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Gula Gula

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Brazilian, Vegetarian Friendly, South American, 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 - 1:00 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All Gula Gula restairants are excellent. Before ordering, check the daily specials (executivo), fairly priced and includes dessert. Smaller options for children (prato de criança).

Thank flaviaparanh0s
Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is fresh, mostly well presented and they have a Petit Gateau de Doce de Leite worth enduring with their terrible service. There were only two waiters working int he entire floor, this made it difficult for them to give quality service, so they were a bit rude and acted as if they were doing us a favor. At... More 

Thank heartstopper
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tasty local meals very well served and fresh. Generous plates and varied options. I strongly recommend it!

Thank Ariela2011
Los Angeles, California
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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 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 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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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
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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

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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 Friendly, South American, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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.