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About Minas Brazilian Restaurant
A brilliant, authentic slice of Brazil is right here in San Francisco. The new Minas Brazilian Restaurant and Cachaçaria, located in Hayes Valley, is serving visually tempting and mouth wateringly delicious traditional fare in a beautifully appointed space that envelops diners in a stylish and comfortable ambiance straight out of the colonial towns of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Minas’ full service bar, array of appetizers, seasonal menu and weekend cultural entertainment makes it an ideal venue to enjoy an international night out in the heart of the City. Our location is perfectly suited to those planning to attend the Theater, Symphony or Opera.
Presented in a warm upscale environment, a wide variety of cachaças are available, providing a rare opportunity to explore the breadth and width of Brazil’s unique signature spirit.
We feature live Brazilian music every Sunday brunch.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Hours of Operation:
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Tue, Wed 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
$30 and under
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There is a parking garage across the street from the restaurant on the corner of Franklin and Oak. Street parking is generally not hard to find in the evening.
We are one block from the many MUNI lines on either Van Ness or Market Streets and a few blocks from the Civic Center BART station.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Minas Brazilian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
The food was fantastic. I told the server we had a show to attend, and he made sure our food was served promptly, the dessert came quickly, and the check was attended to before the time I needed to leave.
I've been to this restaurant a few times, and I was always satisfied with the quality of the food and the service.
Great food. I highly recommend the picanha and caipirinha. This isn't Fogo de Chao where they walk around with meat skewers, so don't expect that. Instead expect a nice plated dish, which is pretty delicious. They also have a full bar, which my friends and I enjoyed.
Our overall experience was excellent. We started with the tasting platter which was a great selection from the appetizer menu. The basil aioli was amazing. For dinner I had the salmon with vegetables, coconut rice and passion fruit sauce. Colorful and well balanced. My boyfriend had the Tri tip steak done medium. Perfectly cooked and paired with collard greens and Brazilian beans. I will definitely go back!
My family went pre-theater. Timing was impeccable, service was fast but not too fast. The food was different and excellent. We also had appetizers and deserts and drinks, and it was an excellent value. Several of us had the stews, I had the stuffed squash. Minas was more interesting than Brazilian restaurants I'd been to in New York which were more black beans and meat.
I'd definitely recommend it.
Food was good; unfortunately, our service was poor. Our waiter seemed less than excited to greet us (party of 7 w/reservations post Orpheum Matinee) even though restaurant is small and it was not full when we arrived. There were at least 6 employees standing by the counter with a 1/2 empty restaurant, yet only 1 of them waited on our table. Restroom (is nice) but has tile floors which are very slippery when wet (which is probably often as the water pressure from the sink is very strong and water sprays on the floor.)
I picked this place because it was close to work and the theatre. When we arrived we were quickly seated and ordered drinks. We all tried a different flavor of Caipirnha , they were all delicious and quite strong( not that I'm complaining). We all ordered appetizers which were very good. For dinner we ordered (2) marinated chicken in lemon pepper & salt (so good) the seafood stew and the black bean beef & pork stew. Everyone enjoyed their dish but unfortunately we did not have enough time to have dessert, maybe next time. Overall I liked this place and will have to come back when I'm not pressed for time.
Good quality food. Slow service ( The appetizer came way before the drinks, and by the time the drinks came the appetizer was cold), bad cocktails. Every time we order the same drink, it tasted different. People randomly mixed drinks behind the bar, I doubt they’re really bartenders.
The food was good, the service was fair-although the server was nice.
The good news is that the restaurant is located close enough to the performance centers without being in the middle of the craziness.
I would go back knowing what to expect isn't fine dining, but it's good, steady fare in a good location.
We've spent time in Brazil and really enjoy the food. We were really looking forward to our meal here. While it was enjoyable, it fell just short of our expectations in terms of the traditional Brazilian flavors.
Increasing the proportion of cod in the Bolinho de Bacalhau, and more traditionally Brazilian flavors in the Moqueca de Peixe (which was tasty but tasted more like a Thai preparation) are small adjustments that would make our experience even better. We did appreciate our server bringing extra Biquinho peppers for the touch of acid in the dish.
Highlights of our meal were the rice with crispy garlic, Salada de Palmito, Farofa and Caipirinhas were especially delicious. The hot sauce was also very good.
Really enjoyed this restaurant which was new to us. Very good food and we really liked our waiter who was knowledgable, prompt, and friendly (and funny). Loved the passion fruit mousse - so so good! We also had the mussels which I didn't even want (my husband ordered them) but I ended up eating most of them because the sauce was amazing. Beet salad was delicious and different and we had fillet with fries. Totally stuffed after all of that. Will definitely go back - close enough to the opera house to walk and they take reservations!
Outstanding meal! Brazilian food with many choices (meat, poultry, fish/seafood, vegetarian). Waitstaff is very helpful explaining menu items unfamiliar to many. Even though I was dining solo they didn’t rush me despite the restaurant being packed with people waiting. Reservations an absolute must for dinner on weekends.
Keep in mind your will be in a busy part of the city so give yourself about 15 minutes for street parking but if you want to spent a little buck, there is a convenient parking lot just across the restaurant, and of course I have to give a lot of credit to the great service, delicious food, and super cosy ambience.
We were having a quick meal before going to the theatre. It was our first time here and definitely not the last! I just wish we hadn't been in such a rush! We were early enough to get some of the happy hour items and drinks. The food was good and it was a small introduction to our children about how good Portuguese/Brazilian food can be before our visit to Portugal soon! Will definitely find some time to get back into the city and eat here again!
Minas is one of my San Francisco "regulars", having dined there on many occasions. My friends and I travel to Brazil every year and speak some Portuguese, so we know that there is more to Brazilian cuisine than simply the churrascaria rodízio (steakhouse) offered by places like Espetus and Fogo de Chão. Minas offers some authentic dishes, including the moqueca, a seafood staple of Bahia and, for an appetizer, try their bolinhos de bacalhau (codfish cakes). Service is always excellent at Minas. And, I must say, they make a mean caipirinha, the Brazilian national cocktail! Highly recommended.
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