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Restaurante Yemanja

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant for local food, go there for moquecas , typical sea food dish, mix of afro Brazilian, it is delicious and worth try, I suggest shrimp or crab, one dish even if is said just for one can handle a couple, unless you are hungry one. The dish has onions, tomato, coconut oil etc, the color is due small amount... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I had the privilege if having lunch at Yemanja last year and i will be honest - im back in Salvador and thats going to be one of my stops again. Food is amazingly good. Real Bahia Mucequa at its best. I dont have much to say about this place - its a must visit. In front of the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Service was fantastic. They gave us special attention, and since my partner enjoyed hot sauces, they were nice and brought us some different ones to try. We ended up buying their hot sauce. Moqueca de camera and acaraje were delicious!!! The best I've tried in Brazil. Thank you

Thank Lety C
Santos, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Excellent restaurant with traditional food from Bahia, the place is amazing with very good service, located in front of the beach.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

This simply marvelous. The ambient is amazing and the staff was always around. We have an amazing experience there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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!

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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?