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Gula Gula

Certificate of Excellence
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Brazilian, South American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
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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
+55 21 2259-3084
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I lost in my mind how long I've been going to Gula Gula. Sometimes, I became very upset about their attendance, but in fact I can say it's stiil a good place to take lunch ou dinner in Rio. Good salads and grilled plates and some daily suggestions in its menu can make it a carioca sucessful restaurant.

Thank guigasoares
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Fresh food, great service and nice atmosphere. Good place for a romantic dinner or to meet up with friends.

Thank Filipe B
Sao Paulo, SP
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I had lunch twice there. And both times the service was super slow. The overall food was good. What was really good was the rocombole and the lemon pie - wow!!

Thank MABS89
Belo Horizonte, MG
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I always go to this restaurant with my wife and daughters. Its ok. It's not wonderful or bad. But it's a little bit beyond average. Prices for Rio are average. Nice place to go without bad surprises. I recommend.

Thank Damnasc
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had lunch in Gula Gula restaurant. The staff is very helpful, though they do not speak real English. The food was delicious and did not take much time to prepare. They have nice deserts as well.

Thank ashrafbakr
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

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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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 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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633 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Brazilian, South American, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2259-3084

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Ipanema

Neighbourhood 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.
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