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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (7 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 2 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place to listen to local music and sharing a nice time with family or friends. Bizarre and interesting place, a nice mix of styles.

Thank cecilia c
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Food was great! Music was great! People were great!! The atmosphere at this place is unbeatable! I highly recommend staying in this place all night!!

Thank Josh B
Reviewed 28 July 2017

pricey and poor service...find somewhere better... honestly a bit of a tourist trap. The enttry fee is expensive for what it isMore

Thank zagez
Renata A, Assistente de Marketing at Rio Scenarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Prezado Zagez, Sentimos muito pelo ocorrido e agradecemos por compartilhar sua experiência. Infelizmente na data em que você esteve na...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Probably the most turistic Samba spot in Lapa. If you would like to get a taste of Samba music, caipirinhas and dancing this is the place to go. The decoration is vintage and full off interesting items, it almost feels like a museum in a...More

Thank Angela P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

do not eat dinner here. we made reservations and they insisted on us arriving early at 8pm. place does not turn up until 10pm or later. dinner is awful - thinking cheap catering hall. drinks are not that good either. music is great, if you...More

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

So enjoyed the dinner which is a mix of hot entrees and then some straight forward main courses from hamburguers to fish. Music was good as is live and the band has passion for Samba! If you want to be close to the action call...More

Thank Alan D
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 05:00
20:00 - 05:00
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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