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O Cacau

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Praca Sao Joao, s/n, Trancoso, State of Bahia, Brazil
(73) 3668-1266
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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner during carnaval

Went with my wife, son and daughter-in--law. Food and service was good in pleasant surroundings.Problem was paying. I have my AMEX card since 1971 (44 years!!). The server alleged that the transaction had been refused and I asked her to retry and, once again, she insisted that the payment had been... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
peter_glazier
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Sao Paulo
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Sao Paulo
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244 reviews 244 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Went with my wife, son and daughter-in--law. Food and service was good in pleasant surroundings.Problem was paying. I have my AMEX card since 1971 (44 years!!). The server alleged that the transaction had been refused and I asked her to retry and, once again, she insisted that the payment had been refused. I then used my Visa card. On returning... More 

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McLean VA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is supposedly the best restaurant in Trancoso, according to the guidebooks. The meal was fine--the fish was expertly cooked, not overcooked like most Brazilian restaurants, but the wasabi sauce was a bit bland. It was certainly our best meal in Trancoso, but frankly, that's not saying much. The service staff was pleasant and actually seemed to enjoy working there,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

This is the restaurant to go to in Trancoso for traditional Bahian cuisine in an elegant setting.For appetizers we tried the Casquina de siri,which is seasoned shredded crab meat served in a shell,and the acaraje.The crab was nice,if a bit forgettable,but the acaraje were delicious.A huge serve for two people - there were 9 mini acaraje and four accompaniments.The tomato... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Eating out in Trancoso is a risky business and you are quite likely to be charged a fortune for four shrimps and a handful of rice, or a crummy burger before you even think of having a glass of wine, so beware! Luckily O Cacau is not such a scalper and we were surprised and pleased to have a very... More 

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Piracicaba, SP
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The entrance to this beautiful restaurant is on the historic square near the church. A candlelit path leads to a wide deck. It's a wonderful place to talk and eat. The spagheti Sa is a pasta dish with seafood. Wonderful!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. The flambeed pineapple is another personal favorite. Go and enjoy.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Best shrimp strognoff, actually went back the next day for "bobó" de camarão. friendly service, nice atmosphere, happy yet not loud. We were a group of 16 people, without reservation. very hard to get a table, yet, they accomodated us, did all they could to please us. Again, don't forget your bug spray, as mosquitoes are very common all over... More 

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Ninove, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Nice decoration, good food with local dishes and service is excellent, we were there with our 4 year old daughter and they prepared out of the menu meal for her. The staff is very attentive! Ratio price quality much better than other options in Quadrado. We loved the mini-acarajés!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The food is a little tasteless (my shrimps at least were), we did have a group of loud people next to us (and they seemed to be part of the crew - managers or owner), but the restaurant is very nice, beautifully decorated and nice setting. Prices are at São Paulo level, as many other restaurants in Trancoso though (you... More 

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Paris, France
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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Nice and classy place to eat. We had a good Muqueca there at 4 in the afternoon! Good experience, good food, good location

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Rio de Janeiro
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I loved the food and the aTmosphere of this place. Typical brazilian food, you will love it! the waiters are very friendly and helpfull.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Praca Sao Joao, s/n, Trancoso, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Trancoso
  • Phone Number: (73) 3668-1266

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Brazilian

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