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“An experience to try once” 4 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 (Flamengo)
+55 21 3389-8989
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Ranked #187 of 8,660 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: Flamengo
Barcelona
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“An experience to try once”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Considering the fame of the place, the expectations were really high. The view outside is amazing, the service quite fast and waiters kind even in busy time. I had better meat in other Brazilian rodizio. Nice free salada buffet. Good overall experience.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Regular meat. Expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Well, let's assume you go to this restaurant to eat barbecue. This may not lead you to a good experience. The buffett is nice, with a good variety of vegetables and sea food. The japanese food is absolutely tasteless, dont waste you time there. Except for the lamb cuts, the meat is just regular and is not aligned with the high price charged. It was the first time I went there and there is a high possibility I'm not going back. The gardens and the views outside may counterweight some of the negative aspects, but it may also make you feel like you went to a trap. Disapointment.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Malibu, California
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“Enjoyable but not spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I ate here twice during my visit to Rio. First visit was 2 friends and a local Brazilian who said he heard it had the best meats anywhere (he's a vegetarian). Second visit was with a large group of 30 plus people. (Crew from Henri Loyd & Clipper race.). It's a large room but not too large.

Meats are good and brought to the table each visit constantly.
Buffet is good with a wide selection do foods
Sushi buffet is quite fresh and very good with sushi, rolls and sashimi.
Desserts cost extra.

While enjoyable, I would only return with a large group/party...no waiting for food-overwhelming kitchen, etc. Kinda overwhelming for a 3 or 4 people.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Meat festival!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A Brazilian colleague took us there claiming it to be famous for its bbq meat. It certainly was! The meat came in – all you can eat concept – at a decent speed and with good variation. There was a large buffet with a variety of food including roasted veggies and salad which I would suggest to use as as support for the meat. Put the juicy, well flavored though bit salty meat central here especially considering the – in my opinion – rather whopping bill of around 60 euros pro person including maybe one or two drinks. I did not moan though and being stuffed up fairly well left satisfied. Get here only with a serious appetite or negotiate a deal (don’t know if it’s possible) if you’re a veggie.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brentwood
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“A must if you're in Rio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This is such a typical Brazilian restaurant that you need to visit it. More food than you could ever eat - good cold buffet and continuous meat brought to the table. We thought it would lack atmosphere because it is so big but actually it was great fun and good value.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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