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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
19:30 - 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After 3-4days in Rio without eating at a restaurant that lead to satisfaction, we finally hit the jackpott. Great service, interior and food. Small - was that it could have been more food on the torteloni plate. But I also eat alot so maybe its just me. Recommend this place to everyone

Thank Uncle B
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had found that we were getting tired of the same kind of food in Rio, so when we looked at the menu for Zaza it was an easy decision. This was our last night in Rio and we were so happy that we chose here. A great atmosphere and friendly staff. The braised lamb was one of the nicest... More 

Thank daenis_dub
San Jose, Costa Rica
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Zazas Bistro Tropical with my best friends during holy week. The location is perfect, in the heart of Ipanema Beach, one block away to be exact. The Service was good, kind and prompt. The food was fantastic. and the drinks too. We visited on a crowded night but managed to get a table outside. You should call in... More 

Thank Alexsander77
Perth, Australia
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The overall experience was very relaxed and enjoyable. The staff were receptive and friendly in a Rio way. ( we found Rio to be generally less friendly than other parts of the world). The food was very tastey and something we had been wanting for a while. I had chicken curry and opted for spicey....which it was. Very filling with... More 

Thank xshaun3
Northampton, United Kingdom
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1,443 reviews
688 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 935 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst in Rio I was staying in Ipanema and so visited "Zaza Bistro Tropical" one day for an early dinner... Being early was a good plan as I managed to get a table no problem in this busy restaurant. Even from the outside it looks inviting with its blue exterior, ironwork, lights and flora. Once inside it has a quirky... More 

Thank Roberts69
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great and such fun kitschy decor. The service was great and everyone was incredibly friendly. We also got a great bar recommendation for after from the host. Would definitely go again!

Thank Jessica G
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried to go there twice, there will not be a third. First night there was a long wait and the hostess was really rude, so we left. Second time we made a reservation for 5 and they gave us a table for 4 where we were not comfortably seated. I asked to change to a table for 5 that... More 

Thank Gabriele F
Caracas, Venezuela
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136 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place. The food was good and the tables very close to the streets give the sensation of being close to the people of Brazil. Streets performance and nice people of Ipanema walking around make you feel in a great place. The service was great and a great value price relationship.

Thank Luis C
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant place, with excelent food and very good service. Once problem that have no parkig lot.

Thank Amaury M
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down this was our best meal in Rio. Zaza Bistro is a small and charming neighborhood place. It is infused with an Indian/Mediterranean vibe. I started with a warm root veg salad with goat cheese and a cashew sauce. For a main I had the lamb which was served falling off the bone in an absolutely to die for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighbourhood Profile
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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