Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

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211 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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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 211 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.0
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4.2
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3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The service was fantastic and food was very good. I’m disappointed the new location of the restaurant does not have an elevator. It was difficult for my sister to get her baby stroller up the stairs on her own, but thankfully we could help her get it back down. I imagine the lack of accessibility must be a serious barrier for people with physical disabilities.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Peu de variété de viandes pour ce type de restaurant.
Buffet également assez pauvre.
Loin des références en la matière comme Texas de Brazil à MIAMI mais prix équivalent.

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GA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

All good. Service was slow at the beginning, but improved soon. Absolutely recommended if you like meat!!!

MM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As someone who follows keto this is the perfect place to eat.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Average foods, good location and friendly service

GD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I liked the food and attendance, but the floor was slippery and didn't look clean.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We go here quite often as the outdoor roof top patio on Denman is fun. Their beef is medium rare usually but many servers don’t quite understand that many customers want this nice pink juicy meat and will try to cut are more well done portion. Same with the fat. Many people want the fat...it’s the most delicious part! We will keep going because...never ending meat on sticks!! What’s not to love?!

D
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Fantastic food and service. Great location. Salad bar great.

LF
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

great service and great food, very enjoyable evening and have already recommended to my friends, will definitely return

MS
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I ordered dessert for the birthday but they didn't do anything. Actually, it happened again.

A
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was good, but not AMAZING as the price charges for.
The first batch of meat was SO rare that I couldn’t even chew. I only drank a pop, and the total price JUST FOR ME was over $53.
It’s a good place to go and really fun environment in general, but the value definitely wasn’t $40 just to eat. The right value would be between $25-$30.
For this price there are many other places that are WAY better. Wouldn’t recommend to a friend.

E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a team lunch here. The team loved it. Will definitely come back.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Spent the afternoon on the patio in the sun drinking wine and eating meat-what could be better? The meats were moist the top sirloin was nice and med rare, the rump should be too but was still moist. The pork was juicy and tasty.

M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience!!! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and the food is outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took me back home! I loved the food, staff was sweet and brought us all the good food.

KL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We visited Rio Brazilian Steakhouse as a group. As we went around 6pm, they were not quite that busy so the barbeques meats came rather quickly at the beginning. We pretty much ate all that we can in the first 30 minutes. The service staff were friendly and efficient. Some unfortunately did not understand English clearly. Hence the importance of using thr red/green coloured card to signal whether you want more food or not is important. This type of Brazilian barbeque was a first for most of our group. We all thought the experience was very good. We enjoyed the food quality and taste. We would recommend Rio Brazilian Steakhouse for anyone who has not enjoyed this unique cuisine experience.

l
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Our server was rude. She was always giving us looks and when we asked the owner the same questions we asked our server, he had no problem doing them. I didn't like her attitude.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great place, love the food .come hungry ,

RE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great dancers, super service.
The card gimmick is unique and funny.
Will be back for sure

V
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Sat down for 10 mins before I got up to ask for water. Waitress brought 1 water for our party of 4.

Everything was extremely salty and dry. Only good thing was those fried bananas and when we asked for more, they said the kitchen closed. (No one announced last call).

Overall a terrible experience on all counts. I would have donated the $180 to charity and skipped that meal had I known.

IS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We visited Rio for my mom's birthday. We enjoyed all the different cuts of meat and our server was great! She brought us sparkling wine to celebrate the occasion - much appreciated!

CS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I've been to similar restaurants and found the salad bar limited and no dessert bar seems weird. The meat was probably high quality but it was all super salty. The "large" $11 cocktails were actually just a regular drink with too much ice. Cost would have been ok if there were more options on the salad bar to constitute multiple trips.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s day

BP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food. Just arrive early since finding available street parking can be difficult.

MN
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The restaurant should include at least a simple dessert to the self-service menu. The fee just includes appetizer and main dish.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

The meats were salty at times. They didn't serve bread when we were seated, we had to wait until a server came so we could ask.

Grilled pineapple was very good. Lamb was great except that it was salty. But overall we enjoyed the experience, it's great for the price and we'd probably go again as long as the price stays the same.

HS
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food, not too fancy, lots to choose from. Above expectations, will come again for sure.

l
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food , excellent service and I would recommend this place to everyone

AM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Not everything needs to be served cold. The entire restaurant had a bad fushy smell. Only the bbq pork ribs and the bottle of wine were good.

JM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food and service. The entertainment was very good as well. This is a experience, the cost is a bit high but as long as you are hungry it is a good night out. I wouldn't recommend this as a every day thing but for an event or special occasion it would be great.

A
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

It was good, but we arrived at 5:30, they were opening so they didn't have a lot of things ready. It was dinner but no bbq ribs yet not pão de queijo until the very end (almost 7 pm). We'll give it a second chance but arriving a little bit later. Suggestion to the restaurant: if you open at a certain hour, try to have everything ready or open later.

C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall this a great place for larger groups! The meat is not self-served, as staff bring around various types of meat throughout the night but felt the pace of serving was sufficient.

FL
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a good time. We enjoyed the food, drinks were good as well.

IS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The overall experience was not that good. For the price charged the food offered is not good enough.

BB
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

It was our first time here. We thoroughly enjoy the food and the entertainment.
The service was fantastic.

SH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and amazing food. Not so much the salad bar, but the meat quality,taste, and variety was great.

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious meats, music was a bit too loud during dances but was welcome with the live entertainment. Our server had trouble remembering requests for water and unnecessarily took away a place setting for someone who was late. Would definitely want to come again but $40 is steep.

OT
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

A fun experience. Bring your appetite and leave the vegetarians home.

JR
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It's a nice place. The meats the offer are not a big deal but the salad bar and the ambience is great!

SF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The meat was too little and there were times that servers skip our table.

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