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Banana Jack

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International
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Rua Jangadeiros 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-010, Brazil
+55 21 25219055
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 00:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We tried this place, and while the food is average to poor, the staff is clueless. We ordered Chicken, but received a bowl with 3 small beef portions, that was dry and tough. The waiter had to be asked twice to bring our drinks, and generally was too occupied hanging out at the bar talking with the other wait staff.... More 

Thank ShanghaiDenny2013
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This restaurant offers a good variety of foods at very reasonable prices. It is 5 minutes from Ipanema beach and right next to the Sunday Hippy Fair. There is everything on the menu from salads to burgers. There is a good offering of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The service is good but the staff can get a little overworked when... More 

Thank leo s
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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128 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Two frozen drinks were ordered at the same time. One of them came after a few minutes. The other one took forever, and was not frozen. When the waiter finally brought the right one, everybody else at the table had already finished their beverages. There were no apologies. The restroom area is at the bottom of a very dark flight... More 

Thank Hugo D
Bern, Switzerland
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We walked into this place, because it was nice to sit outside. The Mexican food we had was not great, with way too much cheese. And quite expensive as well

Thank Olipa
Labrador, Australia
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

What a great atmosphere this place had - lots of people from all walks of life - enjoying the olympics on the big screen - food was great - pretty huge proportions so suggest you share - would highly recommend and definitely go back!

Thank anne190986
Arendal, Norway
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Used to be very popular - but still good hamburgers - but last time service was slow - very few guests, and had to waite aprox. - 20 min for the ice-cream. I find this place too expensive for that fast food they serve.

Thank ohjr2016
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The service was a bit slow but the food was great and the atmosphere just what we needed after a few days of Brazilian food. A burger and a shake went down well after a few banana beers.

Thank Mike P
Montreal, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We didn't know where to grad local food so we decided to go there and try the banana beer. I had a hamburger with caesar salad, the caesar salad was gross but I mean what to expect.. caesar salads shouldn't be on your menu while in Brazil. The hamburger was ok. the service though was very good and nice, but... More 

Thank Anni_MTL
Brighton, Michigan
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The food was good. I had a filet, my son had wings. We were honestly ducking into a place with AC and were pleasantly surprised.

Thank Pam R
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Ipanema has no shortage of overpriced-bars-for-what-they-deliver, and Banana Jack is no exception; you see they have set up a dimly lit, almost charming terrace across the road in the square, which in principle seems like a good idea, but sadly if you wish to have a beer, you will be served it in a plastic glass which will have you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Jangadeiros 6, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 25219055

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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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