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Mangai

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$$ - $$$
Manaira
Brazilian, South American
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Av. Edson Ramalho, 696, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038-310, Brazil
+55 83 3226-1615
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best typical restaurant with traditional local food. They have 2 possibility to serve: "a lá carte" and by weight through buffet with self-service. This is not the first time that I went and always I just love the ambient and decoration. The employees will treat you very good, with a courtesy and attention! Unfortunately sometimes you have... More 

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Thank Ric K
Sao Paulo, SP
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is awesome! The variety and quality of the food is great... you want to try everything!!! Service is friendly and fast (beers)..juices took a longer time... if you want to have bananas or coffees on your way out, no problem is included!!

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Thank Victor S
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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229 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They use the kilo system fora big selection of regional food and deserts. The waiters are dressed with the typical "sertão" costume. It is not an expensive restaurant and the beverages has a nice price. I just loved the "carne de sol" and the green beans!!

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Thank LyssMelo
Belo Horizonte, MG
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a big place, with great regional food and a very organized system. You choose your food and they'll charge you for the weight, according to the category of food. Shrimp will cost you a bit more than salad, of course. We ate very well and even talked to the chef responsible for the menu.

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Thank DulceCastro
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This place is a tipical regional self service with a fast and good service.You must go to try all the options in lunch or dinner.

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Thank Alexandre B
Joao Pessoa, PB
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Last week I had lunch at Mangai in Brasilia so it was interesting to compare the two branches of the same restaurant. Like Brasilia, it is self-service but even still today we had to wait for 15 minutes for a table. For those who like trying regional gastronomy, Mangai is a good place to start as nearly all the dishes... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! The variety and quality of the food is great... you want to try everything!!! Service is friendly and fast (beers)..juices took a longer time... if you want to have bananas or coffees on your way out, no problem is included!!

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Thank Victor S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has an amazing buffet, you can find a bit of everything there. The food is good, but you can have a hard time choosing what to eat, the variety of options is huge. For tourists not used to traditional Northeastern culinary it can be a bit tricky - better ask what each dish is made of before giving... More 

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Thank GBaroni
Georgia
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Located in Joao Pessoa, this is a very large buffet restaurant with a ridiculous number of choices but almost no vegetables. There is also a salad bar with dressings. There are a large number of desserts to select from also. You are given a card with a number on it when you enter and you pay for the weight of... More 

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Broadway, North Carolina
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Mangai was the first restaurant that friends and colleagues took me to right after my arrival in João Pessoa. They couldn't wait to have me taste authentic Northeastern Braziianl food, so we went here on my first day in the city for lunch. The restaurant offers a huge buffet. Even though I will be here for five months, I don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Edson Ramalho, 696, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038-310, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Paraiba (PB)  >  Joao Pessoa>  > Manaira
  • Neighbourhood: Manaira
  • Phone Number: +55 83 3226-1615

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