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“Great Value Churrascaria”

Carretao Classic Grill Ipanema
Ranked #150 of 13,992 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $52
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
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.
Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is the best value churrascaria with great quality. We also tried the Copacabana brach but it was nowhere near the one in Ipanema. The staff is very friendly and helpful if you dont speak Portuguese there is always someone to explain the dishes and the meat cuts.

with R$59 per person it is cheaper than many restaurant in Ipanema where you can pay the same amount just for one dish.

the buffet is full of salads, garnitures, hot food, sushi and sashimi.

once you try it you get addicted..

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Thank LondorTR_76
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We read really great reviews about this place, so we decided to go check it out. The food is pretty good - although the lack of pao de quiejo made it not as great. The strangest thing though is that the prices we had been told by several guidebooks and people werent accurate. They dont post any prices and only tell you the price when they bring you to your table. We were surprised to find it was more expensive than expected - so definitely as for the price right as you walk in.

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Wow what an amazing dinner! We went on a Tuesday night about 6pm, and the restaurant wasn't busy at all. We basically had a waiter to ourselves who spoke relatively good English. The price is R$59 per person, and you must pay extra for drinks/desserts. The food was amazing! A huge salad bar with hot food also available. Then all kinds of meat you can wish for! We had picanha, pork ribs, chicken, sausages, rump steak.... Too many meats to mention them all! They were all delicious and cooked perfectly! I had a Piña Colada which was amazing... I'd definitely reccommend it! We also had 4 beers and out bill totalled R$173 which I felt was good value for the center of Rio and such delicious food! Give it a try... You won't be disappointed!!

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Thank LaurenD1701
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Great value restaurant with as good food as other BBQ places. The meat was mega fresh and just kept on coming - the waiters work extremely hard in this place and are so friendly even if you don't speak any Portugese. The salad bar is fair and you also get brought sides of rice, chips and fried bananas. Other side dishes and sushi are available as part of the buffet. Fill your boots on the meat!!!

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Thank Louise J
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Good place if you want to try various grilled meats. There's a salad bar with lots of tasty options and then a bunch of servers are non-stop bringing various grilled meats for you to try

Thank Santa C
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