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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sunday Lunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Brasilia, Df
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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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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 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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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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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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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

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  • Cuisine: International

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