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Esplanada Grill

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$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Ipanema
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Rua Barao da Torre 600, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
55 21 22390569
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Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Sandya, Bermuda
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Esplanada Grill for dinner on the 21st January 2017. I was traveling with other people before going to the Plataforma Samba Show. We were welcomed and shown to our table. The salad bar was great and the selection of the meats served were very tasty, tender and moist.

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Thank Steven P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really bad service, arrogant waiters, too expensive for the food you get. I would really recommend going elsewhere...

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had wonderful recollections of this place. The food was always excellent. It seems that the local crisis caught up with them. People are cordial but sad and careless. Wine is inexpensive by the bottle but outrageous by the glass, considering that they get 10-12 servings per bottle. The place was empty at 9 PM, barely five tables. Several waiters... More 

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Thank Monteco
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were visiting Rio and searched Trip Advisor for the best restaurants, this place didn't disappoint! The food is amazing ! I had the steak medallions which were two massive slabs of steak , cooked to perfection ! I only wish I hadn't of eaten so much of the appetisers first as I just didn't have the... More 

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Thank Hannah D
Witney, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed with food. The steaks were huge and the beef ribs tender and quality. The kicker is the service charge £9 per person for bread and salad I would still recommend this place

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Thank Mark G
London
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this place and was lucky enough to visit with some local friends who knew what to order. As per previous reviews, the portions are huge and the focus is on quality ingredients cooked in traditional style. The steak I had was the softest, tastiest I've ever eaten. We returned to try their legendary 'feijoada', a traditional Brazilian bean... More 

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Thank skatie74
London, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Perhaps a bit less quantity over quality. Not saying the food wasn't good but such huge portions sometimes is off putting as you can't really enjoy the meal. A starter portion of calamari could have fed 3-4 people and do you really need 2 portions of steak and a huge plate of fries which meant they were soggy rather than... More 

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Thank gremmietraveller
Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Ipanema for the Rio Olympics and this place was recommended to us. Our reservation didn't go through, but the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived, so we were surprised when the host seemed to hesitate to seat us. We soon found out why - the place filled up quickly. The entrées are served à la... More 

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Englishman on the Move
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165 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Esplanada Grill has been there for many years and I always try and go at least once when I am in Rio. At weekends for lunch definitely have to reserve or go early as it is not that big and it gets packed.As a couple we were lucky, much easier to get a table.The various appetizers that come are delicious,... More 

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Thank Loafingalong
Rockford, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Delectable appetizers even before ordering; salad included with entree. Ordered steak and chicken as entree with creamed spinach. Plenty for 2 people. Warm and welcoming; excellent service. Fodor's guide recommendation; reasonable!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 600, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 55 21 22390569

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Ipanema
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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