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“Interesting, but somewhat overdone”
Review of Rio Scenarium

Rio Scenarium
Ranked #32 of 13,710 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centro
Turkey
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163 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Interesting, but somewhat overdone”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Historic building with lots of antiquities hanging from walls and ceilings. Live Brazilian music playing all the time by different bands; and apparently, the later you stay, the better the music gets. Unfortunately, the majority of patrons are tourists and visitors rather than cariocas themselves, therefore not the best way to see an authentic Rio evening of music and dance. Also, beware of R$40 entrance fee (excluding drinks). They also ask for photo IDs...

Visited May 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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“A must for first time visitors!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

If you are a first time visitor of Rio, you MUST visit this place to feel the local vibes of Rio! Awesome décor, great people, non stop samba dancing! The service was great but don't expect to have GREAT food, however it is still good. Arrive around 8:30 pm to get seats or else you will be standing the whole night. Tourists starts to show up at 8:00 pm while the locals at around 10:30 - 11:00 pm. Bring ID.

  • Visited May 2013
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New York, New York, United States
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“Mixed Bag @ Scenarium”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This place has a mix of highs and lows.

Lows:
- The food and service was terrible (this could be because we were a pretty large group).
- The music (by brazil standards) compared to other live bands was pretty bad
- the crowd was pretty touristy and that lent a different feel to the place

Highs:
+ huge space (can fit something like 5k people)
+ walk around and hit up the multiple bars across 3 floors and the expansive space
+ mixed crowd ( something for everyone)

  • Visited May 2013
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Mendoza, Argentina
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“Unexpected!”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

It is an incredible place. Furniture in the ceiling, all kind of old stuff an incredible decoration with parts of an old Pharmacy. Toys hanging on the wall, an amazing collection of old things.
Live music, good caipirinha and a lot of people dancing.

Visited April 2013
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RIo de Janeiro, Brazil
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“Nice place for music and carioca culture”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Very often, this bar-restaurant has very nice brazilian bands and solo musicians. The meal is fair, tipically with snacks and drinks like caipirinha and others. Deserves a visit although it can be very busy on fridays/saturdays.

  • Visited April 2013
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