27430 The Old Road, Valencia, CA | Directions 9135534.418247 -118.581834
BEST RESTURANT IN TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – I visited Rio Rio in Valencia on February 29,2008....its recently under new mangament !!!!....The service is great, food is terrific, and the atmoshpere is wonderful. There are 12 different kinds of meats all seasoned and juicy! I went there with 80 close friends and family. The food was delicious and the shows they had were greatttttttt! The best part was that after 10:30pm the resturant turns into a nightclub! I would recommend Rio Rio for everyone who wants to have a great timeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If the bathrooms are that bad..... i wonder how the kitchen is?!? – This place, who's name is not even worth mentioning again was without a doubt, The most repulsive resturaunt my wife and I have been to over 7 years. Lets make this quick: Dirty floors, holes in the walls, agressive and rude hosting service, filthly bathrooms, WAY OVER PRICED, perverted manager who stares at every famale that walks in the place and it was decorated worse than a Denny's. That should do it! DONT GO! EVER!
Tottaly avoid – All the five star reviews are written by the fraud owners. One review gives you all the detail about show hours and calendar of events, homework done nice, how fake is that.
Avoid it completely! – We had heard many wonderful things about this restaurant, but were extremely disappointed when we finally visited ourselves. First, we waited for 20 minutes for someone to come to our table to ask if we'd been helped already. Of course, the people sitting behind us had arrived after we did and were already served their bread basket and drinks. Our child should have been given a child's plate as requested, but no one brought anything out to him until long after my husband and I had been served. We've eaten at many restaurants such as this in the past, and this was the most mediocre. The sides were very "gravied" down and unhealthy (spinach and mashies - mashies had lots of chunks), and all of the meats were highly over-salted. It was as if someone had dropped a salt shaker on everything. Brazilian food is known for its wonderful seasoning but not for it's having too much salt. Additionally, the server was extremely pushy about trying to charge us for being there for the show, though we had told them from the beginning that we weren't there for the show - just the food. By the way, the show is not at all intended for younger children. The talent we've seen on cruise ships was more authentic than the show we ended up seeing (pretty sad) - we had no choice, as it took forever to complete the dinner. We should not have had to continually ask for more sides. The amount they initially give is laughable. One of the servers was most wonderful and made every effort to bring us better meat, so we couldn't blame him for the poor cooking. We will not recommend this restaurant to anyone here in the Valencia area. Oh, and what were they thinking about keeping some of the original Hamburger Hamlet restaurant's old, red, vinyl booths??? And they were ripped as well. Overall disapppointing! Great night out for my birthday!
Disgusting food, terrible service! We will never go again! – We went to this restaurant last night and absolutely hated it! We will never, ever go back.
The food was terrible! Like the original poster mentioned, the tri-tip was too dry and FULL of fat! In fact, none of their cuts of meat were lean. Also, I do not recommend anyone ordering from their dessert menu. I ordered the chocolate cake which tasted like it came from a cheap bakery, and my husband ordered the coconut creme brulee which was dry/crumbly and had NO flavor.
We went primarily for the show, and the hostess sat us behind a wall! We could only see half of the dance floor from where we sat. When we complained about it she said there was nowhere else to sit. I have no idea how a restaurant that offers a show can expect paying customers to sit behind a wall!!
The service was extremely slow! We were waiting upwards of about 15 minutes between meat cuts. Our server also did not bring out the sides in a timely manner. The portions were SO small! By the time we got our first cut of meat, we had already finished our sides. When the second cut of meat came out (~15 minutes later) we still had no sides.
The restaurant was also VERY overpriced for the quality of food. Our bill for the two of us came to $120!!!
I would not take my children to this restaurant. The show was very risque, with the dancers' outfits. Some dance moves were very provocative, and with some of the customers who had been drinking it got pretty rowdy. With that being said, the clientele was far from classy.
We were very, very disappointed.
