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#13 of 2,142 Restaurants in Maceio
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Rua Ferroviario Manoel Goncalves Filho, 06, Maceio, State of Alagoas 57035-852, Brazil
(82) 3325-6199
12:00 - 01:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Akuaba offers Afro-Brazilian food, typical dishes from Bahia. We had dinner there in the last days of 2016. We ordered a shrimp with octopus “moqueca” (kind of stew cooked with shrimp, octopus, spices, herbs, coconut milk and olive oil palm), served with rice and “pirão” (fish broth and cassava flour porridge). The well presented “moqueca” was really tasty and the... More 

Thank Cacovi
Campinas, SP
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We received a suggestion for dinner: this Akuaba. We decided to go and it was a wonderful surprise. The waiter suggested good plates and the food was delicious! We ate fish: prepared in a way brazilians call moqueca, and, as an entrée we had small bits of a small kind of octopus prepared with dendé oil. and local pepper sauce.... More 

1 Thank João Frederico M
Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

You'll find the best typical dishes from the Northeast of Brazil! There are some tourists but I guess most of the dinners are locals very well dressed. The food is delicious but carefull with the "Caldo de Sururu". Affordable.

Thank DanieleJohann
Lulea, Sweden
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Get yourself on a journey of exploring new odd flavours and tastes and you would like to end up at a place like this. Interesting combinations where seafood is the base will challenge your senses.

Thank Fredrik L
Sao Paulo, SP
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

bahianese restaurant in maceio. we took espetino do polvo as apetizer with a terrific caipirinha com morango. then mouqueca with fish an shrimps which was very rafinated. sauce was soooo gooood. we finished with a cream of passion fruit , delicious. service was quick helpful. a very very good experience in brazil ( we are her for one year )

1 Thank anouar
Maceio, Brazil
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234 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

It is hard to make an objective review of this restaurant without sounding too enthusiastic. In a few words, it is the best restaurant in Maceió and one of the best in Brazil. Just that. Everything is perfect: the starters (do not miss the acarajé), the drinks (their caipirinhas are delicious and very, very dangerous), the main dishes and the... More 

2 Thank ACFrery
sao paulo
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

I usually go on vacations on Maceió. I like this city, beaches and small "pousadas". Probably, I have already visited all goods rest/bars. Akuaba, nowadays, is one of the best ones. Its mix of Northeast and African cuisine is simple and efficient. How nobody thought it before? When you go, try "octopussy on the skewer", a tasty starter and "caipirinha... More 

1 Thank pcrpcm p
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013 via mobile

We chose this restaurant as it was participating in the festival of food. The experience was very average, food bland, and service next to non existent. There were four other tables, enough staff to have a full football game , both sides, and no one could seem bothered. All talking and laughing amongst themselves! I ordered a lamb skewer, very... More 

1 Thank Johnny G
Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Great food. a Taste of afro-brazilian food made with lot's of Dende oil ( palm Oil) Acarajé is a must. We eat seated under a nice tree.

Thank JavanJunior

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, African, Seafood, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Ferroviario Manoel Goncalves Filho, 06, Maceio, State of Alagoas 57035-852, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Alagoas (AL)  >  Maceio
  • Phone Number: (82) 3325-6199

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