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Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
73 3668-1193
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

El Gordo serves authentic seafood. The atmosphere was amazing! We have ordered two shrimps dishes. One with pepper and the other with curry. Both of them were excellent. Wines are welcome as well. Fully recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great including rooms, meals, drinks, pool, location on Quadratto, proximity to the beach - a short 10 minute walk away, etc. But the best thing was Sheila the manager who went out of her way to answer her guests questions and to take care of all of their needs, both on the property and off. Looking forward to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed el gordo's lunch Amazing atmosphere. We ordered Cerviche Abadejo fish with shiitake And zucchini Codfish with baked potatoes And Shrimp cooked at pepper souce And cheese curds risotto! All of them were tasty And fresh! A bit pricey! But would definitely come back!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We fell in love with Trancoso and it was sitting at El Gordo for lunch that we decided to get married in Trancoso. We actually ended up hosting our welcome reception at El Gordo. The view from the restaurant is breath taking especially during sunset. What also makes El Gordo so amazing is the staff and the food. It is... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

The food was decent, but I found the prices too high for what we get. The service was excellent, the chef came to our table to talk about the menu and was very friendly. It was a nice fine dinning experience, but needed more improvement.

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Thank siaromf
new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

A tiny hightop table, teetering over the coast of Bahia. A bottle of rose, white fish and banana risotto. Completely delicious and fantastic!

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Thank freedatravel74
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We were drawn to this restaurant by good reviews but that was not our experience. Both dishes, prawns in a sweet and sour sauce (had the consistency and taste as if out of a bottle) with lumpy risotto ( heavy with cheese) and cod with potato ( covered in oil and a mass of garlic) left us feeling ill all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Very nice quiet restaurant with lovely food a bit more expensive but the service is better then other restaurant Some people speak English too Order small plate because they arrive anyway big and enough for 2 Can really recommend the restaurant

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Stunning view! There seemed to be a Friday night wedding welcome drinks so service was slow. After already being in Bahia a week (for another wedding) we found the food overpriced and average. Best for sipping a Caipirinha and watching the beautiful sunset!

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Thank Lily M
Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

The restaurant has a nice open bar and a great lounge, in addition to tables arranged along the pool, protected from the sun and great views of the beach of Trancoso, in the background. Very good food, attentive staff. Prices a little high, especially when compared with other great options in the same area. Still, for those who do not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, International, South American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Trancoso
  • Phone Number: 73 3668-1193

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?