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Frontera

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Rua Visconde de Piraja 128 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
(21) 3289 2350
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11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank gaytraveller707
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Stofa L
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Arendal, Norway
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Reasonably priced , good food, self-service buffet style , with your choice of meat to be placed directly on your plate from the barbecue , nice, quick and tasty- ask for the baby-beef excellent . Drinks etc you order from you table

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Middlebury, Vermont
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We ate at Frontera almost every night during the Olympics as it was good food with lots of vegetable choices and grilled meats, quick service as it is buffet style with payment based on weight of plate. Friendly atmosphere, TVs to watch the events, bar, great dessert bar we never tried as we wanted to eat healthy.

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Thank Priscilla S
Albuquerque
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The buffet was mixed with respect to food quality. Our group had some items that were very good and some that were obviously old. At the grill they only had one person cooking where he only had two choices of meat, and it took a while for him to cook it. The top sirloin was quite good while the rump... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Lots of choices here. They have meat, but also a pretty good food cold bar and sushi selection. They weigh everything. A big lunch cost me about R$55

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

The setup of the restaurant is okay. It is a buffet restaurant and you pay for the amount of KG you eat. We were here on a thursday evening around 20:00 and the food was not good at all. Everything was half-cold and i think the salmon died twice in his life. Will not go there again!

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Thank Maurice L
Auburn, California
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We found this place by accident and we went back 5 times. Great buffet with more variety than any other we've seen: salads, fish, steak, quiches, pasta, sushi, sashimi, etc... And great desserts too! Not to mention really good caipirinhas! You pay by the price and it's cheap too! Hard to beat...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Japanese, Brazilian, Sushi, South American
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 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 00:00
Saturday
11:30 - 00:00
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: (21) 3289 2350

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Staying in Ipanema

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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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