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“Great Food - Great Service”
Review of Pelo Bistro

Pelo Bistro
Ranked #18 of 8,277 Restaurants in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Pelô Bistrô offers tasty food with Bahia tropical touch in a modern way with French and Asian influence. Salads and sandwiches are also available for lunch. The atmosphere at the restaurant is relaxed with attentive service to make your meal a gastronomic moment. The wine card highlights South American wines. The roof top panoramic bar is unique for a breathtaking view over Baia de Todos os Santos; a perfect place for an unforgettable caipirinha.
Reviewed May 23, 2010

we liked a lot the 2 dinners we have taken at Pilo Bristo. The food was delicious and creative. The owners of the restaurant and the chef gave us the oportunity to test a new meal created and asked for our feedback. It was very very good. Well done.
The service is also of high quality.
We highly recommand the restaurant Pilo Bistro. A nice culinary experience to live.

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Thank XavierJA
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Reviewed November 5, 2009

I spent 4 nights at the Hotel Casa do Amarelindo with some colleagues 1 year ago. This was an amazing experience. The Pelo Bistro is a part of this experience and I warmly recommend it.
Food is very good, and refined. Bahian food can be a bit heavy, but this french / Bahian Fusion concept takes the best of both cultures. You really feel like you're eating healthy.
They serve very good cocktails and fresh juices (especially Goiaba).

I would also recommend it for the atmosphere (read what people say about the Casa do Amarelindo and you will understand why). In the lively and noisy Pelourinho, this place is a haven : nice and quiet garden, very nice furnishing and pleasant service.

I usually don't like to eat at the hotel I'm staying in, but this place was worth an exception, for its quality, its calm, its nice atmosphere and the attention to every detail.

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Thank DAMR
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Reviewed July 29, 2009

We had hoped to stay at Casa do Amarlindo, but since we could not, we wanted to at least go to the restaurant. We expected a nice meal because of the hotel/restaurant's reputation and the high prices. We were in Brazil and Argentina for 9 weeks and this was by far the worst food and service we had. Because everything was so terrible, we decided to speak to the manager who, as it turns out, had been sitting at the bar with some friends during our very long 2 hour ordeal. He made some lame excuse, which basically was that the problems were due to his employees, "locals who would rather play than work." Perhaps he was the one who should not have been playing but rather working.

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1  Thank Chuck D
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Reviewed November 26, 2008

We stayed at Casa do Amarelindo for 4 nights in November. Our experince was excellent in all counts (see hotel review). During our stay, we also experienced Pelo Bistro, located within Casa do Amarelindo. This bistro surpassed our expectations. The variety and quality of the menu offering is excellent. The cuisine is French-Bahian creating very tasteful and creative dishes.
Service, as in the hotel, was very good and the wine selection adequate and fairly priced. Location-wise, being in the middle of buzzling Pelourinho, the Bistro provides a quiet and stylish place for a memorable lunch/dinner.

Having tried other recommended restaurants in Salvador (like Pereira and Yemanya), Pelo Bistro was our favorite. A must go restaurant when exploring Pelourinho

2  Thank demanding-guests
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Reviewed July 10, 2008

This restaurant/bistro, situated in the hotel Casa do Amarelindo in Pelourinho, is a great place to drop into at any time... there are always ‘small plates’ (a tapas kind of thing) available as well as full service dinners, and the food is simply wonderful! I stayed at the hotel (see my review in the hotel section) for two weeks last month and only dined out of the hotel once... the rest of the evenings were spent working my way through the menu and what a pleasure it was!

The cuisine is Bahian-fusion... the owner explained to me that they had taken favorite Bahian recipes and ‘transcribed’ them into lighter fare, less fat, the type of cooking you’d find in California, with lots of fresh ingredients yet still a spicy edge. The seafood is always fresh-fresh, and salads the same, and the combinations of ingredients can be surprising!

The dining room has an outside area with tables next to a walled garden, and above that is an inviting bar with tables where drinks and snacks are served. Service is friendly and very good; the setting is casual but much thought has gone into providing a relaxed ambience and attractive table settings. I was especially impressed with the cleanliness of the entire bar-restaurant area, any restaurant inspector in the USA would have been impressed!

Wine list features selections from Argentina and Brazil, the latter were twice the price of the former... I thought the Malbec was very good value. Be sure to try one of the many creative caiprinhas from the bar, they’re the best to be had anywhere.

1  Thank primrose87
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