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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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4.1

service

4.2

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4.0

value

4.0

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Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on December 4, 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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·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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·Dined on November 25, 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 19, 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 19, 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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·Dined on November 18, 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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·Dined on November 14, 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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·Dined on November 12, 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 10, 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 2, 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 28, 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 27, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 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 20, 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 19, 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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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Extraordinary for all people who loves to eat much meat from beef, lamb, chicken, pork or pineapple with cinnamon

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Rio. The food was amazing and the service super friendly. Our waitress was very attantite and even gave us a free desert to celebrate my friends birthday! Our night was super fun definitely going back

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good brazilian food. Excelent and friendly service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our service was amazing super friendly and attentive. the food kept coming around and it was all very tasty. Great place for an authentic dinner

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Delicious food. Great service. Entertaining atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our map took us to the "old" location which didn't have any signs indicating they moved. I called and figured out they were quite a few blocks away.

Not the best cuts of meat, and salad bar was less than impressive.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Good food and good service, smiling staff!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

What an amazing experience!! Food and meets was super tasteful!! Meat servers was always around, our waiter very friendly! Overall an awesome experience!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

I have been to Rio before for dinner but this was our lunch experience and it was amazing! Friendly service and authentic food. Great value

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 25, 2017

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!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The waiters were nice, friendly. Food was great. Meat was exceptional. Salad bar great. Overall good experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Healthy, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very bad salad bar, also the food was too slow to serve. Very disappointment about this restaurant

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Friendly staff and nice service. we enjoyed all you can eat churrasco with brazilian dishes buffet.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 7, 2017

It was great to go to the steakhouse new location and see they still had the great Brazilian staff
We had a great time
Too bad their is no entertainment on Sundays

Tags: Fun, Authentic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a great time . Servers very friendly. Food is awesome. They have moved closer to Davie st. New spot is much more open.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Amazing food!! We love Rio and it keeps getting better. The sever was so nice. She always checked on us to make everything was good. The meats were incredible super tasty. Definitely be going back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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