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Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse

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2023 S Pine Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471-8193 (17th and 441 (Pine Ave))
+1 352-622-1741
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Alachua, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We have made Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse a destination for special meals to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and life's other milestones. The dining room is beautiful and well organized. The staff are helpful while not intrusive. The meal, a buffet of hot sides and unique salads followed by hot, spit roasted meats served tableside by circulating gauchos is excellent! Come hungry because... More 

Thank BillJ4718
Fabian G, Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your special occasions with us at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse. We are honored to be a part of your life and are glad that we can help you celebrate. We can't wait to see you in for the next event or just a night out. Thanks for visiting us! More 

Ocala, Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

What more do you need? Beef served table side. Perfection! And a diversr salad bar for you non meat types.

Thank Mr_Byte
Fabian G, Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed our authentic Brazilian Steakhouse experience. We hope to see you in again soon. More 

Ocala, Florida
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Interesting place. We had great choices in food, the atmosphere was relaxing. The staff would come around with more if you wanted. And the buffet was filling. The only thing was the cost. We never went before because who can eat that much to feel like you ate what you paid for. If you don't mind paying a lot of... More 

Thank THEGrandestgramma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Terrific place. Not only elegant but cozy at the same time. Clean, rodizio was amazing. We were there on Sunday after church services with family. It was unbelievable!! I'll be back soon.

Thank Janette S
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I don't eat red meat, but I have never tasted chicken and lamb better that what I ate here! If you're vegetarian there is a salad bar area with soups that is excellent. Definitely try the beets, asparagus and pineapple that they bring around. Waiters and managers are extremely cordial. This is a great place to propose to a significant... More 

Thank Navya R
Paso Robles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A very disappointing dinner; incredibly mediocre. Could not even identify the food; restaurant too dark and name cards unintelligible. Temperature in restaurant was way too cold. No dessert and charged for coffee. Horrendous service, wait staff never cleared table, offered more water or more meat. Advertised as Brazilian steakhouse; what a joke. Don't bother going. Save your money for a... More 

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Fabian G, General Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write in about your complementary experience at the financial planning seminar hosted at our venue. My wait staff has to abide by strict rules set by the Licensed Financial Planner that paid for your meal. We are asked to keep the room cold, makes for a better learning environment, not offer soft drinks... More 

Ocala, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I was looking forward to a good meal because of the reviews and uniqueness of the restaurant. However, I was not impressed with the meat nor the salad bar... the munchies placed on the table were lukewarm and soggy. Salad green were not replineshed and messy. A cocktail and a coke went for $15.00... Be prepared to spend alot for... More 

Thank dledour
Fabian G, General Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for telling us about your experience. We do not like to disappoint our customers and we apologize for not meeting your expectations for the salad bar and meat selection. We work hard at providing a traditional Brazilian steakhouse experience. We would love the chance to make this right. Please PM me. Thanks again. More 

Ocala, Florida
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We went with friends to eat dinner at Ipanema. It was wonderful. For a fixed price ( senior price is less) you will get to select from sirloin, lamb, chicken, or pork. Or, try them all and eat as much as you want. They have mashed potatoes available accompanied by delicious brown gravy. The salad bar is included and holds... More 

Thank Don S
Fabian G, General Manager at Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am happy that you enjoyed your experience at Ipanema, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Ocala, Florida
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162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This place is on the top of my favorite Ocala Restaurants. Among many items, We loved the smoked salmon from the salad bar. We lost count of the number of items available on the salad bar. Everything was superior. We could not even get more than 1 visit to the salad bar in. We were honestly to full for the... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Exceptional service and food quality especially for all meat lovers. Very good salad and side dish buffet with. No opinion on desserts since I had none, but the wine selection was very good. An excellent quality and excellent value restaurant.

Thank edward465

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2023 S Pine Avenue, Ocala, FL 34471-8193
    (17th and 441 (Pine Ave))
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-622-1741
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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