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“History + good food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar e Restaurante Garota de Ipanema

Bar e Restaurante Garota de Ipanema
Ranked #227 of 13,575 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $22 - $30
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Bar, Barbecue, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Campinas, SP
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97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“History + good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

You will be able to see all the history and facts about the song, authors and the real girl from Ipanema at the walls. Food is good too, just be aware that portions are huge and can be share amount 2 or 3 if are not starving :)

Visited April 2013
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Henley in Arden
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“No oven, so no pizza”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Went here as it was a block down from our apartment. Looked busy and had a good atmosphere. After waiting 15 minutes to be served we were told that the oven had broken so there were no pizzas. We decided to leave so didn't eat here.

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank hsmith3001
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Santiago, Chile
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Part of Rio´s history, must go”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a well known place and attracts many tourists, still it offers a carioca feeling, with very good chop (draft beer) and appetizers. The service works well and won´t let you down. Try the picanha na chapa. And well, after all is where the great song was born...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Efrago
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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Must visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

The food wasn't spectacular, but tasty, we enjoyed coming here, people say that the place survives on the name but I do recommend it for tourists, the service is the same all around Brazil, they do not tumble head over hills for you...just take your order and that's it, the prices are medium-high but it would be a pity for you not to visit Garota de Ipanema if you're in Rio. Thanks!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cristina T
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Houston, Texas
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159 reviews
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“Go for the History....and Picanha”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We visited the Garota de Ipanema several times because we rented an apartment just up the street for our stay in Rio. It has charm and history behind it, which makes it pleasant for a meal or a drink (or three:). The food is average except for the notable exception of the Picanha, which is served still cooking on a hot skillet with a lit fire below it. If you prefer your beef on the medium or rare side you can remove it immediately, while those who like it more well done can let it cook to their desired preference. Sides are typical in Rio and nothing to write home about: fries, white rice, and the egg flour that I just don't understand. The drinks were delicious and the price was okay for it beling such as touristy location. One order of Picanha will easily serve two people, and it's an "experience" dinner that is just as much about the setting (roving street musicians and performers looking for tips, street traffic, people watching, the bossanova history) as it is about the food. When in Ipanema take a short walk over to the restaurant just to add it to your vacation memories.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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