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Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
73 3668-1193
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Ranked #20 of 42 Restaurants in Trancoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great family dinner. The staff was great and attentive with the children offering different options to adapt the menu and serving the meals in the right timing. Food in general was excellent! Great to try!

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Brasilia, Df
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103 reviews 103 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went for dinner there two nights ago with my wife. Location and setting are lovely and overall the food was nice if overpriced. We sat at a table near the bar where a large man (the owner, we began to think) was sitting playing games on a laptop and smoking (even though it was a covered area). He had a... More 

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

After 1 hour waiting at the bar, they were still taking car eof brasilian arriving after us. Really noisy and overpriced restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had one of our best meals here. People very accommodating and food excellent. Nice view as well. Most properties on Quadrado no on water but this has a bit of a view of the river.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was with a friend to have dinner. The restaurant was recommended for the food and nice view... however... The attencance of the restaurant was completely desorganized. Kelly, the person responsible for the dinner waiting list was confused, had no education, and she was not respecting the waiting list. We were there for almost one hour and when we supposed... More 

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Firstly views are incredible and secondly service is attentive. Good breakfast, great dinner and excellent wine list.

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Santiago, Chile
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great selection of wines excellent service, bartender Anicio is extremely professional, and personable Fish was overcooked

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McLean VA
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144 reviews 144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

El Gordo is known for its view but the food is just average. A local gave us a tip--have drinks at El Gordo and then have dinner at O Cacau directly across the Quadrado. We ignored his advice and had dinner one night at O Cacau and then the next night at El Gordo. Lesson learned: Always trust the locals.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Service was great! Had the seafood muqueca! Everything was very tasty. The prices you pay here are certainly for tourists, as we probably spend in one night here and all the other restaurants on the square and vicinity. The amount a local Brazilian will make in a full month of work. :(

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

It is a great restaurant, a little pricey, but with amazing food and service. We had pasta and fish and both dishes were delicious!

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Address: Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
Phone Number: 73 3668-1193
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Trancoso
Cuisine: International

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