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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” (44 reviews)
“jamon” (6 reviews)
“churros” (6 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 3 weeks ago

Mixed feelings about the place. We truly enjoyed the location, the atmosphere, the service, the music and some of the food (in particular the patatas bravas, the cold cuts and the delicious croqueta de gambas). We were less impressed with the not very clean restrooms,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KristianBengtson
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Instead of taking the tour bus back to the hotel, we wandered around the Ipanema district checking out the shops. We opted for a late lunch at Venga, having seen them on the drive in. While not truly a tapas bar, they had enough variety...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Curtis S
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Only visited this place for dessert and we were not disappointed. We ordered the churros which were fantastic if a little light on portion size. Perfectly coated with cinnamon and a delicious chocolate sauce. The place also looked busy which is usually a good sign.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nn207
Reviewed November 5, 2018

There is a lot to select between with a good service in a cool place. The food taste even better with one or two cold choppy

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 716larse
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Food was very tasteful. We order dados de bacalao, patatas bravas and croqueta de gambas. Everything was delicious. Very beautiful place! Service was good, waiters were very nice but a little bit distracted. Totally recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Valentina C
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Portions are big and really are deliscious. I can’t remember what we had now but had about 5, pretty confident the majority of the menu would be just as nice as the bits we had. Not very cheap but not ridiculously expensive, just a mid...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Davey7777777
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Just had a drink with small snack... to my surprise bill was OVERCHARGED by over 20%! what a shame... same old excuse... waiter had charged wrong table BE CAREFUL!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AndreasK920
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Food, sangria and service are all fabulous. We had a great time. Come to this place when you’re tired of Brazilian food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank toastedbread
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nxb936
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
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Special occasions, Bar scene
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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