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Churrascaria stands as a distinctive concept deeply rooted in Brazilian tradition. Eager to transport the authentic tastes of Brazil to the United States, entrepreneurs Rafael Albernaz and Val Ribeiro embarked on a culinary journey that led to the establishment of the first Brazilian steakhouse in Glen Allen, Virginia.
Both entrepreneurs share a background in large, close-knit families where the heart of every celebration was the Brazilian barbecue, known as "churrasco." For Rafael and Val, family gatherings were not confined to special occasions; rather, they believed that every moment was special, and each get-together warranted the indulgence in a delectable steak, engaging conversations, and the creation of cherished memories.
Fueled by their passion for the vibrant spirit of Brazilian culture, Rafael and Val amalgamated these elements to craft the unparalleled Rio Brazil Steakhouse experience. Step into our establishment, and you'll be enveloped in a familial ambiance, savoring the essence of Brazil's best flavors. At Rio Brazil Steakhouse, we aspire to make you feel not just like a guest, but like an integral part of our extended family as you relish the finest culinary offerings from Brazil!