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Yemanja

Av Otavio Mangabeira 4655, Salvador, State of Bahia 41750-240, Brazil
+55 71 3461-9010
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Ranked #9 of 5,396 Restaurants in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Salvador, BA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It is a very traditional restaurant of "bahian" cuisine in Salvador. Very popular among locals and turist. No turist trap. Go and have a very good ideia of what marvelous Bahia has to offer on its outstanding and unique cuisine. As it is very popular among the families in Salvador tends to overcrowd with long waiting time on lunch time... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Excellent moquecas and really good caipirinha de caju com limão and seriguela. We had camarão with nuts and octopus. The seasoning was perfect, pirão woth excellent taste and consistency as well. Highly recommended!

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Salvador, BA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

In the specialty of this restaurant is seafood. A delicious crab cone as input is a good nothing.Good parking. Characterized attendants, etc..

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Liked : Food, beverage, bahianas, peppers, smoothness and friendship. Disliked : Have to stand up and return to the hotel...

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I last visited in 2007 and nothing much had changed. We sat in the air conditioned section which was probably a little chilly, although better than the non aircon section which was oppressively humid in July as was much of Salvador for an Englishman! The diners were mostly middle class locals enjoying a long family lunch. The air conditioned side... More

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