Food wise, a trip to Brazil would be incomplete without a visit to a churrascaria. An all-you-can-eat affair, it offers what is known as a rodizio service. For a set price, you are presented with a choice of various types of barbecued meat (churrasco roughly translates from Portuguese as barbecue) on skewers or platters by knife-wielding passadores (meat waiters) who cut the meat at the table for you. This process continues until such time as you signify that you have had enough. For this purpose, you are usually given a little card with a green side (for ‘yes more meat please’) and a red side (for ‘no more thank you, I feel like I am about to explode because I have eaten too much’). A buffet containing salads, cooked meals, etc, is usually available as well, and Brazilians tend to have this first before starting on the meat.
Carretão Ipanema is a traditional churrascaria with a huge range of meats include the classics such as beef, chicken and pork, to more exotic choices such as wild boar. The complete and varied salad buffet will help ease the meat overload and the friendly, welcoming service helps diners feel at home. Located in the noblest area of Rio de Janeiro and famous for its excellent service, it offers delicacies served in a refined, relaxing and cozy atmosphere. The high quality cuts, and the variety of dishes, cold cuts and salads make the restaurant one of the best meeting places in Rio de Janeiro. Attended by locals, tourists and business elite, the steakhouse is the perfect choice to those who look for quality, service and refinement, served with great flavor! Carretão Ipanema offers an all you can eat buffet (Rodízio) with the finest and tastiest meats. You will be able to try more than 20 cuts among beef, pork, poultry, lamb and seafood – all prepared to suit the most demanding tastes.