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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
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Good atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Sandra M
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London
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
125 reviews 125 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Miami, Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I love Rio, and I love everything about it, but when I live there Spanish food was something not available (not even at the super market), and Spanish food is one of my favorites. I have been there as date night with my husband, with friends, with colleges, and every time we have had a very good time. It is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1,172 reviews 1,172 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

10 minutes away from our Ipanema Flat, Venga is the ideal place to heng out/ have dinner & drinks and socialise in the area. Great staff, good food and excellent ambience, Venga is place to visit whilst in Ipanema.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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307 reviews 307 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have been here many times already, as it stands next to where I live. I can say it is not worth the price we pay for it. From the very unfriendly reception girl in front, that gets upset with the simple fact that we do not wish to stay at the awful bar desk where people try to show... 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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