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Churrascaria Carretao

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$$ - $$$
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Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
55 21 2267-3965
12:00 - 23:30
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Houston, Texas, United States
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415 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have Churrascaria's in the U.S. so nothing we experienced here was new per se, but definitely more authentic. All the food was good, I had a few plates. The service was quick and efficient and they even gave some free shots of Cachaca (Brazilian liquor). Overall good experience.

Thank ZexSwain
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Leblon this is my favourite Churrascaria in Rio de Janeiro. The employees are very friendly and the food is delicious. If you leave without having tried their Picanha then you'll really miss out on the most delicious meat ever. Remember you're here for the meats and not for the salads!

Thank Felix B
Cleveland, Ohio
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253 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I might have given this five stars if we had not eaten at the superb Churrascaria Palace the night before. This gave us a comparison and the quality of the meats at Carretao were a little less than at the Palace. Had we not be there, we would have loved this restaurant. It is a typical Churrascaria and that means... More 

Thank RickyD23
Mawdesley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our guide recommended this restaurant and we had a great evening. Lots of locals and a very lively atmosphere. The service can be fast and furious so you need to slow things down to your own pace. There is a great array of starters but the meat is the star attraction. We went to a similar restaurant in Recife but... More 

Thank Eprsn
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you can come here twice during your trip to Rio, it will still be well worth it... Save your stomach for the meat... But, it's not just that as there are lots of other good dishes... I definitely recommend...

Thank Robby R
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I have been to Brazil lots of times and stayed and ate in some of the lots of places but this place is amazing, amazing service ( waiters are sooo friendly and nice, one of them was going to get me tickets to see the flamingo game because I wanted to go), the all you can eat buffet was the... More 

Thank Brett S
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited as a 15 member group. Lovely place with tons of salad, fish sushi option, and lots of meat. Service is excellent lived the deserts and expresso.

Thank saif_al_din_Kuwait
Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We both had the filet mignon with two sides. The meat was exquisite. The side serving of rice was a bit bland and so was the green salad which came with no dressing. My girlfriend had the caesar salad which she enjoyed. The variety in sauces are a bit weak though. I got the mustard which was the most appealing... More 

Hamilton, Virginia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I really liked their cheese bread among their buffet selection. Nicely spaced tables. Friendly servers. Good meat selection. Also a good place for vegetarians. Close to the local park where they have local events like the hippie fair.

Thank BernadetteM76
Brighton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I think as any part of a trip to Rio a visit to a Churrascaria is a must. I did quite a lot of research before choosing Carretao and think I made a great choice. Cost for the Rodizio (all you can eat BBQ meat served on a really frequent basis by really friendly waiting staff is R$85 a head... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, 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 2267-3965

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Staying in Ipanema

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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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