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“Very best meat available”
Review of Mocellin Steak

Mocellin Steak
Ranked #21 of 13,739 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Barra da Tijuca
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Neighborhood: Barra da Tijuca
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This one is an excellent meat experience. They´re using a new approach, without the traditional skewers, and also there´s no buffet: salads and sidedishes are server on your table, directly. The overall service is excellent, by all means.
Anyway, the main point is the steak quality: everything is really top notch. I use to visit lots of similar houses, and, for my money, Mocellin Barra is the best one to eat, nowadays.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed May 29, 2017

For meat lovers the “Brazilian steakhouse” means the rodizio-style (eat as much as you can) serving of meat on skewers, while salads and accompaniments are brought to your table or offered as a buffet. As our favourite churrascaria has closed down we went to Mocellin Steak on the other side of Avenida Armando Lombardi. They emphasized that this was a new concept: the meat (except for filet mignon and picanha) does not come on skewers, but is offered from plates; OK, there is nothing wrong with that. And, to be fair, the quality of the meat is quite high (although we missed some specialities, like the ‘picanha nobre com alho’ (sirloin cap with garlic) or the lamp chops. What was served was good: the lamb leg was outstanding, the picanha was all right, the filet mignon with cheese excellent.
The great disappointment came with the salads and accompaniments. There is no salad buffet, we selected two salad plates, both very-very weak, not really fresh and not really tasty. The ‘batata portuguesa’ (fresh chips) came straight out from the bag, there was no cheese bread, the other accompaniments were just so-so.
The caipirinha was not really good. Service was acceptable, but not outstanding. With the special price (down from R$ 129.00 to R$ 89.90) it was not expensive. We shall not return.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Amanda M, Proprietário at Mocellin Steak, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Hello Robicsek!

We are very grateful for your evaluation, it's very important to us.

Welcome always in our house, it will be a pleasure to welcome you to new gastronomic experiences. We do not really work with buffet, it's a new concept of steakhouse. Welcome always in our house, it will be a pleasure to welcome you to new gastronomic experiences.

Amanda Mocellin - Marketing Mocellin Steak

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

I went there with a high expectation ( food quality and service provided) in fact only the food was good but the service was very disappointing and even can be consider as rude. Several of the times, the staff would first address the man on the table and if he decline that round of meat, they would not consider addressing the lady ( with the green tag flipped on) which was very disappointing that i have to call them several times so that i could continue my meal.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Amanda M, Proprietário at Mocellin Steak, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Hello ERFxpto!

We are very grateful for your evaluation, it's very important to us. We regret what happened, but it was certainly an atypical episode in the house. Welcome always in our house, it will be a pleasure to welcome you to new gastronomic experiences.

Amanda Mocellin - Marketing Mocellin Steak

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

The restaurant is pricy, but the food and service is great! On weekends the place is normally packed, but the food comes really fast and the sevice is also quick to respond. On weekdays, the (tuesday night) the place was way more empty. The service was still good, but the food was not as fast and not as fresh.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Amanda M, Proprietário at Mocellin Steak, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Hello Samantha!

We are very grateful for your evaluation, it's very important to us. The family/team Mocellin Steak is very happy to be part of that moment in a way that pleased you. Welcome always in our house, it will be a pleasure to welcome you to new gastronomic experiences.

Amanda Mocellin - Marketing Mocellin Steak

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Reviewed April 29, 2017

Djair the sommelier was excellent and gives each guest special attention. The food is top notch. The cost is in line with that of other nice churrascarias. We felt it was a bargain in this case - definitely the best brazilian barbecue in the city.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Amanda M, Proprietário at Mocellin Steak, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Hello Bruno!

We are very grateful for your evaluation, it's very important to us. The family/team Mocellin Steak is very happy to be part of that moment in a way that pleased you. Welcome always in our house, it will be a pleasure to welcome you to new gastronomic experiences.

Amanda Mocellin - Marketing Mocellin Steak

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