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Tacaca da Gisela

#26 of 3,108 Restaurants in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Brazilian, Soups
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Largo Sao Sebastiao, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
(92) 8801-4901
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Herndon, Virginia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The tacaca is good. Sour and numb your tongue. But 18 BRL for street stall food is overpriced, or they charged us higher because we are tourist. For the same price you can have the exact same soup in a nice restaurant, the Choupana.

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Thank Stanley A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

You need to try tacaca it is delisuse! Also you need to try acai musse. Huge Well done for the chef!

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Thank Dominik G
State of Sao Paulo
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222 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

We had the local dish out of cutiosity. It was nice to try, but will not have it again, as it was not my taste. It seems well done. I paid R$17 for a bowl of the soup.

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Thank Traveler4Fun_99
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff and just delicious soup. The broth is really tasty, a tangy sweet and sour soup with manioc starch (this might look a bit strange but just stir it until it dissolves to thicken the soup), small shrimp and a local herb that makes your lips and tongue tingle and feel a bit numb for a minute or... More 

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Thank Chris B
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234 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Very good experience to try a local dish similar to a soup that has shrimp and local herbs that make your tongue numb. Located at a plaza where you can enjoy the view of the opera House.

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Thank CLBlum
Barcelona
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

This is the very first time I try Tacaca and I loved it! The flavor is really good! It's spicy and jambu gives a strange feeling to your tongue. It's worth trying this unique local/regional dish from Manaus and Tacaca da Gisela is one of the best in town!

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Thank Milena S
Munich
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

This little stand situated on the square in front of the opera house serves only one dish: Tacacá. This is basically a broth based on a soured manioc broth (called Tucupi), some jambu leaves which slightly numb the tip of your tongue and dried shrimp. Now the broth (which reminded me slightly of Sauerkraut-juice) was OK but we had had... More 

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London
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014

Oh my goodness. this was amazing I went two nights on the trot! Such an unusual taste of sweet and sour with a big dollop of manioc starch, which is a gluey egg white, ladeled in and stirred about with a pokey stick as you fish for prawns. Add the tiacuipy sauce for extra amazonian kick

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Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

I had read about Tacaca, the soup from the Amazon that uses a plant/veggie which numbs your mouth and decided to try it out since it was our first time there. Situated in the main square where the Theatre is and served from a booth made it easy to find and get to. The soup is simply amazing, very flavourful,... More 

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rafabos
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2013 via mobile

Take it from a local: this place waters down the tucupi, and constantly gives small portion sizes in the tacaca, which as of Jan/2013 costs $13 reais for a "large" tacaca. This place has a nice atmosphere, but the tacaca is lacking, and you are paying extra for the location next to Teatro Amazonas. Try "Point do Tacaca" a street... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Soups
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Sebastiao, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Amazonas (AM)  >  Amazon River  >  Manaus>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: (92) 8801-4901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?