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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 #23 of 8,557 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A little pricey but good atmosphere. Sit upstairs for best experience. We had 2 mains, 2 drinks and a desert which cost us 260 Brazilian rials. Waitress was lovely. Can't remember her name.

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Very nice restaurant in Ipanema ;) cool décor! 1min distance to the beach! Will go back there for sure!

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

place is small and not so much on a chic side, a bit bacis, but nice decor, good and tasty fussion food, a bit overpriced, ok for lunch, but maybe not for a romantic or chill out dinner, it gets crowded.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a very nice place for lunch or diner. The food is as modern as the ambiance. Delicious and very original, has many seafood options. The drinks are also great, as they are different. On weekends, can be a great after beach option to seat on their deck. The service is great and they have many attendants who can... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The service was amazing thanks to the super friendly waiters, speaking english and making jokes. We had 4 drinks altogether (2 beers and 2 Caïpirinhas), shared an entree, 1 main dish each (squid&octopus and quinoa salad) and a desert. The total bill was R230 but well worth it. One of the best meals we have ever had. Totally recommended, either... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food os great, so is the decoration, it's a great spot. It is a bit pricey but it is ceartainly worth a visit. But without a reservation, you must arrive very early.

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Hurth, Germany
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I lived years nearby. Everyone that talks about Zaza Bistro says it is special. I do appreciate the food and the atmosphere. A good choice if you want something different in this area. The food is inventive and delicious. If you like something more typical and traditional, avoid it.

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Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were lucky to arrive early enough to be sat upstairs without a reservation. A quick, delicious drink at the bar while waiting; we were then guided to the second floor and promptly asked to remove our shoes prior to walking on the wall to wall shag carpeting. The décor was reminiscent of a voodoo positive lounge with a fiery,... More

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New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This came recommended by our hotel concierge and is only a 10 reais cab ride away from Copacabana. The bistro could easily also belong in the West Village in New York. The decor is cutesy and eclectic but most importantly, the food is awesome! Try the pork ribs or cauliflower risotto!! Place is small and gets packed so come by... More

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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nice setting, arty atmosphere, good music and of course excellent inventive brasilian food. Fish is well prepared and nicely presented. There is a small terrace, a biot nocisy though during rush hours. I recommend this place

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