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Rio Rodizio (Newark)

1034 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ 07102 (Newark Central Business District)
973 622 6221
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Ranked #66 of 450 restaurants in Newark
Price range: $25 - $50
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
Cross street: Bridge Street
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went there on a Sat night for dinner. Meet is good, salad bar almost absent ...there were 6 types of cold salads, from which 2 bowls were empty and remained empty the entire period we have been there. And there were 4 hot sides not looking very appealing. Deserts disappointed me too ...two bowls of fruits, the grapes one almost... More

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Union City, New Jersey, United States
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229 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The lunch special is a great deal for the amount of food, but quality is not great and service wasn't very friendly. All of the food was good, but not great and tended to be over cooked and very salty, probably to deter from eating too much. The $15 lunch special is still a great deal, though not truly unlimited... More

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Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Not the greatest view. But, excellent salad bar. Wait for the real meat. Don't get full on the cheap meats.

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New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

To be fair, ONE STAR for the 5 PCS OF MEAT I TASTED & SALAD BAR, quite decent. I'd really like to like this place but my experience was so unacceptable last night, I just had to write about it. Taking out my friend from Chicago whom I haven't seen in 3 years, I picked Rio because of my great... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Went there tonight for the very first time tonight for an event. The food was cold and nasty will never go there again.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

There is absolutely nothing I didn't like about this place! I had never been to a Brazilian restaurant before, but was told about the guys with meat skewers coming around. I got one plate (just one) from the buffet (which was good in its own right) and then the meat started coming. Oh my lord, I was in heaven. Turkey... More

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New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

If you haven't eaten in a few weeks, and you just love the idea of poorly prepared meats, oversalted and overcooked, delivered at long intervals on skewers, then this place is for you. If, on the other hand, you've actually tasted meat that isn't from an ox, or wasn't haphazardly stuck on a fire, rubbed in salt and then rubbed... More

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

WOW! This is the best description I can give for this place. My wife and I went here for Valentines day Dinner but let me start from the beginning. Parking: It is ample and free. They have two lots on either side of the restaurant. Décor: Very nice . Tables are not crowded together. Plenty of room to walk around.... More

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Bloomfield, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The is Brazilian Rodizzio is one of the best in the Essex county area. Great parking, hard to make a u turn on the 21 though. Dessert selection for me is one of the best in the area. The salads are fresh, the MEAT is tasty and they serve fast. Try the pineapple which is roasted and dusted with cinnamon... More

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Maywood, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My husband and I bought a groupon - dinner for two. After reading the trip advisor comments, we decided to go on our 31st Wedding Anniversary; that was a mistake. The temperature in the restaurant was so cold that we needed a winter coat. When we asked the server if anything could be done about the temperature, he said that... More

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