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Boteco do Franca

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Brazilian, Bar, Pub, South American
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Rua Borges dos Reis, 24-A | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 41950600, Brazil
55 7133342734
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 5:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a beer and snack after some hours at the beach. Sitting outside in the alley, but not in the direct sun, was lovely. Had a cold (giant) skol, and some tasty queijo (the grilled kind with oregano). Service was super warm and helpful - great experience, would love to come back again soon!

Thank Feiny08
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We went there with some friends on a late night party-extension not expecting much. When someone ordered the calamari risotto, things changed completely. It was amazing and the server offered the Shrimp-Calamari Risotto which was even better. I'll definitely comeback to try other options. Don't get discouraged by the unassumed atmosphere. The food is amazing.

Thank andremoysescardoso
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very nice food and very kind service. We were sitting outside in the small street and the atmosphere was amazing. Great fish-octopus dishes!

Thank Olivia K
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ate here twice during our stay in Salvador (staying in Rio Vermelho area). Excellent food from the octopus in vinegar to any of the grilled meats (the Picanha was some of the best I've ever had!). Very lively place, especially on weekends and if you can grab a table outside it's even more enjoyable. As well, after dinner you're just... More 

Thank euroadventures
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

The food was fantastic. We ordered the baked shrimp with broccoli rice. And a side of gratin potatoes. The food was very tasty. The portions were large. The service was very good. The restaurant is clean, and the air conditioner worked well. You can also sit outside if you like. I found this restaurant on my last night , had... More 

Thank Chris416
Ettelbruck, Luxembourg
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

There's nothing negative to say. We ate there twice as our hotel was close and the food is really good, fresh ingredients, huge portions and a really good price. Our favourite was the arroz de polvo, incredible. You can sit outside, the tables are in a narrow road, so no traffic. The waiters were great, they gave their best helping... More 

Thank lilettlux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

So happy I found this place! I took my girlfriend for her birthday dinner before the 1st night of carnival as it was close to our hotel and reasonably priced. I wasn't expecting much from the outside but WOW the food was ridiculously good! The portions were huge (if you're in a couple 1 starter and 1 main between you... More 

Thank Joeyglynne
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The size of the portions are good for 3 or 4 people , if you are only in 2 the waiter warns that is better to order half portion , very honest , the service is excellent too. The food is very tasteful and the prices are very fair , for me the best dish is Camarao Comodoro (shrimps with... More 

Thank Ngodo
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Went there twice during our stay in Salvador. The food is great and reasonably priced. Try the octopus rice and the shredded beef with pumpkin.

Thank hrh12
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Walking down RuA Vermilla we chanced upon this restuarent in an alley with tables and chairs but packed to the hilt with the locals. They do have English menus which we only relaized on our 2nd visit. Don't know the names but nos 7-10 and 65 ( octopus) atmposhere is casual- food is great- flavour is local.price slightly on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Brazilian, Bar, Pub, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
12:00 pm - 5:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Borges dos Reis, 24-A | Rio Vermelho, Salvador, State of Bahia 41950600, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: 55 7133342734

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?