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“Great place, even for a vegetarian” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carretao Classic Grill Ipanema

Carretao Classic Grill Ipanema
Ranked #182 of 13,576 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $54
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great place, even for a vegetarian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

There's a great buffet and service was excellent. I don't eat meat, but I wasn't disturbed by the fact that I was in a grill restaurant at all (even though the meat, especially the picanha, was great, according to my partner). It's a really nice place and I would recommend this to everyone visiting Rio.

Visited November 2012
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Irvine, California
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“Tasty food, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

Meat lovers come closer, vegetarians go elsewhere. The buffet was average at best, but the meats and the fried plaintains were delicious. The price was good compared to similar restaurants.

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Varese
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“The worst food ever”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

All you can it for 59 reais. If you want to have really bad food this is the right place. Salad buffet with scarce quality food, unfriendly servants, meat overcooked and very greasy, french fries drenched in cold oil. We just had a look at the desserts which seemed just like the rest of the food. If you think this is a good place only since it is pretty close to your hotel, I think you should know that dining is anorher thing.

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ashby de la zouch
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“Excellent quality food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

we visited twice over the space of the week, first was with a larger tour group and the second as a couple. On both occasions the food was excellent but be careful not to fill up on the buffet or bread and chips.
you get the choice of some very fine food so don't always take the cuts that are offered, you could easily fill up on chicken and sausage and miss the filet or steak cuts.
wine is also very reasonable compared with some restaurants

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Best Churras in Rio!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2012

I have been to almost all the "Churrascarias" in Rio, Carretao - Ipanema surprised me and my fiancee, on how good the quality of the service and food was.
Although most service in Rio is backwards, this place was great! I highly recommend. The only thing is, because the price is pretty good too, sometimes you will find a line up front, but its worth the wait!
Bon apetit!

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