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slade May 5, 2010 07:55 AM

Stopped by to get a takeout menu. The buffet looked great and smelled really good. There was a decent number of people. Plan on going this weekend. Anybody been and can comment?

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    mwk May 7, 2010 05:13 PM

    We tried Rio's a couple of weeks ago. For those wondering, it's in the former Bickford's restaurant space on McGrath Hwy, that used to be Rocco's. Overall, I liked it, although I wasn't quite as satisfied with it as Terra Brasilis. Their two main failing points are the fact that the Rodizio doesn't come to your table, you have to take your plate to a service window and wait in line and then the cook will carve meat for you and put it on your plate. I prefer having them come around with the big skewers...it's just more "atmospheric" for me that way, plus I don't have to stand on a line when I want the food. Also, maybe it was just the night we were there, but they didn't have many of the meat items listed on the Rodizio menu.

    The other issue was that they don't have a liquor license yet, and I LOVE the caprihna's that I get at Terra Brasilis.

    It's a darn good deal though, for only $10.99. And the food is good, although not nearly the caliber of some of the better places I've been to in NYC, Montreal, or even Salt Lake City, believe it or not...

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    Terra Brasilis Restaurant
    1506 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169

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      Reconbob2003 May 6, 2010 02:16 AM

      I've been a couple of times, I enjoyed it. Their $10.99 AYCE buffet is definitely worth it, all the usual hot and cold offerings plus BBQ, although it's not rodizio style like at Terra Brasili's, which is fine by me. I've only been to both places a couple of times so it would be kind of hard to make a good comparison.
      I would have to say Rio's edges them out a little, they seem to have a few more items on the hot and cold buffet, the BBQ is pretty much identical, good quality, they have the BBQ'd pineapples as well, easy in/easy out parking,definitely worth a try.

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        Pegmeister May 5, 2010 08:38 AM

        I would be interested in any comments as well. I had posted awhile back about Doce Brazil which some friends had told me was pretty good. I thought they were talking about the Rios location on Washington, so obviously there are 2 Brazilian restaurants on Washington.

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          kobuta May 5, 2010 10:27 AM

          Wow, how did I miss these? Are these more traditional steakhouses (i.e., Flemings or a Morton's - a comparison on style not really quality) , not necessarily a churrascaria?

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            Pegmeister May 5, 2010 06:15 PM

            More like Midwest Grill in Inman Square. Definitely nothing like Flemings or Mortonws.

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            Midwest Grill
            1124 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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