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“Same taste as elswhere...Beer "saved" the night...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse
Ranked #51 of 13,575 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Australian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Same taste as elswhere...Beer "saved" the night...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

I have been to Outback restaurant both at Botafogo and Niteroi units. As most Outback restaurants I have been around the world, its pretty "standard". The food/ meal tastes good,but lacks originality...The famous "deep friednonion rings" could serve as appetizers, but definately not healty at all.

In my humble and honest opinion, these kids of restaurants are "gourmet" version of fast food. The service is robotic, ( just like the smile of the waitresses ) and to enter, on the two times I visted ( Botafogo and Niteroi ) I had to wait for at least 30 minutes. Just not worth it.

The only really positve aspect I recommend is the beer, which is indeed very cold and refreshing, as well as the express coffee.

In Rio, there are certainly many other authentic and creative options for lunch or fine dinning. Ones, which are not "factory / industrial " meals...

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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“OUTBACK LEBLON IS EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

I´ve been to Outback at Shopping Leblon last Friday, Oct 4th. As usual, big lines, fact that shows that you are going to a good restaurant. Big line is the first recommendation when you decide where to go dine...
While you are in the line waiting for your table ( it might take one hour or more from Friday to Sunday), they serve you french fries, small sticks of filet mignon, shrimp with sauce, you feel very well treated.
They have very good steaks, salads, the famous big onion, hamburgers, you will be able to find something good to eat.
And, if you are not fat, desserts are also excellent. Service is very good and prices are affordable.
But, if you want to go to good steak houses in Rio, go to Esplanada Grill or Giuseppe Grill. Don´t waste your time and money going to the churrasquerias where you can eat all you want but bad meat.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Moyses
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Be prepared to wait...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

The food is great, but it is necessary to wait too much for a table, specially if you are with a group. Besides, they serve the worst soda in Rio.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Nice, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent steakhouse”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013 via mobile

The menu here has the feel of a sports bar eatery. The choice of items certainly is just that as is the decor and ambience but that's where the similarities end. The meat was of the highest order and the chicken burger excellent. The desserts were tasty and filling and the price reasonable considering the quality.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“You do not get what you pay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

Expensive steak house franchise located in Shopping Downtown, Barra da Tijuca. Poor service and a way to charge drinks during the happy hour hours that is totally misleading. The chopp is R$8,50 all the way the costly draft beer in Rio de Janeiro. The fried onion dish, famous at this place, is shrinking and sometimes in the near future they will be using pearl type of onions to make this stuff. In the other hand prices are going up like a mushroomed atomic cloud.
The steaks are OK but the attitude...Believe me you can spend less money and feel better afterwards in one of the many steak houses in the city.

Visited March 2013
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Thank dickmorley
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