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“Nice Meal, But Not Amazing”
Review of Carretao

Carretao
Ranked #391 of 14,419 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $15 - $21
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Copacabana
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We went to this place because it was just around the corner from Churrascaria Palace, which was ridiculously busy, even on a weekday. This restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and was full of Brazilian people, which is always a good sign.
The staff were attentive and the salad bar was really excellent. The meat was nice, however, there were a few bits which were tough which I didn't experience at any other churrascarias.
Overall, it was a nice meal, but not what I would call cheap and not incredible.

Thank Amy B
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carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

Thanks for your comments and evaluation.
We are always looking to improve !
Check back often!

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Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I've been to many Churrascaria restaurants around the world so I was excited to try a few in RIO. We stumbled across this restaurant by accident as it was close to the hotel. I was a bit disappointed with the food quality. Limited meat options and all the meat presented was overcooked or chewy. Service was attentive but one particular waiter kept getting angry when we said no to his dish.

I'm sure there are better restaurants in RIO

Thank Tony_99x
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carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2016

We feel sorry for your bad experience at our restaurant , we hope to improve and maybe at the next opportunity to have a better evaluation .
Thank you anyway!

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Reviewed November 1, 2015

Not only the place and the service is perfect, the food it is as well!
First, you have many option in buffet to choose, sushi, salads, sausages.
Besides, the meet is EXCELLENT and very tasty. I recommend to wait for the meet with parmessan cheese!!!!!
The juices are exquisite too. I recommend the berry smoothie one! I took 3!!
As we ate a LOT we couldn´t taste any dessert, but they looked as good as all food and drinks!
The place is very nice, the bathroom confortable and people very friendly.
You MUST go there!

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Thank ainarah
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Reviewed October 24, 2015

Its a meat lovers heaven. Went there as it was a part of our Rio day tour. Empty stomach would be recommended and it is suggested that you fill up on salads. The meats which are mostly BBQ are to be savoured. Veggies can forgo this place.
Meat lovers would certainly love this place, as I did.

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3  Thank SaileshSarmah
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carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2016

For meat lovers here is really the perfect place !
Thank you for your evaluation.

Check back often!

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Reviewed October 16, 2015

First night in Brazil, first night in Rio de Janeiro. Staying in a hotel fronting Copacabana Beach. Had heard much about steaks in Brazil and was recommended this restaurant. They mainly wanted to serve you with a buffet but we wanted steak. The steaks ordered were nothing like the picture on the menu, Overdone and like two strips of bacon. very poor and poor service. Would not recommend.

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Thank Roger P
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carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

Hello,
feel sorry for your bad experience at our restaurant, probably they chose to sit outside and order a la carte.
Our strength is the carvery, you pay a premium and eat what you want, with the exception of drinks and desserts.
We hope to welcome you again so you can change your evaluation.

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