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Yemanja

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Brazilian, Pizza, Salvadoran, 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 504
    Excellent
  • 423
    Very good
  • 137
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Remains the same

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
KrugerPark_13
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Stratford, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Stratford, Canada
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16 reviews
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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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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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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

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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Salvador, BA
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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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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, Pizza, Salvadoran, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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