Rio's Brazilian Cafe

(512) 828-6617 | View Website

408 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, TX | Directions   78702

30.256213 -97.711421

Open Hours

Sun 11am-9pm, Tue-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm

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Neighborhoods: Govalle - Johnston Terrace, Govalle

Rio's Brazilian Cafe
Rio's Brazilian Cafe
Rio's Brazilian Cafe
Rio's Brazilian Cafe
BBP with Egg, Bacon, Sausage, and Mozzarella Cheese, BBP with Egg, Spinach, Carrots, Green Pepper, Tomato, and Mozzarella Cheese, Make it a Samba Combo, Pastel de Banana, Açai na Tigela, Pão de Queijo Trio, Aipim Frito, Bruschetta de Camarão, Mexilhões com Leite de Côco, Asa de Franginho... more

Reviews for Rio's Brazilian Cafe

Rio's Brazilian is a comfy, shacky neighborhood joint with food so good, you should leave your own neighborhood to try it if you don't live there already. Let me give you three reasons why: Pão de Queijo (half-chewy, half-melty Brazilian cheese breads topped with parmesan cheese), hearty Feijoada (Brazilian stew made with pork, beef, sausage and black beans), and Doce de Abóbora: Butternut squash cooked down with coconut and cinnamon until it magically transforms from a vegetable into a dessert. And if all that doesn't convince you, the cutie pie, sweet wait staff should – their big smiles await you at the door.
Rio's Brazilian Cafe

A hidden delight on the east side, serving seriously addictive cheese bread ("pão de queijo") in what appears to be a colorful, renovated little house. Excellent place to bring a handful of your friends for family-style eats and drinks.

Rio's Brazilian Cafe

A gluten free dream! The most amazing GF cheese bread and pastries! Great environment for drinks, dinner or snacks.

over a year ago

Very cool is really tasteful plus affordable.

Atmosphere also place :)

over a year ago

Who Knew? – I found this place online when I was looking for a lunch place east of town to meet my friend who works in the Eastern Boondocks of Austin.

Overall, we were very pleased with the experience. We ordered the bread trio (STANDOUT YUMMO), the Spinach & Ricotta Pastel which had a nice, delicate lemon flavor (much more cheesy than spinachy), and the Apple Buzlos w/ chicken which was disappointing because it had an overpowering floral flavor (was it lavender in the dressing? - I couldn't pinpoint it). That said, we split the Apple Buzlo & it was a very ample portion.

The inside of the building is in better shape than the outside, clean & funky. Restroom was very clean.

Service was good. They really cook here, so this is not a place to come if you're in a hurry.

I didn't know my friend was avoiding gluten, so their GF indicators on the menu & many gluten-free options were a nice plus.

I'd definitely try this place again. Happy ending: Our 3 food items & 2 teas were $22.


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Brush Up on Your Brazilian \"The Brazilian that dines well, dances well.\" So says the wise Portuguese proverb that I just made…
Places With So Many Gluten-Free Choices I Want to be Gluten-Free All the Time! It\'s challenging to find good, gluten-free menu items. These places have great GF options!

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