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Tacaca da Gisela

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Largo Sao Sebastiao, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
(92) 8801-4901
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Coffee & Tea

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local food

Very good experience to try a local dish similar to a soup that has shrimp and local herbs that make your tongue numb. Located at a plaza where you can enjoy the view of the opera House.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
CLBlum
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226 reviews 226 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very good experience to try a local dish similar to a soup that has shrimp and local herbs that make your tongue numb. Located at a plaza where you can enjoy the view of the opera House.

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Barcelona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is the very first time I try Tacaca and I loved it! The flavor is really good! It's spicy and jambu gives a strange feeling to your tongue. It's worth trying this unique local/regional dish from Manaus and Tacaca da Gisela is one of the best in town!

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Munich
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This little stand situated on the square in front of the opera house serves only one dish: Tacacá. This is basically a broth based on a soured manioc broth (called Tucupi), some jambu leaves which slightly numb the tip of your tongue and dried shrimp. Now the broth (which reminded me slightly of Sauerkraut-juice) was OK but we had had... More 

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Oh my goodness. this was amazing I went two nights on the trot! Such an unusual taste of sweet and sour with a big dollop of manioc starch, which is a gluey egg white, ladeled in and stirred about with a pokey stick as you fish for prawns. Add the tiacuipy sauce for extra amazonian kick

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Toronto, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

I had read about Tacaca, the soup from the Amazon that uses a plant/veggie which numbs your mouth and decided to try it out since it was our first time there. Situated in the main square where the Theatre is and served from a booth made it easy to find and get to. The soup is simply amazing, very flavourful,... More 

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rafabos
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

Take it from a local: this place waters down the tucupi, and constantly gives small portion sizes in the tacaca, which as of Jan/2013 costs $13 reais for a "large" tacaca. This place has a nice atmosphere, but the tacaca is lacking, and you are paying extra for the location next to Teatro Amazonas. Try "Point do Tacaca" a street... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We decided to try this regional soup joint (Tacaca is the name of the soup) after a visit to the Municipal Theatre and found it very tasty, they add a herb in the end which makes your tongue tickle, even my daughter tried it! it tastes a bit like a bitter kale, the manioc broth and the dried shrimp were... More 

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Manaus, AM
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

It has good and excilent survise,the waiters are attentable to clients. Most of the people agree with this place,and very clean.I reccommend this to all visitors.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

if you love exotic street foods or watch Anthony Bourdain. This you tube video of Bourdain explains it all. Food stall was clean, and showed plaques of winning the best tacaca for years in running. It is located right in the center square, on the side of the African house. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCeK65ikR7A

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Manaus, AM
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

What is Tacaca? A local soup, containing "Jambu" leaves, "Tucupi" sauce, and dried salted prawns, all well boiled in big pots. This is dished out into a "cuia" - natures own grown soup bowl, and served hot. Wow! A treat! Locals eat it when feeling in need of something to strengthen them and pep them up, like a busy hard... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo Sao Sebastiao, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Amazonas (AM)  >  Amazon River  >  Manaus>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: (92) 8801-4901

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian

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