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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 #15 of 5,367 restaurants in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Salvador, BA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This probably had the best acarajé we tried (and we tried 4 times within 2 days), as well as great moqueca and cocoda for desert. Our server was incredibly, incredibly kind, and when one person in our party asked about how to eat acarajé, she prepared our plates for each one of us (I almost thought she was going to... More

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Jau, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

For the second time I´v been in this place, realy wonderfull. My first time did at 10 years ago and before this I went there the last year. The same food, the same sympathy of people. All people that go to Salvador have must go in this restaurant!!!! Good appetite

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Paro, Bhutan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Recommended by friends who used to travel frequently to the area. Enjoyed a round of appetizers but the real star was the Moquecas. We had one with Octopus, one with Soft Shell Crab, and one with shrimp. To me the octopus was the star but all were excellent. My first experience with Bahian food and one I truly enjoyed

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Tokyo, Japan
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I met a friend in Salvador, while I was on a stopover and he took me to Yemanja for lunch. I really enjoyed the traditional feeling of the place. The greeting and service was excellent. The food was plentiful and very well prepared and presented. As I was only in Salvador for less than 24 hours, I'm not sure if... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Located on the waterfront, traditional Bahian food, proper, is also simple and not cheap. Frequented by tourists and locals, many places.

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