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Lafayette

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Bahia Marina, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 16
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ambience, good food

I visited Lafayette on Sunday night, March 30th. This restaurant is located on a pier and the space is arranged to take advantage of the view of the many boats that dock nearby. The restaurant is mostly dark wood and has a great look. The service was excellent. I had the Camaroes Grelhados ao... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
James D
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Chicago, Illinois
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africanmatrix
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I had a huge lobster tale Outside seating offers great views of Itaparica Island, Bahia Marina, All Saint's Bay Contemporary cuisine

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London, United Kingdom
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Such a shame- so much promise with a setting on the harbour, all low lights and modern decor. My ceviche was not ceviche - don't think the chef knows what it takes- other than raw seafood. I had the robalo fish with risotto- too well- cooked it was dry.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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181 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Beautiful restaurant, beautiful view, efficient professional friendly staff, the food was amazing, fresh Ceviche and the best Cod I have had in Brazil, moist and yummy, desserts were good too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

I visited Lafayette on Sunday night, March 30th. This restaurant is located on a pier and the space is arranged to take advantage of the view of the many boats that dock nearby. The restaurant is mostly dark wood and has a great look. The service was excellent. I had the Camaroes Grelhados ao molho which was grilled shrimps with... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Visited this restaurant for a birthday dinner and couldn't be more disappointed! Staff were not welcoming and didn't even pretend to smile. They did try to help us with an English menu but the waiter seemed irritated throughout our visit. The food was awful! Very bland and tasteless from starters to mains so we didn't even bother with dessert! Even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Clean decor inside and a nice outside terrace (dinner or mild climate for better results). This restaurant is located at the Bahia Marina along with two other restaurants. I went there on a Saturday with my dear hubby. For starter we had the octopus with potato ("batata ao murro"), onions and cherry tomatoes. Entrees: Sautéed shrimps and lemon risotto and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I went down to this restaurant as we're on a budget but the description is wrong in our opinion: the menu was actually pretty pricey, so we didn't eat here. The food looked good, but we just thought we should give a heads up for the budget-conscious traveller like ourselves.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I loved everything about this restaurant. We sat by the sea and the service was great and the staff was super nice. The food was great, we chose different dishes if sea food and they were all very delicious. It was very easy to reach by taxi and easy to go back to our hotel as marina taxis are waiting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

My wife and I recently had dinner at this very nice restaurant that is located in Salvador's harbor. While it was dark outside you could still see many of the beautiful that were docked in the pier. We splurge and shared the "seafood platter" (R$215) but was well worth it. The quality and quantity was amazing. The platter included two... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very good restaurant, with excellent options and a good wine selection. Highly recommend the seared tuna!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bahia Marina, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Salvadoran, South American

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