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Minas Brazilian Restaurant & Cachacaria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hayes Valley
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41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-6019
+1 415-626-8727
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon 05:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
Wed 05:30 - 22:00
Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Sebastopol, California
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138 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The food is amazing. The wait staff is amazing. The food is SOOO good. The setting is beautiful and cozy .. but that also means the tables are a bit close. But that doesn't matter because all else is over the top. My first visit was Sunday brunch!! Entire menu had about a dozen entree's with about 6 being of... More 

Thank Dorothy J
San Francisco
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Minas is one of our favorite restaurants near theater and symphony. The menu choices are varied and if you are into cachaça, the Brazilian fire water, they have a wide array of them. My favorite dish is the moqueca de peixe, white fish in a lovely sauce of coconut milk and spices. The staff is friendly and attentive and there... More 

Thank Iceland4Me
Palm Springs, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We reserved for dinner before an 8pm ballet but because of demand could only make a 6:30pm reservation. We arrived on time but were told "5 minute wait". It turned into 15 and I began to panic. Not to worry - we were finally seated, ordered and were served in plenty of time for a leisurely walk to the theatre.... More 

Thank countrydean
Pleasanton, California
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Birthday dinner with my Brazilian daughter in law and she was not disappointed. She was very excited to get some flavors from home so we sampled all the appetizers and shared a few entrees. Everything was delicious!

Thank Tracey W
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This place is cute quaint and the food is phenomenal. Hands down my number 1 place for the best calamari in San Francisco. Try the Samba explosion. I recommend this place to my clients in from out of town. Great staff very attentive.

Thank Rey B
Victoria, Canada
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a busy restaurant, that succeeds in delivering authentic Brazilian cuisine. Try their daily specials. They have a adequate wine list. Very friendly service, adds to the experience.

Thank Freddie754
Berkeley, California
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583 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a modest restaurant in terms of setting but the food is good and feels authentically Brazilian. The caiprinha (national drink of Brazil) is super tasty, a lime and rum specialty that is tasty but a bit overpriced at $13 for a glass of mostly ice. The food is better. The Coxhina (chicken croquettes) were really tasty and went... More 

Thank Retinol13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Happened in to this place at Happy Hour. Very busy. Good appetizers and drinks. Not very large in size but large in flavors.

Thank anovavacationer
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a comfortable, friendly neighborhood restaurant. I had the basic white wine which was lovely and bright, coconut rice (rich and heavy) and a fish chowder, excellent. My husband's chowder in a squash made a great presentation. The croquettes were smaller than on the streets of Rio but light and fresh. All in all, a good choice. We had... More 

Thank IrmaV
San Francisco, United States
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The food had great flavor, and was clearly authentic. My partner found his salmon to be over-sauced and a little too citrusy. My feijoada was tasty, but also deconstructed. I ate maybe half of what they served, and I still felt like I overate. The drink menu is amazing, I will say! Creative mixed drinks and a solid (if short)... More 

Thank Anna_E_Hiller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brazilian, South American, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
05:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-6019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-8727

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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