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#137 of 34,394 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Rua Oscar Freire, 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil
(11) 3085-6916
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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Great Arabian Food!

Great Location, very good food. Whatever you order. It´s good to go with the family, the tabule is very tasty

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great Location, very good food. Whatever you order. It´s good to go with the family, the tabule is very tasty

Thank GabrielGos
Sao Paulo
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Almanara food, typical Arabian, wonderful salada, tabule, delicious.The environment is good for couple, family, all kind of Customers!

Thank MarciaReCardoso
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Brilliant food and great location after taking in the sites of Paulista, we were very surprised to stumble across such a good chain restaurant!

Thank Laith R
Orlando, Florida
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I found Almanara to be very expensive for what you get. We ordered a salad... Very very very small and around $36.00 Reais ( individual salad).. Sfiha ..very average ,... Don't recommend...

Thank Renata C
London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I loved Lebanese food, tried many other fancier restaurant but always ended up going back to Almanara the menu is just perfect I've tried almost everything and it is just delicious - the service is very efficient also

Thank Morumbi
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

1 Thank Derrick C
Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
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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.

Thank Alberto B
Cham, Switzerland
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76 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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 

1 Thank Lee A
Sao Paulo, SP
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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Staying in Jardins

Neighborhood Profile
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.
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