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Venga! Bar de Tapas

Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 B | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
+55 21 2247-0234
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (42 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
“paella” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 B | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

Great food in a lively environment. The servers were very attentive, and knew the menu well. All dishes exceeded our expectations. And they offer a variety of sangria options. Over two separate visits, we tried three of the sangrias, and all were fantastic (and very...More

Thank Brennan J
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Great food (particularly liked the mini tuna burgers, octopus and prawns on a skewer), great atmosphere and music, lovely view, great service. Didn’t have the paella but that looked fabulous!

Thank nxb936
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Very good ambiance, service and food. Looks like a real spanish tapas bar. Good fino and beverage to pair. Funny. Worth going. Not too expensive.

Thank carlosmp
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

We did lunch over here. View over Copacabana. Nice athmosphere. Tapas at his best. Calamaris, quinoa with shrimps, fruity/cheese dessert. All great.

Thank Monique V
Reviewed November 26, 2017

It's a hard call to go for anything but Brazilian or Portuguese cuisine when in Rio for just a few days. However, if you want to explore a bit, this very cosmopolitan city has fantastic offerings. For Spanish tapas and wines, head over to Venga...More

Thank pbazan
Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place in the center of Ipanema. Staff very kind. Excellent sangria and a variety of tapas to choose. Don’t go out from there without the “ churros with chocolate and extra dolce de leite”!!!

Thank Constance D
Reviewed November 12, 2017

It was an interesting place - the look and the variety of languages are unique. The food is tastefull and the place exotic. The service is great, friendly people. My complains are on the loud music, hard to talk, and some clients smoking outside but...More

Thank Lucia Helena A
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

We visited venga on Copacabana beach with group of 6 for dinner. Busy and buzzy restaurant. Ordered shrimp and chorizo paella for 4 and cheeks on potato purée When it arrived it was in fact pork ribs on apple purée sauce so incorrect translation. Portion...More

Reviewed September 29, 2017

The place is very nice, I loved the decoration and the waitresses were very polite. With that said, I thought it was very expensive for what they were offering - the food is not that good. I ordered a spinach gnocci with cheese and they...More

Thank Duda Z
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

The place looks simple but is cosy and welcoming, they have chosen the right lights and the perfect distribution of tables. People working here are just fantastic, friendly, helpful always naturally smiling. When it comes to food and drinking I have experienced the best Negroni...More

Thank Pierluigi O
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the
best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is
inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from
Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many
high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which
can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue.
The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing
many art galleries that show contemporary art. There
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 B | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2247-0234
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¡Venga! is the first Spanish tapas bar in Rio de Janeiro. Opened in 2009, it soon became a reference in the gastronomy of the city. Its concept was developed based on the identification of the Carioca spirit with the culture of the tapas, which are one of the most social ways of eating, always in small portions and sharing several dishes between friends or family. In addition, the possibility of tasting several options at the same time makes the tapas one of the most eclectic gastronomic experiences.
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