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Avenida General Edson Ramalho 696, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038-100, Brazil
+55 83 3226-1615
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, you must visit Mangai, but you need to go hungry! They have this incredible humongous buffet with all types of food and you have to try them all! The food is great, the service is amazing and fast and all the waiters are typically dressed. A nice touch! Francinaldo, our personal waiter was so kind and helped us with... More 

Thank Sunara K
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an excellent restaurant with local food. Try "Carne do Sol com Nata". It is amazingly delicious! Great food!

Thank Son M
Falls Church, Virginia
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017

One of the worst restaurants I have been to. Went several times because close but experience bad each time. Waiter got orders wrong (I was with locals so language not an issue), the self-serve was not replenished and was dry or cold, or just a mess. Be prepared for a wait. Had more attention from mosquitos than service.

Thank 177Steve
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Local food, but take care, going there you will eat A LOT! It is a buffet type restaurant, with big plates and without noticing you will have half kg in your plate :) But variety is big and the food is tasty!

Thank Bárbara F
Goiania, GO
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92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

I have been to the Mangay restaurant in Brasilia, this one does not get closer to it. The place was small, crowded and the tables very close to each other. The different type of foods were not appealing, provoking you to eat. The traditional "cartola" dish was not ready and we left without eating it. I will go back to... More 

Thank GuimaraPerpetuo
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 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 

Thank Ric K
Sao Paulo, SP
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257 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 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!!

Thank Victor S
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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254 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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!!

Thank LyssMelo
Belo Horizonte, MG
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

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.

Thank DulceCastro
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

Thank Alexandre B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brazilian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida General Edson Ramalho 696, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038-100, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Paraiba (PB)  >  Joao Pessoa>  > Manaira
  • Neighbourhood: Manaira
  • Phone Number: +55 83 3226-1615

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