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Minas Brazilian Restaurant & Cachacaria

41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-6019
+1 415-626-8727
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Brazilian, Latin, South American, Spanish
$$ - $$$
41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-6019
Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Small and crowded but don't let that dismay you. The ambience and friendly energy of the service staff more than makes up for the lack of space. The four of us sampled a number of the dishes, including: the Po de Queijo Baked Brazilian cheese...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The food is amazing. The wait staff is amazing. The food is SOOO good. The setting is beautiful and cozy .. but that also means the tables are a bit close. But that doesn't matter because all else is over the top. My first visit...More

Thank Dorothy J
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Minas is one of our favorite restaurants near theater and symphony. The menu choices are varied and if you are into cachaça, the Brazilian fire water, they have a wide array of them. My favorite dish is the moqueca de peixe, white fish in a...More

Thank Iceland4Me
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We reserved for dinner before an 8pm ballet but because of demand could only make a 6:30pm reservation. We arrived on time but were told "5 minute wait". It turned into 15 and I began to panic. Not to worry - we were finally seated,...More

Thank countrydean
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Birthday dinner with my Brazilian daughter in law and she was not disappointed. She was very excited to get some flavors from home so we sampled all the appetizers and shared a few entrees. Everything was delicious!

Thank Tracey W
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This place is cute quaint and the food is phenomenal. Hands down my number 1 place for the best calamari in San Francisco. Try the Samba explosion. I recommend this place to my clients in from out of town. Great staff very attentive.

Thank Rey B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a busy restaurant, that succeeds in delivering authentic Brazilian cuisine. Try their daily specials. They have a adequate wine list. Very friendly service, adds to the experience.

Thank Freddie754
Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a modest restaurant in terms of setting but the food is good and feels authentically Brazilian. The caiprinha (national drink of Brazil) is super tasty, a lime and rum specialty that is tasty but a bit overpriced at $13 for a glass of...More

Thank Retinol13
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Happened in to this place at Happy Hour. Very busy. Good appetizers and drinks. Not very large in size but large in flavors.

Thank anovavacationer
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a comfortable, friendly neighborhood restaurant. I had the basic white wine which was lovely and bright, coconut rice (rich and heavy) and a fish chowder, excellent. My husband's chowder in a squash made a great presentation. The croquettes were smaller than on the...More

Thank IrmaV
Hayes Valley
Chock full of designer boutiques, art galleries, funky
shoe stores, and great restaurants, it’s hard to
imagine Hayes Valley once languished in the shadow of
a major freeway. Its removal allowed for the creation
of an attractive boulevard on Octavia Street with a
community park at its center and dozens of trendy
businesses to satisfy visitors looking for a stylish
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 16:00
05:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
05:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102-6019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Hayes Valley
  • Neighbourhood: Hayes Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-8727
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