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Gula Gula Ipanema

Rua Henrique Dumont, 57, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Ipanema)
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Ranked #116 of 8,496 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Ipanema
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276 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

At the recommendation of my Pousada, I tried Gula Gula and it is good. Friendly service - they really tried to make WiFi work but failed - and good food: sliced sirloin topped with fetucinni Alfredo: tasty!

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Best food of any restaurant we ate at. Fresh and different, not the typical steak and french fries. I would definitely search out each location and eat there.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Gula-gula is always a good option for fresh and delicious salads, as well as grilled meat. Don't forget to try the very tasty desserts! They have valet parking, which is always convenient in Rio, where parking is expensive and difficult to find. I recently had lunch there with a group of friends and it was very convenient also because although... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Ambience was relaxed yet chic, patronized by the well-heeled and packed even for weekday lunch Refreshing creative bite sized salads that let you crave bite after bite - such as basil pesto fusili salad and asian rice grains or their match stick potatoes Absolutely love such salads and wish we have this in Singapore!

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If I could give Gula Gula 4 1/2 stars, I would. The food is relatively simple but incredibly fresh and tasty. I ordered the grilled chicken with two vegetable sides and was impressed by both the quality and quantity of food. I wish there was one around the corner from me at home!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

It's Brazilian comfort food. Simple and good. Great location & good experience. Located close to the beach. I love ipanema.

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Sao Paulo, SP
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great place just 2 blocks off the beach. We had lunch there this weekend and the food was very refreshing on a hot day. I had the Crunchy Chicken sandwich (which I highly recommend), and the coldest beer I brank on our trip. Very nice atmosphere with tables inside and outside, and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful... More

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rio de janeiro
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went to Gula Gula in Ipanema for the first time. The nice outdoor seating and terrace provide a literal breath of fresh air to Rio`s mostly indoor restaurant culture. We ordered the grilled steaks with 2 sides and the meat was tender and the vegetables well cooked. I would recommend this for an informal after or pre beach meal. Good... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Great location! Just 2 blocks away from the beach, lovely old house style with high ceilings, the food is excellent, natural juices, big salads, lots of options, all really fresh and natural, the salmon carpaccio was delicious! Waiters are really friendly and the attention is great! You can go at noon or at night, it is always s good meeting... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a late lunch here on a SAT. Good basic restaurant with entree salads, sandwiches, main courses. Ordered one pasta dish, one chicken sandwich, and a pesto pasta with chicken and a slice of quiche. Shared a chocolate mousse for dessert. Water to drink. Cost for 3 was R$ 137, or ~ $58.

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