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Rio de Brazil, Johnson City, TN

Rio de Brazil

4.6
4.6
187 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brazilian, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 328-7091

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Popular dishes

Menu

Dinner: $39.95; Weekday Lunch (7 meats): $17.95 | Weekend Lunch (no lamb): $29.95; Kids 6-12 weekday lunch: $10 | Kids 6-12 all other times: $15; Kids under 6 are always Free

Full Salad Bar

Salad Selections

  • Assorted Cheeses

    • Fresh Breads

      • Assortment of Olives

        • Fresh Shrimp

          • Smoked Salmon

            • Potato Salad

              • Caesar Salad

                • Spring Mix

                  • Apple Salad

                    • Tabouli

                      • Beets

                        • Cold Cuts

                          • Mozzarella Cheese

                            • Artichoke Hearts

                              • Hearts of Palm

                                • Chicken Salad

                                  • Roasted Red Pepper

                                    • Mix Salad

                                      • Apple Salad

                                        • Green Beans

                                          • Asparagus

                                            • Tomato

                                              • Cucumber

                                                • Dinner Rolls

                                                  Hot Items

                                                  Traditional Brazilian Dishes

                                                  • Rice

                                                    • Black Beans

                                                      • Broccoli Alfredo Mashed Potato

                                                        • Shitake Mushrooms

                                                          Grilled Meat Offerings

                                                          Grilled Meat Offerings

                                                          • Bacon Wrapped Chicken

                                                            • Filet Mignon

                                                              • Pork Loin

                                                                • Garlic Steak

                                                                  • Ribeye

                                                                    • Lamb Chops

                                                                      • Chicken Drumstick

                                                                        • Filet Mignon with Bacon

                                                                          • House Special "Picanha"

                                                                            • Pork Ribs

                                                                              • Beef Ribs

                                                                                • Grilled Pineapple

                                                                                  • Brazilian Sausage

                                                                                    • Pork Parmesan

                                                                                      • Flank Steak

                                                                                        • Top Sirloin

                                                                                          • Leg of Lamb

                                                                                            Desserts

                                                                                            • Papaya or Strawberry Cream

                                                                                              • Key Lime Pie

                                                                                                Authentic refreshing tart custard resting in a graham cracker and butter crust.

                                                                                                • NY Cheesecake

                                                                                                  A classic, creamy cheesecake with a touch of lemon zest for flavor...complimented by a buttery graham cracker crust.

                                                                                                  • Turtle Cheesecake

                                                                                                    • Homemade Brazilian Flan

                                                                                                      Brazilian flan topped with caramel sauce.

                                                                                                      • 5-layer Decadent Chocolate Cake

                                                                                                        • Creme Brulee

                                                                                                          Classic French dessert made of egg custard and topped with caramelized sugar

                                                                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                          What 187 people are saying

                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                          4.6
                                                                                                          4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                          • 4.4Food
                                                                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                                                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                          • 4.3Value

                                                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                            KimberlyH

                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            I Visited Rio de Brazil with my 2 sons for the first time last night, the food was amazing and the waiters were fantastic. It is a little pricey but worth it overall.

                                                                                                          2. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great food and excellent service!!

                                                                                                          3. CW

                                                                                                            ChuckW

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 21, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The restaurant was clean, quiet and tastefully decorated. The food was Wonderful and the service from both the waitress and the gauchos was excellent ! The salad bar was cold and fresh and the hot side dishes were Very Tasty ! It was a very nice place to celebrate our anniversary ! ! Thank You Rio de Brazil !

                                                                                                          4. EE

                                                                                                            EmilyE

                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We had a great experience at Rio de Brazil! The food was fantastic, and the servers were super friendly and helpful. We were there for the meat, haha, but the salad bar was fresh and super tasty! I ran out of room way too quickly. The picanha was so juicy and tender, I could have made a whole meal just out of it. We splurged on creme brulee that was some of the best I've had.

                                                                                                          5. BA

                                                                                                            BobbyA

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                            Steak was either over cooked or undercooked depending on type. Expensive for poorly cooked meat.

