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Gato Gordo

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, International
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Estrada Do Horto Florestal km 7 | Descansopolis, Campos Do Jordao, State of Sao Paulo 12 3663-2973, Brazil
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

The meat (picanha) it was amazing and also the provolone with herbs. The baked potatoes was also very good. The waiters need to be more prepared, but it doesnt push down the experience at all.

Thank Jaquie R
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We drove from the center of Capivari to eat there and it was a total disappointment. The food took ages, came in cold, it's pricey and not so good. The scenery is marvellous, it's a country restaurant in the middle of the forest, but we should have gone to the barbecue place down the road. On top of that they... More 

Thank Chrys R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Waiters not attentive to the customers, raw pizza, items of the menu were just unavailable, a lot, really lot of waiting time until they serve the orders. We had the impression that it was not that famous Gato Gordo from the 90's.

Thank Jjunior1970
Sao Paulo, SP
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76 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

I had been to this restaurant several times before and had never had such a horrible experience. Since it's high season, there was a long wait for the table (normal and expected). We tried to order something while waiting and were informed that we had to go inside, prepay and take to the waiting area ourselves. Ok, not the most... More 

2 Thank Carolina-SP-Brazil
Sao Paulo, SP
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119 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you want to get away from Campos overcrowded downtown and enjoy a healthy meal in the middle of the woods, Gato Gordo is the best pick. The new location is just a few steps away from the address that made this restaurant a classic. To be honest, it's not as charming as the original one, but the food remains... More 

Thank Oriovaldo Anton... T
Sao Paulo, SP
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have tried their new location in Capivari and if they lost their riverside location now they got a nice outdoor space perfect for people watching and to eat great food. During the afternoon and night they even had live music that was very entertaining.

2 Thank DriCa_SP
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

I liked this place because it was a few blocks beyond the complete craziness around Baden Baden. They've got a nice big patio. Live music outside in the afternoons and inside in the evenings, at least on Saturday. Food wasn't anything special, but decent beer selection makes it a nice place to sit outside in an area with WAY too... More 

2 Thank jt1929
Sao Paulo, SP
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

Less than restaurant. its more like a summer camp camp. A good choice to high school dudes. Pizza is the only one safe plate.

1 Thank sca7777
Indaiatuba, SP
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94 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Good option, now in a new location in Capivari Village. You can choose a big potato or a light eggplant like a pizza. I recommend.

Thank UTor
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2011

Although the adress has changed (and I think they've lost some of their "charm"), the new restaurant is pleasing and the location is very good (at the Capivari area). The menu hasn't changed which is awsome, specially when you go for the "picanha"s barbecue and for the big baked potato. Rustic, but that wasn't it what we loved about the... More 

3 Thank rodriguesle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Do Horto Florestal km 7 | Descansopolis, Campos Do Jordao, State of Sao Paulo 12 3663-2973, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Campos Do Jordao
  • Phone Number: 12-3663-2973

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?