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Zaza Bistro Tropical

Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Ranked #22 of 8,311 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $35
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ipanema
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88% Recommend
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New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Zaza Bistro is a delightful place. With a kind staff, and appealing ambiance, one will experience a relaxing moment in time, while in this restaurant. Moreover, with their delicious food menu, at a reasonable price, your taste buds will be craving for more. This restaurant does have three floors, and they are all very different. Always nice to come back... More

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Drammen, Norway
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Had dinner here twice during our stay. Friendly service an food was just very good. One night we had a coctail before dinner. I was given a second coctail for free, sine the first was not to my taste. My husband just loved the chicken curry.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I've been in brasil in Rio and Sao Paulo mainly for over a week now, eating everyday out. So far this gas been the BEST drinks appetizers and main dishes great flavors everything catches your attention.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were recommended to try this restaurant by a colleague who is Brazilian, we are Brits who often come to Brazil on business. We were directed to Zaza's mainly because it was close to our hotel and our colleague said he had heard good things about it but never been himself. We weren't disappointed. The decor was a little unusual... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Out of three of us, two of us ordered the beet risotto and honestly it still stands as one of the best meals I have EVER eaten! This restaurant is a little pricey, but honestly one of the most lovely experiences that I had in Brazil! Do yourself a favor and also chose a specialty drink!

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Melbourne, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Good food and cocktails, staff are friendly. Upstairs has pillows to sit on and interesting decor. Must book as very busy. Quite expensive for what you get...

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Koeniz, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Fun place. It is necessary to make reservations. Very good cocktails (one of the best Margheritas ever in my opinion) and excellent food. I also loved the oysters. Staff is very friendly and attentive.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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195 reviews 195 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

It is a fun place, the decor is nice, staff super friendly and it is in a great neighborhood. The crowd is elegant and fun and I liked the fact that u can start eating and drinking As you wait outside tree side. The food however is very disappointing. The ceviche was decent but the pork ribs, polenta and even... More

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Rio_For_Partiers, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this review

hi Naim, thanks for the compliments on the ambiance and staff. We try our best on all 4 aspects. The two you didnt like being the food and price: next time, do as I do and stick to ordering all the appetizers and no main dish, so you end up with a tapas tasting experience. If you want to save... More

London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The restaurant has been around for years, and I've been here before. The food is quite good, but perhaps not as good as some people claim. I really enjoyed my main of seafood risotto. The seafood was lovely and fresh and the risotto was cooked perfectly. My partner was not happy with his main or dessert. I wasn't so satisfied... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We arrived at 7:00 when the restaurant opened, and by the time we were seated, most of the seats were taken. We enjoyed the eclectic and fun atmosphere. Contrary to many reviews, we had decent and friendly service. We ordered a variety of small plates as appetizer/dinner and everything was delicious and unusual. Equally good and potent were the cocktails... More

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