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Rio 40

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St-Clair west, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mmmmmm delicious

I have been at Rio a fee times. I have tried a few dishes there all delicious. My favourite the picanha with ananas ( pineapple) and the mandioca. Food Prices are very reasonable. Drinks prices are good too. Try the Batida or Caipirinha. Service is not bad, but it can take a while to get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Mabel_Amanda
via mobile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

I have been at Rio a fee times. I have tried a few dishes there all delicious. My favourite the picanha with ananas ( pineapple) and the mandioca. Food Prices are very reasonable. Drinks prices are good too. Try the Batida or Caipirinha. Service is not bad, but it can take a while to get a waiter or waitress attention.... More 

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Thank Mabel_Amanda
Canada
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My wife and I found Rio 40 by accident. Friendly staff, great salads, delicious steak. My wife enjoyed the house (red) wine, while I also found their coffee tasty. Prices are reasonable. We will return!

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Thank Hood1964
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

This is my favorite Brazilian restaurant in the GTA. The food is delicious, the desserts are amazing! Small place, nice patio, very authentic and staff speak Portuguese.

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Thank Shalane A
Uxbridge, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took my (Brazilian) girlfriend here on our first date in downtown Toronto. The service was phenomenal. It was my first time trying a traditional Brazilian dish, and I was amazed. The staff were so friendly, and the environment was so fun. They were all fluent in Portuguese and English, so the trip is worth it for guests looking for... More 

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Thank Adam W
Toronto, Canada
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256 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This place has some great food (not much variety or choice for vegetarians though), and their dishes are tasty. They have a nice outdoor patio for the summer time and comfortable seating inside as well. While the ambiance is nothing exciting, the food makes up for it. The best part about it though is the portions - they are massive!... More 

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Thank Kunal C
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

The meals were pretty taste but i had to wait for more than 10 minutes to order and it wasnt cronwded... The dishes in average cost $ 20.

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Thank Briz K
Victoria, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My partner and I stopped in here for lunch one afternoon and were seated close to the large television so we could watch the world cup. Our server seemed surprised when we ordered an appetiser with our dishes and brought over our drinks and complimentary bread in a timely fashion. The bread was very stale and the butter was hot... More 

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Thank KatieLynn26
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

- They don't serve authentic brazilian food - They put us to sit in the sun, when we asked to change tables they gave us an angry look and said "changing seats is not allowed". After a lot of argument, I said "Either I sit in one of those tables or I am leaving. If you can eat with 36C... More 

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Thank CaptainCroft
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went there by chance and we were pleasantly surprised. The Picanha beef was very good, the rice and beans were very tasty. The service was reasonably quick (we got there Friday around 6PM), and we did not wait long to order and get our food. We know Brazilian food (somos brasileiros) and the Picanha was as close as you... More 

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1 Thank Walter H
Toronto, Canada
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Simple, unpretentious Brazilian restaurant. The Picanha was amazing and portion huge. No complaints about the food whatsoever. My companions enjoyed their meal as well. The four stars are for the food. Not crazy about the service, a bit amateurish. We were promised one table inside, and then it was given to someone else. So we requested to sit outside, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St-Clair west, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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