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Mangai

#24 of 10,491 Restaurants in Brasilia
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Trecho 2, Conjunto 41,Lote 28 - Asa Sul | Setor de Clubes Esportivos Sul, Brasilia, Federal District 70200-002, Brazil
+55(61) 3224-3079
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12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was nothing special, just a buffet prepared without much commitment. Most of it was cold. I'm sure you can find a more authentic experience with northeast food somewhere else in Brasilia.

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Thank Soraya K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge buffet style restaurant. Get there early on holidays otherwise you will wait forever. Amazing food from Brazil's northeast. Pay by the kg. Amazing desserts as well. Large wooden tables and it is decorated in the style of the countryside in that part of Brazil. Huge variety of everything - salad, potatoes, meats, fish, etc. Everyone given a card to... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most complete assortment of restaurant food northeast of Brasilia. The price is a little high, but offers the best, plus delicious desserts. The banana is on the House.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

You need to come here more than once to enjoy the range on offer. Certainly an interesting survey of nordestino food. Next time I'd avoid trying too much in one sitting though. Too many conflicting flavours! A massive venue filled with people celebrating birthdays. The space is so large that you can still enjoy a conversation with friends without being... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

You get a huge plate at the start of the line, then you can put as much food as you want on the plate, which will be weighed at the end to determine the price. Lots of typical northeastern food, with bottled butter, lots of diferent plates of mandioca, besides things like buchada (made from entrails). Beautiful view of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

If you are looking for reviews in order to take a decision on visiting this restaurant. I can just suggest you to visit it. They are very well located, have a great atmosphere, neat, great staff, fast service, and excellent food. They do a have a wide variety of the Brazilian cuisine. Can't wait to visit them again... Have a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I have eaten here before and at the Mangais in João Pessoa and Natal but I was disappointed by this visit. The food was average and the hot dishes not particularly hot. Even the selection was not as good as usual. I was stuck for choice as there were few dishes which really caught my eye.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Once i was in Brasilia for a few hours and a good girl friend took me there for lunch and trust me, you can get lost in so many delicious options!! Gosh, i still can feel the taste of that lunch. All i would mention the beautiful view of Lago from there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

It serves a complete buffet from Brazilian Northeastern cousine, which is very tasty and rich. You pay what you eat, by weight. Tip: on Sundays arrive before 12:30 or the waiting line will be long. Reservations are advisable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

They have all sorts of "nordestine food". With about 150 courses, you can serve yourself with lots of different things. I really liked the dried meat with cheese, but I cannot miss their different beans. Great place, it is easy to park but you should arrive early for lunch, in weekends is very crowded. The shrimps are great!! Watch out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trecho 2, Conjunto 41,Lote 28 - Asa Sul | Setor de Clubes Esportivos Sul, Brasilia, Federal District 70200-002, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
  • Phone Number: +55(61) 3224-3079

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