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“Very nice neighborhood restaurant”
Review of Braseiro da Gavea

Braseiro da Gavea
Ranked #52 of 14,225 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lagoa
Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is just a short walk from the Botanical Gardens, so nice to combine with a visit there. It would also be a possible stop coming from Christ the Redeemer back to Ipanema. Buses 583/584 go this direction. They serve an executive lunch until 4pm during the week which is a nice value. They have steak, fish and chicken on the menu, but are know for their picanha (beef). The servings are large and could easily serve three or even four for $R68 which includes broccoli rice, potatoes, and meat. There is an English menu. Waiters do not speak English. Long waits if you go on weekends or in the middle of the day. If you go a little later much easier to be seated quickly. Very much enjoyed the food and looking forward to returning!

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Ricardo j, Marketing e Atendimento Virtual at Braseiro da Gavea, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

IF you want to be a true Carioca, you need to try Braseiro. The place is always crowded no matter if you go for luch on Sunday or for a sandwich Friday night. My favourit choose if the "Picanha ao braseiro" with "batata portuguesa". This is a classic - with draft Brahma beer as well. If you're not that hungry you can go for the Filet mignon sandwich. To avoid lines during weekend lunch my suggestion is to arrive around 12pm - or ask "to go".

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Ricardo j, Marketing e Atendimento Virtual at Braseiro da Gavea, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013
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Muito obrigado pela avaliação e qualificação! Volte sempre que puder!

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This restaurant is very popular and have very fair food. Not fancy, but worth a visit.
The picanha is very good, as a must side dish, I recommend the potato chips (batata portuguesa), just the best in town.
The sausage as a starter is also recommended.
It is always very busy, so if you are not getting there very early, around noon for lunch, be ready for waiting a bit.
The place is also very busy at night.

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Ricardo j, Marketing e Atendimento Virtual at Braseiro da Gavea, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2013
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Muito obrigado pela avaliação e volte sempre!

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Food and service were average. The problem was the bill.
The brazilian friend we went with knows that restaurants in Rio tend to add items to your bill that were not consumed.
Several items were added to our bill and a few drinks were at a higher price than on the menu.
When we confronted the waiter he clearly was not surprised which made us believe that these were not honest mistakes. Our brazilian friend was so upset that she went to talk to the manager of the restaurant who told her off.......
If you cannot go somewhere else make sure that the bill is correct!

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Ricardo j, Marketing e Atendimento Virtual at Braseiro da Gavea, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013
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Agradecemos a avaliação e esclarecemos que trabalhamos com seriedade e honestidade sempre. Pedimos desculpas se houve algum mal entendido e esperamos que retorne logo que puder.

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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This restaurant, a braseiro, is by its name, specialized on barbecued meat.
It's not very touristic since is in Gavea maybe out of touristic routes but is the best place to dine in Rio.
Don't expect a fancy elegant restaurant: is traditional, popular and old but serves the best picanha in town.
Make sure to reserve and ask for a table outside by the porch.
When you arrive and sit down they serve you a pork sausage: don't miss it! it's is simply delicious.
For the main course we ordered some picanha accompanied by hand cut potatoes, farofa and broccoli rice.
Picanha was of excellent quality, tasty and perfectly barbecued. Price is around 25 euro per person including beer..
I strongly recommend this place if you want try authentic carioca experience.

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Ricardo j, marketing e relacionamento web at Braseiro da Gavea, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2013

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