Wonderful Restaurant!!! – This restaurant is wonderful! When I first read the reviews on citysearch com I was surprised. Most of the people rated this restaurant with 5 stars, and only 2 people that actually wrote their reviews at the same day, gave the worst grades. So, trully speaking, I went there out of curiosity. Now, I do not have any doubts that both reviews were written by the competitors. Certainly, you can not compare it with Fogo de Chao, but it is one step ahead of all Brazilian restaurants I have been to. The food is great, the ambience is the best in all Santa Clarita Valley; and there is nothing like their entertainment around here. Plus, they have a live dj playing on Friday & Saturday nights. Common guys! Be fair. I definitely recommend this restaurant.
Great Food, Excellet Service & Unbeatable Ambiance! – I tried Rio Rio about a week ago and was completely blown away by the overall experience! My friend and I were celebrating a significant work achivement and when we told our waiter this was the reason why we were there he made an increidible effort in making sure we were well looked after. Everyone around us seemed to be enjoying themselves too! When the food arrived it was perfect, warm what needed to be warm, cold what needed to be cold and the service through out just warm!!! I would highly recommend this to anyone who has the chance!
Terrible Food, Terrible Value, Terrible Service and Seem Dishonest – Hi,
We went on Friday, September 14th, 2007 and this place was terrible. Service was very slow, although she was a sweetheart. They push all the cheaper meats up front (pork, 'bazilian sausage', ribs etc.) then near the end (almost like a plan) they bring out the expensive meats like the top sirloin, trip tip, and Picanha meat. We NEVER saw these meats again. They say it's all you can eat, but they don't bring you anything to really eat. I asked for the top sirloin again, and they 15 minutes later they said they didn't have any more. We asked for the Picanha meat again, and they brought out some pre cut meat on plate that tasted like dry liver! I really couldn't beleive it. If you go, lets see what they say when you ask for the Picanah, then the Picanah again and then top sirloin. I bet the fidget and bring you something else.
The sides are terrible too. They bring you six sides that are tasteless. Some slop that are black beans and little bowl of white rice. Any other churrascaria has an open salad and appetizer bar with MANY more options to choose from. The mashed potatoes look liquidy and made from a bag. It seems like they have a set menu of meats and each table gets a 'round'.
They are starting to close for luch soon too. The place is in a terrible location, I don't know why they don't try harder. They charged by 3 year old and 5 year old $22 for dinner! The above is just my opinionl, just try it for yourself if you'd like.
Food and service are bad, entertaiment not worth the price – Food is bad. Variety is regular and the dishes don't match. BBQ is satisfatory if you be the lucky one to have the fresh ones that you barely see. They always try to push you dry and old meats first. The desserts are bad, don't seem to be made at the restaurant.
Drinks are OK and very pricey. Expect to spend a LOT if you want to have some drinks.
Service is unsatisfatory, the servers are not knowledgeable and take too long to bring drinks and side dishes.
Entertainment is good, but not worth the price. I don't recommend this restaurant, there are many others in LA area much better than this one. I also heard that another Brazilian Churrascaria is opening soon in Valencia at the mall.
Terrible, worst brazilian restaurant ever, bad service, food tastes old and not seasoned – I'm Brazilian, my wife is American. We live in Santa Clarita Valley for a long time. We've been there three times. We went for the first time at the first week they open, everything was bad. We tried to give them a second chance. We went there after 3 months in a saturday night. The service was still terrible, the food even worst and everything very very pricey. We thought, maybe is because it was a busy night. Let's try for the third time in a regular night. We simply hated. Defitively this restaurant must close down. It's a shame to be Braziian and have a restaurant like that in our city. I've asked one of the servers and he told me that the owners are Armenian and have never been to Brazil. How could they open a Brazilian restaurant without knowing anything about the country??? They play all kind of music, but NOT Brazilian (that are really good). This restaurant is ridiculous, they should review all their concepts and the owners should learn A LOT more about Brazil, the food, music, tradition and culture... I don't recommend this restaurant AT ALL!
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