Tania's cheery demeanor and
Tania's cheery demeanor and attention to detail was what made our dining experience memorable.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Totally enjoyed the experience.
Totally enjoyed the experience. The selection of meats was good and varied. Everything was cooked perfectly and most importantly all the meats had distinct flavours.
I will definitely go back!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
lots of noise and good food
Found that we had to call the meat servers and had to wait a long time for the meats we liked to come around. But the food was very good and well prepared. Liked the samba dancers and the capoeira just wish they were on a raised platform and that they did not always have to rearrange the floating floor, not only was in annoying to feel the floor move beneath you but it was frustrating too.
Also felt the dancers music was too loud for the size of restaurant we were in. It was difficult to hear ourselves speak at times.
All that said it was a positive experience and will certainly go there again.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great. Service was decent considering it was Mother's Day and the venue was packed. Would go again (preferably on a weekday).
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful!!! Enjoyed it very
Delightful!!! Enjoyed it very much, the only downfall was the buffet did not have any fruit ,desserts or refreshments. The atmosphere however was quit enchanting and enjoyable. Also very recommendable for teenagers...endless meat.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not my first time there...
I absolutely love this place... I have been there so many times and will come back...
The food is excellent, the service I great, the ambient is fantastic...
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Big group, fun atmosphere
We had a party of 30 and the rodizio style of eating worked well. The Brazilian dancers were lovely and added a fun touch. The salad bar selection was quite good and although I didn't try them myself I heard that the mussels were excellent. My only complaint is that the meat was slow to come around and many of the cuts were quite tough. The chicken wrapped in bacon was delicious though!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I never regret going there!!!
The food and service of this restaurant is just amazing...
I try to go there as often as I can.
Always eat lots and enjoy my meals...
I super recommend!!!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is not a place for small
This is not a place for small stomachs. Come with a big appetite and be willing to adjust your waistband. There is a buffet but get very little of that because the meats are the star of this place. Our night started off with the most juiciest sausage and ended with chicken wrapped bacon. I just wish I had two stomachs to eat more than I did.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to rio hoping it would
We went to rio hoping it would be similar to another place we had been, here was what I found. The location and decor was very nice. The food was good, the best meats were the top sirloin and the sausage and the pork. The salad bar had lots of choices and was very fresh. The roasted pineapple was delicious.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for Brazilian steaks.
Waiters are very friendly and food is quite good.
The buffet table has variety of salads, pasta, rice and some seafood.
The main attraction, of course, are the steaks.
They come from skewers and waiters carve them at your table.
I wouldn't say the meat is high quality but the variety makes up for it
Because they serve alcohol, the place can get quite noisy but not as much as pubs
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to the steakhouse multiple times previously with my family and it's been a great experience each time. The only thing lacking for me this trip was the abundance of meat. I found it was a choice from maybe only 3-4 meats and the variety wasn't as much as I was led it to be.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Come hungry, leave happy
This was my first Brazilian Steakhouse experience and it was fantastic. All the food was delicious, from the pork sausage to the steak and even the beans on the buffet line. 5 stars all the way.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun place
Rio is a fun place with the meats being served on the huge skewers.It was a good variety,good pace and very tasty.the unique Brazilian dish with meat in a sauce,and beans served over rice was very nice.Hot buffet - excellent.Cold buffet good but perhaps more variety.Entertainers were colourful and good.
Great experience and we will return soon.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great staff and excellent ribs!
The staff are great. I'm Brazilian and the food quality and the way the staff help you is very valuable!
The beef ribs, picanha (top sirloin) and the pineapple that are served are the best call! I would go back there for sure.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
Group of 6 parents getting out on the town, no kids! Decided to try Rio, glad we did!
Excellent food, the meat that came by was all perfectly cooked, most of the steak was right around medium rare and very juicy.
Buffet portion was well stocked, fresh, and had lots of choice.
Only disappointment was the service, but not that of the meat servers. Meat service was fast and constant, but general table service during the meal, while friendly and helpful, was merely adequate.
Overall a wonderful dining experience, will be back for sure!
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
This was a first time to Rio, we are a family of 4 celebrating a birthday, staff was very friend and food was great. Buffet had a lot of variety, delicious seafood and BBQ meats were great. Will recommend to friends and family
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't book a table after 9:30...
We booked a reservation for 10:00 PM on a Friday. At 9:00 I got a call, asking us to come ASAP, since they stop serving food at 10:30. OpenTable needs to more accurately represent them, as I could have booked a table for 10:30 online!
We got there at 9:40, and the female dancers were done, and we got about 10 minutes of the male dancer. Good fun! The food was great, lots of variety, my friends enjoyed the pasta bar. Our server was AMAZING! Very friendly, and poured a wicked caipirinha!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone gets what they want :)
In our recent night out, we had a diverse group: a vegetarian, meat lovers, Muslims, big eaters, picky eaters ... all were accommodated with ease (and no menu :) ) ... the BBQ meat was good as anticipated; however, the surprise of the night was the quality of seafood on the buffet ... there was a good variety, well prepared and most enjoyable ....an definite advantage to the buffet style along with table side service was that there was none of the service hassles of ordering and serving associated with large groups .... we would definitely go there again for a unique experience ...
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the top West End spots.
I live in the West End, where donairs, sushi, burgers, and pizza are common finds. Rio is the perfect spot for an escape from ordinary food. There are reviews of overcooked meat, and horrible service, but our visit on a Thursday was the exact opposite. Around $80 for two got us all the salad and meat we could handle, with a few drinks to boot. Our server was incredibly adorable and kind. Meat was cooked to perfection; crispy outside, pink inside, perfect temperature, and there was about 6-8 different types of meat from bacon wrapped chicken, sirloin, chicken hearts, and even cinnamon grilled pineapple. Ambience could use a bit of work, but the place was empty on a weeknight. Highly recommended.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun as usual!
Went to Rio the first time shortly after it opened. It was not too busy but still quite fun with the performers and music. This Saturday night the place was hopping but service was still adequate. The meat was plentiful and delicious and the salad bar has expanded and now there is a fresh to order pasta bar. Overall a fun spot to hit up with a hungry group as they are happy to accomodate large groups and you can eat all you like!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Birthday Dinner
We celebrated our son's 14th birthday here with a group of 12. The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. The room is very clean and pleasant. Overall, a wonderful experience.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
ambience could be better
Service w as excellent, food was excellent, servers excellent only thing we found missing was the ambience your restaurant had at the old location on Alberni. Toni our waitress was an absolute delight, kind, thoughtful, great sense of humour as she attended to the needs of our large group of teenagers. Thank you Toni for making my life a little easier that night!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Servers are very friendly
Servers are very friendly and keep frequently bringing the different cuts of meat to your table, so there is never a wait.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM