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Reviewed January 7, 2021

This restaurant is mandatory stop for those who like moqueca. Amazing! The best moqueca with fish and shrimp I ever eat.

Date of visit: January 2021
Culinária Central Caraíva, Gerente geral at Culinaria Central, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2021

Thank you for leaving your review! We have the Best Moqueca de Caraíva according to several of our customers and this is very rewarding! To the next!

Reviewed December 16, 2019

Very good food and pleasant atmosphere. I had the seafood risotto and grilled fish, both were good and the portions were big.

Date of visit: December 2019
culinariacentral, Gerente at Culinaria Central, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2020

Thank you for leaving your review Thalita! We are happy that we pleased you! To the next! Kisses.

Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Worste „Moqueca Camarão“ na Bahia. No Taste. Only Water. Casca without Camarões. Unbelievable who is or was rating this Food with 4 or 5 points. No recommendation at all.

Date of visit: November 2019
culinariacentral, Gerente at Culinaria Central, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2020

Hello Marc, It's very sad to know that your experience here wasn't satisfactory. We hope that in a next opportunity we can undo this bad impression that we left for you!

Reviewed August 14, 2019

Great seafood, among the best in Caraiva, fresh well prepared. Simple but plesant environment. Good service, although a bit slow.

Date of visit: July 2019
culinariacentral, Gerente at Culinaria Central, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2019

Thank's for your visit and your review @NationalKid, it's very important to us. Glad you enjoyed the food and regret the slowness. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch there with friends last time I was in Caraiva. We ordered the fried calamari, grilled lobster, grilled shrimp, and grilled fish. All were amazingly cooked. Staff was friendly and food came relatively fast for Caraiva. This place is located on a quiet street...close to Pousada Corais do Mar, and about 200m from the beach. Definitely would go back there whenever I’m back in Caraiva for vacation again. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

I went to Culinária Central with a large group and it couldn’t be better. We had the “Prato do chefe” (a huge seafood platter that 2-3 people can share) and a “moqueca de peixe” (Brazilian fish stew). All was just great! Properly cooked and fresh....We had a cocada for dessert and it was okayish - you can skip it and focus on the main courses. When in Caraiva, definitely a must have!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed June 18, 2016

I love eggplant and this seafood dish was a first and DELICIOUS. My boyfriend enjoyed the lobster risotto with huge pieces of lobster. This restaurant was right outside our pousada.

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Nice lunch place to go after the beach. The moqueca" (fish stew) is very good and turned out to be great value for money. Cold beer.

Date of visit: January 2016
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  • Yes, Culinária Central offers takeout services.

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  • Culinária Central is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4