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Avenida Nsa Sra de Copacabana, 796-A | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2548-5140
11:00 - 23:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I´ve been to this place a few times and it offers a fantastic and authentic Brazilian style barbecue experience - smiling waiters offering various meat delights on skewers, cold beer, extensive salads and vegetable buffet - all you can eat of course. Interestingly places like this in Brazil also have sushi - and i must say that here there is... More 

Thank tomreddaway
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is one of the best buffet around Copacabana be it breakfast, lunch or dinner and as a budget traveller you can get to budget the food that you take and weigh it on the scale. The sushi bar area is good enough but the meat dishes are the one I am delighted about! There's a plenty of tables around... More 

Thank johnnymanalo
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

A wonderful experience . the idea is you receive a type of receipt and help yourself to the buffet . At the end there is a till and weighing scales . Your food is weighed and a label fixed to your receipt showing the weight . Enjoy the food and feel free to return as many times as you wish... More 

Thank 470jenny
Bogota, Colombia
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

It's a normal place, no to beautiful but normal. The staff is friendly and the food had a good taste. It a buffet with rodizium included. The beverages are not included in the price. The most important info if you want to go there is that you have to be extremely careful when paying the bill . If you can... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Good buffet with 4-5 each of meats, salads, and starches. Feels like a locals joint with a lot of sr citizens. Pay by the kilo, with sushi and churrasco extra. Kids 8 and under eat free. Total for lunch buffet for three with bottled water was 126BRL.

Thank Jason A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

I've never been so badly treated at a restaurant before. The food is cold and awful. Probably the worst barbecue of my life. You have better choices in the same neighborhood. Do not go there.

Thank Rafael L
Level Contributor
51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Kind of caster barbecue restaurant that is not good. I live very near this restaurant and i do not recommend you to go. Lots of traps, The stakes are very poor and the food is terrible. I can say that locals dont like this restaurant. Do not go.

New York
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The food was good here for this small neighborhood place, price is right and the service was good. The A/C wasn't as cold as I like it and the place is more simple than other chuascarias in the neighborhood but you will pay more money.

Thank BobH15
Seoul, South Korea
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147 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

I ordered grills and the staff kept bringing the grills. There are plenty of foods at the buffet, but I could sweep the buffet one time. I filled my stomach with lots of grills. Most of the grills tasted salty for me, but tasted good.

Thank gugongee
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

There are two areas in this restaurant. one can choose to eat at a by kilo area where you can choose from a selection of salads and hot dishes, or at an all-you-can-eat-buffet style where you can have barbecue. The prices are resonable, which makes it to be a regular choice for locals at lunch break. You just help yourself... More 

Thank Sam_Camilo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Sushi, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Nsa Sra de Copacabana, 796-A | Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: (21) 2548-5140

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
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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