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Frontera

Rua Visconde de Piraja 128 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
+55 21 3289-2350
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pizza” (14 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
“all you can eat” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Argentinian, Brazilian, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rua Visconde de Piraja 128 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Nice place to meet your friends, have some caipirinhas and a decent meal for a reasonable price. Don't skip dessert, they offer very good sweets.

Thank MariseCaetano
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The Frontera offers 2 types of all you ca eat: only pizza (around R$22) and buffet+ pizza (R$45). The buffet is really good quality, you will find specialties from Brazil but also from other countries. There is a Churasco with excellent meat. It is a...More

Thank Melanie_do
Reviewed 22 August 2017

After experiencing the crazy high prices not just in Rio but other parts of Brazil, Frontera with its all-you-can-eat buffet with beer, taxes, and tip for R$60 per person was a pleasant surprise. As was the overall quality of the food which included some great...More

Thank Nicolo N
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Following recommendations in the guide books and other positive reviews on TA, we came here on a weekday evening. This is a buffet restaurant serving Brazilian comfort food. The waiters also bring you pizzas if you pick the buffet option. My partner and I were...More

Thank Rahool S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have eaten here on two separate occasions for the pizza rodizio. At the moment it is 19.90BRL after 7pm Monday to Thursday which is a brilliant deal for all you can eat! We also had refillable soft drinks which are about...More

Thank Toni1493
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The "normal" buffet was pretty good (even though the fried empanadas were cold!). Then I discovered that to eat the Japanese dishes I had to take a different plate: the only sushi I liked was the Philadelphia with fried cover ones. The other ones had...More

Thank Fabio M
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Ipanema. They have a great selection of very tasty fresh food sold by the kilo or all you can eat for a fixed price. Almost everything is excellent

Thank gaytraveller707
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

You check, choice , weight and eat:) they give you a card when you get in and you can "shop" with your plate around the buffet . Various and healthy food People are nice and the place is quiet and clean

Thank Stofa L
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We visited Frontera for a quick dinner. It's a self service pay by weight buffet restaurant. The dishes were okay but nothing outstanding. Overall a good place to stop if you are looking for a quick cheap meal.

Thank JJ_TravelExpress
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Cheap food that was good value, decent selection of dishes, attentive staff and a helpful english speaking manager. Would come back again

Thank Paul R
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 128 | Ipanema, 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 3289-2350
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