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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 #17 of 5,388 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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8 reviews 8 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
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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