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Gula Gula

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Leblon
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Rua Rita Ludolf Loja a 87 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-060, Brazil
(21) 2259 3084
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 12:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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224 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Gula Gula offers a nice range of options to every taste - from quiches and salads to pasta, meat and seafood. We were there in a group of 5 'spoiled good-eaters' from São Paulo, the gourmet capital of Brazil, and we were very well-impressed. All dishes were very tasty and well served (not too much, not too little). Most of... More 

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Thank Ana K
Edmonton, Alberta
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here. Perfectly done salmon and chicken. Minimalist food that is just done cleanly, cooked and presented. High moderate for price. Intimate dining. Highly recommended.

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Thank MrRick11
Taubate, SP
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

I personally love the restaurant Gula Gula , the dishes are delicious, and wonderful desserts , I recommend the dulce de leech petit gatout with the tapioca ice cream!

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Thank Miy_Michelle
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

The best Torta de leite de coco I ever had in my life!! Their torta de limao is amazing too. They even deliver!

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Thank Cynthia B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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595 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

People in Rio love going to this place. And you will find tasteless and expensive food, after having waited in long cues for nothing special. Avoid. Tastes like anywhere. Almost a tourist trap.

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Thank carlosmp
Sao Paulo, SP
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189 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

Every time I visit Rio, I try to go at least once to this restaurant. It is quite laid back (I usually go there after spending the day at the beach, still wearing bikini underneath) and food there is always fresh and tasty

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Thank LuPatinadora
Salvador, BA
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

This restaurant is one of the best options in Rio. The place isn't chic. The food isn't fancy. But they do nice quiches with salad for a small hunger and also a nice steak or chicken with savory beans, the everyday food in Brazil. They do have specials that change everyday. Not expensive, not cheap. I recommend!

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Thank baianointheworld
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I went to this restaurant yesterday to have lunch with my friend.. the restaurant probably have 40 tables (more than 100 customers) and the amount of customers at that time was less than 12 (including us). we choose our lunch at the same time the menu was delivered.. and waiting 50 min for two salads... Imagine this place with full... More 

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Thank Jullyb_2005
Bridgewater
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed eating our dinner outdoors here . It was just around the corner from our apartment that we rented during our visit to Rio. Food was tasty and large portions were served. Found the place via our guidebook.

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Thank NancyB710
Oslo, Norway
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

The food, atmosphere, the service, everything was to my satisfaction! If you are in ipanema, you should definately try this restaurant! The only downside for smokers is that you have to stand outside in the street to smoke.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Rita Ludolf Loja a 87 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22440-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighbourhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: (21) 2259 3084

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

Staying in Leblon

Neighbourhood Profile
Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.
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