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Samba dinner and show

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Samba dinner and show

We are going to be in Rio, staying close to Ipanema Beach, in mid February 2014. We have enjoyed tango dinner and shows in Buenos Aires and would like to experience a samba version. Can anyone recommend a venue?

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1. Re: Samba dinner and show

You might (or might not) enjoy the Plataforma Samba Show:




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Rio Scenarium would be more authentic:


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Rio Scenarium is much more interesting, although it's a place for live music, drinks and appetizers. Not exactly a concert or a "musical". I'd go there.

Plataforma has a show, but it's very tacky and has mixed reviews.

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I found Rio Scenarium not to be at all what I thought it was going to be. It was 3 floors of people sitting at tables, chatting, having drinks, and a live band on the first floor with about 20-30 people dancing right in front of them. Sure you could see the band from the center area balcony that overlooked the stage, but it was quite "sterile" i guess you could say. Not what I was expecting at all. This was a Thursday night - so perhaps the weekends it's more lively..... but I really expected a lot more action, dancing, show, etc.

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