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Azteka Bistro Rio

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Rua Visconde de Piraja 156, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-000, Brazil
+55 2134898900
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
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Sun - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 am
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 am
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Summerland, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

I will admit right away, we showed up really hungry. The staff was friendly and welcoming - setting up a table outside for us as all tables were occupied. We ordered the veggie nachos to start as an appy and then waiting...and waited...and waited. I bet it took 30 minutes or more for a small plate of nachos. It is... More 

Thank Myron D
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

The restaurant is small, extending out on the pavement when more guests arrive. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was very tasty and we enjoyed it.

Thank littleexplorer2017
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Visited here twice during my visit to Rio. Pineapple quesadilla the first time, second time had the veggie burrito. Both meals were good. I collect hot sauces and the hotter of the two varieties is one of the best hot sauces I've ever had. I bought a bottle for my trip home

Thank John P
Phuket, Thailand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

I was warned about being robbed in rio but I never thought it would be in a restaurant! Visited here this evening for dinner with my wife we both ordered tacos which were listed as a main when they arrived they were not even the size of a small starter that accompanied by the fact the filling was tasteless and... More 

Thank hedgehog999
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

One of our favorite spots in Rio. Spicy tacos, great sandwiches, and the drinks are fantastic. :-) Staff is also great, friendly and helpful. This place is tiny, but packs a big punch. Definitely recommended!!!

Thank Kate A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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272 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Family of five. The first two meals arrived on their own for my step-son and wife. My step-son finished his meal by the time the third meal arrived. Then, the fourth meal arrived. Then, the final meal - mine arrived. By this time, my wife had finished her meal, and the other two finished theirs after I'd taken a few... More 

Thank kccarlson
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2017

I really enjoyed Azteka Bistro, cozy and very friendly staff. I had lunch there with family and the food was very good with Mexicans ingredients. It is now one of my favorite places to eat in Ipanema... Thank you Azteka Bistro Rio and see you soon!!

Thank Gratefully_one_of_us
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I have known Mexican food for a while now. I also have been to several restaurants around the same block, where I live by. I can assure you that this is far from what is expected from a satisfying meal in Brazil, considering not only the overpriced amount charged, but also the fact that it does not taste like Mexican... More 

Thank RiccMM
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Went for a late dinner and was greeted immediately and seated. Our server spoke English and offered us English menus. They were out of the steak tacos we ordered but she suggested the pork and they were quite good. No AC and while the candles on the table were great for ambiance, they did just add more heat.

Thank Elizabeth V
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

I went here with two others for dinner and it was such a gorgeous little Mexican. From the moment we arrived the staff were so friendly and offered that we speak in English if we found that easier but also said if we wanted to practise our Portuguese they'd be happy to oblige. Every staff member was so warm and... More 

Thank Stacey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $24
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 156, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 2134898900

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

Staying in Ipanema

Neighborhood Profile
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 is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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