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Azteka Bistro Rio

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Rua Visconde de Piraja 156, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-000, Brazil
+55 2134898900
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
Wed 12:00 - 11:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 11:30
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have known Mexican food for a while now. I also have been to several restaurants around the same block, where I live by. I can assure you that this is far from what is expected from a satisfying meal in Brazil, considering not only the overpriced amount charged, but also the fact that it does not taste like Mexican... More 

Thank RiccMM
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late dinner and was greeted immediately and seated. Our server spoke English and offered us English menus. They were out of the steak tacos we ordered but she suggested the pork and they were quite good. No AC and while the candles on the table were great for ambiance, they did just add more heat.

Thank Elizabeth V
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with two others for dinner and it was such a gorgeous little Mexican. From the moment we arrived the staff were so friendly and offered that we speak in English if we found that easier but also said if we wanted to practise our Portuguese they'd be happy to oblige. Every staff member was so warm and... More 

Thank Stacey M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for dinner after seeing it busy at lunch and looking at the trip advisor reviews We were disappointed both my partner and I loved the food! We would definitely recommend this Resterant!

Thank Danie18
Curitiba, PR
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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 29 November 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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308 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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75 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 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

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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
US$14 - US$24
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 11:00
12:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Visconde de Piraja 156, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-000, 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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