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Rio Brazil Steakhouse, Glen Allen, VA

Rio Brazil Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
477 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Rio Brazil Steakhouse set on the outskirts of Richmond and Glen Allen.
A Brazilian steakhouse, commonly known as a "churrascaria," is a dining establishment that specializes in the traditional Brazilian barbecue style of cooking meat. These restaurants are renowned for their "rodízio" service, where a variety of skewered meats, such as beef, pork, lamb, and chicken, are slow-cooked over an open flame.
Our Customers experiences a continuous tableside service where servers, known as "gauchos," carve the meats directly onto the diners' plates. The rodízio style allows patrons to enjoy a wide selection of meats until they are satisfied, with the serving process continuing until they signal for it to stop.
In addition to the succulent meats, Brazilian steakhouses often offer an expansive salad bar with a variety of fresh vegetables, cheeses, and side dishes to complement the main courses offering a unique and popular dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse, All you can eat/Buffet
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 800-5817
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Private party facilities
    We offer a multitude of options to accommodate your party's needs!
  • Neighborhood
    Glen Allen
  • Cross street
    10412 Washington Highway<br />Glen Allen, VA 23059
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 477 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Kid-friendly

  • Richmond

    Good for groups

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

477 Reviews
  1. LaLa

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. It would be nice to have an option that is not all you can eat.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food here! Never a bad experience and the kids love it too!

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  3. Trandy

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were exceptional. Also, a really nice salad bar selection.

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  4. DaveE

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice building, good service, great cocktails. There were only a few customers there when we first got there at 6 pm. Meats were dry and tough with not much flavor. Cold and hot bar were pretty good. Meats may have been fresher if it was busier. Not really worth $180.00 dinner for two.

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  5. Amanda

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive staff but several of the meats were gamey and unseasoned.

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  6. RodneyP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a large party of men for a church event together at Rio, and they did an amazing job. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Best salad bar experience in the business, pineapple and grilled cheese are major hits, and of course more meat than you know what to do with. Staff was very accommodating and did an amazing job!

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  7. tishap

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really good and I had a quail egg for the first time! The table we were sitting at was very wobbly and kept spilling our drinks and we had to keep sending other staff members to find our waitress. Overall it was a cool experience, kind of a one and done type of thing though.

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  8. Wowguy

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. I always have a great time at Rio abd the service is top tier.

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  9. DawnJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was great food as always.. 4th visit here.. Attire of customers seems to have gone completely by the wayside however with each visit. Sweats and stocking hats being worn at tables,flip flops with socks, is walmart attire and takes takes away from its upscale casual atmosphere greatly.

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  10. Ceejay

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was cold . Server was rude will not be going back

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  11. SabrinaC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so good and the waitstaff was great! Great experience!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were very busy but our server was very attentive. We enjoyed our evening. Very good caipirinhas.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing service and the meat selection rocked. The spicy filet is trucking something special.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Great culinary experience. Flavorful food prepared perfectly. Endless options for everyone. Did notice the ratio of tougher cuts of meat to the tender cuts was disproportionate. That said, the tougher cuts were marinated, seasoned well and cooked at high heat to maximize the tenderizing of the meat with robust flavor. Seating was cramped with open floor tables to maximize the Occupancy levels for patrons. You are on top of one another and conversation is not easy. Would come again but not on weekend.

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  15. TeresaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Brazilian steakhouse in a two to three hour radius. Period. The food, cocktails, and service are exceptional. Though there are four other Brazilian restaurants closer to where we live, we drive the 70-75 minutes each way every week for Rio. Never less than a five star experience. Folks are starting to realize this, too. We used to be able to get in without a reservation on a Friday. Not anymore. This is what dining out is supposed to taste and feel like.

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  16. EironH

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Too many tables crammed into a small space and like zero service from waiters. Have been twice and the only service you get is from the people coming around with food. You will definitely get your moneys worth! Sad they didnt have couscous today though and the white rice had some parts hard as rocks. Dont like the 20% tip and above recommended on the check they do 5% tip work at most. Amanda didnt even come to our table until we had been there for like 30 min. Finally just went up and grabbed food at the bar but we had to wait a while for water and drinks.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day… everything at the restaurant was amazing! The food selection was super delicious, our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and had some great dessert recommendations. The servers walking around with the meats were super nice as well! My girlfriend loves lamb so it was pretty cool that one of the gentlemen going around with the different choices of meat went back for some lamb chops and made sure she got some… she loved that! Overall loved the experience and I’m looking forward to coming back in the near future.

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  18. WilbertC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, just this time my family and I thought the food was a bit too red. Otherwise everything was good

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  19. Megan

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made a reservation for Valentine’s Day. We were seated right away. Cold and hot bar were both great. Never had to wait long for the meat you wanted to come around. All staff were helpful and polite. Overall a great experience, even for it being very busy and it being a holiday! Would definitely dine again.

