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Rio Brazilian Steakhouse
Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

Rio Brazilian Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.riobraziliansteakhouse.ca
  • Phone: (604) 568-7722
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm;
    Diner: Sunday- Thursday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
  • Executive Chef: Felipe Ramos
  • Dress Code: Formal Attire
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer a wide selection of menus and services to entretain any function. Please inquire with manager about catering
  • Entertainment: Brazilian regional dancers on the weekend and Capoeira dancing

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Georgia street
  • Public Transit: There is public transportation available, the bus stop is 50972 or 50974 and they are located on Georgia street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer street parking and public pay parking on the premises
A word from Rio Brazilian Steakhouse
Rio Brazilian Steakhouse offers a continuous table side service (rodizio) with a large variety of delightful cuts of Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Pork, Fish, among other exquisite selections. At your table you will receive complimentary `Pão de Queijo` (Brazilian cheese bread), French Fries, Vinaigrette and Deep fried Banana to accompany your choices and taste. Available for your pleasure also is our incredible fresh and modern salad bar and hot buffet with daily chef creations that you are welcome to serve yourself as much as you please. Guests control the flow of meats just by using the double sided card provided at your table. Green means Yes! More meat, while Red means No, I"ve had enough. When you are ready for more, just flip it back to green and our servers will be happy to serve you more. A selection of traditional Brazilian desserts are also available to complete your experience at Rio. We also offer a progressive regional Brazilian tapas menu from 3pm - 5pm. Enjoy!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I like the food. But I believe the sides like we have in Brazil. I went alone, and they brought 1 single small cheese bread, and a small banana, I ask for more banana and the waitress said they don't have anymore, I went for Dinner at 8:00 p.m. how they can let this happing? knowing I did reservation? disappoint!!! Then I ordered a dessert : Papaya Cream, again the waitress said they don't have it.... another disappointed! I will rethink if I will come back there, right now I can tell for sure I will not!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I was overall impressed with the salad bar, hot food & meat sellection at first. Everything was tasty and fresh, except for the Pineapple salad. I told the server that the pineapples in the Pineapple salad was off and she gave me this funny face as if she didn't believe me. She said she would check with the kitchen and I didn't hear from her again. I had my husband taste one tiny piece of pineapple and confirmed to me that it was bad. I would have given this restaurant a 4 or 5 star rating if not for the server not followup with this problem. All other staff was very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was very happy with the choices. I always had sort of meat on my plate at all times. The salad bar was fantastic and had a lot of choices. I was very full at the end but had to have one last deep fried banana, it was so good. The drinks there were also really well made."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I wish the exact price was on their website. If it weren't for my nephew visiting I would not have gone. It was good to experience it but since I really don't eat a lot I feel that I didn't eat $31 worth of food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I brought my parents to the resto on our last day of trip in Vancouver. great yum foods, thick slices of meat, wonderful smiles of servers.. If there is one thing that I want them to improve is.... the foods were a little salty. But overall, the experience was awesome"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to Rio a few months prior & enjoyed ourselves. This time we didn't. The Pros -the service is fantastic & the servers are not only friendly, polite & constantly bringing you meat to try, they're cute too! The venue is huge & has a great outdoor patio & dancers that keep you entertained. The CONS - the food this time round was just poor. The salad bar was VERY weak. The tomatoes looked like they were reused from lunch/dinner, & the spinach & cucumbers looked old. The server claimed it was because the vinegar was strong - that was NOT the reason. It was just OLD/BAD. The meat was extremely salty & the chicken was reheated from their lunch probably. Long story short, 2/5 of us got ill the next day. Sadly, we won't be returning."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great food. Great service. Lots of room and kids friendly."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "So, went to Rio a few months ago. The experience wasn't stellar. We returned last weekend because a family member was dying to go. In short, it was dam good. I wish they would return to a more exotic salad bar, but with a bit of creativity, you can still create a decent veggie plate to go along with the meat fest. Selection of meats, service and atmosphere were spot on. Would I return again willingly? For sure."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We visited a Brazilian Steakhouse a year ago and LOVED it! We were very excited about trying Rio and while the food was adequate, our first experience with a steakhouse of this nature made this experience seem a bit sub-par. The meat they shared at table was not seasoned that well, aside from the sirloin, and the salad bar was small in comparison to what we expected. The grilled pineapple was delicious! We were put off by a smell created by what we assumed a sour mop upon our arrival [as floors were wet and it was our best guess] and the restaurant didn't seem very clean overall. There are so many lovely restaurants in Vancouver that I doubt we'll revisit Rio but our kids felt welcome and enjoyed the experience and the food was OK."