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“simple place, cheap, with tasty food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Monchique

Monchique
Ranked #1,098 of 13,576 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Sushi, South American, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Shanghai, China
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“simple place, cheap, with tasty food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

From the first impression, the place doesn't give you the best feeling (doesn't seem to be the nicest restaurant in town, far away from there) but if you can remove that 1st bad image from your eyes and focus on the meat that the waiters are carrying, you will seat. And you will eat. Eat, eat and eat some more.
The quality of the meat is good (don't expect top A class, since you are not paying for it neither), enough to satisfy your needs for meat for some days.
They also have a salad bar with other dishes, but honestly didn't even checked it so can't say how much they have or the quality of it.
Recommended to go with an empty stomach!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Salvador, BA
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232 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A bargain...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

...but not Porcao. The ambiance is basic, the food plentiful and fair. The price for a full stomach is very good. You can not leave hungry. Salad bar could be more complete - but you're here for the meat. You will leave R$40 lighter. Say no more.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brasilboy
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Fabulous - a must for meat eaters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2011

Don't eat for a week. Thought they were trying to kill me with meat. Fabulous buffet with salads veg and fish, meat in sauces. Pasts, you name it and it was there. Roving witers with bbq meat on huge swords - more than possible to eat. Drinks maybe a bit expensive.

Visited November 2011
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Thank marycush
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Oslo, Norway
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201 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Barbeque fast-food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Very unformal, family-type and shorts and T-shirt restaurant. The lighting is terrible, very bright and it is also a noisy place. But the service is good, the price is fair and the meat is good. 31.50 Real ( 20 USD) on weekends for all-you-can-eat is acceptable ( drinks and dessert not included).

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KarlXII
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1,246 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,721 helpful votes
“Cheapest berbecue buffet in Copa.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2011

Noisy and tight environment and lack of cleanliness are overweighted by the excellent price one will pay to enjoy the graet options of meats. Friendly waiters. Salads were not so good.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank GUSDALI
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