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Mangai

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Manaira
Brazilian
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Av. Edson Ramalho, n0 696 Manaira, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038310, Brazil
(83) 3226-1615
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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  • 1727
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  • 796
    Very good
  • 136
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Amazing food. Period.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
Thiago C
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
232 helpful votes 232 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
1 review
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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Lathom, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Lovely place been there 5 years ago and still lovely. Would recommend to anyone especially families as has good atmosphere

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colinreynolds
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Agree with what everyone else has said. This is the place to go to try a whole range of local cuisine, and all of it delicious. If you're looking for a kids' club or a wine list, not the place for you...

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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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