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El Gordo

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Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
73 3668-1193
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Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 79
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  • 35
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, very good place.

The restaurant has a nice open bar and a great lounge, in addition to tables arranged along the pool, protected from the sun and great views of the beach of Trancoso, in the background. Very good food, attentive staff. Prices a little high, especially when compared with other great options in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has a nice open bar and a great lounge, in addition to tables arranged along the pool, protected from the sun and great views of the beach of Trancoso, in the background. Very good food, attentive staff. Prices a little high, especially when compared with other great options in the same area. Still, for those who do not... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With an Excellent location in the Cuadrado area and steps from the historic Church of S.J. The Baptist, Gordo provides an unique experience when it comes to gourmet food. Roasted lamb, Rissottos, spaghettis are core in the menu and dishes are prepared fresh and with dedication by the Cheff and his team. One the drinks and wines, plenty of selected... More 

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Petrolina, Pernambuco, Brazil
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Place Fantastic !! Food divine, place very very divine, peoples beautiful, recommend for all going. The Restaurant and the Hotel perfect !!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Went with my with and another couple. Booked a table on the quadrado (quieter than the ones inside by the pool). Great food. The abadejo with truffled risotto was divine. Recommended

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The restaurant is in one of the pousadas. I'd say, the view from there is fantastic. But the food and the service need serious improvement! The staff is almost rude and badly trained to serve clients. You might want to come for a drink and enjoy the view from there.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, service and view. Just need to be patient as the plates take a little time to come. As you wait, the waitstaff brings you bread and olives... All worth the wait. The food arrived and it was absolutely delicious. I had the Badejo fish with Cupuaçu (local fruit) sauce and "banana risotto" - loved it.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Food was lovely, place was beautiful....just, well, lacking something...probably humility....(but that just sounds weird).

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Aspen
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The view is great. The food is good. The service is great. The small, but significant, complaint is the cover charge of 13 real per person. In the grand scheme of things it is not a lot of money. And that makes you ask "why do they do it?" Like D'amichi in Rio, it just sours the experience. It is... More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Travelling with our 3 adult children all of us foodies. We ate in 6 different restuarants in Trancoso plus 6 lunches in various places. El Gordo was without doubt the best food we experienced. Perhaps we were lucky reading other reviews but grea service a charming waitress who smiled and chatted to us in great English. Great choice of food... More 

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Thank Ally F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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