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Zaza Bistro Tropical

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$35 - $60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, Fusion, Brazilian, Moroccan, Mediterranean, South American
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Belmond Copacabana Palace when in Rio, but looking for a restaurant in Ipanema so we could see another beach. Checked online and found Zara, was able to make a booking online, which was really good. We went last night, great...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in here early afternoon on a saturday. Very nice dishes on the menu, like the chicken curry and some sorts of poke bowls. Very good food and nice setting, kind of Ipanema bohemien style place with excellent service as well.

Date of visit: March 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very pleasant dinner at Zaza. Top quality food with an excellent and smiling service. The Octopus is a must in this restaurant, it was delicious! We will come back :)

Date of visit: February 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in here for a dinner while passing, no reservation but it wasn't busy the day/time we arrived and had no problem getting a table. The decor is nice but the menu is a bit "hipsterish", we debated about whether to stay but in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for your visit. We were surprised by this information because our recipes are well served. If you can tell us what it was, we'll make sure it does not happen again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second time at Zazá Bistrô. I really like the location because it’s walking distance from most hotels in Ipanema, and the ambiance is really nice. The curry dishes are nice, but this time i chose something different. I think it was called...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! We are sad that you did not like Poke Zaza. The recipe is typically Hawaiian, with ingredients and cold fish. We hope you have a good experience on your next visit.

Reviewed February 17, 2019

After seeing the reviews online, took a taxi from a cruise ship to the Ipanema district to go to this restaurant. It was well worth it. Excellent local dishes (curry, seafood, lamb and much more) and the service was outstanding. Give it a try- you...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

We were lucky, didn’t book, put on a waiting list, walked the length of Cococabana Beach & some more on Ipenea Beach front & as luck would have it a table for two was available on arrival! Lesson, book in advance this place is popular...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed February 9, 2019

We had a great meal here on arrival in Rio late at night (about 11pm) and they seemed to be thriving even after we left. Food / drinks excellent, particularly the octopus, and we would definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2019
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priscila j, Gerente de relações públicas at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed February 4, 2019

On the ball with confirming the booking Food was great our waiter spoke perfect English and was so helpful A great atmosphere with plenty of customers

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

We just walked up to the famed Zaza bistro in Ipanema on a summer Monday evening and luckily enough the had seating. We just wanted mains and they were served very quickly. Both grilled Octopus and Lamb were fabulously good and sizeable helpings as well....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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