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All 39 Trancoso Restaurants

O Cacau

Praca Sao Joao, s/n, Trancoso, State of Bahia, Brazil
(73) 3668-1266
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Ranked #6 of 39 Restaurants in Trancoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
McLean VA
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Paris/USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

This place takes a very creative, modern approach to traditional Bahian cuisine. Unlike another reviewer, we found the acaraje to be absolutely scrumptious (rich, spicey, with an almost southeast Asian limeiness). The baked wasabi fish and grilled seafood salad were super fresh and really interesting. Above average expensive for the area, but some of the best atmosphere (a kind of... More

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