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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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 24
    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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
33 helpful votes 33 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
50 helpful votes 50 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
113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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