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Venga

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Ipanema
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Rua Garcia d'Avila 147 - B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2247-0234
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 01:00
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Craiova, Romania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner, the food was "yammy", the rose-wine was perfect, the staff frendly, quickly service.....everything was lovely. Nice people. Good vibe. Nice music. 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽

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Thank del-candy
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing restaurant to come alone or with friends. The food is served quickly with amazing quality, I am definitely returning.

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Thank Anny G
New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Reminds me of a Manhattan style corner restaurant.....has a great vibe. The food is tasty and the waiters are pleasant. Not for the budget traveler.

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Thank AnneRence
Sao Paulo, SP
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Venga is a Spanish tapas bar located in the heart of Ipanema neighbourhood. But is so cramped and noisy that you cannot bear staying there for more than one hour. Expensive!

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Thank Elias_Haddad
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a couple of drinks and some churros at the end of our evening out. The place is lively and the service was very good. The churros were excellent. Slightly on the expensive side but probably worth it.

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Thank Laura R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on Friday evening, restaurant is a popular meeting place and was very busy. Casual dining experience, menu offers mainly tapas dishes but some are more substantial than others and there is a good selection. We sat downstairs at the bar which was fine, there are seats on two upper levels in the attics but these seemed to be reserved... More 

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Thank JonnyK1274
London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I thought the service was quite nice and efficient, the food was tasteful but prices were probably slightly on the expensive side even for rio. I would still recommend it.

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Thank Rebeccus
joey830
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food is so good and definitely worth the wait. The place gets pretty crowded and the wait staff doesn't come by very often, so make sure you're ready to order once you get their attention. I promise you, the food is WORTH IT.

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Thank joey830
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Great evening at Venga. Service, food and atmospehere were all very nice. The white wine sangria was special and the Dulce de leite Churros for desert was beyond special.

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Thank Arthur P
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We were advised to try this restaursnt, on a night of Andy Murray and Usain gold medals they had a large screen at the back. When we arrived we were told that there were twenty tables ahead, we decided to wait and it was 40 minutes until we were seated. Frankly it was a good decision, we had the signature... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Garcia d'Avila 147 - B, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: (21) 2247-0234

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighbourhood Profile
Ipanema
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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