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Museu da Gastronomia Baiana

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Address: Largo do Pelourinho 13 19, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-280, Brazil
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Local Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted at this museum.

Local Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted at this museum.

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Worth a stop while in "old town", includes Senac Restaurant School

You are what you eat would would be one way of describing this cuisine orientated, exhibit. If you can make the arrangements try to taste the regional food.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are what you eat would would be one way of describing this cuisine orientated, exhibit. If you can make the arrangements try to taste the regional food.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Wellington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Lemont, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Fortaleza, CE
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

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

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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