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Estancia Don Juan

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Rua das Pedras 178 | Rua das Pedras, 178, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
+55 22 2623-2169
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Rio de Janeiro
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is housed in a nice retro-like building, and has a good atmosphere. The menu had quite a choice of food on offer, so we decided to ear here. Mu filet mignon was nice, but my wife's chicken was rather dry. No starters on the menu and the dessert were all rather big so we skipped these as well.

Thank 960maartenr
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We all ordered pichanha(beef cut) medium rare which came very cooked. Very expensive for small portion. Another tourist trap. Service was nice but like in most places in Brazil, staff don't speak English. Avoid.

Thank fionetje
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great food, great environment. Tip for the owner, please pay extra attention to service, you need to improve! Options for vegetarians and meat eaters!! Salada Patagonica was great, really good food!

Thank markimlima
Santiago, Chile
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner on a Tuesday night, live Tango Night, and had a Tango artist, singing and playing the accordion, giving the place a great ambience. The food was delicious, T Bone steak and Bife Chorizo outstanding, but the salads and roast chicken excellent too! Barely enough space for dessert but we shared a Flan, and enjoyed very much. Our... More 

Thank JamesB_Chile
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Really enjoyed an evening of terrific tango music. Meat could have been cooked better though. Service poor. Go on Tuesday for the music and worth it then.

Thank sjbarter
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The restaurant has a cozy decoration and the service is friendly. Good bruschetta and a great onion soup!

Thank vasconcelosalexandra
Dallas, Texas
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348 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Another great experience at Don Juans. The service is always great and the food is remarkable. Every aspect of it is fine right. It's a great steakhouse but the chicken and sausage are also fantastic. I recommend the Churrasco meat sampler with a couple of the baked potato choices. Superb!

Thank DallasRdWarrior
Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Don Juan has such amazing ambiance and food! Very romantic, great for a date night. My boyfriend and I went on their tango night while we were vacationing in Buzios, and it was truly a special treat. This was the first time I've ever seen real tango music being played live, and it was a delight! We heard that Don... More 

Thank Natalie N
Dallas, Texas
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348 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We loved the look and feel of this place so we stopped in for dinner. Wow it was great. They have a Churrasco meat sampler which has enough for 3-4 people that was great. Beef, chicken, pork, all superb. The potato sides were amazing too. The service was great and it has a very indoor outdoor feel with open windows... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

I'm never sure of a place that has photos of the food in the menu but hubby chose here & ordered the steak & it blew him away. Beautiful cut, cooked perfectly & a very tasty sauce to accompany it. The chips weren't great, bit flavourless but a huge pile of them. I had chicken, it was okay but nowhere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Pedras 178 | Rua das Pedras, 178, Armacao dos Buzios, State of Rio de Janeiro 28950-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Armacao dos Buzios
  • Phone Number: +55 22 2623-2169
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?