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Rio Rodizio Churrascaria

4.2
752 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
Rio Rodizio Churrascaria is an all-you-can-eat dining experience like no other. Sit back, relax, and enjoy this popular Brazilian, Rodizio-style barbecue, where perfectly seasoned cuts of beef, pork, filet mignon, chicken, ham, turkey wrapped in bacon, and Brazilian sausage are slow-roasted on large skewers. The sizzling cuts of meat and poultry are brought to you and carved tableside by authentic Gaucho chefs. You may choose from as many different cuts of meat as you like. Featured meats include beef rib, top sirloin, flank steak, skirt steak, shell steak, lamb, teriyaki chicken and more. Our Rodizio is accompanied by traditional Brazilian side dishes like: rice, beans, fries, fried bananas… And an extravagant all-you-can-eat 30-item salad bar fit for a king or queen. Rio Rodizio Churrascaria also offers an ala carte menu that will be sure to please your taste buds. Also a variety of delicious house-made desserts that include freshly made cakes, tarts, and other temptations.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 11:30AM to 10:00PM
Friday: 11:30AM to 11PM
Saturday: 12:00PM to 11:00PM
Sunday: 11:00AM - 9:00PM
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Phone number
(908) 206-0060
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Give your guests something to talk about; have Rio Rodizio cater your next event.

Weddings, birthdays, tastings, private barbecues, office parties and much more.

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 22 West
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Parking details
On premise parking.
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Public transit
NJ Transit to Union Station
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Entertainment
Join us for Happy Hour!!! Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7pm all specialty cocktails, sangria by glass, tap beers and wines by glass are half price!!!

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Special events & promotions
Rio Rodizio Churrascaria private dining room is the perfect setting for special tastings, private dinners, intimate parties and corporate functions. Our private room comes with the proper hookups that will enable you to use your own audio/visual equipment.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 752 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We enjoyed our food. It was lunch time and everything was fresh, hot, and delicious.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

We have been to the same company establishment in South Carolina 9the service and food was amazing in SC) and were excited to visit the New Jersey location. We were seated right away (had a reservation for 8pm got there about 745). We were waiting for our waiter for a good ten minutes before he came to introduce himself, we requested to have a lit candle at our table as all the other tables had (this never happened) I ordered a coke but it did not taste exactly like Coke so I returned it and was never offered a refill on my water the entire time we were there. The hot food on the buffet was not hot but more like room temp (not good). Not sure if we received bad service because it was a busy Saturday night or if this is standard. Oh be prepared for the automatic 15% gratuity as part of the bill when you're ready to leave.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I had a great Night .. This is a nice place , nice service, the people, everything was perfect for me

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved the Rodizio style. The servers were more than attentive. If you've never eaten this style, here are a couple hints...Don't fill up a the salad bar,... and don't be afraid to pass on the early offering of turkey sausage and chicken...wait out the beef cuts. I like my steak very rare and they were very able to accommodate me. Final note...they include a 15% gratuity on the check. If you don't look carefully, you may double tip. I added to bring to 20%.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Lava cake was surprisingly good. Overall good experience and food was great for a god price.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My girlfriend and I just finished an amazing dinner at this restaurant!
After we saw some of the reviews we weren’t sure about trying the place out but we are sooo glad we did.
First of all the place it’s gorgeous, New York style restaurant with modern decor, beautiful high ceilings and perfect lighting. The food was outstanding, the meat guys were very attentive and they served the meats exactly the way we wanted, they carry a great selection with different cuts of beef, pork, chicken and lamb, all meats were cooked to perfection.
Our waiter was very friendly and attentive, and so was the manager who checked on us few times throughout our dinner.
My girlfriend had this amazing cocktail called Brazilian Mojito with coconut and grilled pineapple which was delicious, and I enjoyed a glass of their house red which it’s made on their own vineyard.
Highly recommend this place! Can’t wait to go back!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went here for Rodizio and it was a terrible experience. The servers barely brought any meat over. I believe there were about 5 or 6 different meats presented to us. They were all over cooked as well. The service was very slow. I would not recommend this restaurant. There are others that are way better in the area.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Simply put, the experience was not good. Bad service, over cooked food and charged for something we didn’t order (they did remove it)

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We only got to try out a few dishes, the dishes were cold and the meat was extremely salty.
There was a cod fish which was just dry and salty. The beef and beans was the only dish that was tasty. It was way overpriced for $40 a person, I would've expected better service, taste and selection of food.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We have been here several times and always had a good experience. But this time was not the case. The only meat that kept circulating was either chicken sausage or roasted chicken steak and beef ribs came around once. The salad bar was not replenished nor did it seem to be rotated out. Definitely was not worth the 98$ next time we will go elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Brazilian steakhouses are always fun; this was a decent one, though not the best one we've been to. Bit pricey, but nice for a special occasion. The food was pretty good and fairly varied, and we liked both the meats and the buffet. And my mother mentioned to our server that it was her birthday, and when we got dessert they brought it with a candle and "Happy Birthday!" written on the plate in chocolate, without us asking them to do it. So that was nice. Sometimes the servers disappeared for extended periods, which was kind of annoying, but overall we'd go there again.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our daughters 19th birthday. I mentioned it prior to coming and nobody remembered to say anything. You should make a note and do that upon people’s arrival that is a nice special touch. The birthday cake was forgotten at the end. We’ve been going here for years and the meat swords used to be flowing extremely and now one comes every 10 minutes. We still love the place. Just didn’t feel the money is well spent.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The meat that was served had no flavor it was extremely salty, and it seemed like they only had 3 selections, I constantly requested to taste chicken or steak all if which was so salty. I would not recommend this place. If you decide to go drink plenty of water

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

I live in Massachusetts and for my husband’s birthday we went to New Jersey to spend the weekend and do somethings he wanted to do. I looked up Brazilian Churrascarias because my husband loves these types of restaurants and Rio Rodizio came up with pretty good reviews. When we got there, we did get seated right away because we had a reservation but no one came to get our drinks or welcome us to the restaurant. The variety of food was not that great and the food needed more flavor. The guys coming around with the meat kept skipping our table and only had like 4 different types of meat. It seemed very disorganized and I was really upset that I brought my husband here for his birthday. Overall the place looks nice and the waiter was nice but service needs improvement.

