Rio's D'Sudamerica

4.3
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40 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian
Here at Rio’s each dish is prepared to order using the imported Peruvian products, the freshest ingredients, imaginative sauces and a masterful touch. Master cook Rosendo monteoca from “Rinconcito Sudamericano“, and talented Chef Guillermo Munuz from the highest accredited culinary school and top restaurants in Lima Peru , bring 40 years of experience and flavor to the Chicago land area. Rio’s D’ Sudamerica represents old traditional Criollo style cooking along with the new modern Peruvian gastronomy of today. Owner Dino Perez invites you to Taste the traditions of Peru! Enjoy the experience at Rio’s D’ Sudamerica! Drop in Sunday between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to feast on the buffet. Many other meats
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vipltkije
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This is a wonderful family run restaurant. Great food! The drinks were good, except they really don’t understand a good martini, but, they made things right in the end.

White table cloths and beautiful murals! Nice place, good value. The steak was so tender!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Some of us got sick off the food. The place could use some remodeling especially the bathroom.

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SarahD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. We will for sure be back.

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GinaD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Food was awesome server was graceful and provided a brief history of Peruvian cuisine. Would definitely go again to try other entrees.

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Wolf8846
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My family loves this restaurant and its a favorite place to introduce friends and family to typical Peruvian food that's delicious and not too chi-chi. Good ethnic choice.

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FoodSnob06
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to this restaurant for a long time the food and service has always been delicious and great!

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SydneyO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, big portions and friendly staff! Very enjoyable experience!!

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JuliaS
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is AMAZING, and our server was kind and contributed to the overall ambiance of a fun, yet relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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EmmaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and you get a really good amount. Inexpensive and friendly.

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JoelR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Was waited on almost immediately and wait for food was very brief. The ceviche and Lomo Saltado is to die for. I can’t wait to go back.

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Scott
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food (very authentic) and service were both amazing. We will definitely be back.

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DaveP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely would recommend to anyone looking for authentic Peruvian!

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! One of our best dinner highlights from our visit to Chicago. Each traditional Peruvian dish follows quality and traditional flavors with a kick of an important ingredient sticking out. Service was great! Very sweet Peruvian lady was kind and got all the food correctly.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming to this restaurant for years now and support neighborhood restaurants as well for family and friends and company's affairs service food all thumbs up

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great, service was good.

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Scott
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. We were surprised that this place was not packed on a Saturday night. Our server knew the menu with precision and made great recommendations. Had a great time and we will go back.

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vipMia11
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Server was TOO chatty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my date out for her birthday May Rio’s D’Sudamerica. I wanted to surprise her with her favorite donut from Dunkin Donut so outlined my surprise plan to the restaurant. To my surprise, they were so receptive of my idea. The food and service was excellent, they were attentive to the details and the donut surprise went so well! Thank you so much for everything

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

When we walk into the restaurant the servers were talking to each other and took them a couple of minutes to acknowledge us. Then I ordered a medium well cook New York stake and they served me a stake that was rare, almost raw.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible and waitress was very nice. Restaurant was pretty empty for a Saturday night which was surprising given the awesome food. If you have not tried Peruvian food this place is a must!

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vipbets
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Space is big enough to handle a large group. Food was delicious and very large portions- we took half home. The crab/ shrimp appetizer is to die for. I understand why this place has been in business so long- fabulous service too, but it wasn’t very busy ( caught them in between rushes). Sunday buffet look like something to come back for. Don’t let the appearance stop you, it is a bit dark.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and service was excellent!

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LA5000
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and ambience with excellent service.

