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Rio Scenarium

Rua Do Lavradio 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil (Centro)
+55 21-3147-9000
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Ranked #9 of 8,527 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I went here with some Brazilian and American friends while at a meeting. What a wonderful place. Atmosphere is very informal. Food is tapas-like. We all ordered a few things and shared (party of 8 to 10). The service was great! The food was excellent as well - not sit down, five course meal excellent - but excellent taste, variety,... More

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have nothing to say about this place other than it is one of the most beautiful places I have been to. Drinks were good and cold, service was impressive, appetizers and food was decent and expensive though!!! However, if you want to watch some original SAMBA dancers and feel the 'real' local atmosphere of Brazil, then this place is... More

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Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Brilliant crazy place, a bar that was an antiques market that still retains many artefacts which now adorn the walls and ceilings. it is a beautiful colonial looking building in old part of the city, the food was good, the caipirinhas were great, and live music with dancing too. The locals young and old are to be found here, i... More

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UK
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118 reviews 118 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Rio Scenarium was recommended by everyone we met in Rio, so on our last night we gave it a visit. We were not disappointed. Interestingly decorated, great live samba and dancing. The cocktails were good and no more expensive than anywhere else. As a Rio institution it's a must on any visit!

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Brandon, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was such a fun place the food wasn't to bad. The music and dancing was really good. Life bands with recorded music in between bands all night. It is one of the neatest bars we have been to and there were all ages there. We were thinking we were going to be like grandmas and grandpas at 50 but... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved this place during the World Cup. We went on a weeknight to avoid the very long line that forms. Great samba music and not too expensive. Loved that you could sit at a table, have some drinks and food and then get up and dance whenever. Just don't lose your dance card! Take a taxi directly there, otherwise, you'll... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This huge restaurant offers a special atmosphere. The restaurant extends over three floors. Live Music echoes through the light well in the center. Every wall and every corner is decorated with a special theme. The food is okay. Long queues testify to the popularity of the restaurant.

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Haifa, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

That's no ordinary restaurant... This place is a museum of antiques is is certainly worth a visit just to see the exhibit. We came in in the early evening hours, and enjoyed live Jazz performance. We tried several appetizers which were good but fairly generic. A bit pricey as a restaurant but overall, again, worth a visit.

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Seoul, South Korea
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Tried the food while listening to the performers: menu is limited and more bar style than restaurant. Not bad, not awesome as well... If you are hungry while listening to the music it will not harm you to have a bite

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Marche
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The place is amazing - beautifully decorated, huge but cozy at the same time. Music is just fantastic and you will find yourself dancing Samba, no matter if you have never had any clue of how that is supposed to be done! It's a fun place, with any kind of people (lots of tourists but most are locals) of any... More

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