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Zaza Bistro Tropical

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Rua Joana Angelica, 40, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-030, Brazil
19:30 - 00:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 13:00 - 00:30
Mon - Tue 19:30 - 00:30
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 00:30
Fri 12:00 - 01:30
Sat 13:00 - 01:30
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Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been staying near ZaZa all week and taking cabs for dinner every night, should have tried ZaZa earlier! No wait before 7pm on a Friday and every single dish was outstanding!!! Grouper, lamb shoulder and Afro Brazilian shrimp dishes were insane delicious!

Thank Steiss
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Authentic food well presented in an intimate quirky bistro. Lively, young crowd. Very friendly staff. Tuna especially good.

Thank barmiteacher
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good placed restaurant in Ipanema with a very exotic menu. Service is adequate. The decor is pretty. Food is decent.

Thank Chrys R
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been around the world... Eaten in fantastic places and the food here is one of the best we have experienced. You can taste the depth of passion and creativitythe chef puts into these well crafted dishes. Amazing food, beautiful atmosphere, and charming Ipanema vibe... This place is a must on your trip to Rio

Thank CaioSoares
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quirky restaurant with a beach feel when it comes to decoration, very reminiscent of the places in Buzios; the crowd is young and trendy, service is excellent, food is fresh with good variety though the list of wines is a bit limited. you can enjoy a drink on the outdoor patio/tables and seats outside of the restaurant while waiting for... More 

Thank jiujitsu2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

very nice atmosphear, great service, great food.... a must! quite expensive, but the quality is on rendez-vous!

Thank david r
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!! that's all I have to say. I'm impressed with the ambiance of the place and the quality of the food. Ceviche is a must as starter. Also the steak, sooo tasty. I'm definitely going back. Well done to the staff as well, very polite with always a smile on their face.

Thank Yanni K
San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But other than that, good service, great location and atmosphere. Drinks were interesting and good. I liked it and would go again.

Thank chrisshaw
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Se para você não é importante o serviço... a comida é muito boa. A pouca vontade dos garçons irrita. A hostess não é muito diferente. Precisa vir muito zen e não pedir nada fora da "caixinha". If the service is not important, the food is very good. The unwillingness of the waiters is irritating. The hostess is not much different.... More 

Thank Giselia C
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on Saturday night without a reservation and they managed to seat us within 10 minutes. Excellent attentive service from a friendly waitress combined with an interesting menu and cocktails led to a really enjoyable meal. Would recommend if in Ipanema.

Thank joerushton

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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
US$35 - US$60
Seafood, Fusion, Brazilian, Mediterranean, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:30
19:30 - 00:30
19:30 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 01:30
13:00 - 01:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 552122479101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighbourhood 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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