Porcão, Rio de Janeiro

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    Porcao: Try To Take Your Time

    by ChrisRJ Updated Mar 10, 2005

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    The food is great, the service is great and you can eat as much as you want. Try to take your time, however. The waiters are usually all over you trying to stuff as much steak into you as possible, so you end up stuffed and ready to leave in a relatively short period of time.

    So sit, relax and take your time. The first trip is a serve yourself salad bar with top-notch salad items, sushi and various grilled fish. Once you sit down the steak brigade hovers around with many different cuts of meat that they carve onto your plate. Use the little tongs they give you to hold the meat while they cut. That way you'll also avoid a steak juice facial.

    You are also given these discs with one side green and the other side red. Green means "give me more meat 'cause I wanna get huge". Red means "no more meat, I'm watching my figure". Honestly they pay no attention and just try and carve another cow onto your plate when you're not looking.

    Favorite Dish: er................Steak?

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    Porcao: Porcao

    by dargains Written Mar 8, 2004

    Existem 4 filiais do Porcao pelo Rio de janeiro. There are 4 Porcao´s branches in RIo

    Barra da Tijuca - PORCÃO BARRA
    AV. ARMANDO LOMBARDI, 591 – BARRA DA TIJUCA

    Ilha do Governador - PRAIA BELO JARDIM, 285 – ILHA DO GOVERNADOR – RJ
    TEL: (21) 2468-8200

    Ipanema: PORCÃO IPANEMA
    RUA BARÃO DA TORRE, 218 – IPANEMA –RJ
    TEL: (21) 3202-9150

    Niteroi: PORCÃO NITERÓI
    AV. QUINTINO BOCAIUVA, 151 – SÃO FRANCISCO – NITERÓI –RJ
    TEL: (21) 2714-9191

    Porcao Rios: PORCÃO RIO'S
    AV. INFANTE DOM HENRIQUE, S/NÚMERO – ATERRO DO FLAMENGO –RJ
    TEL: (21) 3461-9020

    Favorite Dish: Churrasco

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    Porcao: Rodizio

    by bcorbitt Written Jan 6, 2004

    This is the high end tourist class steakhouse located in most locations of the city and surrounding and is detailed in every tourbook and easy to find whether you are in ipanema/leblon or copacabana as I think there are over 11 locations. Though it was the most expensive and all you can eat feast of every cut of beef plus chicken and pork cost less 46 reais which at the time of my travel comes to 16 US dollars. Drinks and dessert cost extra though unlikely to have room for the dessert after finishing with the large salad bar and parade of picanha, filet mignon, sirloin, chick, ribs, roast beef.

    Favorite Dish: All the dishes were good the filet mignon with garlic was amazing as was the one with cheese. You get to choose two side dishes at a time, alternate after finishing as the farofa, bananas and molho companha(vinagrete). Mix black beans with whtie rice sprinkle some farofa and top your meat with the vinagrete and squeeze some lime take a sip from your chopp(beer) or carprinha and settle in for a enjoyable meal.

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    Porc?o: One of the best meals you will ever eat!

    by chris_i79 Written Sep 7, 2003

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    This is an authentic Charasquaria with food so good that I am drooling while typing. The price is about 15 US and is all you can eat. Numerous waiter wander around with swords full of some of the best beef you have ever tasted. Try and wait for the fillet migon sword to pass you by! Incredible service value and experience a can't miss while in Rio!!!!!

    Favorite Dish: Everything was delicious...wear loose fitting pants!!!!

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    Porcao, Copacabana: Porcao, Copacabana

    by depresno Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Eat as much as you want. Delicious food. Dont expect to manage the disco after...............

    You pay appr. R 25 for the dinner, included the 10% for service. Not really too expensive for a european. But you WILL find simular restaurants in the area that asks for half the price.

    Favorite Dish: It's a buffet restaurant with all the special Brazillian food. There are plenty of them in Brazil, but this is one of the nicer ones, but also one of the more expensive of the kind.

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  • Porcau Barbeque restaurant.: Porcau Barbeque restaurant.

    by StretfordEnd Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Eat as much as you like. Don't eat all day and then go at night, and make a pig of yourself.

    Favorite Dish: Order the buffet style menu, about $8 US, and you can have as much as you want. Fish, Steak, Chicken, salad, rice. Tons and tons of stuff!!

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    Not really my favorite, but...

    by pothalion Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Not really my favorite, but for sure a good place to go when starving and hungry for MEAT!!!! The Churrascaria Porcão (bbq house) is awesome for the meat lovers.

    Favorite Dish: Try the Picanha, and the Maminha, the best pieces of cow meat.

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    PORCAO RIO'S: PORCAO RIO'S

    by hsm Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Being a 'churrascaria', the waiters constantly bring big skewers and cutting portions off them on to your plate. This goes on and on until you turn your indicator red side up which is a signal to stop. The signaller may be as simple as coaster or a wooden hour glass with one end painted green and the other red. It is very reasonably priced restaurant: for the churrascaria part, the cost is US $12.00.

    Favorite Dish: It's a CHURRASCARIA.
    Typically, you get 2 or 3 different cuts of beef, chicken hearts, pork sausage, etc.
    There is also a buffet table where you get condiments, salads/vegetables, and dessert.

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    There is not one particular...

    by Luis_Alberto Written Aug 24, 2002

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    There is not one particular Restaurant, that I remember in Rio. You do find a great variety of places in this international city. From the fast food places, such as McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken, to excellent Italian restaurants, as well as Churrasquerias where the menu is based in beef, and lots of it. One place that I went, they keep bringing meat to your table, over and over again, you have to be awfully hungry, to go to this place, and truly, enjoy beef.

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  • PORCAO: PORCAO

    by oleLu Written Aug 24, 2002

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    It is a churrasqueria!!.
    You pay a unique price (drinks and dessert not included-so don´t drink too much caipirinha!!)and you have a huge buffet of everything (salads, sushi,hot meals, cheese...). And then the waiters pass with big swords (yeeeaaah)of differents kinds of meat and you choose and pick the slices with your fork!. Their trick it´s to make you eat very fast so you get stuffed and don´t eat more!. So, take it easy cause they keep coming all the time!. Don´t forget to bring an antiacid and no belt!!.Ha, ha!!

    Favorite Dish: If you are a big eater and love meat---go there!!.

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    Porcao Rios: Endless meat supply

    by MJL Written Mar 11, 2011
    More meat, anyone?

    There is a good buffet section (greens, seafood etc.) and barbecue section where waiters offer a different meats (beef, pork, chicken, lamb, veal, sausages) as much you can eat.

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  • Porcao Rios: Nice view and excellent service!

    by neverstoptravel Written Feb 25, 2009
    View of Sugarloaf from Porcao
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    Located south to Flamengo beach, facing the Sugarloaf. Very good service, fresh salad bar and even have sushi. Great view and great food!

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    Porcao: All you can eat meat!

    by ATXtraveler Written Dec 26, 2008
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    Porcao Rio: Porcao Rio

    by mrsibf Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite Dish: The meat's the thing here at this large lakeside eatery. All kinds of beef and pork carved off of swords and skewers by strolling waiters. There's also an enormous salad and dessert bar.

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