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“The Saturday buffet”
Review of Manjar das Garcas

Manjar das Garcas
Ranked #8 of 2,165 Restaurants in Belem
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 17 August 2013

I ate here today for lunch - it's a well-recommended restaurant for good reason. The setting is fantastic, and the food is very good. Saturday is the only day they open for lunch from what I understand, and there is a buffet with a selection of salads, regional dishes and deserts to chose from, for an all-inclusive price (drinks are extra, of course). Arrive early to avoid lengthy queues for a table. The Amazonian Beers are particularly interesting and unique.

The food as expected is predominantly fresh-water fish, with some meat dishes. There is something for everyone. The service was fairly efficient, although I did feel the waiting staff are perhaps not keen on the Saturday buffet, in comparison to the a la carte service of the evenings - their faces appeared strained and there was not a smile in the house.

Overall it was impressive and good value for money, but not the culinary highlight of my visit to Belem by any means. This should not be confused with the evening service and a la carte option, which I imagine would be very different.

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Thank AlexSW
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Magnificent surroundings, very good service (including a stopover by the chef), tasty food, decent wine menu. The place is often full and reservations might be needed. For sure the best place in town for a good meal.

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Thank acukiert
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

I came here in the evening and the park is beautiful as well as the elevated restaurant building. Probably the view is even better at lunch time. I really appreciated the excellent contemporary cuisine with Brazilian/Amazon exotic ingredients. Service was friendly and professional. Menu and wine lists are available online and also half bottles of several wines are available which is not always the case.

If I were to make a suggestion to make this attractive restaurant even more attractive I would make sure to have Brazilian/Amazon ingredients in all courses. For the desserts this is already the case. Some starters and main courses today are rather French or Italian in style. Another step would be to have more proactive sommelier advice and propose matching wines by the glass for each course.

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Thank global_connaisseur
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

A must go in Belém. You will find a good variety of regional food and deserts made with local ingredients in a beautiful and cozy place!

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Thank MarinaMR
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

In Manjar you can find since the best prime rib until foie gras, fish, lobster, shrimps, and also tipical Amazon's foods

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Thank Ricardo-adv
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