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Rio Scenarium

Certificate of Excellence
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
As featured in How to smile in Rio
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Rua Do Lavradio 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
+55 21-3147-9000
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
Open now
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Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 2:30 am
Fri 7:00 pm - 2:30 am
Sat 8:00 pm - 4:30 am
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a nice place but not a restaurant. They have good music, you can dance and even eat, but it is not their strongest feature.

Thank Branca2016
Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice atmosphere with live music, good dancers and good service. Food was average and depending where you sit, the music can be too loud making it impossible to talk.

Thank sakstarm
Doral, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were told by our hotel taxi driver that this restaurant had a show. We went expecting a variety show. What they had was live music, which was good. A lot of couples were dancing, some professionally. This restaurant has an interesting system in which you have a card in which they keep "adding" what you order. Also, you need... More 

Thank ingrid6700
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Una disco agradable, super grande donde puedes conocer gente local brasilera y todos son super amables. Lo ideal es ir en grupo. Recomendado para ir cualquier dia! Todos los dias hay fiestas en Rio. Nice disco it would be better if you go with some friends. The people are very friendly. You can go any day! Is always party in... More 

Thank Pattymleonm
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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196 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lavishly decorated three-floored entertainment house, it offers live samba shows on the first floor, and on the second and third floors you have the choice of electronic music instead. It is a gringos' place, bit you can always have fun if you are in a big group. I wouldn't go back there, though.

Thank Marcia Z
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside an old house, it's a club with many different types of music, divided by floor. The decorations is very interesting and often they have some Samba or similar typical brazilian music.

Thank Marcelo_Mohr
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is in the region the locals hang out. It doesn't really come to life until about 10 o'clock.

1 Thank Sheryl L
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go after dinner for drinks and dancing with the local crowd in Rio. Fun. Lively. Affordable. Before going ask the concierge at you hotel if they have a "card" to show to the doorman. If so you get to bypass the line - which at 11pm can be very very long. When you are returning to you hotel taxi's are... More 

1 Thank time2goout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with rio dancer. The combination of guide and this great music place made this an excellent evening. Three floors band, disco, and quieter space above. The music was so good that all the floors were listening and dancing. Highly recommended.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend an evening, good Latino music and drinks. It's not much of a restaurant though like someone said earlier . Great ambience

Thank Siddarth1980

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
6:30 pm - 2:30 am
7:00 pm - 2:30 am
8:00 pm - 4:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Do Lavradio 20, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighborhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 21-3147-9000

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Staying in Centro

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.