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Reviewed December 30, 2021

Wanted to try Brazilian as my students keep talking about how great it is. This is a simple restaurant where you get your food from hot tables and they pay according to weight. We all sampled the rice with peas, chicken in bacon, fried potatoes,...chicken bits in spicy sauce, and the renowned beef from the grill. A wwonderful meal was had by all.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2021 via mobile

This Is you traditional Brazilian Churrasceria. Essentially you are able to follow the line and load up your plate with the various offerings they have. You have salad options, rice, potatoes, and even some pasta to load up your dish. Make sure you leave plenty...of space for your protein. They have steak, chicken and sausage. I am sure they have other offerings but those tend to be my selections when I dine so I know for sure they have those for sure. You pay by the weight of your food and you can either dine in or takeout if you choose. The dining area is not glamorous or high end but the food is good. If you are looking for the aesthetics then you may be disappointed. Overall the food is good and if you just want to grab something and be on the go then this may be a good option.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed May 19, 2020 via mobile

I went there for some Brazilian food is a Brazilian national I don’t live in Bridgeport. I walked in I thought it was going to be Brazilian waiters it was all Spanish-speaking did not have all the Brazilian food they had shirts with the American...flag in Brazilian flag and they’re calling traditional Brazilian food no. I am on a food business specially Meat. For them to be prepping the chicken and the beef right next to each other it’s a healthy violation. To me is fake.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020 via mobile

First visit to Pantanal for a Sunday brunch at their buffet. Tasty food at a low price. Approaching the restaurant you can smell the flavors coming off the grill so your mouth be watering by the time you get to the door. A bustling restaurant...with a big take out business. Parking in the restaurant lot is limited so had to park on the street. You pay by the pound for your plates of food. Two people can get totally full for less than $20! Will repeat.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

I love this place! It has excellent service and food. They have a buffet and a salad bar that you can select from. At the end of the "L" shaped buffet line, there is a "meat carving grill station" in which you can have the...cook cut and serve you as many meat pieces as you want. This will include steaks, ribs, chicken, brisket, pork, etc. Even thou this restaurant seems to be full all day, there are plenty of seats to choose from both inside/out. The food is sold by the pound. Parking is the only inconvenience.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

My meal was awesome. I did not care for the oxtails as they were tough. Overall the meats and the greens were excellent. Place was crowded and clean. Prices average too.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

The pantanal restaurant located in bpt,Ct on frank St, food is OK. Their attitude's suck and they are always cleaning off the counter's when your trying to fix your plate. Super gross and annoying. Smfh. Their prices are Ok too.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Various types of greens and dressings to choose from. 2-3 different rice, rice and bean combos. And of course protein (meats), 6-7 different kinds. Lunch line style. You'll be asked whether or not you want the fat trimmed off, for those who are not looking...for gristle. Soft drinks and variety of bottled beer. The ambiance is mediocre. Typically after 12:30 there is a rush and 10 minute wait. All in all a great food experience but the eating area lacks. This is definitely an in and out type of restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

I often eat something here..The prices are right and the food is so good! Excelent. I raccomanted for all the people.. Nice meat grilled! Like it

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This place really knows how to do it right. Nothing fancy, just a sumptuous buffet of Brazilian/LATAM foods at a very reasonable price. Do not miss the chicken.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

I love this place if you want real authentic Brazilian food!! This is the place.. It's a tad bit pricey but it's well worth it!!

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

I like this place. Whenever I get a craving for Brazilian and a Sound Tigers hockey game I come here. Buffet style. Don't be afraid to ask what's going on or what the dish is. All the girls working there are helpful and friendly. The...parking isn't very good and a redneck hick like me has no problem jamming his truck into a spot. My farm girl girlfriend is a bit afraid to get out of the vehicle tho (hint to those who aren't used to Bridgeport or a city). My first time there a few years back I wasn't sure how I was going to park and walk to the restaurant. But, the smoke smell coming from the building urged me to carry on. Now, I'm a pro. Eat ! See a hockey game or go to bass pro. Oh, they opened up a Pantanal Ranchero in a better location. Maybe you'd prefer that one over the Frank Street location.More

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

This is really a true authentic Brazilian restaurant With a variety of foods to choose from , both American style and Brazilian. I was not particular pleased with the buffet style of service as I do not like my food exposed. I assume weighting your...food is truly how they calculate the prices in their country; it's not one of my favorite ways to determine the cost. In fact it's a little deceptive because the plate is weighted as well and it's contents. The plates are somewhat on the heavy side, so you are actually paying for the weight of the plate in addition to the food.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Pantanal is the best Brazilian food in Bridgeport hands down. Their meat is the main reason I go. Brisket, bacon wrapped chicken and of course steak. Lots of Brazilian goodies too!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

This was the 3rd lunch trip to Pantanal and the 3rd successful visit. Really love this place, the mix of offerings would satisfy anyone especially when in a group with many different tastes. I Think their yellow rice is really far above other places and...all the meats are grilled perfectly. You buy by the pound so your able to pick what you want, There is salad for those who wish that option too. Must try the sausages they are a home run. The only detraction , not the ritziest section of town but it s not to worry and shouldnt keep anyone away. You will be very happy you cameMore

Date of visit: October 2016
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Pantanal Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5