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Mangai

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Manaira
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Av. Edson Ramalho, n0 696 Manaira, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038310, Brazil
(83) 3226-1615
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 151
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  • 27
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good typical food from north east of Brazil

Don't worry about your lunch, you can come to Mangai and find our typical food in a good atmosphere. Good music, not too loud. I'll return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Wagno P
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recife
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The food is just OK, nothing to die or kill for. Fairly priced, note there are many restaurants in the area serving bad food for more money, but also there are restaurants serving better food for less. Ambiance is good, but still it was not close to a culinary experience. Don't you dare to ask for a Cappuccino.

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recife
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Don't worry about your lunch, you can come to Mangai and find our typical food in a good atmosphere. Good music, not too loud. I'll return.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It's amazing. The amount of choices you have is astounding. This restaurant is not "a la carte", you just grab your plate, pick from the hot pot / trays around (easily over 30) as much as you want, and then you pay for the weigh displayed (pretty typical around here). But the food, I cannot recommend this enough. All local... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

excellent variaty of dishes to choose from. pleasent staff and great location. I defenetly recommend a visit.

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Brazil
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I went to this restaurant because I have rad about this, but it's better then I could think about. It's very clean, the buffet is great, the food is delicious. The staff is helpful and sympathetic. I will go back as soon as possible.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is great place to eat traditional food from Brasil, and the fun part is you can try everything from the buffet, the food is excellent and as I come from the UK it was a great way to try all and experience the buzz that this place offers. Fantastic value and it is in my soon to be new... More 

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Belo Horizonte - Brasil
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Nice typical atmosphere, with a good variety of typical foods and fruit juices, for an affordable price.

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Brasil
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

First of all, if you are reading this review either you are planning to visit João Pessoa or you are already there - which is a great destination choice. JP is one of the most underrated cities in the northeast of Brazil, even for Brazilians who prefer Salvador, Recife, Fortaleza, etc. It's the city that was not 'discovered' yet -... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Such a fun experience - unlike any I've had before. It's buffet style, loads of food to choose from, the atmosphere is crazy and if the waiting room seems crazy crowded, it's ok, it was for us too and it went really fast. Go here, now!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Tried it out based on the good reviews i read - atmosphere was welcoming but food was below average. Many dishes were sitting out for a while - meat was dry, shrimp was not deveined and dessert was stale. We arrived at the restaurant abt 7pm very busy atmosphere so expected fresh food. Overall disappointment.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Edson Ramalho, n0 696 Manaira, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038310, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Paraiba (PB)  >  Joao Pessoa>  > Manaira
  • Neighborhood: Manaira
  • Phone Number: (83) 3226-1615

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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