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Bar Zulu

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Rua das Laranjeiras 15, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-230, Brazil
+55 71 98784-3172
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This outstanding, food quality, service, quick reasonably priced, might be up there with the best ever in 40 countries

Thank hsalisbu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Bar Zulu is off the beaten track yet in a very atmospheric and buzzy street. We went there for lunch and a very friendly staff member recommended a local dish. The portions were very generous and we cannot rate our meal highly enough. A plus is a friendly and helpful owner as well as very pleasant staff.

Thank Sally B
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so disappointed by the food I ate tonight. The owner was lovely and even had relatives from near where I live in Yorkshire! I ordered the Arroz Dende Com Camarao which was so bland. My friend Matt ordered the Bahia Burger with a side of fries and loved it! The Moqueca sounded amazing but it was so expensive!!... More 

Thank Sharon C
Paulo George D, Owner at Bar Zulu, responded to this review

Well thats a shame both very popular dishes. Arroz dende is our invention and extremely popular .Burgers and chips alwasys a winner but a little different in Zulu. It was a rocking night no excuse but perhaps it had an effect. More 

San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

The place has an extensive drink list and it seems to be a good place to have some cocktails. I also ordered some dinner-a pork dish. The meat was overcooked and pretty dry. I could deal with that though. What irritated me was that when the bill came there was a 3 real charge for the DJ, which was ridiculous... More 

Thank jswedabusiness
Paulo George D, Owner at Bar Zulu, responded to this review

Its very common for meat in Brazil to be over done,that disapoints a lot of meat eaters so we take care to get that bit right,perhaps one slipped through. Our new pork dish is marinated 12 hours and then roasted its and reheated on the hotplate with some yummy juices from the roasting time this is a big hit .Perhapsthat... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

A nice little restaurant in a more quiet part of Salvador's historical center. They serve great moqueca at a reasonable price (for this area). Good selection of beer.

Thank withpanamahaton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

I ate here twice during my four days in Salvador. The shrimp moqueca (coconut milk stew) is so delicious that I had to go back for it. The portions are generous and you can sit outside and enjoy the sounds of Pelourinho while you eat. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Julia P
Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

This a good cafe/bar linked to the nearby hostel. Its run by an English guy who is friendly and efficient. Clearly very popular with younger people on a budget - food is good quality.

Thank Donald F
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

The restaurant is great, the staff is super nice and the food is absolutely yummy. Burgers are great, but the Moqueca is definitely THE best dish of this place, and one of the best I was lucky enough to taste in Bahia. And the Caipirinhas are absolutely perfect as well!

Thank Nathalie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Had the such to bump into this place in July while travelling to Salvador - service is really good, warm, the waiting time is more than okay, and the burgers are REALLY GOOD !! I recommend it to anyone travelling in the city :)

Thank Claire L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Solar das Artes, directly opposite Bar Zulu and we were pleased to have this as our 'local' for our short stay in Pelourinho. Food is cooked fresh, the staff are friendly and the caiprinhas are great! Highly recommend if you're after fresh sandwiches, burgers or local fare.

Thank Tracey D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua das Laranjeiras 15, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-230, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: +55 71 98784-3172
There is no other place like Zulu in Pelourinho and we are very proud of this fact.We offer vegetarian and international food as well as the typical Bahian dishes that everyone wants to try along with one of a kind cocktails and refreshing juices. We take after hip places around the world and understand the value in costumer service, comfortable ambiance and fun crowds. Come here to watch sports TV, use our wi-fi or find out interesting tourist information while enjoying a delicious Caipirinha. Sit outside and enjoy the breeze or sit inside and jam to the music, your choice!

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