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Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

3.8
88 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
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Hours of operation
Lunch Weekdays: 11:30am til 3:30pm
Lunch Weekends : 12:00pm til 4:00pm
Dinner : 5:30pm til 11:00pm daily
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Phone number
(604) 568-7722
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Felipe Ramos
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Catering
We offer a wide selection of menus and services to entretain any function.
Please inquire with manager about catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Davie Street
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Parking details
We offer street parking and public pay parking on the premises
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Public transit
There is public transportation available, the bus stop is 50972 or 50974 and they are located on Georgia street
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Entertainment
Brazilian regional dancers on the weekend.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Come and Celebrate the most important Woman in our lives !
Taker her somewhere different this year! Take her to " Brazil " for a day!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 88 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.9
service
3.7
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 4 days ago

A fresh and exciting way to dine that makes the whole experience worth the price. The meat is on the lower end of quality as can be expected with this sort of buffet-styled restaurant, but overall well prepared and nicely served.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The variety of meat is not too much around five or six, but the service is good and the location is value.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our second visit for our volunteer apreciation...lots of meat presented at our table and really enjoyable salad bar as well as hot foods. Worth the visit.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Decided to try out Rio for my birthday with the family. The service was good as the waiter and those serving the food were very nice and cordial. The food started really well and everything was juicy and flavourful. As the evening wore on, we found the meats becoming more dry and saltier. This can perhaps be attributed to it being a weeknight and the restaurant wasn't near capacity; therefore, I assume that there was no urgent need for them to prepare fresh product every time. The meats were rotated and left at the bbq until everything was consumed. The salad bar had a nice mix of items although everyone at the table agreed that there needed to be something acidic available to balance the heaviness of the proteins. All in all, it was a fun experience with good, not spectacular offerings. I recon a return visit would be warranted for another special occasion only as the price point is a little high for frequent dining.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

food was great. all staff were very friendly

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I would never recommend Rio Brazilian Steakhouse.
Poor ambiance, nothing here hints of being in Brazil. Looks like any other buffet style resturant.
Staff were friendly, service was minimal, the 2 dancers were tacky, they dance their way around the tables a couple of times a night. They are doing their best and it must be tough. Not their fault.
Food, hit and miss:
Lamb was the best, although lacking in flavor it was super tender.
Most beef was really rare and/or chewy and dry.
Pork, the same.
The Bacon wrapped Chicken was good, can't go wrong with that combo.
The baby back ribs were okay.
There was Beef Ribs but they ran out so never got to try them.
Chicken hearts were tasty.
Portuguese Sausage was pretty good.
Salad bar buffet was minimal as well, not what it looks as advertised at all.
Sangria was tasty but not sure if there was really any alcohol wine in it.
Wouldn't go back. It was a waste of money.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Dishes and cups were dirty. Beef and chicken burnt and dry. The pork undercooked. Only this good was the interm Manager Mauricio. We have been to every Rodizo restaurant west of Quebec and this by far is not recommended ever.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service! I did find a lot of the beef offerings to be quite rare and a little chewy. Salad bar was great, as was the sangria. Upbeat atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Celebrating with friends. We had a lovely time! Staff was very nice and friendly, also they sent over complimentary sparkling wine for toasting!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Good. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA + SERVICE

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

My boyfriend and I love Rio Steakhouse! Food is delicious and an amazing value. We've been coming here for special occasions since 2016. Staff is extremely accommodating and we love the salad bar/hot food options :) My boyfriend is also a competitive bodybuilder so this restaurant is more diet friendly for him during prep season than other restaurants. I love that we have our GO TO place in downtown Vancouver.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great time and great food!

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I was so excited to introduce my husband to this style of eating. My children and I have gone in a number of different cities. We had to take my (109lb) thirteen year old daughter out for a robust dessert after.. buffet was sparse, cheese bread even more so and meat delivery very intermittent. Tasty enough but poor value.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The salad buffet was great. Some of the meat dishes were overlooked and tough. I was expecting better.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Meat was tough, cheap cuts. Only one recommended, the top sirloin. The pineapple was great. Very loud, obnoxious, drunk people at next table. Understand the loud music for when the dancers were doing their thing but after that they need to turn it down. Date and I had something important to talk about but couldn’t even hear each other!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Went with a group of 6. The food was amazing! The service was friendly and fast. I've already recommended it to everyone at work!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Very good food

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A friend moved here from New Zealand. We took him here for an experience he’s never had

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Every moment in Rio restaurant was very good. Thank u.:)

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The server looked very sad in serving us ! We didn’t want to ask for help during dining ! Thank you.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. I’ve been to Rio a few times and this experience was the absolute worst. The food was salty! The inconstancy in the cooking was awful. The meat was either blue rare or tough. Everything tasted the same and the quality of the meat was poor. I don’t think I’ll ever eat lamb again I was so turned off by the gameyness of it, and I normally love lamb. Salad bar was awful. No variety and the piyaya was mushy. The serive in this place is the only reason it didn’t get scored a 1. Amazing service, food was served fast and with a smile and drinks were always filled. When you’re paying $40 a plate I expect way more than tough salty meat

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Delicious food and great value especially when feeding a couple of hungry young men.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 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.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 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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4.0Dined on February 1, 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Lots of meat. Entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Really good Food and good experience

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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