Rio de Brazil

4.5
116 Reviews
$31 to $50
Brazilian
Rio De Brazil is a unique, all you can eat “Churrascaria” featuring a full salad bar with over 35 items, Brazilian hot dishes and a “parade” of different types of meats sliced at your table by our Gauchos. Along with a full bar, we have a beautiful walk-in wine cellar with a fine selection of wines from Argentina, Chile, California and of course, our famous Caiphirinha cocktail.
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AmberN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were very good. We will definitely be going back.

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Karleenw
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

food was mediocre, salad bar nothin special, the 4 hot items horrible, rice really dry and hard, instant mashed , had to ask for the ribeye and sausages that were never offred, chx, pork were really dry, waiter no personality, at all!!! way!!! overpriced for sure, dont recommend, i was also disappointed they didnt have their signature flan as advertised, my anniversary dinne rnext year wont be this place, and the house beef i think the picanah, very chewy!!! awful, so disappointing , for our special anniversary dinner, 40 a person . they also charged 7 dls for each dessert and our coffee, on top of the 40 per person, unbelievable, only thing place looked clean. and the website made it look elegant but it wasnt . nothing special. they told us to wear mask and gloves at salad bar, people who spoke spanish that came in after us walked in no masks, and didnt use gloves for salad bar.

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DavidN
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful/friendly staff! Service was excellent! I didn't understand why there wernt that many people there. We went on a Thursday. For the food, value and the staff, this place should be popping! We will definitely be back for sure!

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JimJ
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visitor. The food and service were outstanding. Unique dining experience!

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DanielleB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for people on Keto! Soo many options. Meats are all flavorful and tender.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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NicoleW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went at 11:30am on Saturday for lunch. We were the only ones in the restaurant for a while. Felt like we had a personal chef.

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MichelleB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salad bar to die for! Great variety of meats all good some excellent. I was worried because they weren't that busy,but it actually worked to our advantage. Before we left,I was planning our return.

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BrianW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We made a reservation for 6 for my son's birthday last weekend. When we arrived, they had our reservation in the computer, but did not have a table for us. They scrambled to seat us around a table in the middle of the room that was made to seat four. We repeatedly had to flag down wait staff to get beverages. On several occasions, the gauchos went to tables around us but didn't come to our table to offer meats. When it came time for dessert, no mention or recognition was made of my son's birthday, even though we had notified them ahead of time. Dishes from dinner were left piled on the table, and rather than clear them, when our dessert was brought, the dishes were just shoved into the already overcrowded center of the table so a dessert place could be squeezed in. This was our second time going. The first time was just my son and me, and we had a wonderful dinner. He wanted to return and bring the whole family for his birthday. We were embarrassed to have recommended this place to our family based on our more recent service. I doubt we'll return anytime soon. For the price ($40 / person plus drinks and dessert), we expected a much higher quality of service.

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AprilM
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This was my second time eating at a Brazilian restaurant. The first time was at Hilton Head. It was so delicious that I couldn't wait to try this one, which is much closer to home. The service at Rio was good, but the food was ok in comparison to the Hilton Head restaurant. I was disappointed and probably won't be back. If I hadn't tried the other one prior, I would have been more satisfied. The price for the food was the same for both restaurants.

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MargaretR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and well presented. Next time i will get my meat more rare, the server asked me how i would like it and i said medium. The service was very polite and came by often to check on us. We went on a slow night and we enjoyed it that way.

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AnnmarieM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Atmosphere not very upscale, but that was ok with us. Staff friendly. Would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food & service were amazing

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KatyM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The good: Hot and cold bars had great selection of items, and the drinks were tasty.
Cons: Servers completely ignored the red, no-service discs, which was kind of annoying. There was someone AT Our TABLE, offering us food, literally every 5 minutes. Too many interruptions. Filet was tough. Drinks were very expensive for Johnson City. Overall price was way too high for small town market and the atmosphere (old Pizza Inn with almost no remodeling) and constant interruptions.

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CharleyD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food. Steaks are amazing. Service is very friendly and efficient. Unique experience. Come with a big appetite. Cost is a bit much.

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SusanW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Service could have been better - more attentive.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food , Moderate priced, excellent service. Much of the food tastes like none other you’ve ever eaten. Wonderfully flavored, and you get to choose how you ant your meat cooked. We will definitely be back!!!

