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“Top meat”
Review of Braseiro da Gavea

Braseiro da Gavea
Ranked #41 of 13,943 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Brazilian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Lagoa
Reviewed March 7, 2014

Been to the restaurant during the carnival period and even though the huge crowd and people waiting outside it didn't disappoint. The meat we had (picanha and salsicha) was nicely cooked and was one of the best I have had. Also the typical side dishes were great: broccoli rice, beans, farofa.
Outside this place people do usually gather for some drinks after dinner so you also have your going out sorted out.
Would definitely recommend.

Thank João N
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We arrived at Braseiro around 2 pm, and it took 1 hour and a half to find us a table for 6. After the really long wait, the unbelievable meat (picanha) and sides were worth it, and very quick to arrive. Delicious! I'd just recommend getting there early.

Thank NinaBee2703
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

The place is packed with locals, especially on weekends. We had picanha and salad, which were very good. The dishes that other people were having looked all delicious.
If you're looking for a restaurant where the locals would go, this is the place. Sadly, we found this restaurant towards the end of our stay in Rio, otherwise, we would have visited many more times. I highly recommend to those who would like to have good brazilian food at a place where is packed with locals. Great value as well.

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Thank 090306
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Fun place especially when you can sit outside. The traditional food is very good, very tasty. We had the picanha and the meat was cooked to perfection and we loved also the sides. Do not take the plain rice, instead ask for the green rice. We went twice and the service experience was very different: like day and night. First time we were blown away by the attentiveness and speed of the service. 3 people tried to make us feel welcome including an older white haired gentleman who we took to be the owner. He had his eyes everywhere. The second time the waiter was not as careful. It is always very busy. The noise level in general is very high but we also had the misfortune the second time to sit next to a guy who was talking and laughing incessantly at an unbearable decibel. Don’t go for romance, go for the experience and the food.

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Thank Stefano O
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

The lines outside tell the story. Long queues of local families and friends bargaining with the staff to get the next free table. We went for Sunday lunch and it took about a 20 minute wait and we were not disappointed. Huge portions of steaks backed with different rices and local flour mixed with eggs and banana. Beautiful food. Order one single portion of steak and you get about a 1kilo portion enough for 4! Lots of beer consumed and a great way to spend your lunchtime.Well worth the trip out from Rio centre or the beach. Great value, try to sit outside.

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Thank peterah
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