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Yemanja

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Brazilian, South American
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Av Otavio Mangabeira 4655, Salvador, State of Bahia 41750-240, Brazil
+55 71 3461-9010
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 624
    Excellent
  • 501
    Very good
  • 171
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
By far the best bahian food restaurant in Salvador

By far the best bahian food restaurant in Salvador. All kinds of sea-food and Northeastern dishes, but in the case you order moqueca do say you would like only a little DENDÊ OIL. The casquinha de siri is a very good option as an appetizer and a caipitinha or caipirosca will go well to open... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
Durval F
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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

By far the best bahian food restaurant in Salvador. All kinds of sea-food and Northeastern dishes, but in the case you order moqueca do say you would like only a little DENDÊ OIL. The casquinha de siri is a very good option as an appetizer and a caipitinha or caipirosca will go well to open appetite. For desert the cocada... More 

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Dongguan, China
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581 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The real taste of Bahia The perfect restaurant for sea food prepared on very bahian taste Sevice is perfect Portions are huge, but you won't miss a bite

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Stratford, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

one of the oldest regional restaurants in Salvador. If you like spicy African flavor and seafood, you are in the right place. The restaurant has existed for over 30 years and the quality of the food and the service remains incredible!

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africanmatrix
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83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant has high rating for Baian cuisine I am not a big fan in comprison to other locations PRICEY!!!

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Thank africanmatrix
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It has one of the best typical food from Bahia. The muquecas are great and the service is very attentive. Prices are high but going there is a must when visiting Salvador .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Marvelous moqueca with shrimp, excellent caipirinhas, luscious mousse de maracuja, and totally gracious service in a lovely dining room. Don't miss it. I have dined there about 10 times, and it is always a highlight of a trip to Bahia

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Salvador, BA
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146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I have been there for a business lunch and I was surprised on how much they need a revamp. Some flies around our food (that was really good) it seems that they have stopped in time.

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Thank ebarock
Salvador, BA
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

If you went to know the local food go ther ask for a moqueca de camarão, my favorite. And a caipirinha. Everyone time somenos comes to toem We take them to Yemanja.

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Dongguan, China
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581 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It has always been so great culinary experiences on this restaurant. They are perfect for loca north eastern, african inspired food. I would say they are a benchmark when talking abou Bahian food Not to be missed

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Thank Ivan S
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315 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a simple atmosphere and it should improved by having an a/c. The food was good but for the price it could be better served(in appearance and size). The service could be improved as it looks to be a fancier restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av Otavio Mangabeira 4655, Salvador, State of Bahia 41750-240, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: +55 71 3461-9010

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups

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