We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Love the concept, but not impressed with this one”
Review of Rodizio Rico

Rodizio Rico
Ranked #8,671 of 23,242 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$67 - US$67
Cuisines: Brazilian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Notting Hill
Description: If you have never tried or even heard of Brazilian cuisine, this is the place to go. Rodizio is a method of serving meat originating in Southern Brazil - a kind of South American barbecue affair. The restaurant is decked out in lots of wood with walls covered in pictures of parrots and Brazilian natives. There is live Brazilian music on Saturday nights and Brazilian dancers on some evenings. Great for confirmed carnivores, although they do have a wide range of vegetarian dishes as well. Mainly barbecued meat of all descriptions with some interesting side dishes such as fried beans or feijoado - black beans with port.
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I absolutely love the concept of these Brazilian restaurants, but this was not amongst the best visits. Not overly impressed by the buffet, and the meat, whilst good, was not spectacular or standing out in any way. It started very well, with very frequent service when we arrived quite early, but towards the end it was a long time between every visit for meat.

They had put 6-7 tables together for one big table, and it was very crowded and you got a bit too close for comfort with the other guests. Definitely not a place you'd go for a romantic date, but maybe you would have got a different table in that case, I don't know. We got a table just next to a room where the staff went past non-stop. Also the music made for a rather tiresome atmosphere.

We asked for the bill, and it took us nearly half an hour to get to pay. They excused it with the connection of the bank temrinal being bad, which obviously is something they can't help. But never did they offer an apology, which definitely should have been due.

Brazilians restaurants like these are great, but this is not the best of the bunch. Same chain has a better restaurant in the O2 at least.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank TravellingBobo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (172)
There are newer reviews for Rodizio Rico
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

78 - 82 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 17 March 2014

We had dinner here yesterday Parking was easy, the salads were cool and the waiters friendly. The meat was really good. I like the way the skewers of various types of meat are brought straight to the table and you can continue stuffing your face as you see necessary. The cuts were good, but i have to say I've been to better Brazilian restaurants of the same nature. Overall experience very satisfying.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ihabelghazzawi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

I been at this restaurant today, what a bad experience, very poor services, the waitress don't care a less for the customers, for a Brazilian restaurant that is by far the worse I ever been, and for the price they charge you they should be a 5 star restaurant, the staff just laugh and joking with each other tuning they back to the customers, the variety of salads are very poor, very tough meet and not much variety either. I saw customers walking through the door and have to go and find they own table, and 2 staff smoking outside and two waitress joking and talking with the guy in charge of the grill. I had a bad experience there I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone.

6  Thank miyred
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I’ve been in dozen churrascarias before. This one is embarrassing the others… There is just the idea of the Brazilian churrascaria, but they can’t make it work as should be.
The salad bar got very limited options, much less than should. And the quality is far from the other Brazilian restaurants.

The meat has to be the more important thing in these restaurants, but they can’t prepare the meat properly, they can’t control the grill and they can’t serve it as they should. The variety of meat are limited and the quality also not good. They don’t know what they are doing in the grill.

They have the card to sign to the waiters. Green means ‘keep serving’, red says ‘no, thanks’. Simple? Not for them…

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank Rafael P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Brings me back to living in São Paolo. Love the fact they will bring you the meat the way you like it cooked. Don't fill yourselves up with the salad, until you have had some slices of picanha!

Thank Antoinette D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Rodizio Rico also viewed

 

Been to Rodizio Rico? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing