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Picanha!!! - Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse, Ocala, FL

Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
386 Reviews
$50 and over
Brazilian Steakhouse
Ipanema Brazilian Steak House is a Churrascaria in the finest sense of the word. Our twelve authentic cuts and presentations of meat are seasoned with salt and roasted rotisserie-style over mineral coals imported from Brazil, basted continuously by their own natural juices. Served by traditional roving Gauchos, they are complemented by an opulent salad and vegetable bar, delectable desserts and delicious wines, beer, and cocktails.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (352) 622-1741

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ortencia De Almeida

  • Catering

    We now have a covered outdoor patio for full dining. Smoking is permitted in this area (including Cigars). There is also a large screen TV to watch your favorite sporting events.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining up to 24 people.

  • Private party contact

    Fabian: (352) 622-1741

  • Neighborhood

    Ocala

  • Cross street

    17th and 441 (Pine Ave)

  • Parking details

    Free parking on site.

  • Entertainment

    Celebrate Brazilian Independence with us! Live music for the festival week!Happy Hour 4-6 Tues-Thurs 2-4-1 drinks and house wine!Join us and Taste Brazil!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 386 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 1.8Value

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  1. N

    Nychy

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Attentiveness, respect & sympathy, all in one….
  2. e

    elenialexi

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love this Restaurant - each of us likes protein cooked a certain way . After I asked for Med Lamb Chops Then I got them So All's Good!
  3. GH

    GaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise! Our whole experience was just excellent- food, service and ambiance. It was our first time, but certainly not the last. We are bringing friends next time.
  4. SK

    SavanaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We will always come back. My husband and I really love this place.
  5. C

    Clls

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING! There is nothing "bad" to be said. My husband's birthday dinner was perfect, the service wonderful and every morsel of food to die for! We stayed in Ocala for the weekend, bringing our boat down for a weekend on the Rainbow River. There was no other restaurant even considered for my husband's special dinner. We have eaten here previously when we come down for a month each summer, and I knew my husband would love a surprise dinner here for his birthday. He did, and I did. The restaurant helped me make his day special-the "Happy Birthday" dessert was so pretty-I even put it on Facebook! Thank you all for a lovely evening-we will be back!
  6. RB

    RonB

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great,the service was great. best restaurant in town.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2013

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Hope we just one of those days ut it will be a long time before I will return, went for 8pm reservations, got seated at 8:30pm, had to ask for the chicken, the lamb, the coconut and the sausage, waitress took approx 20 minutes to return with our checks and overall felt like they had way to many diners and not enough staff to handle the night, very disappointing for the price
  8. M

    Misschefus1

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    We went here for Valentine's Dinner. The food was exquisite however seemed to take a long time to come around. We never truly did get our fill but more of we got tired of waiting for more. But if you have the time to wait approximately 15-20 minutes each time, then it is worth it. But since we didn't get seated until almost 8:30 and by 10 when they closed we were still hungry that kind of upset us for the price ($80+). So if I would make a recommendation, go early LOL
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food And Service Was Excellent
  10. L

    Lov2dine

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We have been coming to your resturant since the day they opened. We came again for our yearly valentines tradition and I think this will be our last. Our water Daniel was very rude and did not know about the Valentines Day special ( rose, wine and picture) when asked about it he did not know. He kept dissapearing from our table and would not be back for more than 20 minutes our bus boy was great !! They never put rolls or bananas & yuka fries on table till we asked. After already having a dissapointing evening we had asked Daniel about the roses instead of saying let me check on that for you he said I do not know i was woring the rose department today really that is what your staff tells a customer . Very dissapointed inrestirant and staf
  11. L

    Lois

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have dined here before and loved everything about it, this time was no exception. The food was amazing and the Valentines Day special was very nice, the complimentary wine was very strong though, but the keepsake picture and rose were great extras, we had a great evening.
  12. BA

    BrianA

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2013

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    have dined numerous times at this restaurant and as time pass the novelty and food quality has declined.
  13. LH

    LarryH

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great. The food was unbelievable. Would recommend to anyone. Price is high but for what you get it is more than reasonable.
  14. CM

    ClayM

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We make a point of eating here every time we travel down to Florida. Our most recent trip happen to coincide with a special celebration night that was taking place that included music, drinks, photos, and appetizers. When we made our reservations through Open Table we were unaware of this. However, since the reservations were made online, we received three calls from the restaurant to make sure we were aware of the events and the increased cost involved. It turned out to be a wonderful evening. The only drawback, if you can call it that, was we were provided with so many wonderful appetizers prior to being seated that we didn't have enough room left to enjoy all of the grilled meats. I absolutely recommend this restaurant.
  15. n

    notimpressedatallheretoet

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always count on the great food! Staff is very attentive and there is no waste since you can have what ever size portion you want.
  16. G

    Gladesratt

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were seated as soon as we arrived. The Server proceeded to explain the buffet for the two people in our group that had not been here before. Service was great, dishes were cleared immediately, drinks were refilled whenever needed, and the Flan was delicious. Can't wait to go back.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2013

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    I made a reservation for 8:45pm online that showed it was available. They then called me afterwards to tell more that wouldn't be possible and we could do it at 8:15. Once we got there we felt a since of rushing us out from the timee we sat down. While we were trying to talk they were breaking down place settings soo loud we could barley hear each other talk. the waitress we had was terrible. She asked if we were done with three sides while we were still eating so they could start cleaning up. I work in customer service and I feel like this was highly unprofessional.
  18. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 5th New Year's eve at Ipanema for an early (6:30 PM) dinner. As always, it met all of our expectations. We dine here a few times a year and it is always wonderful.
  19. L

