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Yemanja

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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Av Otavio Mangabeira 4655, Salvador, State of Bahia 41750-240, Brazil
+55 71 3461-9010
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Sao Paulo, SP
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

You won't regret to go to Yemanja, you will eat a nice dinner, moquecas are their specialty but you can find a broad menu, excellent place to go, parking is besides the restaurant. Yemanja is front of Jardim de Alah beach. Recommend to eat a moqueca of shrimp and fish together, it tastes heaven.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a layover in Salvador, so we popped into town to eat some moqueca. Sadly, our first choice (Ki Moqueca) was closed, so we tried Yemanjá. What a huge disappointment. My wife is Baiana and I've been to Salvador many times, so we know moqueca. The moqueca here had an uninspired caldo (stock) and fish that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

Our friend from Salvador took us here, so we could experience real Bahian food, and so it was! My previous experience with moqueca wasn't the best, so I thought I would give it another try - and this time round it was delicious! They tried to sell us flowers which was rather strange during the meal. I think we must... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

The moqueca was average at best. I ordered a brazilian fish stew, and I am positive that the fish in the stew was near spoiled. The caipirinhas were below average. It was overall a bad meal and I left the restaurant hungry. I am in disbelief that anyone considers this to be a quality restaurant.

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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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125 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

By far the best bahian food restaurant in Salvador. All kinds of sea-food and Northeastern dishes, but in the case you order moqueca do say you would like only a little DENDÊ OIL. The casquinha de siri is a very good option as an appetizer and a caipitinha or caipirosca will go well to open appetite. For desert the cocada... More 

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Dongguan, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The real taste of Bahia The perfect restaurant for sea food prepared on very bahian taste Sevice is perfect Portions are huge, but you won't miss a bite

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Stratford, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

one of the oldest regional restaurants in Salvador. If you like spicy African flavor and seafood, you are in the right place. The restaurant has existed for over 30 years and the quality of the food and the service remains incredible!

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africanmatrix
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant has high rating for Baian cuisine I am not a big fan in comprison to other locations PRICEY!!!

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Thank africanmatrix
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It has one of the best typical food from Bahia. The muquecas are great and the service is very attentive. Prices are high but going there is a must when visiting Salvador .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Marvelous moqueca with shrimp, excellent caipirinhas, luscious mousse de maracuja, and totally gracious service in a lovely dining room. Don't miss it. I have dined there about 10 times, and it is always a highlight of a trip to Bahia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av Otavio Mangabeira 4655, Salvador, State of Bahia 41750-240, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: +55 71 3461-9010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?