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Venga

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Ipanema
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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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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 39
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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
Excellent gastrobar on trendy Ipanema street

If you want to see and be see, and also indulge yourself in tapas and good drinks, this is the place to go. You wont regret it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Marcia Z
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service, Just watch the extra tip and services charge they sting you with at the end. Also great beer selection

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Thank Jayhorrell92
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cane here to try some tapas in Rio and was as good as we hoped. My girlfriend and I ordered a couple pintxos, the huevos loco, ensalada de manchego, and garlic shrimp (forget the actual name). All were very good. We love tapas so there was much more we wanted to try but the things we did order were great.... More 

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Thank bgrzywa2
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun casual restaurant. Get the sangria its so good!! I typically do not like white sangria bc its too sweet however this white is crisp and refreshing. Exactly what you want after a great beach day. Patatas bravas are yummy too.

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Thank Elizabeth M
Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best spanish tapas ever! Try Huevos Revoltos, pan de tomate e patatas bravas. Drink White wine sangrias and close the night with chocolate churros as desert.

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Thank AnacVentilari
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tapas and food here is really good.. The sangria is amazing! I would recommend going there and order a bunch of small dishes to share, so you can taste it all!

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Thank Anna-Louise B
Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I tend to go here when I am visiting. It's very lively and upbeat. I have never been overly impressed by anything but honestly never dissapointed either. If you have a fun group and want to get wine and tapas then go. Oddly we wanted tequila and they did not have it. They really don't speak english just FYI.

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Thank jeff M
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Just happen upon it by chance. Daughter and I on a South America trip started out in Rio. Had a couple of recomends✔️. Tapas, service, drinks of the highest order. Quick & Slick service with excellent staff

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Thank Alan L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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185 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

If you want to see and be see, and also indulge yourself in tapas and good drinks, this is the place to go. You wont regret it!

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Thank Marcia Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We wound up here sheerly by chance, and what a great surprise! The venue is a bit small, but the tapas, sangria, and service are fantastic. We sat outdoors, which I would highly recommend if conditions are favorable. Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank Ashley P
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We ordered some tapas across of the menu. Everything was really good. The scrimp croquettes were even better then I ever tasted across Spain.

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Thank Foodie071985

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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>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: (21) 2247-0234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighborhood Profile
Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.