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Almanara

#74 of 34,740 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Jardins
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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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: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Everything is exceptional, except the price.

The meal, atmosphere, service etc are wonderful, but the price range is way too expensive. I recently ordered food, not much, and it came around R$ 150. I think the price could drop down a little, also in the state of the recent Brasil crisis, as we are not made of money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Alexia R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal, atmosphere, service etc are wonderful, but the price range is way too expensive. I recently ordered food, not much, and it came around R$ 150. I think the price could drop down a little, also in the state of the recent Brasil crisis, as we are not made of money.

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Thank Alexia R
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Friendly, fairly comfortable, clean environment. Silent, possible to talk without being disturbed by noise. Helpful and efficient staff. The food is fair, not brilliant. Not many option on the menu, but as a whole a pleasing restaurant.

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Thank carlosmp
Mexico City, Mexico
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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

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Thank GabrielGos
Sao Paulo
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

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

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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!

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Thank Laith R
Orlando, Florida
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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...

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Thank Renata C
London, United Kingdom
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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

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Thank Morumbi
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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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.

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Cham, Switzerland
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 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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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, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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.
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