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Zaza Bistro Tropical

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Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
12:00 - 00:30
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Sun 13:00 - 00:30
Mon - Tue 19:30 - 00:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 00:30
Fri 12:00 - 01:30
Sat 13:00 - 01:30
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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small restaurant that I found walking back to my hotel. Food was great (not a cheap one!). Caipirinhas great too. Fancy and cool.

Thank Gabriel D
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was surprisingly different in cuisine with oriental influence, e.g. A chicken curry, and beautifully done. Delicious, tasty, and not over flavoured. The service was equally well done, always there but not in your face. A lovely scene, great ambience; a really nice lunch. Not cheap .... but hey, you get what you pay for.

Thank peter b
Warwick, UK
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were recommended this hotel by a friend who lives in Ipanema and were not disappointed. Lovey food and good service.

Thank JEB770
Alexandria, VA
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Zaza was amazing. 3 very unique places to sit and enjoy everything, on the awesome terrace, inside or the very unique upstairs. We had the appetizer sampler follows by the grouper, lamb shoulder and the banana-carpaccio. Everything was :)! %100

Thank IlmNCPanther
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

basd expirience,the waiter was pushing me to order the food. the food was ok, but bad bad experience.

Thank abidonka
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it loved it. We ordered the ceviche, shrimp risotto, grouper and for dessert the banana carpaccio. Everything was absolutely amazing. I went twice in one week. Prices are steep but happy to pay for it. If you're in Rio you should definitely go.

Thank Julian A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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298 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other than the setting - nice outdoor tables under an awning, a couple of blocks from Ipanema - I don't find much to recommend about Zaza. The dishes were OK but not very good and we easily spent 50 percent more there than any other place we at in Rio. You might want to go for the nice ambiance and... More 

Thank jackonferry
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure of visiting Rio twice in the last 3 years and have eaten in many of it's finest restaurants. Whether those restaurants be high end, old favourites or community recommendations. None have ever come close to Zaza's perfection. They are a very busy restaurant but still make time to make you feel like you are the... More 

Thank justieblue
Celle, Germany
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a break from the heavy meat dishes and ate here twice for lunch on the lovely veranda. The food was delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. We shared the tasting warm appetizers (lamb croquettes, pastillas and samosas) one day and the cold appetizers (white fish ceviche, tuna tartar and eggplant in miso) another and highly... More 

Thank Gurke13
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with a friend at this laid-back and stylish restaurant. Also seems like a nice place for going in a small group or as couple. Recommend the squid, coconut and banana curry-type dish. Service was great, would definitely recommend and go again.

Thank Julia723_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$60
Seafood, Fusion, Brazilian, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:30
19:30 - 00:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 01:30
13:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 552122479101

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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