You can't go wrong with Ipanema!
From the moment you walk in the door and are greeted warmly, you find yourself surrounded in the glow of the ambient lighting tastefully recessed behind artwork on the walls. Then you are led to your white-tableclothed table with leather and wood seating - you just know you are somewhere special.
The manager, Robert Huff, makes you feel like you are part of his family who has come over to dine at his home. He takes care of every customer and always ensures they are happy and well fed.
The service is impeccable, attentive without being intrusive, and are always quick to respond to any request.
The food... oh my... the food is out of this world. The salad bar alone is worth the trip with it's impressive selection of meats, cheeses, greens, and all kinds of surprises (such as the best shrimp in Ocala!).
Then you have the rodizio - which you must try - where the Guachos go through the dining room with huge swords with variouos meat entrees to tempt you. It's all included - have all the filet mignon you want! Also - the sirloin cuts, the bacon-wrapped chicken, the ribs, and more - everything is fantastic. There are also various sides (black beans and rice are a personal favorite) included with your meal at a serve-yourself hot bar.
This is a great place to go for a special occasion, with clients, or just to go out with family to relax and reconnect with one another.