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AriB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The ambient was good but the service was poor. It took forever for a server to come by and when she came she wasn't very helpful. It was our first time there and we wanted some recommendations and or explanations but the server was borderline rude. Perhaps the place was too busy and she was the only server there, but that she shouldn't behave in such manner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was great. Food is always delicious. 1st time trying the buffet, was disappointed with the paper plates.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fun and friendly staff. Enjoyed our meal. Peruvian food was tasty and authetic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was authentic, being Peruvian it was good to taste Lomo Saltado that tasted like my uncle used to make, and Aguadito de Pollo that tasted exactly like my Abuelitas used to taste..made me tear up a little.
We were there at 130pm right after they opened and left around 3pm and no-one else came in so it was really quiet. Besides that our server was really nice and we enjoyed the food. Would recommend maybe for dinner, when the atmosphere would be more vibrant!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant had very few patrons that evening. We went at 6:30pm on a Sunday. The food was good and the server was pleasant. She gave us good recommendations and we enjoyed ourselves. The fact that the restaurant was so empty played in the back of my mind the whole time. Quite honestly, it should have had more people, because the food and ambiance warranted a healthier crowd.

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justvisiting
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty empty on a Sunday night. We got there 15 minutes early for an 8:00 reservation, which was good since the kitchen closed at 8:00. Open Table should tell you that. Anyway, we were seated immediately. Angela, our server was very helpful. Everything we ordered was delicious. We had the ceviche de camarones, empanadas, and two kinds of steak.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Arrived with party of 8 for Birthday celebration and individual serving us was excellent. For the most part everyone enjoyed their food but my rice was slightly burned which obviously changed the taste of the food. When server advised, their decision was not to replace my plate but rather make me new rice. At the conclusion of the meal and party received their take home boxes, a gentleman ask if he could take my plate away. I replied that I was still waiting for my rice and take home box. After 5 minutes [been waiting more than 20 min initially] gentleman places a bowl of rice in front of me . I could not eat the rice with my meal because that was mean was already cold . Additionally, still no take home box. Upon tasting the rice, party found it too salty. At end of day, poor service recovery execution. Pay a large bill, surely expect to be treated better than that. Found out at the end that the gentleman who made the call not to replace....the OWNER! Simply unbelievable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

With an increased price of $25 for Easter Sunday Brunch, we called ahead to be sure that dessert was included the brunch menu was expanded from the regular $16 brunch. We were assured that both were true. In fact, they were not. Also, a first for us, we were required to use paper plates for our $25 brunch. The food we had was excellent, but the negatives of the experience outweighed the positives. I am certain they could do better.

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vipSoxdoc
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A Bucktown neighborhood gem with the added benefit of Peruvian/South American cuisine.
We followed our servers recommendation and ordered just enough food.
Appetizers were excellent especially the ceviche which you cannot miss at a Peruvian restaurant.
Pisco sours were exceptional.

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Tavie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VERY helpful staff ensuring a safe, gluten free experience. A good selection on the Sunday brunch buffet allowing us to sample more of their amazing food. Would go there again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing awesome food ! Great service! We tried this place out couple years ! We had to return for my own birthday party ! Love it and highly recommend

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kingmoe
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing as always, civeche was amazing, took a little time
For the food to come out, but will definitely be back

ML
MichaelL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my wife's birthday and the place was great. Great food, great service.

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vipHub51
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was good but nothing special.

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Pehata
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time in a week at the restaurant and I must say that's its an awesome place! The food, service and ambiance were outstanding! It's a must visit place if you are in for a Peruvian, Brazilian, and Argentine cuisine!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2011
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Impressive wall murals inside restaurant. Food was good Latin flavors.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2011
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This is one of the best-kept culinary secrets in Chicago. I've been enjoying the food of this establishment since the late 1990's (when it was Riconcito Sudamericano a few doors down just east of Damen), and the quality has has been consistently outstanding. Service was a bit off this time during an otherwise terrific dining experience. (Note to bar staff: It would be great if the peruvian pisco sours where made the way prior to the move to the current address. They were not only authentic but the best in town!)

FAQs

Rio's D'Sudamerica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 276-0170.

Rio's D'Sudamerica is rated 4.3 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

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