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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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1:00 pm - 12:30 am
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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
Good for:
Romance

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  • 740
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  • 425
    Very good
  • 90
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Delicious food in busy restaurant

We tried (and failed) to book a table, but our hotel concierge said that wit we got there by 8 he thought there was a good chance we would get a table, and (after a short wait, we did. We sat outside and had a cocktail while we were waiting, then chose to eat on the verandah, so I didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Ruth5
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Norwich
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We tried (and failed) to book a table, but our hotel concierge said that wit we got there by 8 he thought there was a good chance we would get a table, and (after a short wait, we did. We sat outside and had a cocktail while we were waiting, then chose to eat on the verandah, so I didn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We turned up at 2130 on a Friday night, so pretty much peak hour and unsurprisingly had to join the queue on the seats outside. We were able to order beers whilst waiting and could have ordered food as well, so it was a comfortable experience but we were not seated for around an hour and a quarter having been... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Prices are above-average and what you'd expect in ritzy Ipanema, but the quality of the food was top notch. Some people say not to order their "regular" drinks, but I did just that and don't regret it - the cairpirinha was on point! We went there before the 730 dinner start time, and it was a great choice. Although they... More 

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend this restaurant, downside is slow service (over 2 hours for 2 courses to be served) and it's abit pricey for Rio. Worth trying the once though if visiting.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

WE went for a late dinner one night. Had no reservation and waited for about 1/2 hour. This spot is very busy. The cocktails made the wait. The atmosphere is very lively with great decor. We ate outside. Food was not what I expected but very good. A little pricey but still worth it

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Sydney
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30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a more upmarket experience, without the beans and rice kind of fare...Zaza hit the spot. Set in an area where we have dined well over the last few days (Asian at "Opium", and Garota De Ipanema... traditional), we decided Zaza Bistro might satisfy us tonight. We tried the mixed entree and the Shredded lamb split between... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

I really loved the experience, it was probably some of the best food I have tried. The have a banana carpaccio dessert, it is simply amazing. The prices are high, but so is the quality of the food. If you are ever in Rio, this restaurant is a must!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The perfect design and very friendly staff. "Zaza" makes awesome non-alco drinks. However some food from menu were absent and food which we taste was not extremely perfect.

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really good food and drinks in Ipanema! I went here for food and drinks several times during my stay in Rio de Janeiro. Show up early if you want a table outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went here twice during a 2 week holiday over the carnival period. The food is absolutely beautiful. It is contemporary food in quirky surroundings. There is a lovely little terrace on the side of the street and buzzing interior with a 'shoes off' area with low tables on the first floor. The steaks are melt in the mouth and... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?