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Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 - B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2247-0234
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Casual, well located, good food and service

I have known Venga for a while but it's been a long time since my last visit. I returned yesterday for a relaxed Easter lunch and what a great experience. The tapas remain a great option but they have added a very good Paella to the menu. It came so well prepared with nice and properly cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Jose J
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I have known Venga for a while but it's been a long time since my last visit. I returned yesterday for a relaxed Easter lunch and what a great experience. The tapas remain a great option but they have added a very good Paella to the menu. It came so well prepared with nice and properly cooked pieces of calamari,... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Cute little tapas place with excellent sangria. The white wine sangria was really great and not too sweet. Great place to sit facing outside and people watching in Ipanema.

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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Its always busy and it means something, even in Rio. Food is outstanding just like sangria. Tapaas are nicely served and we actually had another round of some of them. Nice atmosphere adds to a very good experience as well.

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Great lively spanish tapas place - good service. Do make a reservation though otherwise you're in for a wait.

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Nara, Japan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This unpretentious and quiet, leafy place on a chic street in Leblon was an unanticipated treat. The service was friendly, and the staff all ready to speak English; the ambience is cool without being pretentious; and everything we ate here--and drank--was superb. In particular, we relished the daily lunch special, of the fish of the day with asparagus risotto, both... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I have been to this tapas bar before and it is always troublesome to get a decent table and once you get it, you realize they give a tiny place to sit, where it is hard to even get up and go to to the restroom. What drove us always this time also, were the expensive prices charged for small... More 

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Best tapas and drinks ever! It is a super nice and busy place, so it's complicated to get a table but it's worth the wait! I recommend 100%!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

After a day at the beach, a tad hungry and wanting to get some light food, so walked down to Venga and sat on the Bar with my GF. The barman was very nice and provide some inside on the dishes. Order a pitcher of Sangria (several types to chose) and got some Pulpo in conserver and Stuffed pepper with... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a lovely restaurant in Leblon. Food and wine were both excellent - we ordered 5 dishes between 2. The atmosphere was good and people friendly. Would eat here again.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Excellent tapas food at a good price. Four of us ate here and shared 7 dishes between us which was more than enough. The patatas bravas was very good and the chorizo beef was amazing. Although our bottle of wine was not good, when we mentioned this to the waiter they were more than happy to replace it with another... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 - B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: (21) 2247-0234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?