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Carretao

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Copacabana
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Rua Ronald de Carvalho, 55 A e B | Praça do Lido, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021020, Brazil
+55 21 2543-2666
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stay away from this place! The picanha was bad meat quality and not properly cooked, the fries tasted oily and soggy, the rice had a weird chemical taste to it and the salad consisted of cuts of cheap iceberg Struck off my list for good !

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1 Thank Florian S
carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review

We were sorry for the bad experience we had, we want to make it clear that this is not the normal thing about the property. We appreciate the appraisal, it is for us to correct our mistakes. We hope to have the chance of a new visit, to take that bad impression. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant, varied fresh buffet to choose from with pasta, salads, rice etc. Lots of choice. Meat is carved at your table with large selection, steak, lamb, ribs, sausage etc, it just keeps coming! Lots to chose from. Beer slightly more expensive than other restaurants. Waiters were friendly and attentive. Good location, just off main Copacabana. Choice to sit outside... More 

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Thank Pinky72_11
carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review

We are very grateful for your evaluation. Check back often ! More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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307 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large trees on this narrow street of restaurants, sits in the middle, many tour groups, like ours come here for the all you can eat buffet, then they bring the carved ,at the table meats, fish, chicken, pork, & sausage. Meat cooked on skewers, different cuts of beef, not US way of cutting meat so hard to tell what cut... More 

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

Thank you very much for your evaluation. We are always waiting for a new visit. More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

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

Thank you very much for your evaluation. We are always waiting for a new visit. More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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48 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

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

We are very grateful for your evaluation. Check back often ! More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 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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1 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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Thank Laura-K-Jones3
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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
carretaodolido, Gerente de relações com clientes at Carretao, responded to this review

What a joy to see your evaluation. Sign that we are doing our job well. Come back whenever you want! More 

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

We are a family steakhouse ... nothing here escapes the owner's eyes. We were immensely happy with your evaluation. It was an honor to have received it and we look forward to your return. Thank you very much! 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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, 55 A e B | Praça do Lido, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021020, 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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