Rio Brazilian Steakhouse

4.0
130 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Brazilian Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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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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
What 130 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
4.1
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.8
Value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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E
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was mostly tasteless. Need more seasoning.

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E
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The service was really good. The buffet is fresh. The meat is ok. I don't like rare meat so they offered as "well done" option without asking them. It was a kind gesture.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Some beef is overcooked. You need to let the servers know the doneness you prefer, so that they will bring it to your table. And pineapple is really good!

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G
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The meats are mostly tasteless. Not the best variety. Good thing kids are free on Mondays, otherwise not worth it. Other food very little variety.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The meat could have had a little more flavor. Overall, it was a great experience.

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BB
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really fun atmosphere, good meats and a nice buffet worth the 40$

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W
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food ... great experience
It is unique in the manner in which food is presented and served.

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The meat was delicious and there was a good variety of different steak cuts, lamb, chicken, pork, and seafood. The service was excellent, and I would definitely come back

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AH
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only things I was t happy with they didn’t have Lamb that night that makes me so sad

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UR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible restaurant, terrible staff, terrible food. Filthy bathrooms and premises.

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BL
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Beef Ribs were so yummy. I couldn't stop eating. I dreamt of it last night. I wasn't into Chicken Hearts before, now I am. I will definitely be back. Drooling. He he. Oh, my gosh. The dancers had so much energy. I totally did the work out before eating. Haha. Huggies.

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NJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Loved the food loved the dancers xant wait to to do it again

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TP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing meat, very friendly staff, quick service, very good prices, we have been to brazilian bbq alot in edmonton and calgary this was a very good price and the roof top patio was neat.
This food was very well cooked however, the salad bar was not as good as i thought it would be and my wife did not care for much of it
it was a little small and not much to choose from.
Other then that. I will be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was excellent. The entire staff seemed focussed on making everyone’s dining experience memorable. The food was truly lovely - perfectly prepared and presented and everything on the menu was brought by the table often. The salad bar is well stocked and both my date and I left very pleased!

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KP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always an incredible experience- as one of my friends said that evening: "this is like Chucky Cheese for adults!". Fun experience, great service, incredible food.

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MB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been several times. Arrive HUNGRY and get your money's worth of delicious meats!

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N
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

We arrived and were seated and served. Then a huge party arrived and we weren't served anymore.
We moved and it was worse. The meat was very salty and not much variety. We had to ask for items to come around. Not a very good experience for my first time. There should also be a dessert option that you don't have to pay for. Too expensive for what it was.

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A
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

We went on a Saturday and it was good service but everything was way over salted. Why was the white rice salted? The paella was over done, mushy and salty. All the meats were salty except the lamb and beef rib that were tender. Even the baked cheese muffin bites were salty. The service was great the dancers were engaging and entertaining but I wouldn't go back. We hadn't gone in over 5 years and are reminded why we shouldn't come back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service and sirloin are excellent!

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FR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We came on Saturday and after visiting for the last 6 years, it was the best I have seen so far. Thank you for making it better for the people. The owner and the manager are always amazing. Some staff before never smiled or werent nice to customers but it seems you have fixed this so thay is great.

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LB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Like it like it!!!!!
Good food nice people ,Brasilian dancing

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e
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The quality of the food is not very good, especially for the price you pay. The salad bar is over cooked and not very fresh. I’ve been to other Brazilian steakhouse and this is by far the worst.

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DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They have greatly improved from their old location. I was skeptical about trying them again after a big disappointment at their last location. I would totally recommend people who were disappointed last time to give it another try.

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JL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Those who gave them five stars must have lost their taste and no idea what the service is.
The meat was too salty and some were tough.
Above all, the worst thing was, they already put the tip on the bill, even though the service was disgusting.
I will never come here again!

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RS
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The place isn’t bad, we went there to watch the world cup game, but for some reason the TVs were out of sync with each other, so the other side if the place would get images 3 seconds before us, and that was quite frustrating. But in regards to the service, it was great

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M
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

I was a bit unhappy with the food. Expensive for the quality of the food.

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MM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

We have been To Rio many times over the years . Every time the options get smaller and smaller and the variety is diminishing. The salad bar is EXTREMELY small and our choices for the meats was VERY limited 1 lamb , 1 chicken , 1 pork and about 4 types of beef . We only saw the lamb once our entire stay , chicken and pork twice and beef was constant . Staff was very friendly and the drinks where good but overall not impressed , which is unfortunate we really liked this place .

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g
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Good choice of simple meat dishes, nice buffet selection. The only thing I missed was French fries, which would have been a good carb addition to all that meat!

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CA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

My husband and I are meat lovers, so I was excited when a co-worker recommended this place. I booked a table for our family of 3 for Father's day. Unfortunately, our celebration coincided with a FIFA World Cup game, and just our luck Brazil was playing, ergo the place was packed and our table reservation was at their patio on a corner table with no umbrella on a scorching hot summer day. Of course I declined that table, so they "politely" asked us to wait another 30 minutes to get a table inside. When we're finally seated, all the food that my co-worker mentioned such as roasted chicken hearts, cinnamon pineapple, paella or arroz, and meat wrapped in bacon were not served, so it was really disappointing.

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and food.

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H
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Boyfriend loves the all-you-can-eat amount of meat while he's on keto diet. While I enjoyed balancing the meal with salad/ carbohydrate bar. Servers are friendly and efficient.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The meat was terrible! Waitress took forever to get our drinks.

The menu advertised in the website is old and they do not offer most of the items (I should say the expensive ones..), making no difference to eat at lunch or dinner (even though the price is 50% higher on dinner).

If you looking for an authentic Brazilian barbecue, this is not the place!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Probably the worst restaurant I’ve ever been to. The food was obviously leftover from several days on the buffet and the meats were all very cheap cuts of meat.
The restaurant itself was drab and dreary. The only saving grace was the wait staff who were all very nice.

We went for my mother in laws birthday and were extremely disappointed.

Pay a little extra and go to a real Brazilian rodizio

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BH
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was greeted with a smile, the food was great and the staff deserve their tips!! Would highly recommend, great food.

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EC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I remember the restaurant when it was at the Robson side of Denmen. Which was over 10 years ago. The ambience is very similar but the selection was much more varied than it was at my recent visit. I remember exotic meats such as moose. At this new location there was an abundance of beef selection such as sirloin and rump but limited in other meats. The meats were cooked well but the beef to me was not tender. The salad bar had a good selection.
My favourite item was the grilled pineapple at this steakhouse.

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MS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Better to have more food choices !

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r
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've decided to have my birthday dinner at Rio because it's my name so why not. It was my first time and had no idea it's all-you-can-eat. I made the best decision! Different kinds of meat come every 5min and they are super juicy and delicious! Will come back for sure and I recommend this restaurant 100%. Oh also they gave me a special mini cake and complimentary champagne for my family and I. I was very impressed and happy.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was great

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food, night show and views of English Bay.

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U
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

The cuts were not high quality. Some were even hard to chew. The salad station was very sad looking.

Patio was too loud from one table.

On a positive note, Servers were very nice.

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