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Gringo Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Cafe
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Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
+55 21 3813-3972
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, CA
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This little place is just the ticket if you're feeling homesick for the U.S., and for American brunch and breakfast in particular. Whoever runs it know what we miss, and they do a great job of turning out pancakes, eggs and bacon, Mac n cheese, etc., just like we like it. Their bacon is perfection, and the pancakes are straight... More 

Thank QuinM
Salvador, BA
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215 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

the atmosphere is simple on a street in Ipanema a little beyond the hustle. The menu is American - pancakes, waffles, sandwiches, burgers, fries... a reasonable price for the neighborhood, service fairly prompt and friendly. I've heard the owner is American. some of the pies - apple - and cakes - carrot, red velvet - looked well done.

Thank brasilboy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I wrote review a couple of months ago and I wasn't going to visit again based on my experience. I decided to go back a couple more times and the experience had changed. It appeared more organized, employees paying attention to the customers and the food was presented well. I will go back! Much better.

1 Thank BC14U
San Francisco, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I cooked in restaurants for many years, and the first impression I had from the Gringo Cafe is that the cooks are legitimate and the food is handled cleanly and professionally. That is not always easy to find. On top of that, it's good. Genuine home scratch cooking done by people who really know how to cook. The staff is... More 

1 Thank CMoneySF
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Really friendly and efficient service, large selection of American breakfast dishes such as pancakes and eggs, milkshakes etc Good coffee too and it's decently priced. Will come back!

Thank Rebeccus
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent Food, Excellent Staff...we all ate something different and it was delivered to the table promptly and was tasty. Going back for breakfast before we go home!

Thank Claire R
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I am writing this as I am finishing my coffee after breakfast! It is Monday morning and not too busy. I highly recommend Gringo cafe for a great American breakfast! Friendly and attentive service! Seek it out if your in the mood for a top breakfast!

Thank smav32
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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421 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The Gringo cafe sever great cakes, pancakes and coffee. We arrived 11am Wednesday morning and it was full and had to put our names on waiting list for a table but it was worth the wait. Carrot cake was very good and free coffee re- fills with friendly staff. What more us required.

Thank Clare F
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Sorry Guys, Good food, great ambiance , but at the end when someone clones your credit card write in front of you, it kind of ruins the whole experience.

Thank majoli1725
GringoSam, Owner at Gringo Cafe, responded to this review

Sir, I am truly sorry that you suspect that your card was cloned, however there is literally no evidence to support your accusations that Gringo Café or any of our employees are to blame or involved. Gringo Café has operated for over 6 years and successfully served thousands and thousands of guests. We have never had an employee clone a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Fabulous staff. Great burgers. American diner style in the heart of Ipanema. This was a real treat. By the way they do a mean red velvet cake

Thank lornasonny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Bar, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 3813-3972

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighbourhood Profile
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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