rios steak house quincy
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...
Terra Brasilis Restaurant
1506 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02169
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.
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.