    Luv2dine

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went to this restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We arrived ahead of our reserved time, but were seated right away. The staff was very attentive. The salad bar offered a great selection of food. Subsequently, half our party chose to opt for the salad bar only. The salad bar offered a variety of greens, meats, soups, and cheeses The meat selection was wonderful as well.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Impanema was a wonderful place to have our anniversary. The salad bar was wonderful with many simple yet gourmet delights and freshend often with much care. The service was excellent, our waiter was very accommodating and attentive. The decor is very warm and comfortable. The main course was wonderful, the Brazilian barbecue served rodizio style was cooked to perfection. We sampled about half of the different items the servers were carrying through the restaurant on swords. The small bacon wrapped filets were coked to a perfect medium rare and I have never had a piece of sirloin that tender before. Last but defiantly not least we had pie and coffee. The coffee was rich and dark and the key lime pie exceptionally creamy.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great overall dining experience
  22. D

    Diane

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Under the new guidance of the original owners, this restaurant is back! What a pleasure to have a non-chain restaurant in Ocala. Highly recommend.
  23. DD

    DiningDiva

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Dine there since 2007 on a regular base as a couple or with groups. This time was the 5th time for a Christmas Eve party. We were a party of 9 and as before, we enjoyed it. As the meat is offered "Rodizio-Style", nobody has to wait for the main course to be served, everyone eats what they want, when and how much - to me that's very important with a larger group. Also, I like the appetizer/salad buffet, everyone can grab food right away and the large selection even works for a vegetarian. The meat selection is good and there is a choice how you like the beef cooked, just ask for medium rare or whatever you prefer. In case you left some room: the deserts are great, especially the chocolate cake. I'll be back, esp. with a group!
  24. e

    edrocker

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2012

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were both incredibly fantastic. Only issue I had was that I tried to use some Visa gift cards but was told that they could only apply 80% of the card's balance to my bill. Never heard of anything like that.
  25. K

    Karlsmom0815

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2012

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I cannot praise this restaurant enough...the food is delectable!! The filet and the sirloin are A1, my husband LOVED the parmesean chicken. Our servers were generally very good. No mint jelly offered with the lamb was a snafu. Could have been just a tad quicker with fresh plates..........
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Ipanema, each for graduations; I think I was even more impressed the second time around! The manager made my party of six feel welcome a couple of times throughout our dining experience. My in-laws (their 1st time) were amazed with the romantic ambiance, bountiful choices of "salad bar" sides and endless sizzling meats catered to us by gauchos! (Cheap foodie me) I was even able to apply a current discount towards the meal, greatly appreciated. The wait staff was very polite, despite it being past closing time for lunch - sincere smiling faces and authentic politeness are most important to me while dining. Ipanema will definitely see our faces again on our next special occasion!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2012

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The stuffed mushrooms were overdone, but the salad bar had great choices. My husband loved the meat (I don't eat meat.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed with this restaurant.
  29. SK

    ScotK

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my three children there for just a special night out and the service was incredible. The staff informed my children and myself about the Brazilian Steakhouse and we could not have been more pleased. I would recommend Ipanema to anyone wanting a fine dining experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner and will certainly go back when we visit Florida again.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm a chef, and I brought my food and bev manager to Ipanema for her birthday ! To see her face light up at the dining experience at your restaurant was priceless !!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The four of us in our group thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Although it is on the pricey side, for special occasions, Ipanema is hard to beat.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Expensive! But, great for special occasion. (Almost too much food). Salad bar only is a nice option. There is enough on salad bar to make a complete meal and satisfy ones appetite. But, the fun of the event is trying all the various kinds of meats that are prepared!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is superb and the food is excellent! I go there as often as I can.
  35. JJ

    JoJo

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service excellent, food fantastic
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2012

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I did fine some of the steak a little dry as did our friends everything else was great.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2012

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our second visit to Ipanema. The service was outstanding, very attentive by all including the manager that stopped by often to make sure we were ok. The food was outstanding! The cold bar had so many mouthwatering items, it was hard to only take a taste in order to save room for all of the melt in your mouth meat items that are served tableside. The meat cooked to perfection just keeps coming as long as you want it. The perfect place for those on low carb eating programs!!!! The price to be honest is not that high for what you receive!
  38. K

    Kaplapd

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2012

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We have been to Ipanema many times and the food and service are always both excellent. We would certainly recommend it to anyone. The salad bar is particularly excellent.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2012

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was wonderful!! Our server Ryan was exceptional!!! We will definitely dine there again!!
  40. N

    Nickname

    Tampa

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2012

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Beautiful decor for a romantic evening. The servers were always around with their offerings. Our favorite was the bottom sirloin and the roasted lamb. Absolutely delicious! And the Supremo cake dessert was chocolatey and decadent. It was an outstanding evening.

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Ipanema Brazilian Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    17th and 441 (Pine Ave)

  • Neighborhood

    Ocala

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–7:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking on site.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ortencia De Almeida

  • Entertainment

    Celebrate Brazilian Independence with us! Live music for the festival week!Happy Hour 4-6 Tues-Thurs 2-4-1 drinks and house wine!Join us and Taste Brazil!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (352) 622-1741

  • Catering

    We now have a covered outdoor patio for full dining. Smoking is permitted in this area (including Cigars). There is also a large screen TV to watch your favorite sporting events.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private dining up to 24 people.

  • Private party contact

    Fabian: (352) 622-1741

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