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Venga! Bar de Tapas

€€ - €€€, Mediterranean, Spanish
Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 B | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
+55 21 2247-0234
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  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (42 reviews)
“churros” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
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Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 B | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did lunch over here. View over Copacabana. Nice athmosphere. Tapas at his best. Calamaris, quinoa with shrimps, fruity/cheese dessert. All great.

Thank Monique V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a hard call to go for anything but Brazilian or Portuguese cuisine when in Rio for just a few days. However, if you want to explore a bit, this very cosmopolitan city has fantastic offerings. For Spanish tapas and wines, head over to Venga...More

Thank pbazan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place in the center of Ipanema. Staff very kind. Excellent sangria and a variety of tapas to choose. Don’t go out from there without the “ churros with chocolate and extra dolce de leite”!!!

Thank Constance D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an interesting place - the look and the variety of languages are unique. The food is tastefull and the place exotic. The service is great, friendly people. My complains are on the loud music, hard to talk, and some clients smoking outside but...More

Thank Lucia Helena A
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We visited venga on Copacabana beach with group of 6 for dinner. Busy and buzzy restaurant. Ordered shrimp and chorizo paella for 4 and cheeks on potato purée When it arrived it was in fact pork ribs on apple purée sauce so incorrect translation. Portion...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

The place is very nice, I loved the decoration and the waitresses were very polite. With that said, I thought it was very expensive for what they were offering - the food is not that good. I ordered a spinach gnocci with cheese and they...More

Thank Duda Z
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The place looks simple but is cosy and welcoming, they have chosen the right lights and the perfect distribution of tables. People working here are just fantastic, friendly, helpful always naturally smiling. When it comes to food and drinking I have experienced the best Negroni...More

Thank Pierluigi O
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

I went on a saturday night with a friend. We sat inside and order some dishes to share. We liked the food very much and the mousse de chocolate is amazing. Regarding the drink, the only negative point, the sangria, it wasn't very tasty (we...More

Thank Woogieboogie19
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I usually go to La Carioca Cevicheria, that is very close by, but I decided to give Venga a try and even though the envirement is cool, food is good, not excelent, its too expesive and not so worthy! Rio is crazy, they change something...More

Thank brjader
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The place is really nice and well located but honestly the portions are ridiculously small for the price, it's a shame I will not come back

Thank Jullie P
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
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 B | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2247-0234
  • E-mail
¡Venga! is the first Spanish tapas bar in Rio de Janeiro. Opened in 2009, it soon became a reference in the gastronomy of the city. Its concept was developed based on the identification of the Carioca spirit with the culture of the tapas, which are one of the most social ways of eating, always in small portions and sharing several dishes between friends or family. In addition, the possibility of tasting several options at the same time makes the tapas one of the most eclectic gastronomic experiences.
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