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    Restaurante Mangai: The best self service restaurant in Natal

    by mangueirense Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    interior of Mangai restaurant

    One of the best restaurants with regional food from Rio Grande do Norte is the "Mangai".It was voted one of the 10 best restaurants in Brazil from various magazines there.This restaurant is a little bit far from Ponta Negra beach, more in the centre of the city (best is to take a taxi to there) but sure worth a visit!
    It serves wonderful food in buffet/self service style, so you can taste all the delicious plates and dishes you want for a relative cheap price!

    Mangai
    Especialities: regional and self-service food combined!

    Adress: Av. Amintas Barros , 3300 - Lagoa Nova
    Tel: (084) 206-2254
    E-Mail: natal@mangai.com.br
    www.mangai.com.br

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    Restaurante Camaroes: The best of Natal

    by cecmix Updated Mar 24, 2006

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    In my opinion the best of Natal. Excelent service and delicious food.
    The decoration of the restaurant is also very nice. There are always a lot of people there. So if you don't want to wait, just come a little bit earlier or later than the dinner time.

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    Tabua de Carne: Don't miss it!

    by cecmix Updated Mar 24, 2006

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    They offer basically the typical meat at the northeast of Brazil: carne de sol. Really good and very soft.
    Service is also very good.
    In Natal you will find two restaurants, one at Via Costeira e the other at Ponta Negra.

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  • Tabua de Carne: Great restaurant for meat lovers!

    by Arion Written Dec 31, 2003

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    Tabua de Carne is a nice local retsaurant just off the Praia Shopping in Ponta Negra. This place specializes in meats (especially, carne do sol) and its prices are ridiculously low.

    Favorite Dish: Carne do sol - this is a nice file, weighing approximately 800 grams, and it literally melts in your mouth - it's that juicy and tender!

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    Restaurante Samo: Transfer offered

    by cecmix Written Mar 24, 2006

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    A good advantage of this restaurant is that they offer a free transfer service from your hotel to the restaurant and back. So if you don't have car to go there, this can be an advantage.

    In terms of food, I would say...average. Prices are also at the same level of good restaurants in Natal.

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    All over the place: Rodizios and Camaraos

    by xantylaol Updated Jan 3, 2006

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    All over Natal and large parts of Brazil you will find places that specialize in camaraos. These are shrimps - and they are served in a multitude of ways. Ask people you meet where to go.

    Also try the rodizios - here you get all kinds of meat, first of all beef, and in unlimited supply. It's completly wild how much you can eat. The portions are enormous. Feel free to enjoy :)

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    Hula Hula: Drink

    by Thoomuch Written Sep 28, 2002

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    Hula Hula

    The Hula Hula drink is made of an pineapple. They mix the pineapple fruitmeat with different tastes. You can get it with alcohol, or without.
    An suggestion is to chere this drink with someone, because it is qutie big...and if you drink a Hula Hula alone you maybe dont want to see a Hula Hula in a while...a least that was mine experience...:-)

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    Brazils national drink: Caipirinha

    by Thoomuch Written Sep 29, 2002

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    You must try this good brazilian drink when visiting Brazil!
    It is sold everywhere and it is very cheap (about 50 cent - 1 Euro/$)

    Favorite Dish: CAIPIRINHA




    INGREDIENTS

    1 lime quartered

    1 tablespoon of sugar

    1 shot of cachaça

    1/2 Cup of ice cubes with water



    PREPARE:

    Place the lime and sugar in the bottom of a glass.

    Using the handle of a wooden spoon, crush and mash

    the limes. Pour the liqueur and ice. Stir well.



    SERVE

    This is a summer drink to appreciate before eating.

    Decorate the glass with a slice of lime.

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    Tábua Restaurante: No os perdáis los restaurantes...

    by Fla Updated Sep 11, 2002

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    No os perdáis los restaurantes del paseo marítimo de Ponta Negra, a 13km de Natal. En todos podéis comer muy bien y a precios módicos. No dejéis de probar los frutos de mar y pescados brasileros... con leche de coco están de muerte!!!!

    Favorite Dish: Peixe de moqueca, camarão ao coco. Mmmmm.... deliciosos!!!

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    Mazzano: The best in our minds

    by akkipaa Updated Feb 12, 2012

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    Inside Mazzano

    Excellent service, excellent food and reasonable prices. We visited some 14 restaurants in the Ponta Negra area and this was ranked the Best.

    If you think about dinner for two person:
    - drinks for appetizer
    - self service appetizer table
    - fish or meat main course
    - bottle of good red wine
    - desert with Ferreiras
    - a couple of expressos
    for about 60 euros.

    Favorite Dish: Reasonable, isn't it. Absolutely you have to take the appetizer table. You can eat it with eyes and the taste is fantastic.

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    Small wagons: On the beach

    by Thoomuch Written Sep 9, 2002

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    This is the rolling beachbar

    If you are lacy ore dont want to leave the beach and are hungry ore thristy - don´t worry! All the time there are people selling things to eat and drink.
    Grilled chicken, chicken hearts, meat, nuts, corn, hot dogs......big drinks in a pineapple, caprihinas....and more!
    It is very tasty, and not expencive.

    Favorite Dish: The grilled chickenhearts - as horrible it may sounds - very taste...and the beer to.

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    Tábua de Carne: Don't miss lady's special discount on "rodízio"!

    by CherryWaves Written Apr 9, 2010

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    Nice looking restaurant. Serves typical food from Brazil's Northeast region, including the famous "carne de sol" (sun-dried beef). Last time I was there (April 2010) they had a special promotion: from mondays to thursdays, the price of "rodízio" for ladies is 18,90$ (while for men is 26,90$). In "rodízio" you can try a great variety of local food, from "carne de sol" to "picanha" (rump cover) and many other kinds of meat, beans, "farofa", "carne de sol" risotto, roasted curd cheese and a lot more.
    Sometimes the "carne de sol" is tender and tasty, sometimes it's tough and kind of dry. I guess you have to be lucky!

    Favorite Dish: Carne de sol! :) It's salty and tasty.

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    Only Pizza: Pizzas with self service appetizer

    by akkipaa Updated Feb 12, 2012

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    Only Pizza

    Fast food pizzeria in downtown. Self service appetizer table and pizzas varies from small to extra large. Medium is quite suitable for normal hunger. And of course you can take the rest with you in doggy bag.

    Favorite Dish: Try for example Frango catupiri or camarao catupiri.

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    Take a drink on the beach: Probably not the best in Town

    by akkipaa Updated Feb 12, 2012

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    A very local restaurant

    This is something I passed when roaming in the areas. You can find this kind of one-man-one-drink restaurants every now and then, but this is not a recommendation to use them. I might made a mistake, probably next time I have one.

    Favorite Dish: If you are brave enought, take a drink or two!

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    Hula Hula - Juices in Ananas: The best looking drink

    by akkipaa Updated Feb 12, 2012

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    Hula Hula glass

    Take any better restaurant and ask for Hula Hula. It's made of coconut milk, rhum and is served in decoreted Ananas.

    Favorite Dish: I tried to find the recipe of Hula Hula, but no success. If you find it, please send it to me, I add the information here. But be carefull, there are Gin-Orange based recipes, and that's not the Brasilian Hula-Hula, I think.

    After some years studies:
    1 1/2 oz gin
    3/4 oz orange juice
    1/4 tsp powdered sugar

    Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass.

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