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“World Class Experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rio Scenarium

Rio Scenarium
Ranked #28 of 13,575 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Centro
ottawa canada
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354 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“World Class Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

This is one of the most popular bars in the world, seriously. If you go to Rio, you have to go here for an evening. The place is monstrous, 3 floors, a couple of buildings combined. You can spend the better part of an evening just exploring the place. Each room has something different. Samba dancing, live bands, food areas, bar drinks. Really amazing. The food is good. The beer and drinks are very cold. Just what the doctor ordered.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Barry H
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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Party time, Rio Scenarium!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

3 floors of entertainment, Heineken bar! Good security and attention. Drinks and food, Brazilian music but also a rock cafe. Very nice places to sit down and enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Samba Evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

For a samba evening, this is the place in Rio that has it all. Good band, with multi level restaurant. Decor is very different and will keep you busy trying to take it all in for a long time. Food was quite skimpish, and I suggest not going there hungry, as you will stay hungry. The samba dancing made up for it though. Time pass very quickly with all the activity, so prepare yourself for a good evening of fun.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank BenK2x1
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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very friendly and beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

The place shows what rio is: a friendly place with good samba music live and very decorated place.
Is a 3 floor place with diff libd of music in each floor.
Its good to arrive before 22h, otherwise you are in risk to not enter the place.
The neighborhood is good with lots of place, but avoid to walk alone. Some streets are very desert.

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1 Thank Bruno L
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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192 reviews
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“Music, food, beers, antiques - not to be missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Got in with a group of 12 before 8 pm and got table on ground floor close to band (music was almost too loud for conversation). A good beer selection of above average national beers. A lot of fried food but that's commonplace. Band with acoustical instruments, high energy and drew some to dance on small space in from of stage.
Lots of character with wall decorated like an antique museum: TVs, radios, glassware, mirrors, paintings, black & white period photos. Seemed a bit touristy but most customers were speaking Portugués. Very crowded by late night but table service remained attentive. Common practice of marking card for drinks ordered was very reliable and made cashing out at cashier very easy. Jazz music was advertised for other nights. A fun place.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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