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Yemanja

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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, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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    Very good
  • 104
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Local seafood dishes.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
CLBlum
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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208 reviews 208 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The moqueca de camarão was excellent, the environment, the waitresses, everything was fine. I would return with my eyes closed.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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123 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A typical restaurant to entertain tourist. The food is good and service also ok. Is worth trying. The portions are huge!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I really loved the dishes! Moqueca and cacuru are very tasty. I recommend! The environment is good and the waitress are very polite.

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Rio de Janeiro
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83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat local seafood in Salvador, Brazil. The restaurant is in front of the beach. The staff uses typical dressing and are polite, trying to make your stay as pleasant as possible, although they need some more training, especially with wines. Order local food and be careful with the spices.

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17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went there because some of our Brazilian friends knew the restaurant as being one of the best for bahian cousine and especially moqueca.it fulfilled our expectations and the staff were very friendly.

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roma
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76 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I'm not a fan of bahian food, but was always curious to taste acaraje and other staff usually sold in the streets or squadra of Sao Salvador. The problem is that in the streets you never know How many Times they used the OIL to fry the staff or if they stored in a proper way the food. Here it's... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

You have to wait a while and can't make reservations, but once there the waitresses are all dressed as bahianas and the atmosphere is nice and local. The food: everything was really tasty even though i didn't know what exactly i was ordering. Preparation, sauce, produce, all come together for an excelent dining experience based mostly on seafood. Service is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great food and even greater service. They show you how to eat the local food if you don't know how. Service with a smile.

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New York City, New York
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If you are looking for one chance to taste the cuisine of Bahia, this one of two top choices. The other one is Odoyá in Pelourinho (Old town).

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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