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Slow service overpriced salad bar was very basic. ....would not repeat

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Rodizio was excellent... The only thing I was a little disappointed in were the side dishes... Some were very dry and temperature wasn't consistent... Barely warm

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Our server was amazing and everyone there made it a better experience. Definitely would go back!!!

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2.0Dined on February 17, 2018

If you are hungry and looking for a quick Rodizio fix go to Rio 22. The hot bar definitely is great but that is as far as I would go. The selection of meats are decent however the flavor misses the mark completely. The meats are gas cooked so if you are looking for authentic tasting Brazilian BBQ look else where. The meats are saturated in butter, garlic & salt which takes away from the meats. The chicken had a almost rubber texture which made me lose my appetite almost completely after the first round. This is probably due the way it was cooked via gas... My wife had the salmon and it came out with in 5 mins of the order which surprised the both of us, unfortunately the flavor was bland and the fish was dry which really didn't have any flavor. Pitcher of Sangria with Champagne (white) seemed to be really watered down with juice and had little to no alcohol. Ambiance however is very nice definitely recommend 1st date for apps or drinks. Definitely disappointed and will not be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Enjoyed fine dining on Valentines Day & I must say that we enjoyed every bit. Highly recommended 👍

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Had tapas instead if the rodizio meat buffet and it was just as good. Very filling and good variety of food.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Low energy, uninterested and unnattractive wait staff. Poor service and lots of mistakes. Food average. Will definitely NOT go back.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

There were long lengths of time between when the waiters would serve meat. They also served garlic bread instead of meat at times. Although they say they have over 20 types of meat, we only had about 8-10.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good food, really enjoyed the rodizio for lunch. The only thing is that my friend and I noticed that some servers we're staring and whispering. I don't know if that was personal or not but it was kinda unpleasant. We came for lunch and stayed a long time, but the place was empty so we didn't think we were bothering anyone. The rodizio and buffet were worth it. Good cocktail too.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

This place was amazing. I came here for my 7th year anniversary and I’m happy I chose this spot. The staff was AMAZING and the ambiance was OUTSTANDING. Although it was kind of pricey it was worth it

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Beer was warm when served, Food was good but our waiter was very inattentive, he was barely at our table but kept up with his other tables. The other servers bringing the meat around mostly walked past our table because 2 of our guests requested well done meats. It would have been better if the staff paid more attention

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Lunch special gives you full buffet and rodizio for $23! Food was good and drinks were awesome. Can't complain at all.... good experience.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Farewell dinner for nanny

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

One of the best rodizios in the state. Food and service excellent and Better be hungry when u go there. Well with the drive. Definitely be back for an excellent meal!

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Waitress was horrible. Was worrying about friends that worked at the restaurant and just got off at the next table instead of her regular tables. The sangria had no alcohol in it tasted like juice out of a container. Complained to waitress totally ignored us didn't even remove from bill. To expensive for the value of the food and service. Always passed by this place and wanted to try now that we did we will never try again. Horrible experience for the amount of money that was spent and horrible service. The guys that clean the tables were more friendly and helpful then our waitress. Hope tips are shared because they deserved it more then she did.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Family Dining

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Greatest meat ever

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great service and ambience!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Great place ,good food, nice decore ,meat was fantastic ,definitely will recommend to many.

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2.0Dined on December 16, 2017

This is my third time here. My first experience was great. We were in a big group, service was amazing. Then the second time it was just me and my boyfriend and service was just not good. We asked 4 times where our drinks were and the Rodizio meats rarely came to us. Now this last time was the worst. I made a reservation weeks in advance for my boyfriend's 25th and was placed right on top of another couple to our right and a party of 8 to our left. It was extremely close and uncomfortable. Then we never got our cards that said feed me or stuffed, so the meat took forever until our waitress finally came back around ! I've spent so much money here and i was placed in the corner and felt terrible because I wanted to make my boyfriend's birthday special ! He was smushed and hungry. Dont think I'll give them anymore of my money after that experience. So sad :/

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

It took much too long for the Rodizio meats to come out, as well as too much delay time between serving. I guess they want you to fill up on the salad bar 1st to save on the amount of meat people will have room to consume.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

The food is good but the buffet doesn't have that much option. It's quite at lunch time. It's not busy and you can get rodizio and buffet for less than $25. The desserts are good too.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great we were there early 5 pm reservation it was not busy yet but the servers were there with food so fast we could not keep up that was great would definitely go ba k

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Service is top notch, please adjust lower price. The meat was tasty and coming fast. Waiters friendly. Parking pretty on that day. Salad selection wide and table well set.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

I truly enjoyed the place and the food. I will definitely be back and I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I swung by for dinner and were blown away how great the food was. Even though the place a busy Saturday night atmosphere we still received our food and drinks in respectable time. We will definitely be back and bring our friends along. Possibly will host my company Xmas dinner here

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