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Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
73 3668-1193
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Zurich, Switzerland
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very good, the best part is the see facing view( even though at night you don't see much), sitting next to the pool was another relaxing element. No bugs and mosquitos was a big plus in this jungle land. The price is like in São Paulo, 70-100 Reais for the main course. It is right off the... More 

Thank victoriaxyz
Gothenburg, Sweden
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

El Gordo is in the quadron and it has probably a great view if you go before sunset. They have high standards and a meny with more tha just moqueca and shrimps. I tried the lamb and that was best best lamb in Brazil. My husband ate the lagoster in thai sauce wich was great. The service was good but... More 

Thank Kanjou
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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!

Thank Leonardo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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 

Thank Carl P
Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank fernanda z
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kistheskye2
Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank siaromf
new york
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank freedatravel74
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Laura D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, International
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?