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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.

1122 Denman Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 2L3
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Davie Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 568-7722

Website:
http://www.riobraziliansteakhouse.ca/

Entertainment:
Brazilian regional dancers on the weekend.

Catering:
We offer a wide selection of menus and services to entretain any function.
Please inquire with manager about catering

Parking Details:
We offer street parking and public pay parking on the premises

Public Transit:
There is public transportation available, the bus stop is 50972 or 50974 and they are located on Georgia street

Executive Chef:
Felipe Ramos

Additional:
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

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Romantic (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
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People Watching (3)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very friendly wait staff and the food was amazing. Be sure to get a reservation! We wish we had made our reservation for a little bit later, as some different option just started to come out as we were wrapping up our meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Got off on the wrong foot when our taxi dropped us at their previous location on Denman st in Vancouver to see a notice in the door from the landlord. Phoned them and was told it was just a couple blocks up so my husband and I walked in the rain. Was definitely more than a few blocks up.

Was seated promptly and offered drinks. Got up and hit the side dish buffet and was not impressed. Everything lacked seasoning and taste. More information on what’s in the dishes would be helpful. Paella was bland, white rice was dry and coleslaw was so over dressed.

Meats came around regularly and servers were very pleasant but some of the meats were inedible with gristle and toughness. Also some very gamey tasting meats (which were beef so unsure why).

The dark chocolate custard was to die for though. The texture was spectacular, firm and smooth and not too sweet.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

I love the Rio Brazillian. I go every chance I get, and I love it. The meat is amazing, and the salad bar is good too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We are from Texas and have several Brazilian Steakhouses that we visit. I can honestly state this was the worst experience at this type of restaurant we have ever had. The table was not conducive to the waiter reaching 3 people to serve the meats. The salad bar existed of canned mushrooms, lettuce, a pasta and very few vegetables. The server did not even bring enough cheese rolls for the entire table. I had ordered a second bottle of wine and 35 minutes went by before he brought the bottle. We were almost finished with our meal. Definitely need to work on their food, service and image. It was the worst meal we have every had in 5 visits to Vancouver.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I have been to few Brazilian Steakhouses and this was our first visit to the Rio since moving to the Vancouver area a few years ago. The salad selections were varied and delicious while the meat was plentiful and flavourful but sometimes a bit on the tough/overcooked side. Service was quick and attentive and the Samba dancers provided some wonderful Brazilian energy to the evening. We'll definitely be paying a return visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I took my friends to celebrate my birthday on a Monday night and everything was just amazing. The salad bar was full of good food and the meat was perfectly cooked so juicy that we couldn’t stop eating. Our server was a lovely lady always smiling and she brought us a glass of sparkling wine just because it was my birthday. I felt so special on my birthday night and me and my friends strongly recommend this place. Good as always!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food and service was excellent. Only downer was that dessert was extra and they only provide one serving of deep fried banana and cheese bread which were very small (not even appetizer size, more like tasting portion). But I would definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

How would I rate my experience at Rio Brazillian Steakhouse? Disappointing! To be fair, I give most restaurants a second chance if I’ve had an initial disappointing first experience but not Rio. Went there for lunch to celebrate my birthday so was looking forward to a positive fun time with great food and drinks. Instead, the over-priced meal included a very limited hot buffet and salad bar that were not fresh or re-stocked and the meat service was not continuous. Numerous times the meat server never bothered to come to our table despite there being few lunch customers and our clearly displaying the “Sim por favor” green card. The restaurant lacked any ambiance of Rio and the food lacked any taste of Southern Brazil. The only saving grace was the well-made guava sangria and our friendly attentive Brazilian server.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Rio Steakhouse Churrasco was the real deal Brasilian experience! From the full buffet to the rodizio styled meats that came to the table. The Brasilian cuts of meat were so juicy and perfectly salted. My son, who is Brasilian freaked when they had chicken hearts (corações)!
Only bummer was they didn't have Mandioca, and I saw it in the produce section of the Grandview Highway WalMart. But that's ok, i still give this restaurant 5 stars!
Obrigado, muito bom!
P.s., my Son has already been back for Jantar since I left for home in Michigan Wednesday!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Lots of meat. Entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

After eating here, I am genuinely surprised at the negative reviews. We ate there yesterday with a larger party, which included two kids, one toddler one older. Everyone absolutely loved it. The food was amazing, everything we ate was incredibly, and it just kept on coming and such a good value for the price paid, especially in Vancouver. The dancers were fun and really helped to change the vibe. If you are going with kids I would recommend going earlier, as it is quieter (we went around 6ish, but stayed for the first dance show then left right after). We are definitely going back at a later date and time without the kids because we all had a blast.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Yum! We've been wanting to try this for a long time and finally made a group reservation for my husbands birthday. All the meat was cooked to perfection and the sides were delicious. Definitely got our money's worth!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food and the servers were fantastic enethough the restaurant was at capacity. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

That was the worse restaurant I have ever been in Vancouver. I went with my family for 2018 New Year eve. First we stept in we were ignored for 15 min. The food quality was terrible. Meet was so hard and tastless. The salad bar was mostly caned food which was not acceptable with the price that they charged.i was told over the phone at the booking time that they are going to have live performance for New Year eve, how ever they didn’t have even they regular performance. We paid extra for that. ( more than 400$) I will never go back to that restaurant and recomended.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service combined with dedicated staff makes for a wonderful evening of dining.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really good Food and good experience

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We went for a hangover dinner after Christmas and it was amazing . Our servers were super friendly and polite. They seemed to enjoy working together. We saw the manager running around helping as they were very busy. The meat was super tender and tasty and the dessert was very good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Reservation for 13 in OpenTable was confirmed but was not recognized by restaurant. When we arrived, we were told that there was a private function and no record of our reservation.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Their restaurant was not open on boxing day. There was no mention of this anywhere on their website, phone voicemail, or on their door. Almost ruined a celebration.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was good. But, one of the waitresses with blond hairs has a terrible attitude to customers. All of my guests had very bad feelings and poor impression on Rio restaurant because of bad customer service. I would like to recommend the restaurant management team to find a suitable person.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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 :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Live Music, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 1, 2017

I brought a group of 16 kids and the service at the restaurant was amazing. Everyone was very welcoming and patient with the group, and the food was delicious. 10/10 will be recommending my friends to give the restaurant a try.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Their ox tail is a must try! We came specifically for it!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Kid-friendly
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

After a gruelling day in the hospital with my son, it was nice to sit down, laugh, and enjoy time with family.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great staff, service crew very hospitable.
The meat was great and kept coming!
Definitely coming back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Everything was great, the only thing that wasn't is that I expected to get picanha, so I asked the server and she told me that they didn't have it for that day; I think they should let you know that before you start getting food...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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?

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 9, 2017

If you are craving protein, this is the place. Basically all you can enjoy roasted meats and creative salad bar. The beef ribs are succulent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding experience!!! Service was excellent friendly and careful! Meet serves was always around with different kinds of delicious meet! Defenely going back to Rio.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing experience!!!! Food was so tasty, our server was super professional she supersize us with a glass of champagne to toast my birthday! I will defenely going back!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We have been wanting to try this place and it was beyond our expectation. The food was soooo tasty!! Our server was too much. She definitely deserves 5 stars. The meat coming to the table was a fun and engaging experience. Overall amazing dinner

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

An amazing night!! Great food, excellent service, overall outstanding experience. Definely going back!

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Tremendous experience today! The food and service was fantastic and impressed my wife immensely. Thank you Jessica for a wonderful service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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