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Rio Scenarium

$$ - $$$, Latin,
Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
+55 21-3147-9000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (7 reviews)
“brazilian music” (40 reviews)
“three floors” (29 reviews)
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Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
$$ - $$$
Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here many times and keep bringing people to Rio Scenarium. It is a very nice samba house, with good food, good service, good music in a very nice environment. People ask me whether it is a place for tourists, yes it is! But...More

Thank carolinafzs d
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Rio Scenarium during our honeymoon trip to Rio. Despite the failure of the hotel concierge to register the VIP status he promised when we asked him to book us a table the staff at Rio Scenarium could not have been...More

Thank chrisw1952
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had a really nice night at Rio S. The place, the food and especially the brazilien music were Great. I can highly recommend this place.

Thank Erwin H
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends. The place is really worthy. Nothing special for eat, however music and drinking were great!!

Thank Marília C
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The place is ok, but 80reais for a ticket is way too much. Well kept And too many Noisy school children Doring weekdays.

Thank DRICA7
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I went with my boyfriend and we loved it. The place is awewome and it will suprise you as it transports you to another epoch. People are coming from all parts of Brazil and you'll have the chance to see master samba dancers. If you...More

Thank Woogieboogie19
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

What an outstanding night out in Lapa! The air is electric with live samba and the surroundings keep you completely engaged. Our food was excellent but we stayed with bar foods that were shared. Service was outstanding, friendly, and patient with gringos!! But it's really...More

Thank bigmac806
Reviewed 15 August 2017

OK. So it's well on the tourist trail, but mainly Brazilian tourists. It's a fantastic old fashioned night club with three floors and one main stage for live music. The buzz and atmosphere are brilliant and the vibe is exciting. Some people may be put...More

Thank suffolksalami
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a very spectacular restaurant. It is huge and has different zones with different types of music. It is affordable for occidental pockets!

Thank Josep V
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

A group of us went here while staying in Rio..it was so much fun. We had a great night. There were two life bands. One as we went in playing samba, who were great and one up on the second floor, through a corridor to...More

Thank Joanna P
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where
all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, Latin, Bar, South American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
7:00 PM - 5:00 AM
8:00 PM - 5:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua do Lavradio 20 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20230-070, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +55 21-3147-9000
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