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“Simple and wonderful to taste regional cuisine”
Review of Mangai

Mangai
Ranked #8 of 1,932 Restaurants in Joao Pessoa
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Manaira
Reviewed July 26, 2013

A very well organized buffet with all kinds of regional dishes from Paraiba state. A must in João Pessoa and very reasonable quality-price ratio.

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Thank Gilberto A
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

I am from Paraiba living abroad. Every time I visit my relatives in town I come to this place. This is a "must go" if you're interested in trying regional, typical Northeastern food. Wonderful variety of food. You can order a la carte, or load your plate from the buffet. This is not an all you can eat, as you'll be charged by the weight. Great atmosphere. Just ring that bell under the table and the friendly staff will come to you!

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Thank Nil S
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We ate here with friends and loved it. The food was great, and had a good cross section of Brazilian foods. The juices were pretty spectacular - I don't know if I've been in a restaurant with a better selection of fruit juices OR of beans!

The bbq'd meats were great as was the cheese.

The place was just hopping on a weekday lunch hour, and the charge by weight helped us not do the north American buffet pig out thing!

We will be back the next time we visit Joao Pessoa!

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Thank dmacsuburban
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

This restaurant is mainly specialized in regional food, but you can find a huge variety of foods on the self-service scheme.

The atmosphere is really nice, all the waiters dressed with regional costumes.

No alcooholic beverages.

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Thank Alexandre R
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Mangai is a buffet style restaurant but NOT "all you can eat", it is charged by weight, so you pay what you eat. There fresh salad and fruit table, and a hot buffet includes a very local dishes from the northeast countryside. They own a farm, where they make their fresh juices and all the cheeses. In the restaurant they also makes they own bread and cakes. Try the tapiocas with shrimp. They have all kind of soups and their dishes go from a simple scramble egg to a hot sauce ribs. Is a place for children, vegetarian, meat eater , on diet or a picky eater.

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Thank Alysay40
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