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Boteco do Franca

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Rua Borges dos Reis, 24-A | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 41950600, Brazil
55 7133342734
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  • 83
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    Very good
  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
nice place for a good meal

There's nothing negative to say. We ate there twice as our hotel was close and the food is really good, fresh ingredients, huge portions and a really good price. Our favourite was the arroz de polvo, incredible. You can sit outside, the tables are in a narrow road, so no traffic. The waiters were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
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  • Late Night
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Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There's nothing negative to say. We ate there twice as our hotel was close and the food is really good, fresh ingredients, huge portions and a really good price. Our favourite was the arroz de polvo, incredible. You can sit outside, the tables are in a narrow road, so no traffic. The waiters were great, they gave their best helping... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

So happy I found this place! I took my girlfriend for her birthday dinner before the 1st night of carnival as it was close to our hotel and reasonably priced. I wasn't expecting much from the outside but WOW the food was ridiculously good! The portions were huge (if you're in a couple 1 starter and 1 main between you... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The size of the portions are good for 3 or 4 people , if you are only in 2 the waiter warns that is better to order half portion , very honest , the service is excellent too. The food is very tasteful and the prices are very fair , for me the best dish is Camarao Comodoro (shrimps with... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went there twice during our stay in Salvador. The food is great and reasonably priced. Try the octopus rice and the shredded beef with pumpkin.

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delhi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Walking down RuA Vermilla we chanced upon this restuarent in an alley with tables and chairs but packed to the hilt with the locals. They do have English menus which we only relaized on our 2nd visit. Don't know the names but nos 7-10 and 65 ( octopus) atmposhere is casual- food is great- flavour is local.price slightly on the... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Boteco is a place where you can eat a meal, drink a couple beer, drink a lot of beer, have some finger food at almost any time, pay cheap for huge portions and everything is tastefull. Boteco do Franca is all of this. And more, in the heart of Rio Vermelho. Don't miss it!

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Natal
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The place is very casual and the food is really tasty (I ordered the octopuss vinaigrette and it was not only great, but also huge!).

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The beer chasers here are great: lots of different "finger food" portions to choose from, all good. The one downside (the reason I did not give it 5 stars) is that there is only bottled beer, but no draft beer... That's a pity, because the warm weather in Salvador begs a "chope" (draft beer). Most tables or on an alley... More 

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Salvador, BA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The food is great (ask for the spinach with grated cheese), the prices are low, it is in a windy alley; great for warm nights, very, very simple (plastic tables and chairs).

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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

Great atmosphere on the street in bohemian Rio Vermelho. Perfect for drinks but the food is totally overpriced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Borges dos Reis, 24-A | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 41950600, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: 55 7133342734

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

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