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About Rio Brazilian Steakhouse
Rio Brazilian Steakhouse offers a continuous table side service (rodizio) with a large variety of delightful cuts of Beef, Lamb, Chicken, Pork, Fish, among other exquisite selections.
At your table you will receive complimentary `Pão de Queijo` (Brazilian cheese bread) and Deep fried Banana to accompany your choices and taste. Available for your pleasure also is our incredible fresh and modern salad bar and hot buffet with daily chef creations that you are welcome to serve yourself as much as you please.
Guests control the flow of meats just by using the double sided card provided at your table.
Green means Yes! More meat, while Red means No, I"ve had enough. When you are ready for more, just flip it back to green and our servers will be happy to serve you more. A selection of traditional Brazilian desserts are also available to complete your experience at Rio.
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L3
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Weekdays: 11:30am til 3:30pm
Lunch Weekends : 12:00pm til 4:00pm
Dinner : 5:30pm til 11:00pm daily
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Brazilian regional dancers on the weekend.
We offer a wide selection of menus and services to entretain any function.
Please inquire with manager about catering
We offer street parking and public pay parking on the premises
There is public transportation available, the bus stop is 50972 or 50974 and they are located on Georgia street
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Rio Brazilian Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
Food and service was ok. Our table did not receive many of the cuts of steak and we didn’t know until after we were eating and saw them at other tables. Music was much too loud for the live entertainment it most definitely did not need to be that loud but was good entertainment. Waitress was very good about the seafood allergy in our group.
My boyfriend and I had a great time here celebrating my birthday on Sunday! We've been to Rio before at their location closer to Denman and West Georgia on a Saturday. Saturdays are more bustling, they have live music & dancing peromances, and they also have the ribs/roast tableside menu items. Sunday was more quiet, but I definitely enjoyed it as an intimate celebration. My waitress was great and brought us extra cheese bread as it's my favorite! I can't wait to come here again :)
The food is exactly like a restaurant in Brazil.
I really appreciate the food, the view, the service and ....have I said food?
The menu for dessert is to small. Brazil has so many options, I thought they would have more, but this doesn't ruined my time there.
The music was nice. All about love and surfing.
Thank you for your time
Very noisy and almost impossible to talk, the music was way too loud and it was crackly canned music. The chicken and top sirloin were good but many other meats were tough. Service was good. The live dancers were a neat touch but that is when they would crank the bad music. It really took away from the experience. Louder is not better.
At first they called to try to put our reservation off for about 3 hours. We obtained the reservation through open table early the day before our reservation. We opted to go a half hour earlier than our original reservation time.
The meat that they advertised would be coming out to us, was not all available by the time we finally left which was over and hour and a half after we arrived for the dinner menu.
The buffet would not be anything I would recommend to anyone.
Fun atmosphere, but I would not say that the food was worth the price we paid.
Food and service were good, but music for the dancers was much too loud and it was impossible to speak to others at the table (or hear the servers clearly) for the duration of the dances. Perhaps the loud music was the restaurant's way of driving out customers so the tables would free up for others waiting?
We had a great time. We went for lunch. The food was delicious, the meat was cut fresh at your table and done to perfection. The customer service was fantastic, everyone was warm, friendly and very attentive. We will definitely make this one of our favorites to go to again. We are already planning to go on a Friday or Saturday night for dinner, as we were told that's when they have dancers and entertainment and also dinner times the food selection is even larger. Great place, would totally recommend.
I’ve been to Brazilian Steakhouses all over the US, and this one in Vancouver was the worse for how the meat was cooked. Almost all of the meats were dry, burnt, and over-cooked. The sirloin and beef ribs were the only exception. Sad that the animals gave up their lives for this poor cooking.
On the positive side, service was excellent, cheesebread was deliciously fresh and warm, and their caipirinha was perfectly limed up. Would not go again unless it was just for the drinks and I wasn’t paying.
When we arrived at the restaurant, we were seated quickly, but were completely ignored after that. No menus, no water, no nothing. Additionally, the restaurant smelled strongly of harsh cleaning products and something like fish. We left the restaurant after sitting for *fifteen minutes* at a table, unable to get the attention of any wait staff. We were deeply disappointed - I had made the reservation for my spouse's 45th birthday, and he had very much been looking forward to the meal. We will obviously not be returning to this restaurant, and will discourage others from going there.
This restaurant is a great place. My only suggestion based on what Ive heard from the Brazillians I know is to add pao de queijo to the buffet. From all other people from around the world and Canadians always say that there are too many mayonaise based salads. Less mayonaise is a good thing.
We can at 7 pm on a Friday night and we were only three of six people in the restaurant. Everything was ok, but I requested that my meat was cooked medium well done. Only one of the servers brought me meat that was at all cooked to medium well done. The rest of the night, the meat was basically raw for me.
We had skirt steak once, sirloin a couple times, rump a couple times, beef ribs that were completely not eatable, chicken thigh that was juicy, bacon wrapped chicken, sausage, and chicken hearts.
The star of the show was the cinnamon roast pineapple. But, even there, the first piece was the outer piece so there were seeds.
The salad bar with the rice and various sundries was 3/10. The canned mushrooms lacked any flavour at all.
Overall, it was ok. If you like rare meat and fatty cuts then you are going to be very satisfied.
Hostess seating us on the patio told us we couldn't have an umbrella because the gauchos would have a hard time serving us, then proceeded to seat the next couple of parties and give them umbrellas. Our waiter was pleasant enough but he had to keep prompting the gauchos to our table, they just ignored us for the better part of our visit. For the two of us, the bill was well over $100, the meat was unsensational and buffet consisted of a couple salads, some shrimp and some rice. I will be looking to go elsewhere the next time I am in town.
I read mixed reviews on Rio some of which was over-priced, rude, unfriendly.... I didn't find any of that. The service was great! Meats kept coming out perfectly done. The salad/sides bar was plentiful with an awesome assortment. The staff was super friendly and worked to make it a pleasurable dining experience. The building "feels" old with furnishings and fixtures, but it's clean which is what counts. I thought it was reasonably priced for quality food and a variety of meats. Would definitely recommend it!
We had a great time there with friends. The food is authentic, delicious and we have no complains regarding variety and quantity. We loved the dancers performance but I would suggest a better sound system.
The service was great, my kids had fun, and we will be back in another special opportunity!
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