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Zaza Bistro Tropical

Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil (Lagoa)
(21)2247-9101
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Ranked #24 of 8,752 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Tue 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Sat 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Neighborhood: Lagoa
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Was invited by a friend here, and was really surprised of the great food and drinks. Ordered the tuna that was great. Best so far in Rio for me.

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I was recommended this place as it opens on Sunday and is only a block away from Ipanema beach. Firstly, we had a reservation at 1pm. At 1:15pm there was activity inside but still diners sitting outside waiting for it to open. I had got used to this Brazilian laid back "why are you in such a rush?" ethos, but... More 

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Toronto
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was great for dinner, having a very dim and cozy vibe. The meals we ordered were typical dishes but they had subtle differences which made them stand out. The staff was very friendly and even helped me to test Google's translate app out. By the way, they have WiFi which is great for travellers. They also take reservations... More 

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Évora, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A very touristic place, but with a nice atmosphere. It has an interesting menu, with tailored dishes influenced by various cultures. It's prices are the main evidence that it is touristic, I imagine they would be lower if it was not in a place like Copacabana.

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Tucson, Arizona, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We sat upstairs near the windows and had a truly memorable evening. The food was delicious, and the drinks were even better. I had a super fun group with me and I was surprised we didn't get kicked out for laughing hysterically all night, but maybe they knew they'd have to carry us out. Great place, will be back next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

So rocked up about 2030 on a Thursday evening waited about half hour for a table for two on the terrace. The place was buzzing but did not have to shout to have conversation. Service was very attentive and timely. The Tuna just melted in the mouth and complemented by horseradish sauce and fruit! The other dishes were equally balanced... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The place is really nice, cosy and trendy, whether to go as a couple or with a group of friends. Service was great and the food was really delicious (I barely could make out my mind on what to choose, so many options of the menu look attractive!) The drinks are also exquisite. I'll certainly go back!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Arrive at least 30 minutes before you want to sit as booking is not possible. You can then sit outside with a drink and the menu - lovely until your turn to eat and a fellow waiting diner chooses to wait adjacent to the dining terrace smoking cigars. (The lesser of two evils though - as we chose to eat... More 

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Affi, Italy
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we tried once and came back the day after! A different place where you can eat something different, revisited Brazilian dishes with nice combination and presentation also. I suggest the starters and dessets degustazione to taste different plates in one! also drink list is quite complete. Also the atmosphere and interior design is particular. Congratulations, keep it in this way!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

There can be a long wait list, so try to make reservations. We sat upstairs in their no-shoe, low seating area. The food was incredible and atmosphere very cozy. I would recommend a nice meal here.

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Additional Information about Zaza Bistro Tropical

Address: Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
Phone Number: (21)2247-9101
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 12:30 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35

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