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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 92
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  • 134
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  • 30
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  • 10
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very small place

Stylish and small place to drink and eat something... If your intention is to have a proper meal, forget it... It is a very small place where you do not have privacy to talk if you want to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Thiago C
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Sao Paulo, SP
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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Sao Paulo, SP
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Stylish and small place to drink and eat something... If your intention is to have a proper meal, forget it... It is a very small place where you do not have privacy to talk if you want to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had lunch here yesterday. Venga Ipanema is a 5 minute walk from my friends apartment where I sat in Ipanema so it is one of our 'local' hangouts. Situated nicely on the chic Rua Garcia D'Avila, Venga is still keeping itself busy and lively, with a faithful clientele. Food & drinks are decent - but it must be said that... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Can you believe that in a Spanish cuisine restaurant the best dish was the mini-hamburguer, thus the only non Spanish this in the menu? That is exactly what happenend. We tried many things and were from bad to aweful. The ambienece was good and its Spanish handmade beer 'el Burro de Sanch' was excellent. Recommended for a drink amd a... More 

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Moundsville, West Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited this bar/restaurant 2 times during our visit to Rio. The first visit was our first night in town and it looked like a nice place from the street and we could see the bottles of champagne. We decided to stop for a champagne to toast the kick off to our vacation. We had a small starter with it.... More 

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Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The tapas are good, but the portions and the prices are not well matched. But it's a great spot for exercising the dating muscles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Pricy for the small of amount of food, but usually very tasty and a good option on any given day. There is always a bit of a wait for tables outside. nice atmosphere.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We tried the calamari rings. Completely tasteless and nothing you would expect of an inspired spanish tapa. Then ordered the octopus dish. R$35,00 for a very very very little dish with few traces of boring octopus. I saw a lot of Sangrias being made and delivered to the tables. They didn't look bad, I was sitting at the bar and... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Venga Restaurant has a rich menu of delicious and varied like Tapas. It is a very good Spanish kitkchen also pleasent atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I had an amazing experience there... Cool place and food was a pleasure! I chose eggs and mushrooms and it was quite delicious... I'd like to taste all the dishes from the menu and I'll come back for sure. Strongly recommended.

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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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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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