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Zaza Bistro Tropical

Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken curry” (51 reviews)
“samosas” (14 reviews)
“ceviche” (40 reviews)
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Seafood, Fusion, Brazilian, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Zaza has been around for ages and there is a reason why that is: the food is absolutely gorgeous. The restaurant itself is not very big, so there is always a queue! It is pleasant though: you get a drink outside until your table comes...More

Thank brokeuse
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff but food was disappointing. Warm starter mix was tasteless; ravioli & lamb was drenched in tasteless sauce, although the lamb was good; my companion liked her veggie pasta; dessert was ok-ish but not many appealing options. Atmosphere nice although the place is dominated...More

Thank sebbie33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The food is delicious. The service was very very very good. The highlight is the grilled Octopus. I super recommend this place. You will be very satisfied. Be aware, it's getting full very fast. Come early and you will have a...More

A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Zaza bristro tropical it was really nice restaurant in Ipanema don’t forget to order the duck rice and the lamb really nice, also I recommend to book in advance it’s always crowded or you can go at 7pm and maybe if you’re lucky to get...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think to exaggerate if I say this is the best bistrot we've ever tried, not just in Rio, but around the world (and experiencing gourmet restaurants while traveling is a must for us). What impressed us more is that Zazá is a real...More

Thank AstroEle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a shredded cod dish that was insane! The wine was delicious and the food was so different and so yummy!! The desserts looked really good too.

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for good food and drink in Ipanema this is a must. We had an excellent dinner and the service was also really good. Would highly recommend!

Thank Austen B
Reviewed 28 November 2017

We arrived here for a friends birthday dinner and from the moment we got there, the staff was so nice. We do not speak Portuguese but had a friend from there that did. The waitress was so nice and she did try to speak English....More

Thank WillSquared2017
Gabriela T, Public Relations Manager at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

thank you!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

I dined at Zaza Bistro as it was within walking distance of my hotel. The decor and atmosphere is quirky and cozy, which I liked. I had the seafood feijoada, which was rather average (and more expensive) compared to some of the other feijoada dishes...More

Thank taz2506
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Options of seating outside, inside or upstairs. Great picas cocktails. Had the hot and cold starters - the cold was better. Hot was mediocre. Had the chicken curry which was heavy but tasted great. The fish dish with palm heart was great too. Lighting is...More

Thank nolanar
Gabriela T, Public Relations Manager at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you, Nolana! :)

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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$60
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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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