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Museu da Gastronomia Baiana

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Address: Largo do Pelourinho, 13/19, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 71 3324 4553
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted at this museum.

Local Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted at this museum.

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Small, free, museum about food - good for a quick visit

This museum is great to stop in and look around. It's free, and there's a little shop/bookstore that was interesting too. Not much of the text was in English, but it was good to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2016
Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This museum is great to stop in and look around. It's free, and there's a little shop/bookstore that was interesting too. Not much of the text was in English, but it was good to get a little more info on some of the dishes, vessels, etc. used in Bahia. It's right in the middle of everything, so definitely worth a... More 

Thank nobo
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

For a taste of true Bahian cuisine, this place is definitely worth a visit and a perfect rest stop during your exploration of Pelourinho. The staff, comprised of students in training, are incredibly attentive. When you get there, do walk around the buffet to scope it out — everything is labeled in Portuguese and English. There will be many meat... More 

Thank CarpeDiem5D
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

I ended up by accident in this Museum/Restaurant and had a lunch in the restaurant of the school. It's a great place to get to know the real Bahian kitchen. I just loved the food there and the service was very good. I paid 40 BRL for the buffet which is a bit more expensive.

1 Thank Sagor13
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

I was recommended to try the food at their restaurant school (upstairs of the museum) and was very pleased that I took the advice. It's a buffet to start with so you can try everything. The food was excellent and I believe that it's authentic of the Bahian cuisine. The staff was attentive. It's a good place to go if... More 

1 Thank Haka_Nguyen
Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Very small, not much to see. But chances are you will be walking by while you are touring Pelourinho, so pop in for a few minutes. It's free, it's air conditioned, and you might learn a tidbit or two. I would not make a special trip to see this!

1 Thank pckychcgo
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Nothing special- as people who travel to experience the different foods, the museum didnt offer much. It was small and dark and nicely presented, but had no vibe or character- it didnt share a lot about the bahian culture and we spent a max. 5mins and walked out.

1 Thank Mikaela K
Fortaleza, CE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

A smal place, whith some culinary books and nothing more than this.

Thank Enairton R
Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Really nice. Very nicely displayed. Personnel there are really nice and helpful. Afterwards go and eat at the SENAC restaurant right next to it (three doors down and on a secodn floor). THIS IS REAL BAHIAN COOKING prepared by students.

1 Thank ZorroPlata67
Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Only 36 reales for a all you can eat buffett. The cheff from this restaurant are students from the senac. They serve a buffet of 40 different plates. You can taste in one meal, all the Bahia's flavors

Thank Max Y
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This place is only open for lunch and it offers a buffet of 40 different Bahia dishes, right on the "Pelourinho". You need to ask to be directed to the "Bahian Buffet" if that is what you want; there is another restaurant next door run by the same outfit, serving international cuisine in a "all you can eat" buffet in... More 

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