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“Good churrasco at reasonable price”

Carretao Classic Grill Ipanema
Ranked #175 of 13,629 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $53
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi
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Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Description: The Carretão is much more than a steak house. Located in Ipanema, it is a reference in barbeque carvery and gastronomy, which combines quality, variety and service. The carefully selected ingredients are the raw material of Carretão's success. The irresistible menu gathers meats of all kinds, hot food, salads, antipasti and buffet of Japanese food. In addition, the staff of gourmets, maitres and waiters is always ready to offer you the best service. This makes our personalized service a unique differential. It is no wonder that those who go to the Carretão are always smiling.
Milan, Italy
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“Good churrasco at reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

Every time we go to Rio,we have at least a meal there because we like the food and the price.
The buffet of entrees is very rich and includes very different kind of salads, typical Brasilian dishes like moqueca de camarao ( sort of shrimps soup), pasteis ( sort of fried bread stuffers with cheese or meet or shrimps, several kind of cheese and also sushi and sashimi.
The main course is represented by the churrasco, that you can eat with no limits, and includes some very good cuts of meet ( picanha, angus beef,,etc) and others mais simple like checken, grill ed ham, etc. It only depends on how much you want to eat!
We do not thing it is an expensive restaurant, given that you can eat good quality of foods until you are full!
We were there last September and in three people we spent a total amount of approximately € 70. (RS$ 170) and we had, in addition to the food from the buffet and the churrasco,several side orders ( chips, farofa, aipim fried, etc) the dessert ( very good!) and several lighet drinks.
The location of the Churrascaria is very convenient, it's just a few block from the beach and in the heart of Ipanema

  • Visited September 2012
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“Very tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

We picked this churrascaria because we heard it was a good value and close to our hotel at Copacabana. So glad we did. The salad bar was okay but did have good selection. The meat was all very good although they come at you a little too fast and it can be overwhelming. Overall, we enjoyed it and thought it was a good value compared to some other places we had looked into.

Visited September 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

This place was so good we ate there twice in the 4 nights we were in Rio :) Excellent value for money. A wide range of BBQ meats brought to your table on demand, and the salad bar and side dish buffet was so good I almost had no room left for the meat! Great tasting, high quality food. Excellent service, GO THERE!!

Visited August 2012
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“"Reasonably Priced Churrasco in Central Ipanema"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Descent caipirinhas, tasty and varied selection of meats, some unusual selections on the buffet (fresh sushi, hummus, "tabouleh", pita bread, cascinha de siri etc..) set in central Ipanema (Gen. Osorio square, right across the Metro) and well below the avearage price for a Rodizio (Churrasco)..... What else could one ask for?.... Hmmmmm Outside seating would have been nice :-).... Friendly staff, and place full of locals as well.... For the view, go to Porcao Rio (but you will pay more than DOUBLE the price). If you want a no non-sense "Churrascaria" experience with all the basic essentials, look no further.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Alright for what it is”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Food was adequate... I was expecting something a bit more Brazilian ... But the sides were mostly bad Italian/Greek knockoffs. Service was good... Maybe a bit pushy. Waited about ten mins for the bill though. Not acceptable with that many staff and less than half full restaurant. The place was too hot and stuffy and just wanted to get out of there. Wouldn't go back. But if you're happy with as much nothing-all-that-special food as you can eat ...then this is the place or you.

  • Visited August 2012
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