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Rio 22

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2185 US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ 07083-8402 (Route 22 West)
+1 908-206-0060
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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168 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the better Rodizio's I have tried. Certainly a notch above the famous ones in NYC. The food was excellent with many choices not seen at other Rodizios and Churrascarias. The salad bar was large and varied and the food was fresh. I liked that they tried to cook the meat to your desired level. I haven't seen that... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The buffet style setup can throw you off thinking they dont serve any meat or chicken. But they do, they sure do. They cook all kinds of meat on rottiserie sticks, and they bring them out on after the other. Its brought to your table and its your choice whether or not you want a piece. It comes out consistantly... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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467 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Rio Rodizio is set up to be a Brazilian steakhouse. The salad bar however, isn't much of a salad bar with 4 choices of pre-mixed salads and old bread. The waiters come to your table with very well-done cooked meats and for a steakhouse I thought the best choice was the BBQ chicken, which doesn't say much for the beef... More 

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New Jersey
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309 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Had a business meeting. Arrived before the other members of my group. 5:30 on a Thursday. Not many patrons when I arrived and throughout our dinner. We left at 8 P.M. I ordered a Manhattan while waiting. It was made incorrectly. I was asked by my waiter whether I WANTED to ORDER before my group arrived. Are you kidding! During... More 

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Thank worldtravelier
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

If you're not a big eater this is not the place for you! It's a very expensive all-you-can-eat place. Although I could not make it past the 5th meat what I did taste was excellent. I will be back again with a bigger appetite next time!

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westfield
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I decided to go back to Rio 22 after many years. We had liked the food before and thought it was a great idea. It was a Sunday, around 7PM and as soon as we entered we were bombarded with very loud music. it was coming from the bar area which was holding a karaoke event. My... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I went with a group of friends who have been here before. The restaurant was nicely decorated and clean. The meats for the rodizio were very over seasoned. Some to the point of almost not being edible. Even my friends who have been here before were very disappointed. The buffet table selection was poor and in contrast to the meats,... More 

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Thank JDMike7
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

RODIZIO??? I don't think so!!10 minutes between meats?? Horrible service, meats not even taste fresh. Only after we complain meats show up.. picanha?? Took 45 minute to be served... Then want 15% for tip?! Why??? Horrible service Will never go back

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Kearny, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Went here for Mother's Day yesterday, 05/10. They of course took the opportunity to raise their prices to $40.00 for Rodizio. As a Brazilian myself, I know good Rodizio, and unfortunately, this is not where' you'd get it. I don't mind paying more, but with higher prices, better service and better quality is expected. So, there are a few points... More 

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Thank fgduarte
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here 2 times and each has been a memorable occasion. We have eaten the rodizio and salad bar both times. The salad bar is enough by itself trust me. Traditional salad bar with additional quantities of cheeses, meats, chicken, fish, red and black beans, etc etc. Then you get a parade of waiters that come to your... More 

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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
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Brazilian, Steakhouse, Sushi, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2185 US Highway 22 W, Union, NJ 07083-8402
    (Route 22 West)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit to Union Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 908-206-0060
Description
Rio Rodizio is an “All-You-Can-Eat” dining experience like no other. Sit back, unwind and enjoy the truly unique Brazilian Steakhouse atmosphere where you will feast on a non-stop parade of freshly prepared food. The savory cuts of meat and poultry are brought to your table and carved tableside by authentic Gaucho chefs.To begin your experience Rio Rodizio has created an Ultimate Feast designed to please your hunger. Our lavish feast offers a wide variety of hot and cold dishes prepared fresh daily. The vibrant colors and arousing aromas of every platter will be sure to attract your senses. From fresh fruits and vegetables to tradtiional chicken salad, our selection of cold items will be prepared to please your taste buds. To make our feast especially unique, everyday a variety of sizzling hot dishes will be cooked to perfection. From seared tilapia to homemade lasagna, you can be sure there will be many options to keep you happy and satisfied. You may enjoy Rodizio & Ultimate Feast as much as you’d like, so take your time, relax and savor every bite.

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