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Zaza Bistro Tropical

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Lagoa
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Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
(21)2247-9101
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Today
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 446
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  • 97
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best meal in Rio

Great service, interesting tasty food, Fusion of Various Asian, and middle eastern taste, and Brazilian food. Decor eclectic. Just good everything is good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Eric C
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Romantic
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great service, interesting tasty food, Fusion of Various Asian, and middle eastern taste, and Brazilian food. Decor eclectic. Just good everything is good.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We came here last year and were a bit worried we might not like it as much second time again. No need to worry. The place is superb - food was brilliant, a varied and unique menu, gorgeous tamarind margaritas and very friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

One of the best meals ever! Had some some octopus guacamole starter that was the nicest octopus dishes iv ever had. Along with one of the specials that was grilled northeastern brazillian fish which was cooked to perfection in a coconut sauce with an amazing flavour. The restaurant itself is beautifully decorated with a nice cocktail bar upstairs. Service was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I went there with my family last thursday (apr. 30th) to celebrate my bday! The service was excelent!! (Our server was Francisca) and the food was delicious!!! My favourite was the salmon and tuna tartar as a starter! And the cous cous served with the salmon sashimi was amazing! As a desert we had the chocolate cake!! Super yumii!!! I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Read the reviews on here before visiting and was not let down we ate here twice during our stay once outside on the terrace once upstairs both times the food was amazing be prepared to wait for a table at busy times it is popular and for good reason

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went to this place for dinner based on trip advisor reviews. Waited in the informal line out front with a lot of others. Was ok tho they have a menu and drinks for while you wait. Cocktails were nice but pricey. Now I have a thing about fusion food. I'm convinced it's for chefs who want to cook unusual... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Yummy fusion food!!! I think this might be the best I had in Rio so far. A few great vegetarian options, large portion and the atmosphere is just lovely! And kudos for service, so friendly and attentive, and speak multiple languages. Highly recommended!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This restaurant is a prefect little place to eat in Ipanema beach. Awesome atmosphere and phenomenal drinks. They are very creative and delicious. Awesome food and great service. Highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I stopped here for lunch as I was looking for something gluten free. They had tapioca, with coalho cheese and tomato filling served in a ginger and damascus sauce. It was absolutely lovely! The environment is very good as well. This is not your typical restaurant, it is full of character, the decoration is, let's say, surprising and even the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had one of the best nights here on our recent stay in Rio. Sat outdoor on the patio - nice drinks and chilling atmosphere. A long queue outside all the time we sat there, so recommended to book early. Had a very good curry here. Highly recommended and if I am ever in Rio again I will definitly go here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighborhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: (21)2247-9101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
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

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