International
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Rua Jangadeiros 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-010, Brazil
+55 21 25219055
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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San Francisco, California
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed January 25, 2014

The staff could not be nicer. Everyone was very welcoming and eager to help. However, the food, and beer is terrible. The hamburgers need a lot of help and quality of meat is not good. Ordered their banana beer by mistake. It was not bad, expect every time you take a drink you start look for the fried banana chips... More 

Thank DominicParamore
South Wales
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195 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2013

My wife and I (young-minded 50's !) went here on 5 of the 8 nights we were in Rio. It wasn't just convenient (30-second walk from our apartment) but very good value for money and 'different'. The average age was well under 30 but it's certainly not like UK 'young people' bars. Very good attentive service, huge portions (they actually... More 

Thank WhiteRocke
Vancouver, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We had dinner there last night - it was okay. It is outside, younger crowd. Drinks served in small plastic cups our server was inattentive. There was nothing special here and you can find better food and drinks else where. Someone was running around in a gorilla suit, not a couples type place, its better with a crowd.

Thank badminx
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This restaurant is attached to Banana Jack. Stay in front, in General Osorio Place. The name is Aloha Jack. Excellent service, pleasant climate, thematic open (no chance of getting there on rainy days). I consider, the best nachos in Rio de Janeiro. Portion for 2 people. great Price

Thank AMiranda13
Chester, Canada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2013

We walked in our 1st night and they advised 20 cover each. We were looking for a beer so didn't go in. We were looking for entertainment our 3rd night so decided to go for the entertainment and dinner. (No entertainment accept "spin the wheel?"). Girlfriend ordered wine and I ordered a Stella draft from menu 340ml, which arrived in... More 

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Monterey, California
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111 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Nothing was terrible but it wasn't great either. We only went there because we were with someone who really likes these type of restaurants (Chili's, Applebees, etc). It was fine for what it was. Probably won't be returning - not with all the fantastic restaurants around!

Thank melissa o
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1,054 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Banana Jack is located in Ipanema, near its very famous General Osorio Square, where on Sundays you can visit the traditional "Hippie Fair". If you are not aware, you may get inside Banana Jack. I won't waste my time reviewing this authentic tourist trap. Just run away!

2 Thank LuizDutraNeto
Houston, Texas
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The food is so so, "junk" style. The atmosphere is not that cool (just too dark), but you can have some fun when they roll the Roullete and you wish to have something for free! One thing is worthwhile: the banana with Nutella milkshake, you won't find it anywhere else.

Thank PriBruno
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Banana Jack offers an interesting informal ambience and good burger options for those missing good portions of burgers, hot dogs and french fries. They also put up some tables outdoors sometimes (and call it Aloha Jack -- kind of a sister restaurant) with torches lit which look great. However, their service is really bad. My dish took so long to... More 

Thank JohnFromBrazil
Melbourne, Australia
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176 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2012

I dropped in for a quick meal and a few beers on my own and the place served the purpose well. Beer was cold, service was nice and efficient, they had lot of interesting clips on their TVs for lonely people like me and the menu was an extensive list of American style favourites. The ribs I had were really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jangadeiros 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 25219055

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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