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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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it was a Sunday night and the restaurant was empty...food was nice and everything was ok. Good place to enjoy a "moqueca"

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Stuttgart
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on a trip advisor recommendation and enjoyed it!!! The shrimp stew was amazing. The quimdim was not that good but overall, we enjoyed the atmosphere and food.

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Portugal
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Food was not really good. Sea food in the Muqueca was very dry. I think because was frozen sea food. Between starters and main course, it took almost 1 hour. The restaurant has 4 AC devices, but all of them broken. Very hot inside. No more!

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17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 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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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 November 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 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

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Thank Lety C
Santos, SP
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286 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 628 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 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
Reviewed 28 August 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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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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?