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Gringo Cafe

) #17 of 154 Dessert in Rio de Janeiro #381 of 13,304 Places to Eat in Rio de Janeiro €€ - €€€ Bar, American, Cafe
Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
+55 21 3813-3972
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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Rua Barao da Torre 240 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-000, Brazil
Neighbourhood: Ipanema
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to Rio de Janeiro with my friends. We stayed for 6 days. After the first day of horrible breakfast we stumbled up Gringo's and were blown away. So much so that we came every day following for breakfast. Sam the owner is Bi-lingual...More

Thank Kesean W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant. They have real pancakes, bacon, root beer, maple syrup, milkshakes, iced coffee and all the other things Gringos miss when living abroad. The staff is always super helpful and friendly. They have a really cool promotion where if you check in...More

Thank Katherine d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice breakfast place in panema if you're tired of your hotel buffet. Small coffee with mini terace. Juices are very good. Large sélection. Good price .

Thank Karam T
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Eggs benedict and French toast! Delicious. Cozy restaurant with WiFi and we'll located in the heart of ipanema. Was there three times in a week.

Thank Julian A
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Super recommend this place. The service is very good. They are very kind and attentive. The food is very tasty... it is very delicious. You can find there the real American pancakes, blueberry jam.. the mimosa's.. egg benedicts.... all what you are looking for you...More

Thank Manuelle H
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Staff was really nice and helpful. Also the food was very good, especially when your a "cringo" as the name says already. Definitely worth going there for breakfast. Be sure to calculate some extra waiting time because it is a popular thus busy spot :)

Thank Thamar K
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Came here twice for breakfast in Rio. This place has typical US diner fare, but I found it was of better quality than I had at home. My travelling partner said that the pancakes were some of the best she's had (they were that darker...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Best pancakes in town! Nice staff and quick service. They could improve on the fruit juice though. It tasted plain, not much fruit in there.

Thank imane877
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,...More

Thank QuinM
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...More

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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