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“Waiters make the difference” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Estrela do Sul

Estrela do Sul
Ranked #793 of 13,577 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, Barbecue, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Botafogo
Essex
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237 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Waiters make the difference”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Having been told that the Estrela do Sul was a haven for meat eaters we visited before going on to a show. I was pleasantly surprised with the salad buffet and waited patiently for the meat. As the waiters came round they invariably seemed to run out of whatever they were serving on the table and never seemed to return with a similar meat. A member of our party was waiting for chicken but after half an hour all she and I had been served was a couple of pieces of fish and sausage which would have fitted quite nicely on a kebab. The waiters appeared to have finished serving ourselves so still unsatisfied I went as spokesperson for the table to identify that we had missed out on a number of meats and were expecting more
The response was superb and we found a large amount of various meats and chicken sent over to the table. The fact that a table had asked for more was treated as a joke by the waiting staff and they soon had us laughing along with them as they made sure we had all had enough of what we wanted to eat. What would have been a very average experience became a very enjoyable one. The place is more about quantity than quality but by the staff showing that they are out to give a service and by working to make our visit enjoyable they turned the evening around and earned four stars from me.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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81 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Delicious Brazillian Steakhouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

We found the salad buffet to be very tasty. The meats that were brought to the table were delicious, but not much variety. They kept repeating with the sausage selections. I did not like the fact that you had to pay for a glass of water! I think with the prices that were charged, water should have been complimentary.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great and reasonable price Rodizio place in Rio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

It does not have the glamour and quality of the 5star rodizio places in Rio, but it is much more affordable too. So it is a good compromise between a 5star and a 3star rodizio joint.

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Maia, Portugal
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Medium Churrascaria”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2012

the salad buffet is very small, not a great variety of option.
meat is great but not a great variety either.
You can count aound 60 BRL per person.

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Used to be better”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

This churrascaria has seen better days. The quality of the meat used to be much better, and has decresed in the last few yars.

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