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Tacaca da Gisela

#25 of 3,148 Restaurants in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Brazilian, Soups
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Largo Sao Sebastiao, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
(92) 8801-4901
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Tacacá da Gisela" is a small stand on Largo de São Sebastião, very near the Teatro Amazonas. They only sell tacacá and you can sit on street benches or drink it standing up. Service is fast and trouble free. Just order a tacacá and accept the "goma" when you are offered. "Goma" is clear cooked starch from the manioc root... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

We got it without the tapioca paste on the bottom. It's super fun to eat the Jambu which makes your mouth slightly numb!

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Thank Melanie M
Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The tacaca is good. Sour and numb your tongue. But 18 BRL for street stall food is overpriced, or they charged us higher because we are tourist. For the same price you can have the exact same soup in a nice restaurant, the Choupana.

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Thank Stanley A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

You need to try tacaca it is delisuse! Also you need to try acai musse. Huge Well done for the chef!

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Thank Dominik G
State of Sao Paulo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

We had the local dish out of cutiosity. It was nice to try, but will not have it again, as it was not my taste. It seems well done. I paid R$17 for a bowl of the soup.

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Thank Traveler4Fun_99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff and just delicious soup. The broth is really tasty, a tangy sweet and sour soup with manioc starch (this might look a bit strange but just stir it until it dissolves to thicken the soup), small shrimp and a local herb that makes your lips and tongue tingle and feel a bit numb for a minute or... More 

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Thank Chris B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Very good experience to try a local dish similar to a soup that has shrimp and local herbs that make your tongue numb. Located at a plaza where you can enjoy the view of the opera House.

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Thank CLBlum
Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

This is the very first time I try Tacaca and I loved it! The flavor is really good! It's spicy and jambu gives a strange feeling to your tongue. It's worth trying this unique local/regional dish from Manaus and Tacaca da Gisela is one of the best in town!

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Thank Milena S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

This little stand situated on the square in front of the opera house serves only one dish: Tacacá. This is basically a broth based on a soured manioc broth (called Tucupi), some jambu leaves which slightly numb the tip of your tongue and dried shrimp. Now the broth (which reminded me slightly of Sauerkraut-juice) was OK but we had had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Oh my goodness. this was amazing I went two nights on the trot! Such an unusual taste of sweet and sour with a big dollop of manioc starch, which is a gluey egg white, ladeled in and stirred about with a pokey stick as you fish for prawns. Add the tiacuipy sauce for extra amazonian kick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sao Sebastiao, s/n | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Amazonas (AM)  >  Amazon River  >  Manaus>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: (92) 8801-4901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?