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Capim Santo

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Brazilian, South American, Seafood
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Rua Do Beco 55 | Quadrado, Trancoso, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
55 (73) 3668-1122
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Belo Horizonte
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 ⭐️

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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"!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Potomac, Maryland
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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nyc
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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northwood
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

If you like large fat delicious prawns cooked perfectly served with fresh vegetables grown locally, this is the place for you. My husband had Grouper which he also enjoyed very much. The service was very professional and the atmosphere was lively.

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Santiago, Chile
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We went without a reservation and were seated with the notice "you have to be gone by 9pm this table is reserved then". We tried to order drinks but some 3 different waitress came and went none took our order. Finally someone took our drinks and starters that were very nice. Then no one came by, menus on the table... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We were not terrificlaly impressed by Capim Santo - the ourdoorsey restaurant is quite nicely done, all white table cloths but could probably do with a spruce-up and had the unmistakeable ambience of a hotel restaurant. Staff are welcoming and speak some English. But it all went a bit downhill from there for us - we waited nearly an hour... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?