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Praia de Botafogo, 228, | loja 105 Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22250-040 , Brazil
+55(21)34600800
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  • 76
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    Very good
  • 89
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Could be a option

This restaurant is close of some commercial center and if you are visiting your customer there, could be a option to have lunch and save some time. The food is ok.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
Rodrigo G
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This restaurant is close of some commercial center and if you are visiting your customer there, could be a option to have lunch and save some time. The food is ok.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Used to go to La Mole when we holidayed in Rio. Went back 20 years later, and the lasanha still melts in your mouth, the steaks are good too. A little nostalgic but great service and good food.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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123 reviews 123 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This was our first time at La Mole. We had little time and told the waiter. No problem! The food arrived quickly. The pasta with shrimp was pretty tasty, although the pasta was a little overcooked and the sauce a bit heavy. The chicken was moist and delicious (definitely not common in typical Rio restaurants). For the speed with which... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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182 reviews 182 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Plenty of space for dinner. The "couvert" is well served , and the service is good . Not too much option regarding the wine list. Food is very average and needs serious improvement. Personally , I won't return, '

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

La Mole was a protagonist for all those upper middle class families in Rio in the 1980's. instead of eating at home, we were blessed to enjoy stroganoff and rice al Piamontese. These were top on the hit parade at LaMole. Besides, the couvert was awesome. But it is still gone. Instead, Rio evolved, Brazil evolved, the World Changed. But... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We had a very good light meal, an interesting salad and good pizza. Reasonably priced but naively enough after the meal when liquers were offered accepted thinking they were complimentary but NO....different things in different countries, live and learn!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I use to go to La Mole since they were a small place located at Dias Ferreira Street (Leblon), and had very good memories as the food was never the best but average, but what really made the difference (hence the long waiting lines ) was the service (we new the waiters by the name) and the couvert, which was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I have been many times in La Mole because I live in Rio and the food is not good. Service either. The restaurant is cheaper than others. That's all.

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Katy, Texas
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217 reviews 217 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Some friends organized a meeting at this place. Arrived at the place and had to wait 30 minutes to get a table. The waiting is outside (by the street) and not even a drink is offered to those waiting. After we got seated, it took forever to have a waiter at the table... When we managed to order, food did... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

We ate at La Mole from Rio Sul Shopping. For a fixed rate, you can eat all you can, dessert included.Very good idea of making salad by choosing the ingredients and they chop for you.

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  • Address: Praia de Botafogo, 228, | loja 105 Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22250-040 , Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: +55(21)34600800

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