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“Highly recommended for meat lovers”
Review of Porcao Rio's - CLOSED

Porcao Rio's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $139
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Basel, Switzerland
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141 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Highly recommended for meat lovers”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The restaurant was recommended by friends and I wasn't disappointed. It is a meat lovers paradise and has variety of meats apart from an array of salads and sushi on offer. The food keeps coming and it is important to prioritise and pace oneself to get the best value. Great dining experience in a scvenic location and would recommend to all meat lovers.

  • Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Excellent on all counts!”
Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

I've eaten here several times while in Rio. The food is always amazing with great service and a nice view of Sugarloaf. I'm not much of a meat eater, but still found many other options. Check it out! You won't be disappointed.

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Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food plus an Amazing view”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

I was recommended this place by two separate Cariocas (locals) and I must say I was not disappointed.

This is a traditional Brasillian BBQ restaurant, the meats are endless and the tastes are amazing. There is also a huge buffet with salads, seafoods and other items that are included.

The service is very good (you can pretty much be eating right after you are seated).

If you come during daylight, get a seat by the window so you can see the amazing view of Sugar Loaf and Flamengo beach.

It was difficult to make a reservation so we just went to the restaurant directly and got a table (LOTS of seating).

Be prepared to eat too much.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank adawar
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Contato C, Marketing Digital at Porcao Rio's, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
We appreciate your visit and recommendation!
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Maia, Portugal
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“What an amazing lunch”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Great salad buffet, from carpaccio to great variety of salad, gambas to cheese, and even the sushi is unbelievably great.
great variety of meat, all very well prepared.
View to the bay and to Sugar Loaf Mountain is terrific!

Visited November 2012
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Jersey, UK
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297 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“An experience!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

This is a Rio institution and is popular with tourists, businessmen and local families alike. Great rodizio food, brilliant views. Been a couple of times and latest visit not as good as previously. The never ending procession of grilled meats is wonderful, but we were having a business lunch and the waiters just kept coming and coming with more food without taking notice of the "traffic light" system on the drinks mats. It has worked on my previous visits but it was ignored this time and my host had to slow them down so we could talk and eat in a more leisurely fashion. Shame, the service was intrusive.
Nevertheless, somewhere you must go in Rio. Really tasty food.

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Contato C, Marketing Digital at Porcao Rio's, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Thank you for visiting
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