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Carretao Classic Grill Ipanema

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Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi
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Rua Visconde de Piraja 112, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-000, Brazil
+55 21 2267-3965
11:30 - 23:30
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Caracas, Venezuela
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must-see if you go to Brazil. The type of beefs and the amount of food is no normal. The place is visited for the local people what it means it is a good choice for the price. Do not expect to have a great fine dine but certainly you will have a Brazilian experience.

Thank Luis C
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only meat buffet available. Waiters would not entertain any other option although available on the menu. We were promptly booted in favour of a bus load of tourists. Not recommended if you're on a budget.

Thank ntsikim2016
Castleton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We ate here after a recommendation from a friend. We were so pleased with our reception. The service was good, as much food as you can eat, and the quality of food was exceptional. Very pleased and would strongly recommend whilst in ipanema.

Thank Threeroofscafe
Morristown, New Jersey
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163 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This is a classic Brazilian rodizzio with huge salad bar (with entrees as well) where they bring around huge slabs of meat to your table every few minutes. For the fixed price of about $30 (USD) you get all you can eat. But don't be misled by the seeming bargain price, because desserts are a big extra ($12 or so)... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

OMG. Cancel your medical appointments for at least a couple of weeks after this visit. Absolutely fabulous meats served at your table in the classic rodizio/churasco style. Salads and pre-entree items extensive and delicious. Great wine list. Busy and bustling on a Saturday, but never overwhelming. Special visit to the kitchen was provided when I asked how they did their... More 

Thank Jim N
Mexico City, Mexico
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

If you want to go to a brazilian rodizzio, and spend a little extra money, but not crazy prices, you sould go there. This place is in Ipanema, and its a nice area. The place is not very fancy but service is good and place is nice and clean and everything. Its abut 85-100 reais per person plus drinks (about... More 

Thank Orly H
Haifa, Israel
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135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We have been at this property at the beginning of March 2017 with a group of tourists. The high quality of the Brasilian BBQ is well known, however, in this place most of the meat is served well done, dry and testeless. The buffet is acceptable, the dish with theal tail very good

Thank Michael W
West Lothian
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and can say it was relatively good. It's a set price of 89 Reas which you then get all you can eat buffet, this has a range of pastas and salads. Alongside this the star of the show is the varied meat brought to your table. We had chicken, sausage, steak and roast beef. Most... More 

Thank Susanne C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Anyone who likes BBQ food and a nice restaurant, go here. It's superb. Big variety of meats and a big buffet selection of other foods. I can't fault it.

Thank alex d
Winnipeg, Canada
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113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Really enjoyed our visit for lunch at Carretao! Huge self serve buffet with tons of tasty appetizers. Warning! Be careful not to eat too much from the buffet as the best part is the many tasty varieties of meat the waiters come and carve table side. Take at least 1-2 hours to really enjoy this restaurant.

Thank JohnvanHoudt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 52
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 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
The Carretão is much more than a steak house. Located in Ipanema, it is a reference in barbeque carvery and gastronomy, which combines quality, variety and service.

The carefully selected ingredients are the raw material of Carretão's success. The irresistible menu gathers meats of all kinds, hot food, salads, antipasti and buffet of Japanese food.

In addition, the staff of gourmets, maitres and waiters is always ready to offer you the best service. This makes our personalized service a unique differential.

It is no wonder that those who go to the Carretão are always smiling.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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