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“very good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mangai

Mangai
Ranked #6 of 1,867 Restaurants in Joao Pessoa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Brazilian, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Manaira
Joao Pessoa, PB
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160 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“very good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Great variety of food. You pay for what you eat. No alcoholic drinks

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Paris, France
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very good kilo restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We went twice to Mangai, a nice kilo restaurant where you pay for what you eat. Nice food, good quality and variety, rapid service... Only problem we had: Watch out for the card which are given to you when you enter the restaurant and which are used when you weight your food: We only used one for the both of us and twice, then they "forgot" to give it back when we paid. And you have to give all cards back when you come out of the restaurant. Otherwise, they suspect a fraud. So please be precautious with this. Apart from this, we really enjoyed the place !

Visited March 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Traditional food and crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

you should go there one. The decoration is nice, different and "strong" food... many different dishes paid by weight.
It was crowded but I got a table right away.

Visited February 2012
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Katy, Texas
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394 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“The place to go in order to try typical Delicacies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

This is one of a kind restaurant. It starts with the decoration of the place. It is pure non-sense at first glance but when you get to know what each piece means and its place in the local culture it all gets a new perspective.
Place serves all sorts of typical food of this region of Brazil. Be aware that some stuff might look really weird but if you put your prejudice aside and give it a try there will be no regrets. They are pretty much all delicious (and heavy...) dishes.
Service is good and there is also a particularity regarding that. Whenever you want to speak to any waiter you ring a cowbell attached to the table and he gets to you.
Another good place in the hidden gem this city turned out to be.

Visited September 2011
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State of Sao Paulo
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

Good food for a fair price! A beautiful place. There are no alcoholic drinks on menu, but you can order a regional "cachaça" (it's a Brazilian spirit).

Visited November 2011
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