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“This is the Best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Porcao Rio's

Porcao Rio's
Av. Infante Dom Henrique s/n | Aterro do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Botafogo)
+55 21 3389-8989
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Ranked #194 of 8,675 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $25 - $139
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Botafogo
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“This is the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I have been to several similar types of restaurants in Rio, and this is far and away the best of the bunch, the rodizio style Brazilian steakhouse. . There is an extensive buffet/salad bar which offers an extensive variety of side dishes as well as an excellent quality sushi and sashimi selection. There are spectacular views of Sugarloaf outside the window. There is another branch of this chain at Ipanema, but I feel the ambience and the view are better at the main restaurant.

A great bet when in Rio.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“If you can only try one rodizio, make it this one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

We tried a few rodizio in Rio, and this one stood out to have the best selection of meat, buffet, and view. Each meat serving was generous and flavorful, and could in fact be a meal in itself. The buffet had a huge variety of salad and cooked food. The sashimi was surprisingly fresh, with choices of tuna, salmon, and maki rolls. And it's just great afterwards to take a stroll around flamingo beach to walk it off.

Yes pricey. But since everything in Rio is quite pricey, this meal didn't seem too expensive in comparison to the quality and experience that you get.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This place resembles Fogo de Chao in Los Angeles but with much better sides, and better quality of meats. The staff and service are great also, following the Brazilian hospitality! A must to check out while in Rio.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food and ambiance.. little pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I've eaten both here and the Ipanema branch. Both have great quality meats and a very good atmosphere.
However I feel there are restaurants of equal quality for much cheaper. Porcao is a safe bet for a great meal.

Visited March 2012
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“Do you want a cup of salt with that?!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband and I went to Porcao as we are both meat lovers and it was recommended to us as the best Churrascaria in Rio.

There was an abundance of meat going by - various cuts of steak, chicken hearts, sausages etc but with each mouthful we were overwhelmed by salt and all moisture vanished from our mouths. We didn't leave because we had had enough meat but rather, because we had had enough salt.

The highlight of Porcao for me was the freshly squeezed tasty pineapple & mint juice which attempted to combat the salt overload.

I think that if you love very salty food then go, but if not I wouldn't.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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