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Tourist trap - service was appalling, meat was tasty when they finally came around."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We loved this unique dining experience. Its great to be able to try a variety cuts of meat, chicken, lamb, sausage, grilled pineapple all included in the one price. The concept of the servers providing the samples of the variety of meats is definitely a great dining experience. And the buffet alongside is wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was expecting a more exciting place but walked into a regular place with a setting even less inviting than a diner and very mediocre food. What is the big deal about the grilled pineapple? Just a warm grilled pineapple sprinkled with cinnamon. There was no excitement of how one should feel being in a Brazilian restaurant. The samba dancers ....meh. Sorry, I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "previously was there for dinner.. .and dinner was much better for nenu and service.... dont know if its because it was fathers day and world cup..... Meat was not offered in a timely manner, Buffet selection was not replaced even basic item such as orange was not replaced.... We requested for water numerous times and they wouldnt give us a jug... We ended up serving ourselves by taking a jug from the bar, and another large table did the same.... We were required to tip 15% as we had a group larger than 6....so maybe they didnt have to work for a tip as they were getting one anyways??? I would only recommend dinner based on this experience..."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have a 8 year old daughter. I asked for the price and they said that it would be 8 box for her. But I was charged for 16 box. I did not mention and then I found out."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Gostei do ambiente e do antedimento. Irei retornar outras vezes"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Non stop meat delivery. I loved it. Although the selection was vast, it was pretty fatty and similar in taste. I left very full which is very rare these days. Only complaint was once we were seated in a poor location, due to how busy it was, they wouldn't move us later when it died down. Still highly recommended"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Very good choice if you come for a late lunch on a weekend. Be prepared to eat lots of food. The meat was spot on. It is a little noisy, not that loud. There is paid parking underneath if you decide to drive. Very busy corner. Over all, we would go again sometime."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is not child friendly at all. We went for lunch on a Sat. and even though the place wasn't too crowded, the waitress seemed very nervous and uneasy about the stroller the whole time, she even remove it and place it next to the washrooms without even asking. Also, my husband asked for water and she never brought cups or water jars. Finally, I had never gone to a restaurant that brings in the bill with the tip already included. That's something that's definitely to the customer to decide. I usually leave 15% or even 20% when the service is great but in this case I would have left less (if I had a choice). In my case, the service brought down what could have been a great lunch. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This is my favorite place. Number one in food, service, atmosphere. What else can one expect? I went on Friday night. Live show with beautiful girls, service amazing, incredible meat selection and a salad bar with tons of salads, hot dishes like prawns and mussels, lots of different types of pasta made in front of you. Amazing. I used to go for another steak house and pay more than 40 bucks for a single steak, at Rio much less than that I had steaks, sirloins, filet mignon, chicken, lamb, sausages and on and on and on. THIS IS A REAL DEAL. I'll be back ASAP"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "It would be better if there is a set stage for the dancers. People are gathering near the buffet line which blocks the view of the people sitting away from the make shift dance area. Also, dancers have 2-3 steps repeated the entire performance. Food is ok. Nothing special. Parking is horrible. Service needs improvement."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Sit down dinner where they come around and serve meat from a spit. Meat comes as beef, pork, and chicken to your table and you take it by the slice. Salad bar as well for vegetarians and for other delicious meats. I would recommend trying it once if you're a big meat lover."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our first (and last) visit to this restaurant. Very few meats being circulated (5 during our visit) and those were very ordinary. Salad bar was fine but a pasta bar? In a Brazilian restaurant?"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "After having my mind blown by my first Rodizio style restaurant experience in Calgary a couple of weeks ago, I must admit I wasn't confident any other restaurant could match the same experience. The ambience was good here, but they missed the mark on most of the food. The decide reminded me of a Bonanza restaurant, for those who can remember, sans the desert station. This restaurant could make itself great so easily. Try checking out Bolero in Calgary, and do what they do. It's $10 more a person, but it's a sexy and delicious dining experience, which I think we would like here in Vancouver. Heck, you got a great location with lots of parking downstairs!!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went to R B Steakhouse when it originally opened in 2012. Hated the live show. Left because of it. Food was great, esp salad bar and selection of meats. On the second visit, stage show was much better (a bit quieter), but the salad bar wasn't as exciting and the choices of meats were fewer. Suggestions for the future: Drop the pasta station; at a steakhouse? REALLY????!!! Bring back the better options at the salad bar Give us a slightly better selection of meats and all will be OLAY!