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Gula Gula

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Brazilian, Vegetarian, South American, Seafood, Grill
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Rua Henrique Dumont, 57 | Próximo à praça Nossa Senhora da Paz, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This place is more casual than it appears from the outside. The food is good -- there are a few combination plates of beef, seafood, or chicken, and there are some appetizers that looked great. The service is fine and efficient, not overly friendly or welcoming, but attentive and helpful. This is a good place to go to when you... More 

Thank AAMiles
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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575 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Great food; great drinks; great service! Nice ambient but a bit small. They have great Caipivodkas! And the fish is fantastic!

Thank Danuza
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Friendly and low key. It was perfect for an evening when we wanted good but casual and not heavy food. Lots of nice salad options. The rest of the menu looked good as well.

Thank Steven H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here for both lunch and dinner and have been very happy with our meals. Fresh food, free drinkable water, good value, charming atmosphere and good service make this a go-to spot.

Thank Lpiper83
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

We selected thus restaurant because it's menu does include some salads. So we took the address from Trip advisor and ordered a taxi to bring us there. Upon arrival the restaurant appeared to have gone out of business. However, one of the workers in the building could tell us that there was another Gula Gula in Leblon. So we took... More 

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Lee, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Love all the Gula Gulas, but this is the brand new location in Ipanema. Love everything on the menu. All the salads are great and the regular entrees are all good

Thank Bubblejones
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

the food tasted very good and it comes fast also. the decoration is pleasant and the bathrooms are clean. really impressed...

Thank marinaxpc1
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Had a delicious cut of steak and overall good meal! Located in a charming area of Leblon nearby many bars for after dinner drinks.

Thank Meaghan F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

notwithstanding its location, the house in wich the restaurant is looks in bad shape, needing an urgent refurbish. on the other hand , the food, once special, is now rather common and expensive.

Thank Carlos C
Lisbon, Portugal
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107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I had lunch at Gula Gula at San Martin (Leblon) and I love it. I ordered two separate salads, which is an option on the menu, and they were really good. The service and the ambiance was good. A must do!

Thank Sofia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Brazilian, Vegetarian, South American, Seafood, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Henrique Dumont, 57 | Próximo à praça Nossa Senhora da Paz, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 21-22593084

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighborhood Profile
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 is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.