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Mani

#32 of 35,656 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Jardins
Brazilian, South American, Contemporary
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Rua Joaquim Antunes 210, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05415-000, Brazil
Tel.: (11) 3085-4148
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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I tried several things in the menu and some things were more impressive than others, but overall the whole meal was excellent! The moqueca was the best I've ever had. The caipirinha was just great and their "Ovo" dessert was wonderful! Make sure to have a reservation otherwise you might end up waiting for a long time... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple, original, perfect for a romantic evening or a casual dinner. The plates are delightful! In 2014 and 2016, Helena Rizzo was selected as The World's Best Female Chef 2016, for her work as Chef of this restaurant.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

If you are in Sao Paulo and would like to have a great food experience in a relaxed and friendly environment - this is a great restaurant. The food, an innovative experience of Brazilian and modern tastes, is excellent. The service, ambiance and warmth is encapsulating. If you want a great culinary experience but want to feel as if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

My first visit to the “well known” Mani, at least listed as one of the best in Brazil. Ambiance is always essential in a fancy, upmarket and expensive restaurant, particularly in an important city like Sao Paulo. Forget about a place sort of “chic-shy”, rustic, and confy. The whole thing is just a wide corridor – a very wide garage... More 

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Itatiba - SP
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89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The food is good and the environment is nice, but I expected more once I have learned the chef is one of the best in the world. We had to wait about an hour to get a table. I was with a foreigner and local staff could not speak English properly to explain the menu and suggest dishes. It is... More 

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Thank Jule2008
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Its been a years that I go to Maní. To be really honest, the last two times I went, it wasn't that amazing... The couvert is always excellent. I ordered the manioc gnocchi in tucupi broth ( prettier than it tastes). For the main dish: octopus.. And it was a bit chewy... I would rather go to other restaurants. Service... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

One of the best kitchens in São Paulo. It's upscale without being fancy. The line usually is huge, so book in advance. Don't skip the couvert and grab a big chunk of "Polvilho". Everything on the menu is well crafted and delicious, it's a consistent trip across Brazilian cuisine. Local and tourists loves it.

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Thank dtartaro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant with a menu full of options. The staff is very well trained and the flavors of the dishes are amazing. The price is high but it is worth it. It is far away from being the best in town. I had the fillet mignon and it was alright. The appetizers were amazing!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We have been going to Maní since it opened and on every single occasion, without fail, have we enjoyed an abolustely perfect meal, perfect service, delightful atmosphere. I don´t know if it´s the crisis in São Paulo, but this time, our group of 8 was seriously disappointed. Who are these waiters? Who was in the kitchen? The waiters, hearing us... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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164 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Certainly one of the best meals I've ever done. From the appetizers, through main course and finalizing with an excellent dessert. The service always very attentive.

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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
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joaquim Antunes 210, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 05415-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Jardins
  • Neighborhood: Jardins
  • Phone Number: Tel.: (11) 3085-4148

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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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