                                                                                                          6. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The food is so very good here. Good cuts of meat and we'll cooked. The sides are good as well but don't fill up on them. It's pricey but for all you can eat definitely worth it.

                                                                                                          7. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Valentine’s Day

                                                                                                          8. MN

                                                                                                            MarkN

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Food was great, service was great and it was a great atmosphere for dining. The staff was very attentive and friendly.

                                                                                                          9. S

                                                                                                            Shay

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The food was absolutely delicious and seasoned and marinated so well… it’s around $40 a plate but it’s all you can eat and you can constantly try new things or let your stomach settle then eat some more

                                                                                                          10. PC

                                                                                                            PCR8

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We really enjoyed the food here, and the service is great. Very neat experience m!

                                                                                                          11. A

                                                                                                            Anon

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                            Not worth the price. Food would be good when they first bring it around but not after that

                                                                                                          12. DS

                                                                                                            DanielleS

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 7, 2022

                                                                                                            overall2food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                            The meat selections were very fatty, not good flavor and value for the price wasn't there. Salad bar was okay. The only thing decent was the grilled pineapple

                                                                                                          13. G

                                                                                                            Gary

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 3, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Amazing dinner experience! Awesome service. I will be returning.

                                                                                                          14. DM

                                                                                                            DebbieM

                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on February 2, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            My husband, daughter and I went for my husband’s birthday. It was perfect! Everything was delicious and served at a “just right” temperature. The only thing I would suggest is for the wait staff to pay attendance to water drinkers and keep them refilled. Everything else was wonderful!

                                                                                                          15. j

                                                                                                            jules

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on January 31, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            vanessa was an awesome waitress! everything was fast, delicious and overall a great time.

                                                                                                          16. RF

                                                                                                            RobinF

                                                                                                            Orlando

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We were having a celebration of life for a friend which we do every year. We have been in Florida and usually go to Brazilian steakhouse there. The food was delicious and if anyone goes away hungry from Rio de Brazil it’s there own fault. We will be back.

                                                                                                          17. KM

                                                                                                            KeithM

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on January 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            It was a quiet Wednesday evening and a wonderful dining experience. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The buffet was well organized and attractive. The grilled meat selection was plentiful and exciting. Everything tasted fantastic. We had a great evening and will return soon. I highly recommend this restaurant to all.

                                                                                                          18. JB

                                                                                                            JoeB

                                                                                                            Orlando

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                            Me and my wife went out for New Years and I will not recommend that place to anyone the drink we got taste like dish soap and the food was not the best

                                                                                                          19. MO

                                                                                                            MarkO

                                                                                                            Key West

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            First time at a Brazilian steakhouse. Food was very good. I would definitely recommend it.

                                                                                                          20. A

                                                                                                            Anonymous

                                                                                                            Western NC

                                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            23 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                                                                            As I appreciate the restaurant being open and the staffs willingness to work on Christmas day we were just feeling so-so about our $109 dinner for two. The ambience wasn't anything special nor was the salad bar area. We were underwhelmed. The meat was ok. Parmesan chicken was way overcooked and dry as was the filet. The lamb was absolutely perfect however and so was the garlic steak and the house steak,... The mashed potato with gravy was tasty. I ordered a extra cold dirty martini with blue cheese olive. What I got was a white creamy looking dirty martini with a cup of ice floating in it. I was to scared to drink it. I've never experienced a creamy white dirty martini with a ice chest floating in it. Smh. Ice cold means shake it a bit longer so it's colder.... Our service was good, I'll assume we didn't have just one server as it appeared they worked as a team. Only thing we didn't love was when we were done with our dirty plate it just sat on the tiny table until we flagged someone down to clear it. Our experience wasn't bad but like I said we paid $109 plus a nice tip and we both felt we would of enjoyed waffle house more.

                                                                                                          21. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Orlando

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                            Christmas Day!

