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ladeira de sao miguel, 7 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026, Brazil
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Ranked #314 of 5,416 Restaurants in Salvador
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: African, Brazilian, Jamaican
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Panela - Restaurante baiano que se destaca com pratos como moqueca de camarão com banana. Restaurant that specializes in Bahian food with mouthwatering dishes like shrimp moqueca with banana.Estamos fechado até 02 de junho para a manutenção. We are closed until the 2nd of June for maintenance
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English first
California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

The Moqueca de Camarao com Banana = the Bahia version of Bomb.com. Two thumbs up for the friendly and attentive waitstaff. Another two thumbs up for being next to Sankofa dance lounge! My girlfriends and I can't wait to go back!

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192 reviews 192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I love moqueca, but the truth is that are many other places that you can enjoy this delicious brazilian dish.After reading many good reviews about this place I went there for lunch.The place was empty and "The Moqueca", was a deception, it was just okay! I had experienced much better ones. The place has no charm at all, despite it´s... More 

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Had the seafood moqueca with bananas. I spend all my time in Brazil chasing after mocequas (I just love that dish). This moqueca is different. It has a similar savory seafood base, infused with a light sweetness. It was amazing. Also had amazing salads and capirinhas. The service was very friendly and faster than expected, especially in Brazil. If you... More 

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washington dc
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3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Based on reviews on TA, I decided to try Panela da Bahia. The moqueca with shrimp and bananas was no longer on the menu. However, the server recommended Moqueca Misto which had shrimp and fish. The moqueca was perfect!! I have been eating in Salvador for a while and this is one of the best I have ever had. The... More 

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markojj, Owner at Panela da Bahia, responded to this review

Dear Pedidoc, We do in fact still have the moqueca with shrimp and plantains (banana) on our menu. We had changed the name of the plate to Moqueca da Bahia. We reverted to the old name in our latest menus so as to avoid confusion. Thanks for the review. The management, Panela da Bahia More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011 via mobile

We went here for lunch, after reading really positive reviews - and were a little disappointed. While the food was good, we were the only people there, and while cheaper than other traditional cuisine places nearby, was no where near as good. It is a small and quant location, but lacking atmosphere. Also the Sangria was dragged up from the... More 

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Salvador, BA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

When we got to the restaurant they were about ready to close, but they kept it open and offered a great service to us. Drinks were nice and chilled, not only the alcoholic ones, but the refrigerantes as well. We ordered some french fries (as a drinking snack) and they were brought out warm and crunchy. PERFECT!! Have definitely been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

Following recent reviews of Panela da Bahia, and being a returning visitor to that region of Salvador, I thought it was an ideal opportunity to sample their wares. Being located in Pelourinho, adjacent to the home of the world famous Afro-Brazilian cultural group headquarters of Olodum certainly helped in pinpointing Panela da Bahia. Now the good part!! Following the recommendations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

My friend and I came across this restaurant on a Tuesday just before heading over to hear "Geronimo" play. The owner recommended the Moqueca De Peixi com Banana and OMG it was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere and service was wonderful and just added to an amazing day spent in Pelourinho. We went back later that evening and experienced a great... More 

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Palo Alto, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2011

Fantaaaaaastic. Amazing moqueca de peixe com banana de terra and other great seafood dishes. Evandro the little waiter is a gem. They have soft samba playing in the background, cold beer and sangria full of local fruits. For a restaurant in Salvador, the service is suprisingly fast. The moqueca was served in a clay pot accompanied by a side of... More 

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San Jose, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2010

The food at Panela is delicious ! Panela is located in a beautiful historical location. Panela ,specializes in typical food from Bahia. My friends and I enjoyed a tasty moqueca de camarao com banana. The food alone is worth another visit to Pelourinho ! The word panela means saucepan. The name of the restaurant is fitting for it's cuisine...flavorful, fresh... More 

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Additional Information about Panela da Bahia

Address: ladeira de sao miguel, 7 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026, Brazil
Phone Number: 55-71-33217236
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
Average Prices: USD 6 - 17
Cuisine: African, Brazilian, Jamaican

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