Austin >Food & Dining > Rio's Brazilian Cafe
A hidden delight on the east side, serving seriously addictive cheese bread ("pão de queijo") in what appears to be a colorful, renovated little house. Excellent place to bring a handful of your friends for family-style eats and drinks.
Very cool place..food is really
tasteful plus affordable.
Atmosphere also relaxed...cool place :)
I found this place online when I was looking for a lunch place east of town to meet my friend who works in the Eastern Boondocks of Austin.
Overall, we were very pleased with the experience. We ordered the bread trio (STANDOUT YUMMO), the Spinach & Ricotta Pastel which had a nice, delicate lemon flavor (much more cheesy than spinachy), and the Apple Buzlos w/ chicken which was disappointing because it had an overpowering floral flavor (was it lavender in the dressing? - I couldn't pinpoint it). That said, we split the Apple Buzlo & it was a very ample portion.
The inside of the building is in better shape than the outside, clean & funky. Restroom was very clean.
Service was good. They really cook here, so this is not a place to come if you're in a hurry.
I didn't know my friend was avoiding gluten, so their GF indicators on the menu & many gluten-free options were a nice plus.
I'd definitely try this place again. Happy ending: Our 3 food items & 2 teas were $22.
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