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Maria das Trancas

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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Rua Estoril 938, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31255-190, Brazil
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Maria das tranças offers one of the best - if not the best - "Frango ao molho pardo" (chicken served in a juicy, scrumptious gravy sauce made with chicken blood). The taste is soft and matches perfectly with white rice and corn angu. Their specialty is indeed chicken, served in a small list of ways. Also worth to mention is... More 

Thank Brzfoodfuntraveler
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Arriving in Belo Horizonte in 1986, I was taken to this hidden treasure and since then I take foreigners here and locals in the group are often surprised that they didn't know about it. There is no menu, only one dish, "Frango ao Molho Pardo" (chicken in brown sauce) served with rice and okra. People in the know queue up... More 

Thank Irene A
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Good chicken. One plate serves two or three persons. Don't come if you're not a chicken fan. Prices were reasonable. Service nice. Worth a visit.

Thank Igor S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Well this was a shock. Only chicken on the menu. For real!!!! This place is famous here in Belo. Good chicken but nothing amazing!!!!!! Don't think I will come back to this place.

Thank rhend0618
Belo Horizonte, MG
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Wonderful service, place and food. Somewhere you want to go as often as you can, with family, friends, solo or to celebrate life.

Thank VilmaCrisafulli
Belo Horizonte
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Went to the Funcionarios branch on a rainy Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Half full. Service was slow and confused but kind. Chicken was good without having that kick of the past. Reasonable food prices.

Thank WorldflyerBrazil
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

Really great meal, plate for 0ne person served to and we took a big left over to the hotel.

1 Thank mistereletronic
Belo Horizonte, MG
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2009

The "pastel de angu" is amazing!!!

4 Thank Ilka R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Estoril 938, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31255-190, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Belo Horizonte
  • Phone Number: 31-3441-3708

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?