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Almanara

#90 of 35,648 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Jardins
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Rua Oscar Freire 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01426-001, Brazil
(11) 3085-6916
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want great Arab food go to Almanara because the food comes quickly and the service is great! Waiters remember you and if you have any thing to say the manager is always available. Great food. Great service!

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Thank alextP8567UM
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This arabic restaurant is totally worth and you wont feel waste of money. Kafta is one of the best i have ever tried. Ask for baked kibe is also good! Falafel is good too. Everything os good tooo :)

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Thank Matheus S
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Not my favorite dining experience. The food was ok, and we waited 30 minutes for our drink orders. We ordered wine, but had to wait because something had happened with the wine glasses...?? The manager did apologize, but only after we'd paid the bill. The manager offered to give us complimentary coffees, but we'd already had our coffees and paid... More 

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Thank JacqConn
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

What I like the most in here is that nothing is really fancy. The place is quite express and fulfills its purpose: to serve with a lot of quality and fast. The Mezze is wonderful, and the Sirian bread is really amazing. I really like it here.

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Thank mcorassa
Sao Paulo, SP
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128 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A type o luxurious a la carte Arabic Food Chain. Very good food and atmosfere. International Arabic dishes.

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Thank FABIO457
Sao Paulo, SP
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Probably the best mediterranean restaurant in Sao Paulo. It's a family owned chain. The location on this one is great. Service is always very god and food is well prepared. On this visit I had a kafta and couscous. The couscous is tasty, served cold and very balanced. Kafta is sort of a burger on a stick with fresh herbs.... More 

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Thank Andreas w
Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This is supposedly the 2nd best Lebanese restaurant in Sao Paulo, so based on my experience there must be low Lebanese culture in Brazil, as the quality of the food was very simple and flavorless. Would not recommend to any Lebanon food enthusiast. For me it was unfortunately a waste of time.

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Thank Lou B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I was surprised to find a Lebanese restaurant chain in Brazil. Nicely cooked and delicious appetisers. Main dishes were quite good too but not an extensive list of options. The staff was very attentive and the place was busy both times I went.

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Thank maramrashid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Oscar Freire 523 | Jardim Paulista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01426-001, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Jardins
  • Neighborhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: (11) 3085-6916

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jardins

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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