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“If you have little time before a movie”
Review of La Mole

La Mole
Ranked #901 of 14,359 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Price range: US$5 - US$16
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Botafogo
Reviewed 30 May 2014

This was our first time at La Mole. We had little time and told the waiter. No problem! The food arrived quickly. The pasta with shrimp was pretty tasty, although the pasta was a little overcooked and the sauce a bit heavy. The chicken was moist and delicious (definitely not common in typical Rio restaurants). For the speed with which everything arrived, the food was very good. The caipirinhas were also good, although with more sugar than we asked for (maybe from a pre-mix?). I recommend this place, if you want to catch a movie at the Espaco Itau de Cinema.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Plenty of space for dinner. The "couvert" is well served , and the service is good . Not too much option regarding the wine list. Food is very average and needs serious improvement. Personally , I won't return,
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Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

La Mole was a protagonist for all those upper middle class families in Rio in the 1980's. instead of eating at home, we were blessed to enjoy stroganoff and rice al Piamontese. These were top on the hit parade at LaMole. Besides, the couvert was awesome. But it is still gone. Instead, Rio evolved, Brazil evolved, the World Changed. But LaMole is still the same. To revisit it is both depressing and terrible for the food

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1  Thank localsurf
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had a very good light meal, an interesting salad and good pizza. Reasonably priced but naively enough after the meal when liquers were offered accepted thinking they were complimentary but NO....different things in different countries, live and learn!

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Reviewed 12 March 2013

I use to go to La Mole since they were a small place located at Dias Ferreira Street (Leblon), and had very good memories as the food was never the best but average, but what really made the difference (hence the long waiting lines ) was the service (we new the waiters by the name) and the couvert, which was outstanding.
Nowadays, they have grown too much and the food and the service are sub-par, they are cheap and absolute terms, but if you measure price against quality, it is very very expensive as quality is nonexistent.Hungry? Between La Mole and Mac Donald's , choose the late, you will be better served....... It breaks my hearth to make a review like this, but whomever is managing this company now, will certainly succeed in killing the business.....

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1  Thank Rodbm
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