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Venga - Leblon

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Rua Dias Ferreira 113-B | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431050, Brazil
(21) 2512-9826
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12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Mon 18:00 - 00:00
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 01:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Venga is located in a street of Leblon, full of hip restaurants. Well, if you want to enjoy a more relaxed dining, watching the movement of the hospitable Carioca neighborhood, this is the place. Venga is located in a street of Leblon, full of hip restaurantsThere you can spend the night proving great Tapas, traditional Jamon and great beers. Around... More 

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Thank Charles G
Manhattan Beach, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Tapas are decent, wine & sangria are moderate in quality & price... but the location makes for great people-watching and friendly conversation.

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Thank riprussell
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Really enjoyed atmosphere. Food was good. Go with a couple of friends, order some sangria either red, white or cava and just enjoy.

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Thank arnostam
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Nice place to grab a bite and a sangria.... alhough it is a franchise , it doesnt seem like the typical franchise.

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Thank VictorJmc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

Brilliant tapas dishes, with fantastic wine! However you will definitely have to wait to get a table here as it's very small. A must if you are in Rio!

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Thank OMC1234
Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

The tapas were nice. But the sangria was very dissapointing. The tapas cost about 25-30 reals which is quite exy. We actually came to have paella but they cook it only 5 pm. That was dissapointing. For me no reason to come back.

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Thank Dafne07
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Dropped into Venga for lunch during our time in Rio and the food was excellent. Our group of 4 shared a range of tapas and everything was very tasty - if you visit the chocolate mousse with sea salt is a must!

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Thank 624gemma
Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

I was excited to try this restaurant after passing by it during the day. I liked the design and the vibe of the place. However, having dinner there was an altogether different experience. The food was average at best and the prices above average. We arrived towards the end of the night and felt constantly rushed by the staff...as if... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Venga Leblon is a cosy place, very small it accommodates about 40 people in a charming street in Leblon. The sangria is very refreshing and the food is great. I definitely would return!

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Thank Roberta T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, great variety and excellent, subtle flavours. The osso bucho was a standout - the meat soft with the smoky of flavour of being cooked with chorizo. The food is on the expensive side for tapas, but the quality is good. We found the service to be lacking - after the table beside us challenged their bill,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
18:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Dias Ferreira 113-B | Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22431050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: (21) 2512-9826

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Staying in Leblon

Neighbourhood Profile
Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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