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Mangai

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Manaira
Brazilian, South American
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 259
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  • 39
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  • 26
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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
Nice to try all kinds of local food

The restaurant is self-service (pay-per-weigtht) and provides an impressive variety of local dishes. Price is a bit high. Table service could be improved.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
julianowick
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Porto Alegre, RS
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Porto Alegre, RS
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is self-service (pay-per-weigtht) and provides an impressive variety of local dishes. Price is a bit high. Table service could be improved.

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Thank julianowick
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A variety of Brazilian food in a buffet style. There were some tasty dishes and some not so interesting (chicken).

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Thank Elena S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

food was dry from sitting too long even with a crowd. Too many sullections for the clients to choose from. We ate at 2pm. banana and chocolate was good.

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Thank Paul F
Belo Horizonte, MG
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can try mostly anything from the traditional brazilian northeast menu, with a huge variety of dishes. All of them are nicely prepared: delicious. It is somehow curious that they forbid to take pictures of the serving plates, because it is beautiful. The price for 1kg of food is salty, but the beverages are cheap in general. You can also... More 

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Thank RafaelBarra
Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mangai has servers dressed in costumes with wide brimmed hats. The tables have cow bells to ring for service. There are walls of bananas that children can eat while waiting for their food. I served myself from the buffet table to sample several local dishes. The atmosphere is fun for everyone.

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Thank BettyK123
Joao Pessoa, PB
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a true taste of the best Brazilian food had to offer... good for all tastes. Self service over 100 dishes.

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Thank LuButcher
Lyon, France
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Big buffet kilo. All choices you can think of in Brazil and specially northeast Brazil. Not cheap, but real quality never is.

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Thank Jazz N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

This place offers a very wide range of traditional Brazilian dishes -everthing nicely displayed so you can actually see what you are going to eat. Everything is perfectly cooked and of high quality.

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Thank Pietro B
Kent
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483 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This restaurant is self-service from a very large buffet. There is something for every taste. The food is of a good quality rather than fancy chef quality. The restaurant is very popular so i would recommend a reservation. There is parking just before the restaurant and on the opposite side of the road around the next corner. The traditional clothing... More 

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Thank LAW64
Joao Pessoa, PB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Managi restaurant provides all the traditional foods of Brasil prepared with excellent varieties to choose from. All dishes are explained in Portuguese and English. Traditional air conditioning surroundings makes for comfortable eating.

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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?