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Mangai

Av. Edson Ramalho, n0 696 Manaira, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba, Brazil
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Ranked #3 of 1,187 restaurants in Joao Pessoa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Indaiatuba, SP
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Joao Pessoa, PB
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food cooked in the traditional way, with so many various dishes to choose. Mangai caters for the individual and family groups.

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Brazil
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Not enough false advertising to be the best restaurant of typical food in town , the service is lousy and the " real " wrestling for a place for a decent meal makes all the unpleasant environment. The concept of a place with a relaxed atmosphere , decorated with local architecture was not implemented well here , considering the lack... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Simply my favourite restaurant in Joao Pessoa. Definitely a must for everyone who like to taste the big variety of local dishes from the northeast of Brazil. Excellent quality of food and nice atmosphere at a reasonable price. They offer a large buffet with inumerous local specialities. Go for it!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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155 reviews 155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

What once was an excellent option is nowadays, in my opinion, an avoidable experience. Food is still good, when it is available. We were there for dinner and, even though the place only closes at 10pm, at 9pm the buffet did not have some options and the staff said there was no plan to make the options available again that... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you want to experience what Brazil's northeast is about go to Mangai!!! It's ambient recreates local culture from decoration to waiters' clothes. It's a self service (buffet) restaurant with more than 20 different kind of dishes. You MUST try the dessert named CARTOLA. It's delicious!!! (Banana, local cheese, cinnamon and sugar)

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Paranagua
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Offers a self service meal with a huge of options to choose from. Acceptable prices, but do not expect a tastefull meal. Place tipically decorated is an extra, and helps to take some cold beers with friends.

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

You can not visit the Nort East of Brazil without trying out the local food. Mangai represents all of the north east food culture. It has become more commercial over the years, but still represents all you need to know. If you do not have a lunch or dinner there, u are making a big mistake.

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