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“Eating at Ipanema is a most delightful experience for all the senses!”

Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse
Ranked #33 of 477 Restaurants in Ocala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Eating at Ipanema is a most delightful experience for all the senses!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2010

My fiance surprised me yesterday, by taking me to Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse in Ocala for my birthday dinner. When we arrived I was apprehensive, knowing it would be an expensive meal. However, I also knew of many people who had dined there, all of whom said it was delightful and worth every penny. We wholeheartedly concur!! Dining at Ipanema is not simply going out to eat, it truly is a sensual EXPERIENCE for all of the senses. Everything is well thought out and well executed, from the warm, cozy, elegant, and comfortable interior design, to the soft lighting, and background music, and the exceptional wait staff. And then there's the meat, all of it tender and perfectly seasoned, each with it's own distinctive, tantalizing aroma and taste... The salad bar is also unique in its offerings, including fresh, tender asparagus spears, We're going back again, in November, for his birthday dinner! Ocala is priviliged to have a restaurant of this caliber in our midst; it is a culinary treasure!

Thank Amber921
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Ocala, Florida
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“Best steak house ever, expensive but awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2010

Best steak house ever, expensive but awesome

Thank JohnMeekins
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fort myers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Food, Service, and ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

Visited during lunch on New Years Eve Day, staff was extremely friendly, courteous, and efficient. Great salad bar with plenty of choices. Side dishes available on the bar were rice, black beans, vegetarian lasagna, and meat lasagna.

The meats (all you can eat) are carved or served at the table and for lunch they included Sausage, Sirloin beef roast, pork tenderloin, and chicken. Great taste with bursts of flavors. A great value for less than 20 per person for lunch.

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Thank rafy714
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Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2009

This is one of the most unique dining experiences ever. They serve skewers of meat at your table. The service was outstanding. They were always coming around asking us if we wanted more. There was more than an excellent variety of meats cooked to all likings. The only thing I would recommend is go at lunch. It is an outstanding value. I wouldn't even consider going in the evening as it is so expensive.

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Thank jtg1961
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“Really has gone down hill”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2009

Visited last night for the fourth time. Three previous visits were great. Good food and good service. Last night was shocking. Service was good because they only had four tables occupied. Previous visits they were full. It was a sign of what was to come. Sirloin tips from the hot bar were like rubber erasers. Peschuto ham on salad bar was very tough. The Prime rib was all fat. Tried two bites and could not eat. The garlic beef was like rubber. Their signiture sirloin was OK but not up to previous standards. They have really diminished the quality of their food. Just a horribly disappointing experiance. I give them three more months in business at best if they don't make some major changes.

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Thank JaguarOcala
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