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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“juice” (11 reviews)
“carne” (7 reviews)
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Brazilian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Avenida General Edson Ramalho 696, Joao Pessoa, State of Paraiba 58038-100, Brazil
Neighbourhood: Manaira
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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...More

Thank Sunara K
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank 177Steve
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
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"...More

Thank GuimaraPerpetuo
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...More

Thank Ric K
Reviewed 18 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
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...More

Thank LyssMelo
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...More

Thank DulceCastro
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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Anne L
Gostaria de saber se tem preços diferenciados em domingos e feriados e se abre segunda feira! Obrigada
2 January 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sim, fica aberto todos os dias, mas acredito que o preço é sempre o mesmo
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Joyce F
Estarei viajando no final do mês para João Pessoa e gostaria de conhecer o Restaurante. Saberiam me dizer se o Restaurante aceita o Cartão Sodexo?
16 December 2016|
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Response from fernandomello2016 | Reviewed this property |
O Mangai de João Pessoa ainda não aceita o cartão Sodexo. No entanto, ele é aceito no Mangai de Natal, Rio Grande do Norte.
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Gostaria de saber se o restaurante abre todos os dias e se, para almoço e jantar,tambem.Obrigado
16 May 2016|
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Response from marcondesjrjr | Reviewed this property |
Não sei se todos os dias. Mas no almoço e jantar sim.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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