This is the nicest and the most delicious Churrascaria in town. It's an all you can eat style restaurant. The salad back has everything from salads, breads, cheeses to sushi, sashimi and caviar. But the best part of the restaurant is the meat - chicken, pork, beef, lamb, etc. Bow-tied waiters walk around with giant skewers with meat, stopping at your table and slicing the meat onto your plate. The secret to this place is to eat slowly and not to load up on the salad bar to leave room for the meat.
Porcao has multiple locations. The Ipanema location is convenient, but the one in Flamengo has floor-to-ceiling windows with a view over Guanabara Bay and the Sugar Loaf.
Favorite Dish: My favorite was the filet especial and parmesan crusted beeef. On second thought everything at Porcao was delicious.
Everyone who comes to Brazil has to go to this chain Brazilian Steakhouse. It's not cheap (39,50 Reais per person), but the food is all-you-can eat. They bring the meat to you on their big skewers carve it onto your plate. They also have a salad bar, with different things on it. Accept no substitutes, don't waste your time eating at another steakhouse just because it's less expensive.
Open Daily 11 am - until the last person leaves. This chain has several locations, but I like this one the best because it has such nice scenery.
Favorite Dish: APPETIZERS:
-Pao De Queijo (Pow-Gee-Cage-O)
Brazilian cheese bread.
-Banana Frita (Bah-Nah-Nah Free-Tah)
-Picanha (Pea-Con-Yah) - Top sirloin cut very lean and juicy with a mild and sophisticated flavor. This cut is best served in thin slices cooked to a golden brown on the outside and medium rare on the underside.
-Linguiça (Ling-We-Sah) - Brazilian sausage: a very mild and flavorful sausage.
We just had to try a real \Brazilian Bar B Que so we headed here our first night. This place has good reviews and didn't disappoint.
The waiters in crisp red uniforms are plentiful and curtious . Some speak English too! We did our best to not to overeat by choosing our favorite cuts passing on the more common choices ...like flank stak and chicken .Even at that we were stuffed!! The meat arrives sizzling on a skewer right to your plate. The cost is 73 Reals each for all you can eat.This was a short 15 minute walk from our Hotel Mar Ipanema.
As its name indicates, Porcão is a traditional Brazilian steak/meat restaurant, where a variety of grilled meats on skewers are brought to the table and sliced into the diner's plate until one can eat no more. For those who have never tried the porcão tradition, this restaurant is a suitable introduction, though the staff is quite disorganised and service is shaky. One starts with a large variety of salads and starters from an open buffet, and then before one has had time to savour the food, the waiters begin to overwhelm the table with a variety of grilled meats. The food is tasty, but the ambiance is crowded and not very relaxing. Come here quite hungry, for there will be plenty of food!
Rodizzios are brazilian restaurants that specialize in meat, giving out different cuts to his customers in a kind of sword that waiters put on your table everytime they want. Accompany this with an all-you-can-eat buffet of sushi, sorted salads, local food and some plates that -to myself are a plate within themselves- and you've got a 100% all brazilian rodizzio.
And if you put on a better place, with a somehow more "sofisticated" scenery, then you've got Porcao.
Favorite Dish: Try the baby beef cut... to me, the best
Porcão Rios, located at the Attero de Flamengo is without a doubt the best BBQ (Rodizio) in Rio de Janeiro. It´s a all you can eat "Rodizio" where the waiters come with different meats to your table. It costs about U$ 30 per person.
It´s located in one of the best spots in Rio de Janeiro with a great view over the bay and the sugar loaf mountan.
Porcao opens around 11 am.
Favorite Dish: It´s an all you can eat BBQ rodizio
The restaurant is one of the Porcão restaurants in Rio, so the meat and the service are excellent, but for me the best is its location, in Aterro do Flamengo facing the Sugar Loaf.
Even if you don't want to have dinner it's nice to stay in the bar listening to the piano.
Favorite Dish: The restaurant makes brazilian rodizio style, it means waiters serve everything all the time and you pay a fixed price.
Cant recommend highly enough this churrascaria...bring special outfit because theres no way to resist stuffing yourself with best quality meat - beef, lamb, pork, ostrich, rabbit, u name it. As bonus sashimi are amazing - the tuna ones are local & salmon is Argentinean, salads are delicious and the fried bananas just divine...
At some point we had a tour outside to enjoy the beautiful view and to digest a bit before stuffing ourselves even more:)
Wonderful Churrascaria. One of the best in my opinion. Great meat, service, and atmosphere. Also had a great salad bar with everything you can imagine (sushi, breads, cheese, salads, soup, etc). They charge you for each drink so it does add up. Worth going to at least once for the experience.
Favorite Dish: Chicken hearts!
A Brazilian Churrascaria! For the uninitiated...
1. Take a seat - i've always found Porcão to be busy, but easy to get a seat.
2. You will find next to your plate a small coloured disc. If you want the waiters to serve you, flip the disc to green.
3. Sit back and enjoy the wide range of meats that the staff are taking to all the tables. Whatever you want, i'm sure they will have it. Rump, sirloin, toploin, chicken, sausages, lamb, wild boar and ostrich just to name a few! You will find the staff carrying the BBQ'd meats on long skewers, going from table to table. They will carve off a slice or two for you to place on your plate. There is also a buffet bar, serving salads, fish and sushi.
4. When you've finally eaten enough, flip the disc over to red to indicate that you have had enough. Don't be surprised if the waiters ask you if you want just a little more of that delicious roast lamb!
I went to the one in Ipanema several times and have never been dissapointed. I have also tried Marius, another highly recommended Churrascaria. Although i have to admit that the buffet was certainly better in Marius, the meat at Porcão was far superior and had me going back time and time again.
You won't be dissapointed!
Favorite Dish: The roast lamb - you'll surprise yourself just how much you can eat!
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