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Zaza Bistro Tropical

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$$ - $$$
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Rua Joana Angelica 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
1:00 pm - 1:30 am
Closed now
All 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
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Exquisite seafood, beautifully cooked and presented. Superb cocktails too. And all served up in charming, characterful surroundings. I cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank WoodsinLatAm
Porto, Portugal
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is excellent: the waiters were very kind and attended all our requests - it was a 5 star service. We liked a lot the starters and the desert. The main courses were okay but not amazing so we were disappointed. For two people we paid 112 euros which is a lot. We knew we would pay something like... More 

Thank mariajoao88
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty small restaurant in Ipanema. The food was delicious, creative dishes with typical Brazilian dishes. The drinks also sound interesting but are quite expensive. The Zaza Signature particularly was good but did not blow me away

Thank Chris T
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Definitely recommend if you are visiting Rio de Janeiro.

Thank streamgagerATL
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bistro is very warm and comfortable. Make sure you ask to be seated upstairs, where you can dine low-set tables and couches with your shoes off. Very cool!

Thank DDante
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

near ipanema beach, contemporaneous Brazilian delicious food. Degustation menu worths really well. Drinks before dinner are great!

Thank gasparinikarla
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant located in ipanema. The food is excellent. I order some pasta and they were really good. It's quite expensive (each dish is 80 reais or more) but it's worth for a special ocassion. Highly recommended!

Thank Sol A
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and trendy restaurant. We had an excellent dinner. Food was great, super tasty. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank Facu20152015
Witney, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is always busy if you want to enjoy the food and atmosphere then book online otherwise you could spend 30-60 mins waiting outside. The appetisers were excellent however the main course of chicken curry lacked a little flavour. I would still recommend this place as it has a nice buzz

Thank Mark G
Maíra F, Gerente at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this review

Hello Mark, Thanks for your revew. You can make a booking by the website, is really easy, and if you don't, we have staff on the waiting area, it is possible to enjoy a drink while wait. More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the meal I had at Zazá Bistrô. An American friend had been there before and wanted to go again so he invited me. The meal was nice, but drinks were just too expensive...more than R$ 30 for a drink, including caipirinhas? This is way more than what many nice restaurants charge for a drink and I personally don't... More 

Thank JohnFromBrazil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $60
Seafood, Fusion, Brazilian, Mediterranean, South American
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
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • 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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