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“Great food, great cocktails, great atmosphere”

Zaza Bistro Tropical
Ranked #45 of 13,850 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $60
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We went based on the recommendations from trip advisor and were so glad we went. We sat upstairs, very atmospheric. The service was fantastic, very patient waiters as we were attempting Portuguese. The food was delicious, we all had different fish dishes and were not disappointed at all. The cocktails were really tasty and there is such a selection to choose from! Cost wise we felt it was average, we were not on a budget and we are happy to pay for good food and great service. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return.

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Thank LouiseMcC89
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food here was simply amazing, the cocktails even better! Would have loved to have come back again had we had more time in Rio.

Service and location were excellent!

HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I don't know why people love this place so much!!! There are much better places to go in Rio in Leblon, like Zuka!
The food was ok, but very very overpriced! Cocktails are around 21 real,which i think quite expensive as well!!!
Overall it was ok, but it was very very touristy...mostly no local at all around you....and i don't think i would go back!!! Sorry!!!

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Thank Maria111London
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Rio_For_Partiers, Public Relations Manager at Zaza Bistro Tropical, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2013

Hi Maria,
restaurant prices in Rio are comparable to London or New York now-a-days, so you can't find a nice dinner experience like the one Zazá offers that easily in Rio.
As for the other restaurant guests, you can be sure that yes, some where foreign, but they were either well informed travellers or expats that know what is good in Rio. You were in the right spot. Too bad we couldn't impress you past your expectations.

Cheers!
Cristiano

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We joined the queue at around 9.30pm at night and spent around 45mins waiting, however time flew as you can order from their creative and delicous cocktail menu and take a seat outside. Three main dining are available including the standard table and chairs on the bottom level outdoor terrace and bottom level inside, while upstairs offers a shoe free sit on the floor/cushions/lounges option - fantastic atmosphere. The food was top quality, and once seated we did not have to wait long at all as the level of service offered by the staff was first class.

Staff are multilingual so english is commonly exchanged, payment via CC is accepted - just make sure you leave room for dessert! Fantastic experience, would love to go back and highly recommended.

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Thank RoxJasTravel
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Do not miss this experience! We each had the scampi and lemon risotto, it was cooked to perfection. If you wish to dine later in the evening a reservation is a must, particularly on a Friday or Saturday night. English is understood at the Zaza. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank beaway24
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