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  20. ThomasR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great customer service, waitress was exceptional.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great dining experience! The servers and staff were informative and attentive. The meal itself was exceptional. Beautifully appointed room and bar with fantastic food and drink.

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  22. LauraW

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time dining at Rio Brazil - and this time we came on a Monday. Service was excellent (Mark was very attentive). The salad bar was fresh and had an ample selection of hot and cold foods. However, the meat selections were consistently overcooked - medium rare offerings were actually medium to medium well. We really enjoyed our first experience, but this one was disappointing.

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  23. SusanP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my mothers first time experiencing RIO Brazil, She was a huge fan. The staff is very pleasant and very attentive. I would highly recommend you visit here.

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  24. Abigail

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I were trying to find date spots for an early Valentine’s weekend. This place was a great choice, and we would love to come back! The pineapple they come around to serve is really delicious, and all of the meats were cooked perfectly and seasoned so well. I really enjoyed the cheese bread too!

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  25. Omar

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Probably my worst time going there. Food took longer than usual. Ordered lamb chops and the guy walked by us and didn’t serve us any. Food didn’t taste as good as usually.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing!! They were always going around with the different meats and always on the lookout for making sure we got the ones we wanted. Much better than the chain restaurant!!

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  27. Bertina

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was excellent and attentive. Food from salad bar and meats were all perfect.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente atención y servicio. comida deliciosa como Siempre

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  29. Nick

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good, some steak a bit well for our taste

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  30. JohnS

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owners and staff are GREAT !! Theses people really know how to treat everyone with class !! i try to take my family once a month to enjoy a great meal inside of a great place … John S

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  31. EbonyM

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This was our first time & we didn’t enjoy it. It was a waste a money & I definitely prefer Texas De Brazil. We were very disappointed. The salad bar and the meat selection doesn’t compare. Also, the waiter was clearly stretched thin and took a long time to serve us, bring refills even take the payment at the end. The guys that were bringing the meats didn’t do a good job making the rounds either. Just a bad experience & I won’t be returning.

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  32. Mikej

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service the owner is the best very nice and don’t mind getting his hands dirty and working great place

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  33. TonyC

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Server waa great. Had to wait about 10 to 15 minutes even though we were there at our reservation time. Service was good meat appeared to be a little tuff.

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  34. CherylD

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Went to rio for a birthday dinner for our son. We were seated ahead of our reserved time. Staff were friendly, restaurant was very clean. Food at the hot and cold bar was very good but some items listed on the website were not available. The waiters who brought the meats to the table were polite but often spoke softly so it was hard to hear what they had to offer. There was a lot of fat on the meats and many meats were either dry or overly salty. We left with my husband and our son saying it rate close to an 8 and I felt more like a 6 or 7. We just didn’t feel it was worth the price paid compared to other Brazilian steakhouses we have been to.

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  35. CheyenneO

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, prompt service. Lots of variety in food, which was all delicious. Friendly people all around!

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  36. MikeS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful, our server was perfect, everything was great. They were very busy, so making a reservation is a must do unless you want to wait forever to get a table.

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  37. KatieW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We’ve been to Rio probably 5 or 6 times now. It’s always really loud, especially for my husband and I trying to enjoy a date night. But the food is outstanding, so we deal with the noise. Last night, again the food was outstanding, however the service was subpar and the manager was offensive. Our reservation was at 6:30 and we walked in about 6:25. Three groups who came in after us were sat before us, including another table of 2, and we ended up not getting sat until about 6:40/6:45. They recognized their blunder and offered us 2 free desserts without us even saying anything. We then sat at the table for almost 5 minutes before the server came over. Both times my husband ordered a beer (just in a bottle) he waited about 10+ minutes. We didn’t receive the bananas until we were almost done with our meal, AND after me asking for them twice from two different people. I also asked for the pineapple twice before it was brought over. I asked for the manager and instead of being apologetic, he was very defensive and wasn’t listening, but rather minimizing everything I said. Rio had become our go-to date night spot when we have a babysitter, but unfortunately this experience was bad enough that we won’t be back any time soon.

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  38. DaleP

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Atmosphere is not intimate like the Web photos imply. Large, noisy cafeteria like room.

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  39. janety

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Meat variety was scarce. They kept coming by with the same thing. Our server was great. Manager came by to see why we weren't eating. This was because the food was scarce. What we had was great, it just didn't come by often or even make a return. Thus was our second time visiting. I dont believe we will be back. For the cost I would rather go to the other place.

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  40. JamesR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and atmosphere. The food was outstanding and in some ways better than the Brazilian Steak House chains. I'll be back.

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FAQs

Rio Brazil Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 800-5817.

Rio Brazil Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 477 OpenTable diners.

Rio Brazil Steakhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rio Brazil Steakhouse

10412 Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059-1959

Additional information

  • Cross street
    10412 Washington Highway<br />Glen Allen, VA 23059
  • Neighborhood
    Glen Allen
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Brazilian Steakhouse, All you can eat/Buffet
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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