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Carretao

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Copacabana
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Rua Ronald de Carvalho a E B 55 | Praça do Lido, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
55 21 2543-2666
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the steaks of Carretao on a sunny and hot day in Rio. It is possible to sit in front of the entrance which is pretty nice - especially when you just arrived. The food is good and everything was super clean. The staff was professional and they're also flexible when it comes down to change something of the... More 

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Mumbai, India
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is bit over crowded but buffet is great. Salads are fresh and crispy. The Variety of meat they serve at your table is amazing. It is fun to order Cachaca from the huge bottle the waiter carries to your table.

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Thank MayoorAmin
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very poor quality meat, over-salted. Buffet food looked and tasted like it had been out over a week. Manager tried to add extra drinks to my bill, thinking I was a gringo who wouldn't notice or care. Removed them without hesitation after I pointed it out, obviously a ploy to rip me off from the beginning. All in all, a... More 

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Thank chrisanthrope
carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review

It does not seem that we evaluated the correct Carretão, there are two in Copacabana, but finally, we feel sorry for his bad experience. We hope to receive a visit, for who knows, to take that bad impression. More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We came here as part of a small tour group and didn't know what to expect. We were really pleased as the lunch buffet had amazing fresh sushi, a wide range of salads, rices, lots of sauces and salsa and some hot choices too. There was an endless supply of all types of meat and also fries and breads. The... More 

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carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review

How wonderful to read your evaluation, We were happy with your satisfaction. Check back often! More 

Cologne, Germany
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I think if you don´t know real good meat you will like this meat. If you have been in Asuncion or in Buenos Aires you will find much much better meat. The Buffet was small and simple, the price to high for what it offers.

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Thank Katharina M
carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review
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Nos sentimos muy no tienen una buena experiencia en nuestro restaurante. Esperamos que, tal vez un día, una nueva oportunidad... More 

London
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The buffet food was fresh and very good quality. The sushi was particularly good. The meat was exceptional- cooked to perfection and lots of different cuts. Wine was fantastic and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent; very friendly staff who spoke good English. Came out very satisfied and absolutely stuffed!

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Thank KateEF90
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I have traveled the world, I have eaten all over the world, but this is one of my gems of a restaurant. This is the most well looked after establishments in the whole of Rio. What makes it special? The owner and his wife make you feel at home, your welcomed not as a customer, but as a friend and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Great service, the salad buffet was a massive array of very interesting and delicious food, a wide range of choices including sushi and a huge range of condiments. But....the meat was delicious perfectly cooked, expertly carved and it just kept coming. I LOVED this place right down to the veru friendly owner and Matire D... I would break my my... More 

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Thank Keishamoon
carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review

We were very happy with your comments and to break his rule, rs. Thank you for your review, we await your return soon! More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

A traditional Brazilian churrascaria with friendly service and good quality food. There are a wide range of barbecued meats to choose from and staff are very attentive. The buffet foods are also very good although only labelled in Portuguese so take your phrase book. Not good for vegetarians. Would recommend a visit if you're in Rio and want a traditional... More 

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Thank Laura R
carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, check back often!!!! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

True Brazilian style ... Endless supply of beef, lamb, pork, chicken, whatever you want. Bonus is sushi staters of magnitude ... best value for money I've seen in a very long time !

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Thank Walter L
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We were happy with your satisfaction. Thank you for your evaluation, come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 74 - US$ 79
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ronald de Carvalho a E B 55 | Praça do Lido, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-020, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: 55 21 2543-2666

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
Copacabana
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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