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were very attentive and ensured we had everything we needed. Restaurant was clean. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

great service!!

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MichaelC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Really nice salad bar with many selections. the salad bar also contained a hot bar selection of six hot items as well as smoked salmon and cheeses. bread was available on the salad bar as were a selection of different dressings. The meat selections included several beef and pork items as well as grilled sausages and lamb chops. a special treat was the grilled pineapple. We did not try the desserts so can't give an opinion there. Nice service and atmosphere.

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DanielC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! They was nice and friendly from beginning to end. The food was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AAA+++ Experience. Wonderful food, awesome environment, friendly staff, & unique experience. Will definitely be back!!!

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RonaldB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, temperature, flavors, music, and atmosphere was great. The whole experience was awesome!

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ThereseL
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The flavors were wonderful

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BrarryC
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first visit to this establishment did not disappoint. Staff was helpful and attentive! The buffet items were fresh and plentiful....but we came there to eat meat. They asked how we liked our meat cooked and everything we got was cooked to perfection....and plentiful! The filet mignon, garlic steak, Parmesan pork loin, and bacon wrapped chicken was amazing! The cinnamon grilled pineapple can’t be missed. We will be back!

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ErnestS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very enjoyable experience. Food was great. Felt like the precautions in place for Covid were handled well and i was very comfortable. Will definitely eat there again.

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TimH
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Be hungry. All the meats are cooked perfectly. Used Groupon easily and bottle of free wine was good too!

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ChandlerR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and on time. Quick to seat us. Only thing was our table was too close to another table, but its ok.

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CindyG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was EXCELLENT! The concept of the restaurant is genius. However, the hot food bar was very limited. I think more hot vegetables were needed. Only have a choice of 4 hot sides. The salad bar, while good flavors, was still disappointing. I would rather have had more actual salad toppings than cold salmon and pepperoni. The green beans were great. The bread was also terrific. Most of the meat was not done enough for me. It was not appetizing to look down and see blood on my plate from the meat being too rare. That's just me, though. I prefer well done. The top sirloin was the best of the night because I was given the Cristy end piece. My husband's was way too rare. Be aware that the soft drinks and the dessert were NOT included in the price, which frustrated us. For the price paid, those items should have been included. We were not told the price of theses items were separate. The restaurant itself was nice although I expected a bit more privacy from the other guests. Covid guidelines were followed. Again, service was excellent. Meat choice was great, just not done enough for my taste. Vegetable choice could be improved. And please either explain dessert is additional charge but SHOULD BE INCLUDED.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Awesome food and service. Everyone very friendly. Concerned about the salad bar being available to anyone. And price per person is extremely high for a restaurant with little ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal! The salad bar was and understatement it was 5 star. The meats tasted amazing and they never stopped coming. Highly recommend it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Come Hungry, There is a lot of food. We enjoyed it very much.

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RobertC
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salad bar was great and they took great precautions because of COVID with hand sanitizer and gloves. The different selection of meats were very tasty, I did have a few tough cuts of beef though.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overall, go there for the meat only. Salad bar was not that good, weight service was not that good, they had no idea about gluten-free or anything associated with. And no beer choices even though it’s on the website.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff made us feel like the most important people in the restaurant. Food was amazing!!!

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dawnc
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Valentines Day dinner. Service was outstanding, food delicious, amazing salad bar. Shrimp on salad bar was perfectly cooked. The meats are just delicious. My husband loves the lamb chops. Our second visit there and we weren’t disappointed. The staff is very attentive! They made it truly a wonderful experience! Grilled pineapple is a must have if you like pineapple!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for our anniversary. The salad bar had a great selection, and amazing side options. And all you can eat! They also had gloves and face masks to use at the salad bar which really made me feel like cleanliness was a focus for the restaurant. The Brazilian meat options were amazing. They even gave us a free dessert for our anniversary. Creme brûlée was phenomenal. So impressed with food and the design. Definitely will be going back!

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April
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal at this location. And the food was very good also. The only thing that could have been better was the hot food hotter that was available at the salad are. And the broccoli alfredo hot instead of cold.

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MattG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

There service and food here was great. I was never in want of anything, and the food was served hot and right at your table. The atmosphere was nice and quite, but the space is a little small so intimacy is limited. Overall, delicious food and service oriented business.

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Rio de Brazil is rated 4.5 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.