Dined here last night with a group of about 20 people. Service was kind of slow but we expected that with the large group. They had 2 girls that would dance once in a while as the entertainment. As for food, they have a salad bar and pasta station as well as the various meats that get brought to your table. My game plan was to wait for the meats to come, try them all before filling up at the salad bar and getting full. They bring out some chicken and sausage and then the meat stops. We are waiting for about 15 minutes and then finally they return to our table. In that 15 minute wait we watch them go to the table beside us and then leave without ever looking at us. When they do start coming back to our table it's with enough meat for about 3 people but there's 20 of us. A few people get some bites and then the guy leaves. Once the dinner rush was over and everyone's full, now they are there with lots of meat and the service is better.. kind of too late.
meat was tasty
the pineapple with cinnamon at the end was nice
not enough meat and not often enough brought to our table until the end when it was too late
For the price, $31.95 per person I think it's fair since you can eat as much as you want. I guess you just have to be patient. I wouldn't return here with a large group because it was too difficult for them to serve us. I assume if I was here with a date that the food would be coming at a better pace.
Rio is my favorite restaurant in downtown Vancouver. It has a amazing concept, live atmosphere, good service. We can have, beef, lamb, chicken, pork with different type of cuts served to our table in a big skewer, seafood in the hot buffet. also lots of salad. They have Brazilian dancers in the weekend and Caipirinha (Brazilian cocktail) is so good!