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Gringo Cafe

Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
+55 21 3813-3972
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
“carrot cake” (7 reviews)
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Bar, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The experience is nice but it would be great to have eggs benedict with english muffin as opposed to toast bread. It’s just not the same. Can’t find English muffins in Rio? Learn how to make them.

Thank gcbranco
GringoSam, Owner at Gringo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi and thanks so much for you feedback! And yes we have made English Muffins but we actually found that people preferred our homemade brioche toast for the Eggs Benedict vs the English Muffin. If demand grows for them we'll absolutely make them again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to this place several times and its always good. The main point is you can find the little things here that you can't find anywhere else in Rio - like real cheddar cheese or a bagel, lox and cream cheese with capers or mac...More

Thank EasyGoingMidwestGuy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made my order with my friend. Waited 45mins for food to be served. Then they brought out his food and they had forgot mine. Had to wait another 15mins while my friend finished their meal. No refund. no free drink. Just expensive prices for poor...More

Thank Chris D
GringoSam, Owner at Gringo Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback and for calling our attention to our grave error in service. Truly we failed to deliver great service in your case and we apologize. Please accept our invitation for a complimentary meal and this time we will demonstrate the quality...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Service was great and for even better. Not many places serve English type breakfast in the area so this is good.

Thank Tobias M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Found this place thru a Facebook group food was awesome everything made from scratch. Pancakes was awesome highly recommend.

Thank tony B
Reviewed 29 November 2017

We only went for coffee and a snack, but we'll be back. I had the red velvet cake, which was nice. The menu offers many American options, so we'll go back and try many of them - including root beer floats!

Thank kccarlson
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Whether you are a tourist passing through Rio or an expat that has lived here for years, or anyone else looking for great food, Gringo Cafe is an excellent dining experience. It offers an American style menu with great combinations of brunch and breakfast options....More

Thank PicoTravel
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

If you’re looking for a good American breakfast, this is the place. Great service, well cooked food, and in a nice area!!!

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Great service, awesome 80s music, diverse American-inspired breakfast / lunch menu you cannot find elsewhere in Rio, and a super friendly owner. Gringo Cafe is a unique and cozy place that deserves a visit, maybe two or more, and has many regulars. Try the Eggs...More

Thank Freddy532
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Had a simple breakfast.Place was opened earlier than stated.Situated at the junction of Barao dr torre and vicinius de moraes its a place with great taste service and hospitality.staff is super friendly and welcoming.Big thumbs up to tamires and davin for their superb servuce.Highly recommend.

Thank Kojai
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best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is
inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3813-3972
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