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Museu da Gastronomia Bahiana

Jose de Alencar Square, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Ranked #53 of 179 attractions in Salvador
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Local Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted at this museum.
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English first
New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

For a taste of true Bahian cuisine, this place is definitely worth a visit and a perfect rest stop during your exploration of Pelourinho. The staff, comprised of students in training, are incredibly attentive. When you get there, do walk around the buffet to scope it out — everything is labeled in Portuguese and English. There will be many meat... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I ended up by accident in this Museum/Restaurant and had a lunch in the restaurant of the school. It's a great place to get to know the real Bahian kitchen. I just loved the food there and the service was very good. I paid 40 BRL for the buffet which is a bit more expensive.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I was recommended to try the food at their restaurant school (upstairs of the museum) and was very pleased that I took the advice. It's a buffet to start with so you can try everything. The food was excellent and I believe that it's authentic of the Bahian cuisine. The staff was attentive. It's a good place to go if... More

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Lemont, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Very small, not much to see. But chances are you will be walking by while you are touring Pelourinho, so pop in for a few minutes. It's free, it's air conditioned, and you might learn a tidbit or two. I would not make a special trip to see this!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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158 reviews 158 reviews
62 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Nothing special- as people who travel to experience the different foods, the museum didnt offer much. It was small and dark and nicely presented, but had no vibe or character- it didnt share a lot about the bahian culture and we spent a max. 5mins and walked out.

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Fortaleza, CE
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147 reviews 147 reviews
55 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

A smal place, whith some culinary books and nothing more than this.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Really nice. Very nicely displayed. Personnel there are really nice and helpful. Afterwards go and eat at the SENAC restaurant right next to it (three doors down and on a secodn floor). THIS IS REAL BAHIAN COOKING prepared by students.

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Lima, Peru
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Only 36 reales for a all you can eat buffett. The cheff from this restaurant are students from the senac. They serve a buffet of 40 different plates. You can taste in one meal, all the Bahia's flavors

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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160 reviews 160 reviews
24 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This place is only open for lunch and it offers a buffet of 40 different Bahia dishes, right on the "Pelourinho". You need to ask to be directed to the "Bahian Buffet" if that is what you want; there is another restaurant next door run by the same outfit, serving international cuisine in a "all you can eat" buffet in... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
53 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Maybe their restaurant would be worth a visit but their museum certainly isn't. It has hardly anything on display and that little amount was only in Portuguese.

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