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Restaurante Yemanja

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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Avenida Octavio Mangabeira 3900, Salvador, State of Bahia 41750-971, Brazil
+55 71-3461-9010
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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a traditional Bahia seafood restaurant that is not to be missed in Salvador. You first notice traditional décor and all restaurant employees in traditional white dress of Bahia. the menu is varied but mostly seafood and fish (although they do serve meat). The traditional Moqueca, a seafood stew from Bahia is exceptional and they serve many different types.... More 

Thank dfeinber
Frankfurt, Germany
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113 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in front of the beach, offers great view, great typical food and also a good variety of options for those who are not on the mood to eat local food. I think it is expensive, but you should give it a try!

Thank alwaysandmore
Malibu, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Recommended by a friend that knows Salvador. iemanja does the Bahia style food truly well. Casquinha de Siri, and we had soft shell crab moqueca as it was in season. wow.. Good caipirinhas to balance the spicy food. Be careful with their dried shrimp with oil of dende as if one is not familiar can be too much. It tastes... More 

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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.

Thank Cantharino
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

Thank David M
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 35 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.

Thank Worldwideballer
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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130 reviews
36 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 

Thank Durval F
Dongguan, China
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642 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 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

Thank Ivan S
Stratford, Canada
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23 reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Octavio Mangabeira 3900, Salvador, State of Bahia 41750-971, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?