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“one of my Favorite Rio hangouts”
Review of Gula Gula

Gula Gula
Ranked #232 of 13,783 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Grill
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“one of my Favorite Rio hangouts”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

every time i go to Rio, which is about twice a year, with my Brazilian wife, we always make at least one trip to Gula Gula.

love the atmosphere at the Ipanema restaurant where the Cariocas (locals from Rio) dine, drink and hang out. I've had many dishes here and i'm always impressed with the food, service and the strong Caipirinhas.

  • Visited June 2012
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Lisbon, Portugal
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, OK food”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Enjoyed it more because of the atmosphere. Not a noisy restaurant, which is always a plus. Good food.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food including salads, carpaccio and desserts”
Reviewed June 18, 2012

If you are in Rio you must go to Gula Gula, a traditional 'carioca' restaurant with many branches around town... The salads, quiches, carpaccio's and all main courses are excellent and the deserts even better (try the 'Torta de Limao / Lemon pie'). I am from Rio but live outside Brasil, this is definately a must go place every time I go back home...

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank graboim
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Delicious no-brainer!”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

I'm a frequent customer of Gula Gula and all I can say is that this is an amazing restaurant! The staff is super attentive, the food always yummy and the ambience is cozy!

Visited June 2012
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Thank WDW11
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“great food, good service, pleasant atmosphere”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

We ate at Gula Gula twice during our recent trip to Rio. Everything we had was very tasty--meat, marvelous yellow potatoes, a creamy chicken salad, excellent pasta and really, really good quiches! The vegetarians in our group were able to find several offerings, too.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Linda V
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