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Rua das Portas do Carmo 21 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-290, Brazil
(071) 3322 4397
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Piacenza, Italy
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133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found his place by change walking around Pelourinho, I was looking for a simple place to enjoy some good food. I would say it's a restaurant for tourists, but not a trap like it happens sometimes with this kind of places. I ordered some beef meat and was really good, it was properly cooked and well presented with potatoes... More 

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Thank Mona77
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Best moqueca we had in Pelourinho! Would definitely visit again. Make sure you try the moqueca here!

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Thank Kasra H
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127 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Restaurant located in the heart of Salvador and very popular with the local people. We had a stop there while doing a private tour of the city. They have a special menu for the small group and the service is very fast. Perfect if you don’t want to spend too much time there and continue your visits. We had a... More 

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Thank Michel B
Warsaw
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97 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We love moqueca and order it very often in Brazil. And here they have an excellent moqueca de peixe. Soft, well flavoured and just enough for 2 people. Juices and caipirinhas were also very good. They charge for the music 10 reais but as I liked the sambas, I didn't mind.

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Thank brasilka
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We found it fairly difficult to get good local food in the Pelourinho area due to the massive density of tourists - if you open a storefront selling anything here you will get business. But overall this was one of the better places around, the salads were particularly generous if you are craving a break from the otherwise plentiful proteins... More 

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Thank CTeverywhere
Milano
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

This restaurant is fantastic, the location is in the hearth of Pelourinho, very nice, specialty is the meat, very very good, the fillet with onion is fantastic, fillet with vinegar too, services is perfect, the wine are not so good, but you know that you aren't in Italy or France. the value for money is very good. If you will... More 

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Thank Axel_the_best_67
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We sat outside soaking up the lovely atmosphere. They had a live guitarist which really made the evening. As for the food. We ordered a seafood risotto to share and a seafood spaghetti for our 3yr old which was ok (she liked it). Both a bit short on flavour but otherwise pleasant. The wine chosen was not to taste but... More 

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Thank ripeavo
Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Excellent food especially the steaks. Sit outside and enjoy the ambiance of Bahia. There was live music the nights we ate there. Good prompt service. Do not sit on a table on the corner outside - the cars come around the corner and get rather too close to the tables - often hitting them.

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Thank Will154943
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were invited there by the lady wearing national Salvador dress and passing out the flyers. It was one of the best food experience during our stay in Brazil. We had a sea food plate and it was amazing! I have never eaten such well-prepared dish. I really recommend this place for everybody looking for the extraordinary food experience. The... More 

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Thank Michał W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been there a bunch of times throughout the years and I keep coming back for more!!! The food is absolutely amazing and the costumer service is outstanding!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, Soups, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Portas do Carmo 21 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-290, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: (071) 3322 4397

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?