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Minas Brazilian Restaurant & Cachacaria

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Hayes Valley
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41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-6019
+1 415-626-8727
11:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 16:00
Mon 05:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
Wed 05:30 - 22:00
Thu 17:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This place is cute quaint and the food is phenomenal. Hands down my number 1 place for the best calamari in San Francisco. Try the Samba explosion. I recommend this place to my clients in from out of town. Great staff very attentive.

Thank Rey B
Victoria, Canada
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175 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a busy restaurant, that succeeds in delivering authentic Brazilian cuisine. Try their daily specials. They have a adequate wine list. Very friendly service, adds to the experience.

Thank Freddie754
Berkeley, California
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523 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a modest restaurant in terms of setting but the food is good and feels authentically Brazilian. The caiprinha (national drink of Brazil) is super tasty, a lime and rum specialty that is tasty but a bit overpriced at $13 for a glass of mostly ice. The food is better. The Coxhina (chicken croquettes) were really tasty and went... More 

Thank Retinol13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Happened in to this place at Happy Hour. Very busy. Good appetizers and drinks. Not very large in size but large in flavors.

Thank anovavacationer
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a comfortable, friendly neighborhood restaurant. I had the basic white wine which was lovely and bright, coconut rice (rich and heavy) and a fish chowder, excellent. My husband's chowder in a squash made a great presentation. The croquettes were smaller than on the streets of Rio but light and fresh. All in all, a good choice. We had... More 

Thank IrmaV
San Francisco, United States
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food had great flavor, and was clearly authentic. My partner found his salmon to be over-sauced and a little too citrusy. My feijoada was tasty, but also deconstructed. I ate maybe half of what they served, and I still felt like I overate. The drink menu is amazing, I will say! Creative mixed drinks and a solid (if short)... More 

Thank Anna_E_Hiller
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My husband and I recently shared a wonderful birthday meal at this restaurant. The drinks (you have to try their caipirinha!), appetizers (croquettes, soooo goood!) and our main courses (picanha for me, ribs for my husband) and the yummiest desert I've had in a long time (guava flan) were amazing. Service was also amazing, and our waiter Tairo was super... More 

Thank lovesh
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Wonderful environment to truly feel like you're in Brazil. Mojitos and Caipirinhas are a must have. Love the yucca fries, but really everything was delicious.

Thank Katherine1412
Clayton, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and decided to celebrate my wife's birthday at Mina's after reviewing the menu. The food and service was excellent, and the price very reasonable. The staff prepared a fantastic cake to celebrate my wife's birthday. I would highly recommend Mina's.

Thank lrushing007
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Went with friends for dinner. Food was excellent and service was great. Restaurant is actually pretty fancy but can't tell from the outside. Good size menu with a lot of unique dishes. I had the freijoada with a passion fruit drink (it was actual passion fruit with seeds!) and a caramel flan. Fresh,tasty food in a great atmosphere. Bill came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brazilian, Latin, South American, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
05:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-6019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-8727

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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