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Zaza Bistro Tropical

Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken curry” (52 reviews)
“samosas” (15 reviews)
“ceviche” (39 reviews)
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Seafood, Fusion, Brazilian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Since I am a meat eater I didn’t have such a good time in this bistro. They have several options for people who eat fish though. The place is very charming and the service is good. I only recommend if you eat fish.

Thank Guilherme R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was mostly Asian. Overall it was good but nothing to justify the high prices (more than 16 euros for a chicken curry). You can definitely find similar quality food for much less than that in Rio.

Thank Damien S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very cute corner restaurant with cute and quirky decor. The food was also delicious, particularly the fisherman's stew.

Thank ChiHeart
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we were searching for a healthier place to eat and found this one. It’s sooo cool! We had the hot starters degustation and a curry and a shishbarak. Both the actual food and it’s presentation was spotless perfect! Desert my husband went for the...More

Thank moalbuquerque
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zsa Zsa is a lovely bistró located in a corner within beautiful Ipanema area. The Chef interpretates perfectly the proposal of “tropical bistró”. She gives some “tropicalismo” - a cultural, musical and stetic revolution that happenned in Brazil ain the 60s- and she applies it...More

Thank Zebaztian77
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat upstairs (where you remove your shoes) and ordered a ceviche starter (three times of ceviche with root vegetable chips. This was fantastic. We got mains of fisherman's stew (excellent served with coconut rice and also a sort of panic topic to sprinkle over...More

Thank catatonia_10
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a really nice fusion restaurant with inventive dishes. They indicate what contains gluten and lactose for those who are intolerant, and use fresh ingredients. The caipirinhas are among the best I’ve tasted in Rio state. It’s higher end than other places we ate...More

Thank Emilie J
priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Emilie!

Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Went last may 2018 and the hostess told me that they can only served food IF you have a reservation when they had all the restaurant with no clients 🤬

Thank Ángel G
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Was recommended this place by a local friend. Great atmosphere. Cocktails are great. Shangri La is the best. The food dishes are awesome with plenty of tasty options. We went for the mixed entree and had the fondue tortellini and beef bourginoun for main. They...More

Thank THSpur1976gg
priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you!!

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Such a cute place with amazing food and drinks. Our food took almost an hour to come out, but our server was great.

Thank jrocketfunk
priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks you!

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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
Average prices
$35 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 12:30 AM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
7:30 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
1:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 552122479101
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