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Gula Gula Ipanema

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Lagoa
Brazilian, Seafood, Grill
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Rua Henrique Dumont, 57, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
21-22593084
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 69
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  • 15
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food for the ladies

Gula Gula is specialized in salads, grilled steaks and overall healthy food. So, it's usually among the women's favorite choice. But it is good for couples and families too. I've been there a few times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Diogo V
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Gula Gula is specialized in salads, grilled steaks and overall healthy food. So, it's usually among the women's favorite choice. But it is good for couples and families too. I've been there a few times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Got tried Gula Gula because it's in our Lonely Planet guidebook AND it had good reviews on TA. We went around 2pm on a Saturday and though the restaurant was full, we were lucky that a table had just opened up at their al fresco area. We weren't that hungry so we ordered the Caesar salad with grilled chicken and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My friend and I ate here based on a recommendations from someone at the hostel we stayed at around the corner. This restaurant is tucked away and easy to miss if you aren't looking for it. It is a cute and quaint atmosphere with patio seating. The service was great and we had not complaints. I had an Asian inspired... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fast service , clean and with good service . Expect Long queues between 12 and 2 pm . A little bit noisy .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Gula Gula serves their beer and cold beverages in iced buckets. When summers are boiling hot in Rio, you know your beers will be perfectly chilled here. The location of this spot is in a historic house that has been converted into this restaurant. The garden patio, my favourite place had a simple wall fountain that added to the decor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We discovered this delightful little cafe/restaurant on our first day and returned 3/4 times. They do a quiche/salad combo which is fantastic value for money (the green salad and Caesar salad are both great options). Check out the quiche of the day first but if not to your taste, can't go far wrong with the onion pie - heaven

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited another location near business centre. All people from banks went there! Short line-up - but it's worth it! Great palm-heart/brie and quinoa salads, black bean soup, quiche and amazing green fresh juices! Best place in Rio on a budget!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

While waiting for a table to become available, we ordered a bottled of sparking wine. It wasn't available. Then we chose another one: sold out. Then another one... Nothing. We ended up having the only one available. Silverware was dirty and waiter did not seem to care. I had to change them myself, getting a set from another table. Appetizers... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place offers a good combination of good food and value...all three of us had salted steak with crazy rice (delicious signature dish of rice, bacon etc) and salads. everythjng was beautifully prepared. The service was a bit lazy and the cocktails poorly made but, overall,it was a great night out in a good venue offering food value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's a traditional and well known restaurant chain at Rio. this unit is located in a big house with external area tables, really close to the beach. But in summer, one would rather stay in the internal saloon because of the air conditioned. They serve good salads, pies and grilled food. it's a simple, light but tasteful food. the only... More 

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Additional Information about Gula Gula Ipanema

Address: Rua Henrique Dumont, 57, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 21-22593084
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood, Grill

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Henrique Dumont, 57, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighborhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: 21-22593084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?