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Esplanada Grill

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Rua Barao da Torre 600, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
55 21 22390569
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had diner there and the food was good (not great) except the lamb rack. That was outstanding. so mixed feelings. best lamb ever but fries and ribs etc very both of quality i could get anywhere for at least half price.

Thank Bart V
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156 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Esplanada Grill is a comfortable, neighborhood restaurant, but in a trendy, expensive part of Ipanema. The food is simple -- grilled meat and fish -- but very high quality. The service is very good. The prices are on the high side.

Thank MinnesotaTim
Sandya, Bermuda
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Went to the Esplanada Grill for dinner on the 21st January 2017. I was traveling with other people before going to the Plataforma Samba Show. We were welcomed and shown to our table. The salad bar was great and the selection of the meats served were very tasty, tender and moist.

Thank Steven P
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really bad service, arrogant waiters, too expensive for the food you get. I would really recommend going elsewhere...

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I had wonderful recollections of this place. The food was always excellent. It seems that the local crisis caught up with them. People are cordial but sad and careless. Wine is inexpensive by the bottle but outrageous by the glass, considering that they get 10-12 servings per bottle. The place was empty at 9 PM, barely five tables. Several waiters... More 

Thank Monteco
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were visiting Rio and searched Trip Advisor for the best restaurants, this place didn't disappoint! The food is amazing ! I had the steak medallions which were two massive slabs of steak , cooked to perfection ! I only wish I hadn't of eaten so much of the appetisers first as I just didn't have the... More 

Thank Hannah D
Witney, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed with food. The steaks were huge and the beef ribs tender and quality. The kicker is the service charge £9 per person for bread and salad I would still recommend this place

Thank Mark G
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I loved this place and was lucky enough to visit with some local friends who knew what to order. As per previous reviews, the portions are huge and the focus is on quality ingredients cooked in traditional style. The steak I had was the softest, tastiest I've ever eaten. We returned to try their legendary 'feijoada', a traditional Brazilian bean... More 

Thank skatie74
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Perhaps a bit less quantity over quality. Not saying the food wasn't good but such huge portions sometimes is off putting as you can't really enjoy the meal. A starter portion of calamari could have fed 3-4 people and do you really need 2 portions of steak and a huge plate of fries which meant they were soggy rather than... More 

Thank gremmietraveller
Toronto, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Ipanema for the Rio Olympics and this place was recommended to us. Our reservation didn't go through, but the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived, so we were surprised when the host seemed to hesitate to seat us. We soon found out why - the place filled up quickly. The entrées are served à la... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 600, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 55 21 22390569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighbourhood Profile
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 is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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