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“Our favorite bar in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Meza Bar

Meza Bar
Ranked #312 of 13,608 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Brazilian, Contemporary, Bar, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Botafogo
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Our favorite bar in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Meza Bar is a place to have amazing drinks, eat very quality food, listen to good music and have a first class service! Two tips: ask for a caju's caipirinha and a "carne assada" sandwich! It's my favorite bar in the whole world!

  • Visited April 2012
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New York City, New York
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Tasty food and good drinks in a creative setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

Visited Meza Bar with a friend on a Wednesday night. Ordered some of the "potinhos" including a tuna tartar which was great but lacked a bit of acidity, a bowl of picadinho and a spicy chicken with mashed potatoes which was the best. Service was friendly but took a long time to get my capirinha, and then had to wait about 20 minutes in order for them to find change for a BRL100 bill ... Other than that, cute place with cool decoration (love the lightbulbs) and a great location for some tasty food and drinks in Botafogo. The area is also becoming more popular which is great as an alternative to Leblon/Ipanema.

  • Visited March 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“decepcionante!!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

É lamentável q um bar com uma freqüência tao grande nao saiba contratar funcionários educados para receber os visitantes!!! A pessoa q nos recebeu tratou a aniversariante como lixo!!! chegou a dizer q ela nao poderia receber mas ninguém. impressionante!!!
É certo q os bares podem ter limitacao de acomodacao, mas nao ha qq justificativa pra tratar quem convida os amigos para comemorar o aniversario de forma tao grosseira.
Fica o aviso para quem pretende ter uma noite agradável com os amigos: mau humor, má vontade e grosseria!
O q salva o bar sao os atendentes e garçonetes.
No mais, boa sorte!!!
Este é o 1o bar q freqüento após o novo ano, com a pior recepção q já vi.
Bos sorte pra quem se aventurar!
Patricia Herdy

Visited January 2012
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4 Thank alexsmt
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Surrey, England
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Cool bar but off the beaten track”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

We visited this bar as it was recommended in our Wallpaper guide to Rio. It was a bit of a trek from Ipanema and the taxi driver wasn't entirely sure where he was going, but it was worth it when we got there. Very friendly staff who were happy to advise on cocktails and food (in English). Very cool decor in the bar. Both the cocktails and food were delicious, and it wasn't touristy at all. Great find.

Visited November 2011
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