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Rio Rodizio (Newark)

1034 McCarter Highway, Newark, NJ 07102 (Newark Central Business District)
973 622 6221
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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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67% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had a beer and chicken sandwich at the bar during world cup season. The TV's are loud and the place is lively. The bartenders were, uh, extremely talented. I highly recommend this place, the food was good too.

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Sloatsburg, New York
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were surprised to find such unique dining off a main highway in Newark. The ambiance and friendly/accommodating staff added to the entire experience. The establishment is decorated very tastefully and you have the option to do traditional dining setting, bar/happy hour specialties or just choose from the abundant offerings on the salad bar which offers hot and cold delicacies.... More

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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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505 reviews 505 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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