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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.

41 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Brazilian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Tue, Wed 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

Cross Street:
Page Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 626-8727

Website:
http://www.minasbrazilianrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Public Transit:
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.

Additional:
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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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

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Starts: November 14, 2017

Ends: March 31, 2018

Availability: Tue-Wed 11:30AM-2:00PM 5:30PM-7:00PM
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Sun 11:30AM - 11:30AM 3:15PM - 3:30PM

Mon 1:30PM - 1:30PM 5:30PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM

Tue - Thu 1:30PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:00PM 8:45PM - 9:00PM

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Minas Brazilian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (34)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Pre/post Theatre (24)
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Good for a Date (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Cozy (18)
Casual (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Fun (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tapas (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Healthy (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Best Brazillian restaurant in San Francisco, great menu and food, love the seafood!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Needed a place for dinner close to SF Jazz for a group of us attending the Chris Botti concert.

Excellent choice. The food was OUTSTANDING and the service was GREAT! Wonderful way to start off the evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love this restaurant. Bring friends here often before we head to SF Jazz.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Organic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Minas has a large selection of drinks included excellent hand crafted cocktails. Their food is excellent.

Tags: Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love the food, the place, the staff. I just wish the feijoada, a very traditional Brazilian dish, was not so spicy. Aside from that, very happy with my experience are this place.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food is quite good and around the holidays lunch is on them for your birthday.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.)

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food and service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food3
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service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was mediocre. My dish, the steak and frittes, was too greasy. Everything needed to be more flavorful including the mango drink.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our dinner exceeded expectations. Service was spot on and the food was fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Went to Mina's for a pre show meal and I was very satisfied. All four of us had different entrees and we were all pleased. The price is right and the service was attentive. I highly recommend a visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Decent prices and seating. First time eating Brazilian food and was tasty. Drinks were interesting. Got real busy and peppy.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

There were only two tables, ours and another. Had to request water and bread twice. Servers more interested in bar patrons than dinner patrons. Did not leave a tip. Something I never do having grown up in a family restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

An out of town friend was coming through and we decided fish stew late lunch just the thing.

We were alone and had best food and service.

Definitely a good bet

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bar & wait service is 5-star

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service was excellent. We had to catch a show and they accomdated nicely. Great for family and small groups...a little too cozy for a romantic and/or private dinner for two. All in all excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I ate here on a quiet day but that did not affect the taste of the food. Delicious. I’d definitely go back even it’s just for another Caipirinha.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was so-so and food was just ok. Good caipirinhas though.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

While the food was good , as usual, there was some kind of disconnect between the wait staff and the kitchen, with wrong entrees and special requests not honored, and therefor a wrong check was presented.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nice ambiance, Great Food (authentic) and good service!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great brunch with live music on the weekends! Brazilian food is a great way to mix up the dining monotony.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enjoyed food, service not so good. However owner or manager stepped up and it got better. I had chicken in coconut sauce and my companion had tri tip. Prawns to start did not arrive timely, but things improved. Enjoyed food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great time and food.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was good, but the service was quite slow. They accommodate people who has to go to the show which was nice. There is a parking across the street which makes finding a place to park real easy. Very convenient.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The service was outstanding. The food was superbly presented, the sauces very delicate. We are thrilled to have dined here, and will be back again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Minas is one of my favorite restaurants in all of San Francisco. The food is exquisite and the staff is attentive without being overbearing. The sampler plate to share and a few handcrafted cocktails are perfect for a pre-theater dinner.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Tapas, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good and authentic. Just a tad pricey given presentation and atmosphere, but yummy and very attentive, accommodating staff.

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