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Capim Santo

Rua Do Beco, 55 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
55 (73) 3668-1122
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Ranked #4 of 36 restaurants in Trancoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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89% Recommend
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English first
Stockholm, Sweden
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

i expected more but the food was good tough. The service is good as well. The thing i liked to most was the "dessert" that came together with the coffee I ordered. It was "brigadeiro" made of "capim santo" - a must if you are having an expresso afar your main meal.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a restaurant within a small hotel concept, just off the amazing "Quadrado" square of Trancoso. However you better enter via the exotic garden instead of the main Quadrado entrance. The restaurant is divided in a series of terraces and rooms around swimming pool and gardens, extremely charming. Service by good-looking girls and boys is friendly, but you better... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We did not eat at the restaurant, but had a very memorable cocktail at their bar. The bartenders make a wonderful caipirinha and love to share their history of the Trancoso area!

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Denver, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Food was not as good as I anticipated from all the raving reviews. Maybe that night was just unusual. They forgot our appetizer and we waited (while drinking our bottle of wine) without any food, 1 hr later food appears! The "Capim Santo Shot", a non-alcoholic drink from the locals, was the best thing we had here. Must taste it!

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East Hampton, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Feels like a warm, welcoming home until the food arrives..... You don't get food like this st home! Creative, caring, clean and absolutely delicious. Best in Trancoso by far .

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Sydney, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We dined at Capim Santo twice during our four night stay in Trancoso because we loved the food and the atmosphere so much.It's a gorgeously romantic spot.The mushroom and mozzarella risotto balls are a fabulous starter - real mozzarella,which we found was lacking in Brazil.The seafood mains are divine.I tried the prawns with coconut milk,ginger and coriander and rice on... More

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The Capim Santo restaurants, here and in S.Paulo, have a name for good food with a Brazilian emphasis. Our visit to the Trancoso restaurante confirmed this reputation but without quite the "wow" that we might have expected. The restaurant opens at 17:00 and we were there shortly after for a late lunch/early dinner. The dining room is spread out in... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Capim Santo never changes. That is one of its great charms. Its menu allows you to taste a variety of excellent dishes and you can just as easily choose from excellent cerviche, fried rice balls or shrimps as have a full dinner plate. Drinks are excellent and the service is smooth without being obtrusive. Prices are on the high side... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The title says it all. The restaurant has a nice setting, next to the pousada. The food is good, service excellent and prices as in São Paulo (but this is the same as in the rest of Trancoso). The food is served with thought for visual. Take the fish...

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Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

We went here for dinner based on its TripAdvisor ranking (#2 in Trancoso currently) and while it wasn't bad, we were disappointed after having quite high expectations from other reviews. It was expensive, but so are all the good restaurants in Trancoso, so you just need to tolerate that :). The ambience was nice and our waitress was friendly and... More

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