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Malagueta

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Brazilian, Latin, Spanish, South American
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25-35 36th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-32
(718) 937-4821
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4:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Real gem

Being accommodated in the neighborhood, I came here reading the reviews ... was a gastronomic delight. It was the first time I ate Brazilian cuisine and was very good.So we returned.I served many dishes,but corvina con vatapa and carne guisada they were the best. The staff was friendly and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Sabin B
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Craiova, Romania
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Craiova, Romania
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Being accommodated in the neighborhood, I came here reading the reviews ... was a gastronomic delight. It was the first time I ate Brazilian cuisine and was very good.So we returned.I served many dishes,but corvina con vatapa and carne guisada they were the best. The staff was friendly and helpful and prices were surprisingly low for New York.It is well... More 

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Thank Sabin B
Zurich, Switzerland
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184 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is an unpretentious place but with real Brazilian food and staff, the food is exactly as it should be and the menu is as complete as you could wish. Personnel is great and prices are very reasonable. I don't usually give excellent ratings and there are better restaurants but the rating reflects the combination of great value, genuine food... More 

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Thank Luis M
Astoria, New York
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We have eaten here several times. Malagueta is an upscale Brazilian restaurant in Astoria, not far from Queens Plaza, and only two blocks from the 36th Avenue Station of the N train. This is a sit down restaurant with tablecloths, napkins, and everything else that screams "pricey", yet for our party of four, with only one of us having a... More 

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Thank Ben S
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

You have to eat at this Brazilian Restaurant - corner of 36th Av and 28th St. Every dish is amazing. Atmosphere and hospitality add to the experience.

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Thank Andrew H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My wife loves things Brazilian, so on a short trip to New York, found this little restaurant in Astoria. The bacallao appetizer was crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth soft on the inside. The sirloin was well made and my wife loved the farango malgueta chicken. For desset we had a corn pudding that was sweet and tasty. And I... More 

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Thank csmmmh
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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1 Thank Debdee15
Berks County, PA
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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1 Thank Dreamer21361
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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1 Thank papuzza
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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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Thank Samara T
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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank DisappointedCouple47
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 

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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, Spanish, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?