                                                                                                          22. JW

                                                                                                            JenniferW

                                                                                                            Miami

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Very nice Christmas meal with my family! Thank you for being open

                                                                                                          23. AR

                                                                                                            AshR

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                            We have visited this restaurant several times and always been pleased.However, tonight we was so disappointed. They didn’t have their famous bread, bananas (kid’s favorite) and wasn’t even going to tell us until I asked. Then to make things worse, the steak was dry and almost burned to a crisp. Our server checked on us 2 times, and there was only one other table there besides us. The floors was also dangerously slippery, I think they cleaned them with pledge, because it was literally like walking on ice. I told our server and she kind of laughed it off and said it was because of the temperature. I used to always recommend this place, but after today, probably won’t be and won’t be returning.

                                                                                                          24. B

                                                                                                            Becky

                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            A wonderful experience for our anniversary. Service was outstanding!!

                                                                                                          25. D

                                                                                                            David

                                                                                                            Charleston

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                            Service was not great. Servers walked by often. Wait staff did not check in. Meats we good....but lacked inner flavor. Not bad. Ambiance needs some warmth.. Just meh...

                                                                                                          26. FJ

                                                                                                            FatherJ

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                            The experience was Meh. I have been to a similar Brazilian restaurant before which was amazing and although the food and service were okay it definitely did not meet my expectations. Good food but exceedingly average.

                                                                                                          27. VM

                                                                                                            ValerieM

                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Awesome food and service! This will be our new special occasion dinning spot.

                                                                                                          28. S

                                                                                                            Sharon

                                                                                                            Western NC

                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great holiday meal. Service is always outstanding.

                                                                                                          29. SP

                                                                                                            SusieP

                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Food was excellent and the wait staff was great! Lunch selection is less than dinner but we had more than enough food. Excellent lunch choice.

                                                                                                          30. JP

                                                                                                            JohnP

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great food, Great environment, Pricey due to high quality food

                                                                                                          31. CD

                                                                                                            CarmenD

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The restaurant was cozy, quiet, and was very clean. The food was delicious. Fairly priced with generous servings

                                                                                                          32. RF

                                                                                                            RebeccaF

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                            It was very expensive however it was our anniversary so we splurged. It was a good experience because I cld not have bought all the different meats for what we paid. I was able to try many things I would not normally get to. I would recommend trying.

                                                                                                          33. DC

                                                                                                            DanielleC

                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Absolutely the best customer service we’ve ever had!

                                                                                                          34. PH

                                                                                                            PHILW

                                                                                                            Western NC

                                                                                                            48 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            48 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                            The salad bar was okay. The meat was okay but not well seasoned. Also, they didn’t bring meat out frequently. My wife sat for a good 10 minutes with nothing on her plate. Twice someone came by and asked if we wanted anything specific and then nobody brought it. I’ve been to a Brazilian steakhouse many times. This was not the best experience.

                                                                                                          35. M

                                                                                                            Mary

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                            Make sure it's cooked to the customers request. It was very good but the last round my husband's wasn't done

                                                                                                          36. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The food, ambiance, and service was amazing. This is a hidden gem in our community.

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                                                                                                            Kelly

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The whole experience from the waitstaff to the food was amazing. We will definitely be back.

                                                                                                          38. DD

                                                                                                            DannyD

                                                                                                            New England

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                            Sunday's visit was the second only in dining at a Brazilian steakhouse (the other was in Everett, MA). This restaurant is on par with our first. Overall, the food was good, even though the salad bar could use a bit of improvement in selection and presentation. The service was excellent, both in efficiency and attitude. We will definitely return for another adventure into the wonderful world of Brazilian steakhouses1

                                                                                                          39. DF

                                                                                                            DarleneF

                                                                                                            Western NC

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Everyone in our party loved it! Everything was fabulous

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                                                                                                            Bwallner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on August 28, 2021

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            A lot of great food. We decided to have lunch instead of dinner because of such a big meal. They had a few less meats but plenty of food. Service was great and the service was wonderful.

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                                                                                                          Rio de Brazil is rated 4.6 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                          Google Map for Rio de Brazil

                                                                                                          1800 W Market St Johnson City, TN 37604-6023

                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                            Johnson City

                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                            Dinner Wed–Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                            Brazilian, Steakhouse

                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                            Business Casual

                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                            Street Parking

                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                            Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Private Room, Wine

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