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Zaza Bistro Tropical

Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil (Ipanema)
(21)2247-9101
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Ranked #21 of 8,583 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $35
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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london
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Pleasant restaurant with nice fusion menu. Was expecting a lot more having read TA reviews before we came. Have had many similar meals in unassuming restaurants in Europe. Long wait for table and bill. Relatively expensive.

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juiz de fora
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

in the heart of ipanema, this place has the best of any restaurant in rio. you can seat in a charming veranda or in the cozy inside area and taste a food experience at it best. definitely a place to come again and again. just love zaza bistro

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Sao Paulo, SP
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

For dinner, book the upstair lounge! For lunch book the outside area. Very trendy, but cosy place with really great food!

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San Diego
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a wonderful experience here our first night in Rio. The concierge at our hotel sent us here and we kept talking about the great dinner we had the next day! Unique and fllavorable dishes, lighter faire and darling restaraunt! Will definately be back!

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Houston, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a great little restaurant in Ipanema, 1 block off the beach. Cozy atmosphere, rather limited but adequate fish menu. Prices are high by local standards but not outrageous. The place is full even on weekdays and off season, mostly foreign tourists. locals are likely to go to more affordable restaurants, even to its most famous garota neighbor. I... More

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Rio_For_Partiers, Public Relations Manager at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this review

hi Rocketleech, we find it interesting that you would drop 2 circles on Zaza`s rating over a would-be trivial issue. We open the water bottles either at the table or on the way to the table, as we dont have space work with trays in our packed restaurant. Whats more interesting is that you returned in person to the restaurant... More

Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Our experience here was mixed. We were seated as promised and the decor is interesting. Our drinks and appetizers arrived promptly and were good. At this point a bottle came crashing down from the second floor and shattered everywhere. This seemed to make the staff lose their cool. 90 minutes later we still did not have our entrees although neighboring... More

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Breda, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went to this restaurant for Sunday lunch after just moving to the neighbourhood. The reservation system is very easy and prompt. I had a spot on the porch which is great with an easy feel to it. I had the cold sample starter, everything was really good but the cerviche was out of this world. An absolute must, very... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

After reading the tripadvisor reviews, our expectations were high and this restaurant delivered on our expectations and more. The food is very tasty and original and if you book a room upstairs, the atmosphere is really cozy and friendly. Prices of the cocktails are high but they are also very good.

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Antibes
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I have been there while in a business trip alone and chosen the place since it was just 100 meter far from the hotel and every time I was passing by it looked full with tourist and locals. Always a good sign of quality. Had dinner on the terrace during the week, so it was easy to find availability. Had... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I went here with my girlfriend based on the good reviews on Tripadvisor. We were sitting on the terrace and the atmosphere was cozy, although it was a bit crowded since there was quite little space between tables. Definitely not 5-star material in terms of that. I ate a steak which tasted alright (although nothing extraordinary; you could make an... More

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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>  > Ipanema
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35

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