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“Fun, kooky and surprising place in Rio” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rio Scenarium

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 #11 of 8,675 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
Denver, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fun, kooky and surprising place in Rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

our guide told us that this was a "must-see" in Rio and he was right. It's a bit of a cab ride from our hotel on Copacabana, but worth it. We got there about 8, which is good if you want to get in. As we were leaving around 10, it was getting very busy. What can I tell you? We are Americans, we go to dinner early. Anyway, we got there and picked out our table after visiting all three floors brimming full of antiques, princess phone collections, 15' vases, funky chandaliers and so many other gee-gaws, you are just overwhelmed looking at everything. We sat at a small table, ordered the potent Brazilian national drink, ate small plates of great food and watched the samba dancers. Instructors with their students. serious dancers and a few "box-step" young couples filled the floor. It was great to watch all the dancing. The band was so carioca! Really good Brazilian samba. Loved it! This place is an experience in Rio and gives you a bit of flavor of the country.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ronchi dei Legionari, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“The core of Rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

If you come in Rio without visit Scenarium you won't never understand the carioca spirit.
Forget about the the dinner,order your caipirissima and enjoy samba and the amazing asses surrounding this beautiful place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very fun evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night about 10:30 and got right in. There were three of us. When we left shortly after midnight there must have been 300 people in line! Food, service and the entertainment were great. The neighbor was a bit scary. I would only go with a local or in a safe taxi. Driving and parking on your own should be avoided. Would definitely go back!

Visited February 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great night out but cannot understand the fuss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

As previous reviewers mention do book. It is sometimes not so easy but persist! Use google translate and get hold of a lady called Fernanda Meirink. Without booking it is a nightmare I am sure.

We arrived and stood in a queue for reserved patrons and that took 30 minutes before we were finally allowed in. The regular queue was 100 or more people strong!

Anyhow once in was nice and had a table near the band. Food ok music and ambience fantastic. I just do not get the point of waiting for hours to get in??? It is really nice but not worth the wait.

BOOK IN ADVANCE AGAIN!!!! When we left the queue was 300 or more people strong and like going to a football match just makes no sense.

Go and enjoy but for the third time book:-)

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“A lot of fun and the best wait staff ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We went here on a Friday night with 8 of us and a 7:15pm reservation. Make sure to have a reservation as it gets extremely busy! Our waiter reminded me of a jazz musician from New Orleans and could not have been more pleasant or more of a joy to be around. I wish I remember his name. The food was different, quite a variety and very reasonably priced. We were right by the band and enjoyed the music and dancing the Samba. We left at 2am and it was getting busier! I heard the band and party will go until 6am somedays as long as there is people there. There are many floors and knickknacks to check out. A must for a trip to Rio.

Visited January 2014
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