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Lafayette

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

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  • 40
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  • 12
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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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178 reviews 178 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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128 reviews 128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Good location and view and this is the best about this place. The cuisine is said to be mediterranean still needs improvements. The quality of the dishes is normal. I was not impressed by the Camaraoes Citricos tasteless. Service is ok. Expensive and little food qty. There is a kids offer off menu if you go in family.

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Salvador, BA
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129 reviews 129 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Perfect view, excellent food (try the fish) but the waiting staff was looking sad/not happy. Not sure if they had a arguing few minutes before we arrive or if they are usually like this. Sometimes a smile can make a complete difference when serving others.

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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

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