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Almanara

#174 of 28,745 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Neighborhood:
Jardins
Lebanese
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Rua Oscar Freire, 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
(11) 3085-6916
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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
Delicious Middle Eastern food in the city!

Although this is a local chain in the city, I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner here and service was pretty good. The restaurant decor was simple but fitted the beautiful atmosphere in the Jardins neighborhood, and i liked the open concept of the restaurant where the front side of the restaurant is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Derrick C
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Although this is a local chain in the city, I thoroughly enjoyed the dinner here and service was pretty good. The restaurant decor was simple but fitted the beautiful atmosphere in the Jardins neighborhood, and i liked the open concept of the restaurant where the front side of the restaurant is open so it's blending in the indoors and outdoors... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you want to try a very traditional and good Arabic food you must visit this place. Food very consistent in all restaurants of the chain and very well prepared.

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Cham, Switzerland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Almanara essentially offers 'fast' middle-eastern / Lebanese food. Although the food comes fast it is of good quality. The service was professional but like others have observed is somewhat cold, utilitarian and lacks a personal approach. Whilst this was not the best restaurant I dined at in Sao Paulo, it ticks all the boxes for a great place to grab... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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89 reviews 89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Almanara is a local chain of Middle-Eastern casual dining. They have street as well as mall locations. This is one of their few street locations. It has been at this address for ages, with a loyal following. Their menu includes the usual items for this type of cuisine. This being a chain, there is a good standard of quality and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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55 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Went here the other night with a co-worker. We had eaten at their other location in Morumbi mall last month. I didn't realize it was that there was a location so close to the Renaissance Sao Paulo. It's about a 10 min walk from the hotel (exit the hotel and turn right, take the first right onto Augusto, go about... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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117 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Almanara brings the food very, very quickly and everything is delicious. Try the Salada Almanara and the Lentils Rice, both incredibly yummy. The esfihas are also great, and the Coalhada Seca is especially delicious here.

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Denver, CO
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had meetings in downtown São Paulo and a group of us decided to have a meal here. We just ordered a salad, hummus, baba ganoush, and sfihas. It was all very delicious. Oh, we also had the baked kibe which was great! Very enjoyable.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very good food, with great cost x benefit, No matter the brunch you go, the food and service quality are always the same!

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5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

...went to the venue in Shopping Vila Lobos. Had the Kibe - was a little dry. Prefer lebanese food in London.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

If you wish for a nice honest arabian meal do go to one of the Almanaras. They are at almost all nice malls here in São Paulo. Good simple down to earth food with a eastern feel.The homus is one of the best I ever tasted.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Oscar Freire, 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Jardins
  • Neighborhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: (11) 3085-6916

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Lebanese

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Staying in Jardins

Neighborhood Profile
Jardins
Located just below important Paulista Avenue, Jardins is the junction of four smaller neighborhoods: Jardim Paulista, Jardim América, Jardim Europa and Jardim Paulistano. It is an upper-class area, offering a variety of things to do, including shopping, museums and parks. The neighborhood is well known for “Oscar Freire”– the most luxurious street in the city, packed with high-end boutiques. In Jardins you will also find a trendy museum, São Paulo Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), which people often line up for hours to visit. If green space is what you're after, take time to relax at Trianon Park, a refuge in the heart of Paulista Avenue.