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Meza Bar

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Botafogo
Brazilian, Contemporary, South American, Bar
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Rua Capitao Salomao, 69, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22771-040, Brazil
552132391951
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Today
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thu 6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri 6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and good drinks

Food and drinks are very good in a friendly environment with good soundtrack. Food is service in small portions, so you can try different dishes and share with your friends. Get there early, it gets crowded!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Forattini
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food and drinks are very good in a friendly environment with good soundtrack. Food is service in small portions, so you can try different dishes and share with your friends. Get there early, it gets crowded!

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Thank Forattini
Barcelona, Spain
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I loved this place from the very first time I visited Rio. Nice, innovative food, great creative Caipirinhas (I love the lychees one!) and the food selection is very nice and well-thought but... It might take a while for your to get your drinks when it gets too crowded. Still, I am always going back and willing to give them... More 

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Thank Paolo A
Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I was referred to Meza Bar in Botafogo by a close friend during our vacation to Rio. We were met at the door by the hostess, Paloma (excuse the spelling if incorrect) a very upbeat and vibrant young lady who was gracious enough to speak with us in English (perfect English) which made us feel welcome and at home. During... More 

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Thank Gary P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Amazing welcome. Rarely have I had such a delicious drink. Clearly the place to go for mezze. Service is very friendly ! I recommend this place for a laid back, chill atmosphere.

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Thank Thibault de O. D
San Francisco, California
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not a lot around this restaurant but it's worth a trip. a nice mix of dishes and tasting items - all were good and fresh. It's a great place to go and order a handful of small items to try. there's a pretty substantial cocktail list. The atmosphere is kind of louge-y. good experience overall. staff was great.

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Thank greentea822
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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127 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great bar to have a drink with friends. The food is great and worthwhile. Just don't come here expecting to hook up with other people as most people here are couples.

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Thank Richard L
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Very pleasant place with great drinks, tasty small plates and fair prices. Not exactly cheap but worth the price. Waiters are also nice and friendly.

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Thank Fabrizio S
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I'd say this place is a classic example of prioritising style and surface over the things that really matter (service and food). The interior has a lot going on with all kinds of designy flourishes - sometimes less is more guys! But the service was slow and confused. The drinks were fine but the burgers were pretty mediocre and way... More 

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3 Thank Tomlemes
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The food is great, the drinks are great. Decor is nice vbut staff could be more friendly. Dont miss the risoto de limao siciliano!

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2 Thank MairaMorim
Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you're in Rio, this Meza Bar is a must. The food is great and service is attentive. I'm a vegetarian and they were very accommodating when I asked them if I can have the quinoa salad with no shrimp and cheese. My friend had their signature dish - risotto - which apparently is 'to die for'. The food is... More 

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2 Thank NNG2015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Capitao Salomao, 69, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22771-040, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighborhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: 552132391951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Contemporary, South American, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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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 Botafogo

Neighborhood Profile
Botafogo
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.