Rio's Brazilian

Brazilian Restaurant
408 N Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin, TX 78702 408 N Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin Directions
+15128286617
This place has not been rated by customers.
91% of 427 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Brazilian, Cafe, Latin American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    <$15
  • Cuisine
    Brazilian, Cafe, Latin American
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
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Report | 7 months ago
They're closing for good :(
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Report | 7 months ago
sit outside
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Report | 7 months ago
The food is amazing and defiantly a place to come and relax and enjoy your meal
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Report | 7 months ago
Rio's Brazilian food is delicious and offers great gluten free options without altering existing menu items.
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Report | 7 months ago
Delicious food, not the best part of town so go during daylight. Parking is iffy on the premises so the earlier arrival should have a space available. Happy hour appetizers are half price, I recommend the mussels. If Flan is a favorite of yours this one is huge and the best I've ever had! Waitstaff is helpful with menu suggestions. Go and enjoy.
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Report | 8 months ago
The outside area is really cute, and the food is delicious!
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Report | 8 months ago
My favorite place!
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Report | 8 months ago
Fantastic food, slightly slow service so don't come if you are in a rush. Food is to die for.
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Report | 8 months ago
If they're busy, be ready to wait. But the food is (mostly) worth it...
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Report | 8 months ago
Fantastic service! They let us sample a few wines.....even one not on the menu. All of the food was delicious. We will definitely be back to Rio's!
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From Our Editors

When Ben Googins met Rio de Janeiro native Elias Martins while teaching English in Brazil in 1998, he couldn't have guessed that the two would wind up making p?o de queijo?cheese bread?on an episode of the Cooking Channel's FoodCrafters with celebrity chef Aida Mollenkamp. Their journey began as Googins learned more and more about the Portuguese language and the generous, hospitable Brazilian culture via Martins's family and their flavorful cooking. The duo eventually moved to Austin in 2006, bent on realizing their dream of opening their own restaurant. After their handmade foods gained popularity at the downtown farmers' market, their all-natural malagueta sauces appeared in Austin's flagship Whole Foods store. They finally opened Rio's Brazilian Caf? in 2010, where the staff makes caipirinhas and creates contemporary and traditional Brazilian recipes from scratch. The last Saturday of every month, diners can enjoy feijoada, a classic Brazilian stew made with pork, beef, sausage, black beans, and the juice of one soccer ball.

The restaurant still, of course, makes its renowned cheese bread. The basil variety was the favorite of Fearless Critic, which noted that the restaurant is "one of the few places where carnivores, vegetarians, and gluten-intolerant diners can all happily coexist." The restaurant was also a Critics' Pick for Most Charming Brazilian Outpost in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2011, and has appeared in numerous publications and on TV shows such as Good Day Austin and Fox 7 News. According to Eater Austin, celebrities Ryan Gosling and Rooney Mara have noshed at the cozy eatery, whose bright yellow and green exterior and outdoor patio give way to a similarly vibrant and eclectic dining area.

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