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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
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  • 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
Venga Ipanema

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Venga

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

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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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