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Sorry But I didn't go, some personal problem came up."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food was good. There was a large variety at the salad bar. Service was great and prompt. The place was fairly empty when we were there early evening, no entertainment and fairly quiet in there"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We had been to a Brazilian steakhouse once before so we knew how the serving would work, and we had a Brazilian guest with us so we were eager to hear her assessment. We had a great time! The service was perfect, the food was fresh and the servers circulated continuously with steak, lamb, pork, etc. etc. The salad bar was good, as well as the rice and beans. They even had an ample supply of Guarana, our favourite Brazilian soda! Our Brazilian guest said it was very authentic. Couldn't ask for anything more."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "One of the best experience I had for dinner in Vancouver. Unbelievable customer service - they have two kinds of service: regular servers (not regular , amazing servers - very professionals, attentive, polite and fast.) and the meat cutters (this is a show - around 12 different cuts of meat, including PRIME RIB, pork rib w /bbq sauce, beef short ribs, the PICANA - I guess - is incredible ,amazing marinated lamb , and so on). I have to mention the Salad bar and the hot dishes too, dozens of salads and still prawns, salmon, mussels, etc... To finish my report I'd like to write about the show - the girls, and the samba dancers - they gave to our dinner more fun and entertainment. If I will come back? YES, YES, YES."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed our Valentines evening at Rio Brazilian Steakhouse! Everything was perfect, the entertainment and the food! The staff was the best .. We look forward to coming back very soon!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "good place to friend party,and great dinner,good show. If more choices for buffet,like adding some fruit,it will be perfect"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Service 10. Food 10. Atmosphere 10. What else can I say. From the beginning to the end superb. Friendly servers, including the meat runners, exquisite food, including salad bar, a excellent variety and choices and one big plus - the pasta corner. Unbelievable . We were party of 15, the restaurant was full and nothing to complaint . 10, 10,10."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I liked so much! Everything was awesome! I will definitely come back to remember the food of my lovely country : BRAZIL!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "What a great place. It was very busy at the time I went. Many were in large groups which might've created the atmosphere rather energetic. The salad bar I thought was great, however there were few items that were rather overly salted. As for the meat going around. It was great however, again overly salted. Based on how busy it was on a Friday noon, they shouldve had more staff on guard, our waitress basically was very stressed out and she didn't even fill up our water. Aside from being stressed out she seems very assertive and not in a good way. however she was very apologetic most of the time. I would recommend it based on the atmosphere an concept, but I feel just once is enough."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We both loved the salad bar and the all you can eat as they continually brought fresh meat on skewers to our table. A unique and fun way to dine.....give it a try...you wont be disappointed!!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Awesome food and wonderful soundtrack. As a Brazilian I can't say that I didn't like anything!! Very good place and the service was very nice too."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "My wife took me to Rio for my birthday. The food was fantastic. I can't even begin list all of the things we tried that night. The staff were all respectful and friendly. Our server provided quite possibly the best service we've ever had. My wife still can't stop talking about how great she was. The restaurant and staff are all very clean. Our server was constantly changing out our plates for clean new plates. It was a truly great dinning experience. We were already planning our return visit on our way out to the car."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Can't get enough of the barbecues! The meats were cooked medium-well, just how I liked it. The skirt steak was on the well-done side, but hey, one miss out of 10? And the Brazillian mixed drinks?... to die for! I wish I'm not on a diet so I could have ordered more. We will definitely come back and next time will bring along our friends with us. So happy we discovered this place !"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great service. They were very accomodating to the 2 year old and 11 year old in our group. Disappointing food quality. For example, they served uncleaned prawns and immitation crab at the buffet. Not the best location for large groups as they only have long tables making it difficult to talk and see everyone in the group. Interesting experience overall.."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I had experienced Brazilian food while living in France. I had heard about Samba's restaurant and looked it up on line, only to find it closed. When I saw Rio's listed I read the reviews and though I found a couple of them to be so-so, I took a friend for a Tuesday lunch. (he was a chef in Switzerland and Germany for more than 20 years) We both thoroughly enjoyed it and returned three weeks later to experience the larger evening menu. I've been to Rio's three times now in six weeks and look forward to the next outing. For a more romantic evening or a group party, this is a unique and fun place."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "The waitress Bianca was very attentive and caring, thank you for your help last night to our group!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014