Rio Brazilian Steakhouse - Coquitlam

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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.
What 625 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.2
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.7
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The sides were horrible but the meat was amazing. Love the experience but they really need to work on those side dishes

BH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual Rio did not disappoint. Meats served were delicious and our service was great.
It is always a fun place to go !

S
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Was worth the money for sure, I was so full and satisfied with with the quality and selection at the salad bar and the meat.
However, our reservation was at 5:00, we got there 3 minutes before 5 and were told they were not open yet she closed the door again. The bathrooms were messy and the windows were sooo dirty.

OT
Brazil
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience was good. Service was quickly, polite and friendly. Food was delicious and all the meats were juicy.
I’ll definitely come back soon

KR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here for a friends 50th birthday party and this place did not disappoint. Accommodating a large group of twelve as well as ensuring our parties needs were all met made the evening amazing. The food was excellent and our server was awesome. Couldn’t have picked a better venue.

QB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My out of town colleagues had a GooD time, It was a Blast, TQ!

JR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I've come here for my birthday for 3 years in a row now. Today I was a little disappointed in regards to a couple things; when I first got there, almost every dish on the table was still dirty. We had a table for 15. The place is very dimly lit, so to say that I could feel the grunge on the plate still, is pretty yucky. When I brought it under the light, I could see smears on the plates and even small food particles, on some tongs as well. The service was also not as great as it had been previously. I felt like I missed out on a lot of meat that went by; the waiters should make a point to ask everyone. The bathroom is gross; it seems very dirty, and one toilet began to flood when I tried to flush it so that my child could use it. It was quite a turn off to have dirty dishes to start off, but then a gross bathroom made me question the overall cleanliness of the place. I hope the employees and managers step their games back up, as I went from a 4 star rate to a and I'm thinking it is more like a 2.5 🤷‍♀️. The food in the salad bar was oddly all salty tasting.

L
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a family date on Saturday and I absolutely loved it. The food was incredible full of options. The servers were super nice and helpful. And the dancers made the night extra fun. Loved going to RIO

PB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

We’ve had three meals at this location and two of the three were amazing.
This meal lacked in the food Quality department. The restaurant was very slow and I think the kitchen had trouble with their rhythm. We will be back though, the staff was great, the setting great and I’m sure next time the food will be at the level we expect.

EA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Everyone loved the various steak and roast menus, specially the lamb roast and beef ribs. Service was well-timed and friendly. Its expensive but couples night (promotion - valid on Wednesday) were reasonable. I would recommend to add couple of more side dishes along with a few more desert options.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere, service, and food were excellent!

L
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was lovely super attentive. The food was outstanding and the Samba show was a lot of fun! We will definitely came back and recommend for all friends and family!

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Meat was chewy. Salad bar not that great. Side dishes were too old and dried...
Service was not that good, 20 minutes to get some beer served. The girl serving the meat was great.
Hygiene was not good. Not coming back definitely.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great time on our anniversary night, great variety in meats, excellent service and entertainment.

We definitely would recommend others to visit Rio Brazilian Steakhouse!

U
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

We've been to the downtown location and its always great this is the 1st time we tried coquitlam and we were really disappointed. We had a reservation and it took them a couple of.mins to prepare the table.. if we had a resrrvation already it shouldve been fixed prior to us coming.. but they actually tried their best to accommodate us in a fast way.. service is kinda slow.. it was only 2 or 3 servers going around aside from the people bringing the meat.. so to get a glass of water, we needed to wait. The biffet of sides smelled bad alreqdy specially the vegetables.. it felt like the veggies were there for a long time already. There wasnt much choices as well.. meats were good except for the chicken sashimi that they served us. The grilled chicken was raw.. like sashimi. We let the server know and he said sorry. Took the plate then left. Thats it. Nothing else. Never came back to our table. Pay the bill and go. The bill was $350 for 6 of us. Worth it? Nope.

OT
Vancouver
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a family dinner. Especially on Monday when we found out that kids eat free! Our server was lovely, she was very friendly and attentive. The bbq meats kept coming around and were delicious. The whole dinner was a great experience and we were all stuffed. I will recommended it to all my friends.

IA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As a Master Chef with over 50 years' experience, I found the establishment to be neat, clean and well-run. The food was phenomenal and plentiful. The serving staff was attentive and friendly, being on point for our every need.
The one thing that gave me and my party pause was the lack of information concerning what was on the BBQ and coming around. I did miss out on two items due to that oversight - the lamb and ribs. Other than that, the whole Rio Brazilian Steakhouse experience was totally enjoyable.
It is not a restaurant; it is an EXPERIENCE!! One well-worth returning for.

OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Horrible service, horrible food, horrible environment (loud with naked dancers around), even the caipirinha was horrible :-( we didn’t get the type of meat we requested, ordered more bananas and didn’t get it, and the “gauchos” didn’t know how to cut and serve the meat. Really disappointing and over priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We were underwhelmed. Many places offer exotic meats and varied vegetable, cold meat and dessert options. Theirs was very limited.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was an awesome experience

S
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my boyfriends birthday which I indicated on the reservation but now that I think about it there was no recognition from the restaurant. I guess if you want something you need to actually phone in or speak to someone. But that’s ok - we had a good experience. The salad bar has a lot of choices and the skewers of meat kept coming. We came for lunch so the noise level was low but I suspect at dinner when the restaurant is full it would get noisy. The food tasted great. Only 2 salad dressings at the salad bar - French and something that looked like it might have been Caesar (next to a pan of romaine) but we couldn’t decipher the flavour. Possibly Miracle Whip. I will definitely go again.

S
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyable experience, loved seeing the dancers. Loved all the meat walking around. Fun, different, will be back

OT
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were recommended by friends. And it exceeded our expectations. Great place with incredible service friendly and engaging staff. The food was super fresh the meats were juicy and tasteful. On our list of places to keep coming back for sure.

MD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Customer service was over the top. They kept checking on us to make sure we were ok.

CJ
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing!i will definitely recommend it to a friend.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and Fernando was a awesome. So great to have a true Brazilian to guide us through our dinner😊

W
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

The buffet table was not visually appealing and not well stocked. The meats that we given at the table were fatty and tasteless. The servers though were very attentive and friendly.

DZ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, wonderful service, and fantastic atmosphere!

a
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went early for dinner, as suggested by other reviewers. Service was awesome, super friendly staff. Lots of meat variety. Salad bar was more than adequate, salsa was super refreshing, and perfect with the meats. House red was tasty and full-bodied. Meats were well-done mostly until we asked for cooler temperatures. Great experience. A little far out in location but worth the trip.

T
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

While the staff was amazing, meat and selection of meat was decent, the salad bar should get a negative star

KD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

We arrived at 2:30 last Sunday and we felt rushed out because they have to close at 4pm. There is no information about their working hours in the website, otherwise I would've booked it earlier. We only had 4 options of meat (2 types of meat, sausage and chicken drums). When I asked for something else the answer was that there was nothing available because they will close at 4. The meat wasn't great at all.
The server was super nice with us, the beer was great, but the main business is about brazilian bbq and we didn't have that experience at all.

I strongly suggest that the opening/closing hours be advertised in the website, to avoid this kind of situation.

AM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The food is overpriced the salads weren't fresh... I think they can improve it, and for what you pay you should get better cuts.

M
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

This Rio is not as good as the one in Vancouver. The buffet does not offer any kid friendly items and is poorly maintained. The server forgot to bring drinks several times and when he did bring them, they were incorrect. We had a party of 9 and felt ignored by the staff. I would have to say the food was good except for most items on the buffet.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

The food was not good buffet was horrible, meat had no flavour but salt took forever to get drinks ..

RD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I had read mixed opinions on this place.. but decided to give it a try!
We sat down, and the meat started showing up immediately. It was hot and plentiful. Salad bar was mediocre.. fair selection, but lacking in flavour in some dishes.
Staff were great.. very attentive and professional!
Definitely will go back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Superb service and attentiveness. I had to wait outside for about 10 minutes in the cold because I arrived too early and they had no place for guests to wait in. Diners will be full by the end of their meals. Protein will be served on intervals, but the salad greens will be keeping you preoccupied unless you’re out to really get your meat fix, because the meat might not arrive as fast as you may want it. The place is a bit dark and gloomy and could use better lighting to entice guests to dine here with a brighter mood all together.

B
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The amount of Food was fabulous I was disappointed that the lunch did not have a show I didn’t see anything on the Website about that ,or I missed it . The staff were amazing and there Lemonade was amazing

DY
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Good selection on the salad bar/buffet. The caipirinhas - authentic and delicious. The churrasco - fantastic, particularly the lamb. The best part - the samba dancers - these ladies are so unbelievably talented - and contributes to a great atmosphere.

CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience1

Food was plentiful however the salads were not fresh went to get some green leaf salad and flies were all over it. Meat although good had no flavour. The meat server however was excellent the only thing that was good

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was first time. Amazing

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