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Churrascaria Carretao

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$$ - $$$
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Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
55 21 2267-3965
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you can come here twice during your trip to Rio, it will still be well worth it... Save your stomach for the meat... But, it's not just that as there are lots of other good dishes... I definitely recommend...

Thank Robby R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to Brazil lots of times and stayed and ate in some of the lots of places but this place is amazing, amazing service ( waiters are sooo friendly and nice, one of them was going to get me tickets to see the flamingo game because I wanted to go), the all you can eat buffet was the... More 

Thank Brett S
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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214 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited as a 15 member group. Lovely place with tons of salad, fish sushi option, and lots of meat. Service is excellent lived the deserts and expresso.

Thank saif_al_din_Kuwait
Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both had the filet mignon with two sides. The meat was exquisite. The side serving of rice was a bit bland and so was the green salad which came with no dressing. My girlfriend had the caesar salad which she enjoyed. The variety in sauces are a bit weak though. I got the mustard which was the most appealing... More 

Hamilton, Virginia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I really liked their cheese bread among their buffet selection. Nicely spaced tables. Friendly servers. Good meat selection. Also a good place for vegetarians. Close to the local park where they have local events like the hippie fair.

Thank BernadetteM76
Brighton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I think as any part of a trip to Rio a visit to a Churrascaria is a must. I did quite a lot of research before choosing Carretao and think I made a great choice. Cost for the Rodizio (all you can eat BBQ meat served on a really frequent basis by really friendly waiting staff is R$85 a head... More 

1 Thank chloe_drm
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

When staying in ipanema we had dinner there twice and enjoyed every second. The food never stops coming and the personnel is so friendly you ll feel like home from the first second! Good quality meet and the quantity and variation of meat is unbelievable. Only visit if really hungry as the price is a bit high per person. Also... More 

1 Thank marl1513
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I was here as part of a group tour. I was amazed at how wonderful the salads were and then came the meats!! It was never ending goodness!!! All the food I recognized which helps trying them, but it was hard to experience all since it was so filling. Go hungry!!

Thank rad1lady
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I'm a fan of the Churrascarias anyway so always good to go for a lot of meat. Reasonable selection of meats with the beef and cheese my favourite.

Thank Jakeyjak3
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Loved this place. We ate quite late and it was still very crowded. There is a never ending stream of lovely cuts of meat and the salad bar had everything you needed and more. You can not leave this place hungry. Felt that all the food was of a good quality and price was reasonable.

Thank redtedals

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2267-3965

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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