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Mangai

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Avenida General Edson Ramalho 696, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038-100, 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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Falls Church, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank 177Steve
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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!

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Goiania, GO
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86 reviews
60 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 

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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 

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Thank Ric K
Sao Paulo, SP
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249 reviews
166 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!!

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Thank Victor S
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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247 reviews
124 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!!

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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.

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Thank DulceCastro
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27 reviews
17 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.

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Thank Alexandre B
Joao Pessoa, PB
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152 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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249 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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: 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?