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“Delicious , Spotty Service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Porcao Rio's - CLOSED

Porcao Rio's
Price range: $25 - $139
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
brazil
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Delicious , Spotty Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

We love Brazilian BBQ and Porcão is a mecca for churrasco lovers. The location is amazing , with stunning views of Sugarloaf. Worth a visit just for the view.
The food is delicious and abundant , with an incredible variety of salads and such.

The meat , which is the reason to go to Porcão , is a bit spotty . I got several tough pieces. The service was also a little off. The waiters forgot 2 desserts and a few drinks ( we had a large group of 13).
I´d go back. The location is iconic. And the food was mostly deleicious.

Visited November 2012
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Thank brazilgirl
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Contato C, Marketing Digital at Porcao Rio's, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thanks for your visit and recommendation. Check back often!
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Thurso, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Think i put on a few pounds the twice i have eaten here!!! Dont know what i can say except dont count the calories!! - From start to finish - First Class!!! Everything we tasted was delicious!!! although we didnt taste everything!!! too much of a spread!!! Highly recommend!!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ThursoExplorer
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Contato C, Marketing Digital at Porcao Rio's, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Thanks for visiting! Be always welcome!
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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent for lunch or dinner with awesome view of Sugar Loaf!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

I prefer Porcao Rio to Fogo do Chao (new Rio location), and not just because of the view. Porcao Rio is a classic - great food, service and experience. Great for families and large groups, too.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Jim R
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Contato C, Marketing Digital at Porcao Rio's, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Thank you for choosing and visiting!
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great selection of food, even for a vegetarian. Aimed at tourists”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Firstly, I should say I'm vegetarian. I went with 3 meat eaters, so I can say that the meat from their experience was plentiful and very well cooked. From a vegetarian's point of view, the idea of going to a BBQ was not enthralling, however I quickly changed my tune when I saw the cold buffet. It was extensive with a great range of food available to go back as many times as you wanted. Not just a salad bar, it had sushi, good vegetables (asparagus, BBQ aubergine, mushrooms, artichoke), breads, potatoes.

Each person pays 120 Real (sadly no veggie discount) and you can go back to the cold selection as much as you wanted. The meat however is brought round fresh to the table, on big skewers. Dessert is an additional extra, as is drink.

The restaurant is definitely aimed at tourists. It's huge inside, played quite a bit of English music, and the clientele were not locals. However I'd recommend it as a to-do if you're visiting, as it's a great way to try some very well prepared and cooked Brasilian food.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Nzash
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Contato C, Marketing Digital at Porcao Rio's, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Thank you for your preference and statement!
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Newport Beach, California
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331 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“wonderful location, the place for Brazilian barbecue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

The restaurant is in a park on the beach with great view of sugarloaf and beaches. IT's clean and well run. The waiters arrive with skewers of various cuts and types of meat. You get a red (no more) or a green (I'm not stuffed yet) button to let the waiters know if you are still hungry. Do not forget the great salad/dessert bar. Drink lots of water and eat a sald otherwise you will od on protein. This place is vegan hell but otherwise wonderful

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beentheretooo
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Contato C, Marketing Digital at Porcao Rio's, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you for your preference and return often to Porcão Rio´s
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