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Zaza Bistro Tropical

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Neighbourhood:
Ipanema
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Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
552122479101
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12:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
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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Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch at this lovely café twice and can highly recommend. The location is great, they even have an English menu and the staff are really helpful too. Everything was delicious!

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Thank suezzerk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant offers good food choices and wine. The food is served in a nice presentation and the flavors are great! Reservation in advance is highly recommended.

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Thank Juliana W
Summerland, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last January my wife and I visited Zaza after it was referred by a friend here in Rio. She said, 'You have to get to Zaza Bistro' - it was very good advice. So upon our return, this time with our two children, we were not disappointed. We started with the organic chicken pastille - it was so good my... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Zaza Bistro with my partner to dine on a saturday in March 2017. The overview i that this is a wonderful choice in Rio! I would reccomend trying to make a reservation - it does get quite full really quickly on popular nights. The decór is super smooth and relaxing, very comfortable with low lighting. Food is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the time of my visit, Zaza Bistro had the best reviews of any restaurant in my neighborhood. As I learned that night, it was for good reason. Zaza is located on a corner in what looks like an old house. iI reminded me of restaurants in the Poncey-Highland area of Atlanta with wrought iron and flowers. The low lighting... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group to Zaza and had a fantastic time. The decoration, the cocktails and the service is outstanding. It's a cosy restaurant and a good fit for groups of five people or couples. The menu offers a nice variety of dishes and the staff is fluent in English. We highly recommend it.

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Thank Susi L
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the atmosphere and menu options. we just had appetizers and drinks but they were all excellent. I would recommend the hot appetizer platter as well as the ceviche and the tuna sashimi.

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Thank Cob55
Paris, France
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230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this pleasant and joyful bistro in Ipanena district. The restaurant was full on a weekday evening, We sat in the front terrace after being proposed to have a table on the top floor room , where in fact you can enjoy your meal sit on the floor on big cushion middle east way... not great for my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois.
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, cool ambiance, and delicious drinks. I go to Zaza every time I'm in Rio. Rio's cuisine has come a long way in the last 10 years, and this restaurant, to me, is a highlight. I had the tuna steak last time, and it was great. Their drink menu is creative and fun. I had a mashed banana-coconut martini... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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270 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had heard numerous reviews, and all of them very positive. We tried a variety of the appetizers to get a taste of the offerings. Of the seven or eight items we tried, one or two were pretty good. Of the four or five dessert items we tried, most of them were good - the chocolate cake and banana desserts were... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 60
Cuisine
Seafood, Fusion, Brazilian, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:30
Monday
19:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:30
Thursday
12:00 - 00:30
Friday
12:00 - 01:30
Saturday
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?

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