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Gula Gula - Jardim Botanico

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Av. Alexandre Ferreira, 220 - Loja a - Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-220, Brazil
+55 21 2537 8906
12:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I just love this place. Not only this one, but all Gula Gula. Cozy food, nice price, nice place. I always order the oriental salad with apricot and brie quiche. As entree, I order the gorgonzola mousse. Put extra mustard vinagrette! It's amazing :)

Thank Gabi F
Sao Paulo, SP
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393 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

As soon as I get to Rio, I usually stop by at Gula Gula and grab a salad and dessert. However, this time, we decided to order it as we were tired and our friends didn't want to go out. How disappointing! The amount of salad Gula Gula Jardim Botânico sent us was ridiculous and I am not even gonna... More 

Thank Beatriz O
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Not a big fan. The food is good but not great and I find it to expensive for what it offers but I do have friends who love it.

Thank Roberta T
West Chester, PA
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Nice lighter dinner after so much South American beef. The pasteis are delicious as a starter. For dessert, the gateau de doce de leite com sorvete de tapioca (like a molten chocolate cake except molten dulce de leche) is a must.

Thank sschaf4
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is modern and has a nice atmosphere. Menu has a great choice. Service was very helpful and the food was amazing! Desserts especially tasty!

Thank Jellytot89
Baltimore, Maryland
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

We had a great experience at Gula Gula. Quick service and great food. We especially enjoyed the pastries appetizer, the shredded beef salad, and, most importantly, the desert! The caramel pie with tapioca ice cream desert was AMAZING!!!

Thank traveler_0788
Sao Paulo, SP
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Gula Gula is by far my favourite restaurant in Rio for many reasons. First, because of the variety of delicious salads they offer. In Rio's heat that's the best food to order. In the same dish you can choose up to three delicious and different kinds of salads. Second, because if you don't like salads, there are other kinds of... More 

1 Thank Bia N
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I stopped in here to get a quick, healthy dinner on a week-night. Delighted by the salad and pie combo - I got a pesto-pasta-chicken salad and cheese quiche. The lemon meringue pie was the highlight of my visit, delicious!

1 Thank Tina-cat2015
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced good quality food with several vegetarian options. Not too busy even on a Friday night so you can walk in and get a table. Good service.

1 Thank Bevin M
Rio de Janeiro
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

It has other options but when I go to Gula Gula I prefer the salads for a quick meal after the beach or a quick lunch when I don't have much time. It is a gourmet salad bar but not a proper gourmet restaurant.

Thank NelsonFJobim

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Alexandre Ferreira, 220 - Loja a - Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-220, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa
  • Neighbourhood: Lagoa
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2537 8906

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