When one thinks of Brazil, the images that often come to mind are of sun-kissed beaches, samba rhythms, and of course, the delectable Brazilian barbecue, or ‘churrasco’. At Rio Brazilian Steakhouse in Canada, we strive to transport our diners straight to the bustling streets of Rio de Janeiro with every bite, capturing the essence and flavors of traditional Brazilian barbecue.

Origins and Evolution

The term ‘churrasco’ refers to grilling meat over an open flame, a culinary tradition that has its roots in the vast pampas of Southern Brazil. Gauchos, or Brazilian cowboys, would often gather around open fires, roasting large cuts of meat on skewers while swapping stories of their adventures. Over time, this modest tradition has evolved into an iconic culinary celebration known across the world.

The Rodízio Experience

At Rio Brazilian Steakhouse, we offer a ‘rodízio’ style dining experience, which translates to ‘rotation’. Waiters circulate the room with large skewers, carving succulent pieces of meat directly onto diners’ plates. The sheer variety is dazzling: from beef, lamb, and pork to chicken and sausages, there’s something to tantalize every palate. Each cut is seasoned and grilled to perfection, locking in those sumptuous juices and flavors.

The Perfect Sidekicks

While the meats are the show-stoppers, no Brazilian barbecue is complete without its traditional accompaniments. Savor our vibrant ‘vinagrete’ (Brazilian salsa), the creamy goodness of ‘catupiry’ cheese bread, or the refreshing taste of ‘farofa’ (toasted cassava flour mixture). And don’t forget to indulge in our tropical salads and iconic black bean stew, ‘feijoada’.

Culture in Every Bite

Beyond the sizzling skewers, Brazilian barbecue represents a culture, a spirit of celebration, and an age-old tradition. It’s not just about eating; it’s about gathering with loved ones, sharing stories, and making memories. The rhythmic beats of Brazilian music playing in the background, the lively ambiance, and the aroma of freshly grilled meats combine to create an unparalleled dining experience at Rio Brazilian Steakhouse.


For those looking to embark on a culinary journey and experience the rich traditions of Brazilian barbecue, Rio Brazilian Steakhouse in Canada awaits with open arms. Every bite tells a story of tradition, passion, and flavor – a journey we promise is as enticing as the streets of Rio itself. Come, savor the authentic taste of Brazil, right here in the heart of Canada.