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Paraiso Tropical

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R. Edgar Loureiro, 98-B | Cabula, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
3384-7464
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 494
    Excellent
  • 212
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Restaurant in Salvador

Best meal we had in Salvador, and up there with the best we had in Brazil. Excellent and friendly service, delicious food, large menu with many options to choose from. For dessert course they bring you two huge bowls of fruit, and a plastic bag to bring home what you can't finish. Wine list was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Josh L
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best meal we had in Salvador, and up there with the best we had in Brazil. Excellent and friendly service, delicious food, large menu with many options to choose from. For dessert course they bring you two huge bowls of fruit, and a plastic bag to bring home what you can't finish. Wine list was very reasonably priced. Reservation essential,... More 

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Thank Josh L
Sliema, Malta
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Paraiso tropical,is tropical paradize,that is exactly what it is.In this very hot summer,if you can find a space in this heaven,you will be lucky.All you can immagine,fish,meat,precious shrimps and seafood,accomodate with the most inventive spices and veggies. I did not know all the vegetables that the chef grows in his own garden. Fruits are exquisite and will be deliver to... More 

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Thank coquelicotbretagne
Reykjavik, Iceland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my friends , and the place was super cozy, the waiters were also super friendly, the food was delicious Recommend

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Thank Georg L
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016 via mobile

Lovely place but very disappointed with the main course. Dry overcooked shrimp and little flavor. Bad day for the chef i guess.

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Thank John J
Burlingame, California
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

You probably won't have a more memorable meal in Brazil than you'd have at Paraiso Tropical. The place and chef is an institution in Salvador and emphasizes fresh seafood and tropical fruit: Grilled fish served on a large plate surrounded by 6 different drilled tropical fruits; creative salads with green cashews and fresh coconut; traditional moqueca fish stews, and desserts... More 

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Thank Marc C
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A review is a temporary statement of affairs. Well, today was not the day for Restaurant Tropical in Salvador Brazil: the shrimp dish was poor and the shrimps overcooked, rubbery; the grill dish was not par to the fame: tiny overcooked shrimps saved by the grilled fruits. To make the day, I ordered one beer, they brought a bucket with... More 

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Thank Nelson C
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

A hard to find gem, but well worth it This restaurant lived up to its hype. The fried soft shell baby crabs and the pimento sauce was awesome. And we cannot forget the seafood moqueca. You cannot be in Salvador and not have some moqueca. And the dessert of fruits from the owner's garden is enough to last 1 person... More 

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Thank Rafiq J
Quito, Ecuador
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We went at lunch time and had the moqueca with shrimp and squid , it was very tasty indeed , good natural fruit juices , good service ,.. not cheap but truly worth a visit

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Thank John M
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191 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

yEs this place is in a not so great part of Salvador but you will be getting a taxi anyway. We had a terrific meal. Amazing little salad to start with green nuts and mango - delicious and very different. Main course was a seafood dish for two which came with rice and yucca. Absolutely huge and really delicious. The... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away in a quiet dark mostly residential neighborhood far (30 minutes by taxi) from the city center or my hotel in Pelourinho. It was highly recommended by my hotel and TripAdvisor but on a Saturday night from 8 to 9 there were only 2 other tables of guests on the roof top open air dinning area.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R. Edgar Loureiro, 98-B | Cabula, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: 3384-7464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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