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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
Closed now
All 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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Caracas, Distrito Federal, Venezuela
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food, great service, and a lovely decorated place. I will definitely come back. Their signature cocktails list is one of the best we encounterd during our visit (not because it is long but because they created a great mix of tropical fruits with different spirits). Also the cosmopolitans are AAA. Enjoy!

Thank Adolfo P
Milano, Italia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing tuna tartare with wasabi mousse, memorable lemon risotto with shrimps (and I am Italian..), tasty drinks!

Thank hotteto
Berlin, Germany
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I very frequently have lunch or dinner at Zaza, the food is delicious, the staff very friendly and I love the decoration. Would recommend it to everyone, although it is quite pricey.

Thank Acacias_Niteroi
The Hague, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful dinner at Zaza. The restaurant was recommended to us by both our tour guide and our hotel. We arrived at 19.20, while the restaurants opens at 19.30. Since it was pouring with rain, the staff was friendly enough to let us in anyway. The cocktails with Leblon were amazing, the food delicious (I had the... More 

Thank Tessa079
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is gorgeous, very colourful. The food is very tasty and very creative, combining local flavours with international trends. Drinks follow the food in quality. Very expensive. Its a very good choice for a romantic dinner.

Thank Sofia M
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at Zaza's, sitting outside in the Rio weather. Attentive and friendly staff, with a descent drink menu and exciting fusion food menu. Got the best dim sum that I've tasted, and a perfect chicken curry with banana. Good cocktails too! Relatively pricey, but definitely worth it - and highly recommended!

Thank Patrick-Reurink
Zurich, Switzerland
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is often full in the evening. It offers fine Brazilian and international varieties, Some dishes remind of Northern African background. Service was friendly, the wine list comprehensive. Dont forget to reserve!

Thank martinhufschmid
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Cosy place with nice decorations with both indoor and outdoor sittings. The food was amazing, both for me that was eating fish and for my boyfriend that is vegetarian. The drinks was tasty and very well made. We had a dessert that was a taste section from four different things and I can recommend it to share if you are... More 

Thank Soffling
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Exquisite seafood, beautifully cooked and presented. Superb cocktails too. And all served up in charming, characterful surroundings. I cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank WoodsinLatAm
Porto, Portugal
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service is excellent: the waiters were very kind and attended all our requests - it was a 5 star service. We liked a lot the starters and the desert. The main courses were okay but not amazing so we were disappointed. For two people we paid 112 euros which is a lot. We knew we would pay something like... More 

Thank mariajoao88

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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, 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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