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La Mole

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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Ranked #600 of 8,310 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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155 reviews 155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

service is terrible, but food is ok.... considering the price you pay (its not that expensive, but..) you could go to a nicer place.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This used to be one of my special places when I was a teenager,today, I find La Mole, just an average place to have a pizza or sometimes a quick meal. For a quick lunch, it serves the purpose, but you can enjoy better meals around Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Variety, good prices, great services. Impossible to refuse the "couvert" , that s is a La Mole Tradition and sometimes equals to one meal. Just the "entrance". Great place to go.

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