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Rio Brazillian Steakhouse

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689 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L3, Canada
+1 604-568-7722
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm Brazilian and this place embarrasses me. I went there and the food was terribly dry, the meat was burnt and the service was a bad joke. I spent more than 40CAD/person to have a terrible dining experience. I'm not going back there again ever....

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Thank IshidaEd
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously, I felt embarrassed to have my Canadian friends with me.. that's not the real Brazilian food.. they push you to eat a lot of fried bananas (which is the only thing that it's good, at least) the rest of the food tastes like nothing.

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Thank Emmanuelle B
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97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was introduced to this restaurant by a friend from Argentina who lives in Vancouver. I fell in love with this place from the first time I went in. I've dined alone and I've dined with one other person, never a large group. The food is plentiful from the buffet they provide to the meat coming around to your table.... More 

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Thank Peter E
Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch on a Friday. My husband loves meat so this was an ideal restaurant. The meat selection was minimal. They had to keep repeating the same 5 items. The best items were the sausage and pork which tasted marinated. The chicken and 2 types of beef were bland. The service was good and attentive. If you are early... More 

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Thank Damaris M
Toronto, Canada
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248 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Rio Brazillian offers all forms of latin - Brazilian foods with an menu that will bring a smile to your face. The staff are friendly and helpful with selections of entre and beverages. A+

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Thank skaszab2016
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to many Brazilian steak houses so I have higher standards than some people. Love the whole theme. Show is always entertaining...but food is sometimes lacking. Had to wave down servers for drinks and meat. Most items that came were not hot and the last of the meat and sometimes try. Didn't seem to have a lot of meat... More 

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Thank coolio85
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

All you can eat meat! Roasted, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, you name it. They just keep bringing it until you say "no more!" And it is all excellent. They of course, have sides, salads, etc. too, but the focus is the roasted meat. Well worth a visit even if you are normally not a big meat eater.

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Thank Mike R
Richmond, Canada
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Made reservations in time for the entertainment, but was seated 45 minutes after our reservation. The first table they put us was crammed up by the entrance where none of the show was viewable. Thankfully after we complained they found a better table although the show was over. We did stay longer to take in the 2nd show although we... More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

RIO DESERVES 0 rating.....I don't write reviews but I'm compelled to when service is uncalled for. THIS PLACE IS DOWN RIGHT RUDE AND BORDERLINE CRIMINAL!! From the get go red flags were already on my radar when our server decided to take part of our reserved section because a few guests had not arrived. We had reserved a party of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Been with friends for a birthday party, no many option of food and the waiters not so good at all, expensive for what we got. Location ok but need to improve a bit on the menu.

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Thank CamposFernando

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Brazilian, Latin, Barbecue, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 689 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2L3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-7722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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