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Azteka Bistro Rio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rua Visconde de Piraja 156, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 2134898900
12:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 23:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Curitiba, PR
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great authentic Mexican food. Verdadeiro Mexicano. Mucho sabor , great service and normal prices. The chef is Mexican and genuine

Thank moreto62
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice in a weekend it was by our hostel. The staff speak great English and were happy to accomidate vegan options for us. We had nachos with black bean purée amazing. And the veggie burritos. Also the lady serving us offered us 2 new vegan dips - roast veg and also a beetroot hummus. They said they... More 

Thank Hannah T
Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came twice in one week. The flavor is really wonderful! The owner watches everything. Service was great. But the flavor brings us back! Highly recommend.

1 Thank DCJimmy58
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283 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here in mid November. It's a five minute walk from Ipanema beach. The food was very good, as was the wine. The restaurant is small which gives it a nice atmosphere. The food is fresh and the owner is very helpful and friendly. I'd definitely go back and would recommend the burrito. They also have lots of vegetarian... More 

1 Thank Antony_of_Surrey
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70 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portions are good size and it's not pricey, unlike most places in Ipanema. Food is delicious, atmosphere is nice and service is really good. Do try it!

1 Thank Luca G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And each time I find something else I've absolutely gotta try the next time I come back. I don't know if I would call it "Mexican" food....more of a fusion place in my opinion. And absolutely fantastic.

1 Thank Rob A
Ixelles, Belgium
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I've tried the tacos and would surely recommend them. The portion is not too big, so if you're hungry maybe 1 serving of tacos is not enough. The staff is very friendly. The Place looks really good, small and very cosy, open kitchen.

1 Thank Irina F
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I had dinner here last night it was very romantic I got the chorizo and black bean enchilada. It was very tastie but it was just one wrap folded over and the filling. I would say you would need two to be full. My friend got the steak one again it was tastie but tiny for 35r each. Also while... More 

1 Thank Jambacy
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a find! No frills but fabulous food and drinks in a friendly welcoming restaurant. Food was fabulous and reasonably priced and fab Margaritas!

1 Thank JonnyK1274
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

So good we went back again during our 12 night stay in Ipanema. Great central location, very friendly English speaking staff and very very good food. Portions not too large like you get in some Mexican restaurants. Pork Rib soft shell tacos were superb as were pork and pineapple quesedillas. Small interior but we twice sat outside on tables on... More 

1 Thank rikrikennedy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 24
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 156, 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: +55 2134898900

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  • 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 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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