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Mangai

Av. Edson Ramalho, n0 696 Manaira, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038310, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 1,199 Restaurants in Joao Pessoa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Belo Horizonte - Brasil
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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
118 helpful votes 118 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We spent 4 days in JP and ate there at leadt three times!! It is a great option for it is convenient, not expensive! The atmosphere is amazing and the staff is really friendly! It is open for lunch and dinner.

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Indaiatuba, SP
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It an amazing restaurant of regional food, there's a rich food in Northeast region in Brazil and I found a part of this at Mangai. Nice decor with ac (it's hot in João Pessoa) It a free buffet so could enjoy differents dish at just one meal. Also I had differents opinions of juices from several fruits which it find... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Worst restaurant ever! If you are planning to come here, will be better to spend your money on another place. It took us 1:30hrs to get our meals...

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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

For those unfamiliar food in the northeastern region, this is the best restaurant because it there is a huge variety of regional foods in one place! Just a caution: There is a great risk of all people who have been there overeat because the food is delicious!

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