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Malagueta

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Brazilian, Latin, South American
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25-35 36th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-32
(718) 937-4821
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great service

The food was plenty and delicious, nice clean restaurant , staff were friendly, family run, and only a five minute walk straight up the street from the Nesva Hotel

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food was plenty and delicious, nice clean restaurant , staff were friendly, family run, and only a five minute walk straight up the street from the Nesva Hotel

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Berks County, PA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I recently had dinner at Malagueta for the first time with my family. We all really enjoyed the evening. It's a small restaurant with great service and an interesting menu. Two of us chose a chicken dish and two of us chose pork. Everyone was pleased with the taste and presentation. Other items that we saw coming out of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It was my friend's birthday and we always like to go on an adventure and since the restaurant had good reviews on Tripadisor, we went. It was a weekday and the restaurant had only a couple of customers, so it was nice and quiet. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. We ordered appetizers. The one that stood out to be... More 

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

Love that your adventurous spirit led you to us on a special occasion. I'll be sure to personally pass your comments on to the kitchen! Thanks again for the chance to cook for you, and we're already looking forward to the next visit. Until then, Herbert, Owner More 

Queens NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place is my absolute favorite! I go all the time for date night with my husband. We love everything about it, from the drinks to the food to the decor to the service. Their capiroskas (caipirinha with vodka) and sangrias are fantastic. We always get them. The linguica grelhada or grilled sausage is our favorite appetizer. It comes with... More 

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

Yes, it can be pretty hard to save room for dessert! We're glad you've enjoyed it all, Samara, especially considering your familiarity with Brazilian cuisine. Can't wait to have you and your husband back for more! See you soon, Herbert, Owner More 

NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant offers the best value for fine dining in NYC. I think that the owner's name is Herbert and he couldn't be nicer or more creative with his menu. He is an artist. Seriously. My girlfriend loves the grilled octopus. Personally, I love the Veggie dish with deep fried spinach that doesn't taste greasy or oily. The waitresses are... More 

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

What a wonderful review to get from a local! I'm touched by your compliments and I'm going to pass this on to Michelle at my next opportunity. Please tell your girlfriend we say "hi"! Already looking forward to our next chance to cook for you. Until then, Herbert, Owner More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Malagueta Restaurant, NY is a small restaurant but food is really great. It is especiallized on Brazilian food where you can find a nice "picanha", "feijoada", "moqueca" and many other excellent meals. All of them very well prepared and in fair price.

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

Appreciate it, Cesar! It looks like you're from Brazil yourself, so we can't tell you how excited we are to hear this from you. Thanks again for joining us while you were in town. All the best, Herbert, Owner More 

Zhenjiang, China
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Everything here was good. Went with a friend and we got the black eyed pea appetizer. Delicious with nice big shrimp on top. My friend got the duck and it was very tasty. The rice with veggies mixed in looked so good. It was a pretty plate with the sauce and everything I enjoyed the picanha. It was cooked just... More 

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

So glad to hear you were a fan of our food when you stopped by, Valerie! Thanks for checking us out during your trip to Astoria, and we hope we can welcome you back for more of that Picanha someday soon! Take care, Herbert, Owner More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the best Brazilian restaurant we've been to in NYC. No matter what you order, everything is to die for! needless to say we've been to this place countless times. The service can be a little slow specially when they are very busy though. If you want to go for the Feijoada, it's a good idea to make a... More 

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

The best in NYC? Such a heartwarming compliment to hear from a local! That said, I'm sorry to hear that the service can seem slow at times -- thanks for mentioning that. I'm glad to have it on my radar. See you soon, Herbert, Owner More 

Smithtown, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Regular menu on Mother's Day. Small neighborhood restaurant. Very quaint. Food was excellent. From the beef stew to the shrimp and rice to the creme brûlée. Well worth the trip.

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to celebrate Mother's Day with you and yours, Jeffrey! It sounds like you loved everything from the ambiance to the dishes, but you only gave us 4 stars. Let me know if there's anything in particular we could do better next time to really knock it out of the park! All the best, Herbert, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

The food was great. Service is spectacular. We arrive at 1030pm and we didnt know they close at 11pm. They never told us anything about the time and even after 1230am they offer us a dessert. Over all this is a very good restaurant with the best caipirinhas in town. Thank you for the good experience

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Herbert G, Owner at Malagueta, responded to this review

We were happy to have you, Andrew! I can't tell you how excited I am to know that you've yet to find a better Caipirinha. Hopefully we've had the chance to pour many more since March, and if not, we'd love to see you. Cheers, Herbert, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25-35 36th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-32
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: (718) 937-4821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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