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“Food is excellent”

Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse
Ranked #40 of 482 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th and 441 (Pine Ave)
Description: Ipanema Brazilian Steak House is a Churrascaria in the finest sense of the word. Our twelve authentic cuts and presentations of meat are seasoned with salt and roasted rotisserie-style over mineral coals imported from Brazil, basted continuously by their own natural juices. Served by traditional roving Gauchos, they are complemented by an opulent salad and vegetable bar, delectable desserts and delicious wines, beer, and cocktails.
Ocala, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food is excellent”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

The food is very good. The only problem is that you hate to say "No Mas".
I usually skip the bread, the pork and the chicken so I have room for the sweet pineapple.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Julio T
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Fabian G, Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thanks so much for the review Julio! We certainly have a lot of great options, so it is always tough to choose which ones to enjoy each visit. We hope to see you again soon!
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Gainesville, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful Evening!”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

We drove 40 miles from Gainesville to try this and were not disappointed! The atmosphere was very nice. Dim lighting made for a romantic, cozy meal. The tables are slightly close together but this was not a problem for us. The service was excellent! Our waitress was extremely attentive and did a wonderful job of explaining the system of self-serve salad bar and table side service. She made sure our plates were clean and asked us if there was anything she could send over specifically as we were slowing down. The salad bar was very nice with a lot of different choices from peel and eat shrimp, fried pork, salads, cheeses and vegetables. WARNING...Don't get bogged down here, there is a lot more to come! The meat was very flavorful. Each cut was seasoned differently and cooked to perfection. We found the table side servers to be quite knowledgeable about the cuts and very friendly. Not only was the food wonderful, it was a very fun experience. Highly recommended!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank EBS65
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Fabian G, Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review! This is exactly what we strive for. We hope you are able to make a trip out again in the future!
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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent salad bar, great service, meat cooked to perfection”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

I had visited this restaurant a few years back and found it is now perfected.
There are extensive choices on the salad bar. The restaurant gives you a choice of the salad bar alone or the salad bar with the meat served at the table. The service is excellent and the food outstanding. Need reservations. There is a 6pm and 8 pm seating on a Sat night.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank WW421
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Fabian G, Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your night! We hope to see you again soon!
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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Go to Texas De Brazil!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

First impression was that it was a quaint version of Texas de Brazil. Beautiful decor very intimate...kind of cramped dining room. The service was mediocre at best. The guy seemed busy but nice. The salad bar wasn't a great start. Very small and mostly bland items. Finally, the meats!...this is where it hit rock-bottom. I like my meat Medium-Rare...as do most people. Besides one piece of sirloin that was about medium, EVERY single meat we received was cold and very well-done. Prime rib, filet mignon, bacon wraped filet, lamb chop, etc. all ruined by being overcooked. We decided to try Ipanema because we live about 30 minutes away and we LOVE Texas de Brazil which is an hour away. Not worth it whatsoever. Very disappointed. Go to Texas de Brazil. Much more extravagant, better service, way more options for salad bar, sides, and meats. Best of all - the meats are served mostly Medium-Rare (but they ask how you would like it) and it is served hot! (all for only $5 more per person and way worth the drive for the occasion)

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I have been several times and the different meats were excellent. I love how when they carve off a serving they sear the meat again so it is always taste so good. All their other foods are tasty too.

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Thank Trishagirl
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Fabian G, Owner at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
We are so glad you are a regular patron at our Steakhouse! We take pride on our presentation, and all the delicious steaks. We hope to see you again soon!
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