Salvador da Bahia Restaurant Tips by martinelli Top 5 Page for this destination
Salvador da Bahia Restaurants: 75 reviews and 86 photos
In one of the best streets of Pelourinho (in case I didn't mention, Gregorio de Mattos, Ignacio Accioli, Laranjeiras and Dos Artistas), Maria Mata Mouro is a restaurant with both food and service of the best quality! The portions are HUGE, the cook is tremendously competent (ask for him, ask for Alirio and tell him Marina recommended) and the deco is mesmerizing. A bit more expensive than the normal restaurants, you won't even feel it in your foireign pocket since now our currency is so weak. And your stomach will definetely NOT regret! Was recently elected by one of the most important brazilian magazines (Veja) as the best restaurant in town.
Favorite Dish: Mariscada - a sort of huge soup with seafood, from shrimps to lobster!
Address: Rua Inácio Accioli, 8, Pelourinho
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Same street of Ordem Terceira de Sao Francisco church, going down.
Situated in a non-touristic part of town, the place is literally hidden but oh trust me, hunting it is worth the sweat! The food is abundant and the ambience is delicious - the backyard of a farm stuck in the middle of the city, with a green and thick view, sound of birds and hens, fruits for dessert picked on the trees just after you point them out! Perfect scenario to have a banquet. I went there with a VIP and therefore didn´t pay a dime, but it seems like the place is a bit expensive. Whatever it costs, it´s WORTH! The owner, Luiz Gilberto Pimentel, is the sweetest person ever and always takes pictures of the costumers. The main culinary magazine often dedicates many compliments to the place, but the owner and chef refuses to let them publish the address...
Favorite Dish: Everything!
Directions: Tel.: 384-7464
Rua Edgar Loureiro, 98 B, Travessa Nossa Senhora do Resgate - Cabula
Other Contact: I suggest you take a cab to get
With a winter garden, you can forget that you are in Pelourinho by entering this restaurant. A lot of plants, beautiful place... If you´re tired of feeling chased as a rare animal, go there. I recommend coffee and beiju, and a romantic talk to get started... you might try cachaça here as well, since they have some from Minas Gerais, a state known for its alcoholic abilities. ;)
Favorite Dish: Beiju!
Directions: Rua João de Deus, 12 (Pelourinho)
Other Contact: Serving is slow, so go there whe
The owner of this restaurant, the lovely Dada, is known and reknown as one of the best cook in the country. Her specialty? Bahian food. She wrote a very famous book called 'Tempero da Dada' (Dada's spices) with portuguese and english versions of some of her receipts. *** ATTENTION *** There is a restaurant in Pelourinho called 'Tempero da Dada'. It used to belong to her, but when she got divorced her ex-husband got it for himself. So the only Dada thing there is the name. In Varal da Dada - not in a touristy place, no people trying to sell you souvenirs, a pleasant and calm and fresh veranda - she is the one cooking and she comes to your table and talks to you if you invite her. She is very sweet and prices are more than fair.
Favorite Dish: Bobo de Camarao (Shrimps boiled in dende oil and yucca cream.... hmmmm...)
Directions: RESTAURANTE VARAL DA DADÁ
Rua Teixeira Menezes, 55, Alto das Pombas, Federação
Tel: 332-1777 e 331-4382
Other Contact: Tue - Sun 12h to 18h Mastercar
African Food (Specially Benin, of course)
Favorite Dish: Banana Cream
Directions: Rua Pd. Agostinho Gomes, 17 - Pelourinho
Tel: (71) 326-3127
(At the very basis of the so-called Pelourinho slope)
Other Contact: Takes all credit cards Tue - Sat
Not a tourist restaurant. Excellent prices, massive quantity of food, no one trying to sell you stuff and chill out atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Lambreta. Lambreta is a special kind of oiter, boilled with lemon, salt and other spices. Wonderful! This place is known for having the best lambreta in town! You can also have 'chumbinho' - the famous and expensive 'vongoli' that are cheap and ordinary in Bahia.
Directions: Travessa Engenho Aleone, 01 - Mouraria
Tel: (71) 322-2167
Tue - Fri from 17h on
Saturday from 10h to 18h
Not far from Forum Rui Barbosa
Other Contact: Tables on the middle of the stre
Extremely cheap, huge portions. If you're in a group of 3 people, I recommend you to ask for half a portion and I garantee you're taking some home with you (unless you haven't eatin for the last 5 days or so). Calm, not a touristy place. Has typical food from the non-coastal northeast
Favorite Dish: Carne do Sol, Picanha, Aipim Frito (fried yucca), Aipim cozido (boiled yucca)
Directions: Rua Joao Ponde, Barra, just a bit after the crossroad with Av. Princesa Isabel
Rua João Pondé, 01, Barra.
Tel: (71) 264-7638.
11h/0h (every day)
Other Contact: in the picture, AIPIM
My favourite restaurant is not actually restaurant. It's the Baianas de Acarajé, street sellers who sell typical food in just every corner in Salvador. They're very simple lady in white costumes and inspiring grin. And it's oh-so-cheap!
The atmosphere! Meeting people!
Favorite Dish: Acarajé (fried beans'dow) with vatapá (cream made of dende oil, shrimp and peanuts), salad and shrimp. Cocada (coconut candy bar)!
Directions: Best baianas in Salvador: Cira (Itapoã), China (Barra, Pres. Kennedy street, tuesday to friday), the one in Politeama (7 avenue, in the corner of the 'art' cinema street), Alaide (across the street fr
There are some sorts of typical food in Brazil. One of them is Comida Nordestina (Northeastern food). What does this mean? The Northeast is the poorest driest hottest most full of illiteracy and misery, underfeed in the country. And because of all those things, it is also a victim of prejudice by people from the other regions of Brazil. Thing is there is a GREAT culture there to be known, GREAT cuisine (despite all difficulties - or should I say BECAUSE of them?), the best beaches in the country, cheapest tourism and much more.
Salvador is the capitol of Bahia, wich also makes part of the northeastern region. Read a bit about those tensions before you come to Brazil.
Back to food,
<h1><font color=red> Carne do Sol (Meat of the Sun) </font color> is one of the most delicious thing you'll ever eat. It's a delicious salty soft meat, with baked aipim (a delicious local root) covered with enbottled butter, fried aipim, vinagratte salad, farofa (manioc flour fried with butter and onion).. huuummm! And you can get enormous portions in this restaurant, four people will eat from it and all of you won't be needing another meal for at least a day.
Favorite Dish: Carne do Sol
Address: Rua Joao Ponde, Barra
Other Contact: Very pleasant place. Seems like
Delicios food and friendly serving!
Favorite Dish: Pizza! Lasagna!
Address: Rua Cezar Zama n.60
Porto da Barra
tlf: 267 20 70