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Capim Santo

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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Rua Do Beco 55 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
55 (73) 3668-1122
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here twice mostly because the kids loved the file mignon. It was really good even with Brazils high standad in meet. We also had grilled lobster with a delisious garlic sauce. The setting was great, the restaurant had different areas so all places felt cozy. The service was very good which is wonderful in Brazil were it can... More 

Thank Kanjou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Capim Santo at Trancoso provide not only fresh fish dishes but also excellent appetizers like a small portion of bolinho de mandioca with shrimps. The taste was amazing! Fully recommend!

Thank Leonardo M
Paris, France
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

if you're going to be in trancoso i think this is one of the most safe bets for a great meal and night out - we ate here 5 years ago and loved it and came back now and enjoyed even more. Definitely among the top restaurants of the area menu is brasilian, local bahian focus but also a lot... More 

Thank alwaysapleasure
Belo Horizonte
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Charming surrounds, great food and wonderful staff. Good wines to go with your meal and the trio "capim santo" dessert is a most have! Winner ⭐️

Thank Luciana S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The Capim Santo is a plant that we do not know in Italy, but we were won over by the drinks and the Brigadeiro that prepare them with this herb! Very courteous and excellent quality of the food! One of the best restaurants in the "Quadrado"!

Thank Luciano Z
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 didn't have a reserve, what a suggest you do, otherwise you will have to Wait long. They offered us a table inside, and we asked to change for an opend air table as soon as possible, which they did! The place is beautifull. We ordered, and it took forever for our dishes to come. But once they did, food... More 

Thank fernanda z
Potomac, Maryland
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Capim Santo is a famous local restaurant of Trancoso so we decided to give it a try. We got there early (around 7 pm), so there was no problem with our reservation. Outside tables, half-shade lights and cozy ambiance, mixed with beach decor. There were families with kids, groups of friends but mostly couples. Staff was attentive and professional. To... More 

1 Thank united90
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

Great place for dinner just off the quadrado with friendly staff. The menu is a Bahian/ Portuguese cross with the best dishes being the fish plates. The grilled lobster was excellent and seems to be their speciality. Slightly pricey compared to similar menus in the area.

Thank RickZp
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

After a somewhat tumultuous time in a mosquito infested abandoned estate in the jungles of Trancoso (which we later humorously dubbed "terror in trancoso," ) my sister and I stumbled wearily upon the doorstep of Capim Santo on an early morning. Hungry, heat-fatigued, and scared after witnessing a sloth fall out of a tree, we were received with much needed... More 

1 Thank Peter S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Difficult to get a table at peak times so book ahead. International standard cuisine, mix of local and Portuguese dishes with international cooking. Try the fish and shellfish plates. Excellent wine list good service its ahead of the other places in town and the crowds that flock here clearly know that. Very nice evening.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Do Beco 55 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Trancoso
  • Phone Number: 55 (73) 3668-1122

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