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“Maní: a place to visit”
Review of Mani

Mani
Ranked #114 of 39,487 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Brazilian, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Jardins
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Cool atmosphere, great service and the food match all the expectation for Helena Rizzo reputation.
We had no reservation, therefore we had to wait for 90 minutes! But I can't complain! We waited sitting in the waiting hall, drinking wine and trying the yummy starters (bombom de guacamole + bolinho de quinua).
I had the fish of the day and my husband the lamb. Both soft and tasty!

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Thank ErikaRFB
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Simply stunning, from the theatre of holding people outside the restaurant until it opens for lunch at 1pm to the corridor to get to the dining area which goes past the kitchen.

The bread is fantastic and also comes with rice/tapioca crackers, I ordered the Atlantic salad and the catch of the day with sweet potatoes, red onions and curdled goat milk.

A cocktail, water and a half bottle of wine still only came to 300 Reals, a bargain for the quality offered.

A real gem and quite rightly on the top 50 in the world lists. Go and you will not be disappointed.

Thank Passportstamp967
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Get a reservation and try to go early or you will be waiting for around an hour to hour and a half for a table. Go early to get the complete tasting meal which is multiple courses with wine and is around $250. If you get this meal plan on around 3 hours. Food here is small portions packed with amazing and unique favors. They speak english and have english menus. Drinks are awesome.

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Thank Themillersfarm
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

arrived at 930, put name in and was not seated until 1045. No worries had some nice cocktails and apps while waiting. The sliced beef on potato chip was amazing and unique. Neither element overwhelmed the other, and it also complimented the Sliced Octopus that was ordered. Dinner came and blown away by the dishes. My only disappointment was that due to the late hour i was unable to try the tasting menu. That being said, service was great, the room was very cool and music was perfect. I am definitely coming back when in Sao Paulo and could not recommend a place more to anyone looking for an incredible meal in a huge city with thousands of options. By the way the neighborhood is pretty cool too and worthy of an after dinner walk.

FYI--- reservations should be made by email at least 10 days in advance

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1  Thank khonkaen
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

I had been in Mani for three times. It's a very nice place in a wonderful area in São Paulo. I would say that Restaurant and Chef are more famous than food. As all kind of business relations and good press around the world make difference. For taste I definitely would say that Mani is absolutely on average. For food lovers technics is not the most important to have a final result. Now she is the best chef in the world (2014), but this is not my opinion for food. Anyway you should try and check your experience instead she is on the top!!

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Thank HADT
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