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Venga! Bar de Tapas

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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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (43 reviews)
“jamon” (5 reviews)
“churros” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Rua Garcia D_Avila, 147 B | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22421-010, Brazil
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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
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This cute little place on a side street in Ipanema was a little hard to find but well worth it! The menu has many, many choices that satisfied my teenage boys, my husband and myself. We ordered a charcuterie platter that included authentic chorizo and...More

Thank Laurie M
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I love Venga, bar de Tapas. One of the best places do go in Rio. Nice atmosphere, great food and the staff is great.

Thank Fontenell
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Cozy tapas bar with great food! We absolutely loved it. The staff was nice and helpful, and gave us good tips about what and how much to order for to persons. If you like tapas you should definitely try it out.

Thank ElineFreim
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Venga is a nice tapas place by the street that sells a nice selection of wine and tapas. Its really small, but its set in a really nice part of Rio.

Thank Mickey7black
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed in a condo upstairs, so this was one of our group's watering holes during the Olympics. I thought the food was good, just limited. The beer selection was limited as well. I would still recommend for a place to take a date or to...More

Thank Hugh P
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Lively bar/restaurant with a nice design. Lovely Spanish inspired menu. A large number of tapas and a good selection of Wines. It was a nice change to the other restaurants that we visited. The staff was a little less friendly than for other places. Not...More

Thank AndyWhoWhere
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous food, great value. I had 4 croquetas, patas bravas, bacalhau with honey, chorizo, churros with chocolate and 2 pints and it only came to 144 R$, which is 36 quid! Amazing. I was completely stuffed as well! The bacalhau with honey is particularly special....More

Thank Js9574
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

For all the buzz around this place, it was a disappointment to me personally. I didn't find the tapas extraordinary (my manchego cheese and cured ham were rather bland; the grilled bacalao bits were decent), but the crema catalana was flavorful. The white sangria with...More

Thank Hélène D
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
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Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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