Rio de Brazil

4.4
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$31 to $50
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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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is expensive but well worth the money. I can see it as a once or twice a year occasion to celebrate a big event or something like that. The food is very good.

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Full
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 for a business dinner and it was the perfect setting, low noise, excellent service, the food was delicious and the price is a great value. You may want to skip lunch and possibly even breakfast...its so much food and everything was wonderful!
Weather its a celebration, business or just treating yourselves you will not be disappointed!

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TraciA
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So much meat brought to the table that I couldn't try it all. The taste of the meats was excellent. Very nice staff.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second time at Rio. I will be back. If you have never been to a Brazilian Steakhouse, this one would be a great one for your first time.
It is not inexpensive but it is worth every penny.
RAS

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun Night with friends
The food is very good
Rib Eye wonderful
Pineapple excellent
GREAT SALAD BAR
being safe by making us wear mask and gloves at bar 😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was a very good experience. The food and service were very good also. The outside and inside could use some updating.

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RobinL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Grilled pineapple was my favorite.

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JacobF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. Service is excellent. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. Totally worth the money. I highly recommend this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

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AlaynaM
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service was absolutely amazing! Food was melt in your mouth delicious. I know I said it already, but the staff was so kind and attentive throughout dinner. And fellas, for the time being date night should be Wednesdays. It's the perfect romantic setting with the dimmed lights and beautiful artwork on the walls.
In addition I am very germ concious during these trying times. They have hand sanitizer and disposable gloves at the salad station! Love that they are caring about their guests to that degree

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SFlan
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was our first time visiting the restaurant when we arrived at 6 o’clock it’s not overly crowded food is plentiful as much as you wanted to eat very good flavors service is good enjoyed the experience. Cost is a little on the expensive side would not make it a regular stop on our dining routine with nice for special occasions.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go on a special occasion. We enjoyed the experience.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The meat is for the most part great the buffet is average at best. Some improvement could certainly be made in cleanliness procedures in light of the COVID virus. Overall disappointed in the experience considering the cost.

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

very poor overall as a churrascaria.
Filet was supposed to be medium rare and was always well done.
servers were very slow to bring out the choices. Salad bar was mediocre
Price was equal to what a top, first class churrascaria restaurant would charge..
Would never eat there again

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DeejayJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This place would be identical to Texas de Brazil with the exception they do not have lamb chops and a few other items but the problem is this. While we were there we had told the waitress we wanted everything rare except the chicken. Well they kept bringing out all the meats more than medium close to medium well. A lot of the meats were dry and then after the fifth piece Of meat was brought out to us we told the waitress we want everything rare. So then everything came out what you would call blue rare. Some meats are OK like that like filet mignon but there are some others that you would need them rare at least. But not blue rare and cold. Was it worth the 3995 per person? No.

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ThomasS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went there for the first time last night because we had heard really great things mostly good reviews. We were extremely disappointed. I did enjoy the salad bar, even though there was not a lot to choose from, and I'm glad I did because had it not been for the salad bar, we'd have left hungry. The menu was difficult to understand and the waitress spoke very broken english so her explanation was even harder to understand. My husband wanted a beer, which made up one entire section of the menu but she then told us that they don't have beer.....at all????? They have about 5 sides to choose from and one of those was empty. The meats, with the exception of the tiny piece of filet that we got, were tough as shoe leather. For the price, the types of meats served were really cheap types of meats....chicken leg, some sort of sausage link, small piece of chicken breast, some sort of red meat that was mostly gristle, and that one tiny piece of filet. A lot of the meats were seasoned with something that was extremely salty and had to be scraped off to be even remotely palatable. We didn't ask for seconds of anything but reading other reviews, apparently that is a big no no. Then they brought around a dessert tray and we chose one dessert to split, thinking it was party of the exorbitant buffet price, but NO, that was an additional $7! So for two people the bill was $106. I hate to leave bad reviews for any business, especially in the current climate and when we have been trying to support local restaurants. But the price is far too high at this place to not expect to leave completely satisfied with your meal. Probably the most disturbing was the fact that our waitress told us we had to wear gloves, which they provided. We had to put them on before we picked up our plate...mind you that everything is buffet style so every utensil used to get the foods on the bar is touched by everyone. We used the gloves, but then noticed NO one else was! Definitely won't be back.

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AutumnP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and attentive. Very clean restaurant. Staff made sure food on the bar stayed fresh. Food was excellent. We will be returning.

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, need to add Brazilian Beer and Coffee to the menu.

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JoshR
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, service was fast and friendly. Will definitely be going back!!!!!

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DeanA
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was great and plentiful! Wish dessert was included in the price.

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chrish
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food friendly staff,would recommended to others

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RickW
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. You need to make sure you go hungry to get your moneys worth! Excellent service!

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CharlenaB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at a Brazilian steak house...and I wasnt prepared for the amount of food we would be served. It was fresh and delicious! Great value for the amount and quality of food served. Our servers were amazing.l, and gracious. Great experience, we will be back.

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JuniorA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff Area was clean and neat and atmosphere was nice Would definitely eat there again!!

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CodyB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was great the sirloin and house steak was amazing

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time. Chose Rio de Brazil for a special birthday celebration and had a great time!

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HannahB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience! Incredible food and great service. Will definitely return!

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AutmE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food. Wonderful service. Definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience here was fantastic. We have eaten at several different Brazilian steakhouse restaurants (Myrtle Beach, Raleigh, & Alexandria) and (IMO) Rio rivals the best. Highly recommended for a great time.

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PennieD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

AMAZING value, even without my discount. Salad bar is super fresh, the meat incredible, good selection of wine, servers friendly and very accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!
Definitely going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Went for Valentine’s. The food was good for the most part although the meats were a little l too well done, for the most part. One filet was unedible because of being nearly burned and tasting like a salt lick. The rest were better. Maybe two pieces of meat would have been done perfectly, to my liking.
The ambiance was non-existent. A mix of a diner and a grill but nothing close to what my wife and I expected. When you pay nearly $50 a plate the atmosphere should be NICE. This place needs some decor and design help.
The wait staff weren’t too observant when it came to drink refills or other things that would be needed at such a restaurant, such as a plate for the gauchos to put the sliced meat on, but they were friendly.
We decided to go elsewhere for dessert, not wanting to end the date on a mediocre note.

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MicahB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food...but the servers had a hard time keeping up. Had to hunt down my ticket.

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ShaneB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, especially the cinnamon sugar cooked pineapple. The hot sweet juicy goodness was amazing! The meat was exceptional and we'll definitely be going back in the future. Also, the staff, while being overworked, handled the Valentine's Day smoothly.

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SamanthaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Not their fault, but I guess they have not been used to being that busy because at times we would sit there for 30 minutes waiting to get a servers attention or one of the guys bringing the meat over. We also would notice we were being skipped and seeing others around us get served meat while we just watched. Overall I have been to better brazilian steakhouses with more efficient, better service.

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NikitaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food but a little expensive! Me and my husband at there and it was $130 and we didn’t have any special drinks just coke .

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LeroyH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pricey but did enjoyed it. Food was great. Friendly staff.

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DebbieR
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall ok. The price is a bit steep for the value. I felt certain items on the bar should have been hot (such as side vegetables...asparagus/green beans), but they were cold. The hot items (rice and potatoes) were either crunchy from sitting too long or a little runny. The restaurant was very lovely - nicely decorated and clean. Service was a tad slow, but friendly.

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Joshua
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Excellent service. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very great . No wait time to be seated and the service and food was Fantastic. Really Great place if you are looking for a allmeat Dinner

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