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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 #5 of 8,311 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on a wednesday night, had to pay $R 35 just to get in, service was OK, kinda slow.. He got BOTH our orders wrong. Food was not good at all.. BUT: It seems like a very cool nightclub! But don't waste money on food there..

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We were taken to this venue by very good Brazilian friends who said it was a "must see" experience. We went on a Thursday, as the weekends can be frantically busy and are more touristy. We were not disappointed; the decoration was collections of old things ranging from telephones to a complete chemist shops contents! Some of it was antique... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

amazing live music, local patrons, four floors, perfect ambiance. Can be dead in the week, but then rio and the carioca only comes on friday and saturday night, (thats why church is on sunday as one local told me)

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San Francisco, California
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93 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went here for late-night food, to hear the music, and just to observe the late-night Rio bar scene. It is housed in an amazing, renovated old home in the Lapa District of Rio. The street in front of the place is packed with party-goers on weekends (we went on a Saturday night), and the line to get in is... More

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Essex
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

After such great reviews my wife and I came here thinking that the music would be South American Latin Samba and buzzing music. We arrived around 8.30 on Saturday night as we were told queues get very long later, which they did as we left by 11.30. Entry was more like an interrogation asking us to split and show individual... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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118 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Surely a venue to visit int he heart of Lapa. It's a huge night club with live music; you meet people of all ages and ways of life there. Food is very decent and drinks are tasty. There is a 40Real cover on Saturdays but it it worth it; the food and drinks otherwise are not expensive. Highly recommended.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We arrived early by recommendation of our concierge and we got in early got a table at the live music hall and then Junior our waiter did an exceptional job beat customer service I have seen in long time he served us all night. Food was great and environment you can't miss.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The drinks and food were great, the location fantastic, and then the live music started and it went to a whole other level. Must Go There, ever time you find yourself in Rio!!!

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Eze, France
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I was brought there by a local. It was presented to me as a classic live Samba place. The place was amazing, several live stages, nice decoration, large dance floors : samba, rock, DJ, you name it, they had it all! Youngers, olders : all ages having fun together. Of course, the drinks were nice. The food was good, but... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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45 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Love this place! Was in Rio for 11 days for Carnaval and spent two of our evenings here. The layout is spectacular....3 floors of exquisitely decorated club all with an opening in the middle to watch and dance to the fabulous Samba band on the first floor! There is also a separate "club" that has either a live Samba band... More

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