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Rio Brazilian Steakhouse
Ranked #251 of 457 Restaurants in Parramatta
Price range: $26 - $26
Cuisines: Brazilian, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to RIO Restaurant Rio Restaurant is totally Brazilian themed & features a great night of fun, food, dancing & entertainment all for one exclusive price. Your big night includes a Brazilian flavoured table banquet, as much as you can eat, plus a roaring flame-grilled BBQ. After the meal we whisk you off to Rio with the dazzling sights & sounds of our famous cabaret floorshow known the world over as 'Brazilian Fantasy'on Friday & Saturday Nights Menu & Drinks An exotic Brazilian flavoured BBQ plus a variety of hot dishes, seasonal salads, Brazilian condiments & traditional Brazilian desserts. The bar boasts a full range of local & imported beers, spirits, bottled wine & a fun range of exclusive recipe cocktails. Available for Private Functions Our venue is available for Christmas parties, hens nights and all your special functions, business or social. Our venue seats 350 and with our collective experience we can confidently promise you will love your Rio experience and come back for more.
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“DISSAPOINTED!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

People who gave a negative feedback on top of mine are all telling the truth. I just had a diner there last night (23rd Feb 2013); with an expectation of having a "feast" specially having brazillian type of meat. Guess what? The meat barely reached us; as we have voucher so we were placed at the very end of the restaurant; bbq meat are not very good at all; few selection of it amd the rest is buffet; entertainment is fantastic run for 1.5 hours; which means whilst entertainer are going, costumers are not getting any service! What a great technique of running business! So if u come at about 730-8 pm ; good luck! Literraly, u are scraping left overs!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

The first time we went to this place last year it was fine they carved fresh cooked meat onto your plate and there was a good variety of meat. What you would have expected from a Barazilian place. We liked it so we got vouchers from Groupon. We went this week and were so dissapointed. Dont know if they have changed owners or what. You get told to pay for your drinks before you get seated or leave your credit card at the bar...NOT..it is now a buffet so what meat that is there is cold and dried out, We were told by some not Brazilian lady at the door that we would get lots of fresh meat coming out to us well we got beef, beef, beef and 1 go at some pork. The chicken wings, sausage and ribs at the buffet were just awful. We were still eating our meal and the waitress tries to take an order for dessert. Fat chance.... The food just sucked. The service was just as bad. We left half way through the lame entertainment. My advise DO NOT waste your money

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Rochelle77
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Sydney, Australia
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“Worth it!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

Booking is very efficient. Food is excellent specially the side dish/food in the buffet, their servie is amazing most of them are friendly and nice. The show is really a big factor, very good idea, it really brings the customer to Brazil. Payment no hassle, I forgot to print my voucher, he just get whatever details he can see from my confirmation through email. Lastly, having the promo/coupon superb!

Only thing I noticed was when the bbq was served. Most of the time we have to call the attention of waiter bringing the bbq. There were times they even say NO to us, because of priority.

Over all worth visiting the place.

  • Visited February 2013
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St Clair, Australia
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“Extremely disappointed - wasted our money”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We went to Rio's on Saturday night for our Christmas Party. We were extremely disappointed by the whole experience. It started off badly and then it only went down hill from there. When we first arrived we asked why some tables had large plates of salad whilst others had little bowls and the response was "we ran out of large plates!" Who caters for over 300 people when they don't even have sufficient crockery? We had 30 in our group spread over 2 tables. I was on the unlucky table. We missed out on quite a few dishes that were spread around each table. Our table was completely missed when the first round of meat (sausages) was being served. The funny thing was that the waiters had to walk past our table to serve the other table and it never dawned on them that we were forgotten. It was only when the second round of meat was being served that we asked why we still hadn't received any meat. We had to ask quite a few waiters until someone understood what our issue was but then they had to examine our plates to make sure we were telling the truth! When we were finally offered our sausages they'd run out of two of the varieties so we were only offered the remaining type which was so awful everyone only took one bite then left the balance on their plates. Meat came out spasmodically over the evening and we were only ever offered a very small amount. With the lights turned down very low for the show it was impossible to even work out what you were being offered and the noise was deafening so trying to talk to the waiter was out of the question. At one time we were offered ham and when we said yes we were each given a piece no bigger than one inch square. We each paid $69 for the "experience" and there is no way any of us got more than a few dollars worth of food. We all left feeling very disappointed and hungry. For dessert a small plate of sliced pineapple was placed at one end of the table in the dark. It never reached our end of the table and when a waiter was asked if we could have some more dessert we were told they'd run out! The show may have been entertaining if we'd been able to see it. The only way to see the show was to go to the bar or toilet because to do that you had to walk right past the performers and be under the spotlight while you squeezed past. The night was a complete disaster and we would never recommend this restaurant for any special group event or any occasion for that matter. They should not be allowed to squeeze so many people into such a small space and then have the nerve to charge everyone $69 for the pleasure. Our Christmas Party was ruined thanks to a restaurant that obviously only cares about making money. They have lost 30 customers who will undoubtedly tell all their family and friends to go elsewhere.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Trangie
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Sydney, Australia
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“CRAP”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I had read previous reviews some good and quite a few bad. Should have listened to the BAD but wanted to judge for myself. Went there on Friday night for our work Chritmas function. WHAT A JOKE and a waste of money. It was sooooo overcrowded, hardly any breathing space between tables, they squeezed so many people in there, there was no ambience and it was hot. The staff looked like they didn't want to be there (can't blame them) The side dishes were shocking. So much for continuous meat that will make you full. The food was very very average, actually poor. When we were served the meat, they would only put a couple of small pieces on each plate, the guys at my table were not impressed so I had to keep asking to put more on each plate, mind you the only thing that tasted okay was the beef and you don't much of that unless you haggle them, the rest of the food YUK. The prawns OMG, soggy and horrible, definintely frozen packet stuff NOT FRESH. Seriously this is probably the worst place I have ever ever eaten and will never ever ever go again. Totally overrated, overpriced. Do yourself a favour do not got there, you will be extremely disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
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