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Maria das Trancas

Rua Estoril 938, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31255-190, Brazil
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (6 reviews)
“molto” (3 reviews)
“prado” (3 reviews)
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Brazilian, South American
$$ - $$$
Rua Estoril 938, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31255-190, Brazil
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Not sure what the fuss is about. We went with high hopes based on reviews and were sorely disappointed. Other than the HUGE carafe of beer, all the food was average at best. The portions are humongous (not always a good thing when the quality...More

Thank NeilChicago
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...More

Thank Brzfoodfuntraveler
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"...More

Thank Irene A
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 21 October 2009

The "pastel de angu" is amazing!!!

4  Thank Ilka R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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