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El Gordo

Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
73 3668-1193
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (9 reviews)
“fish” (7 reviews)
“filet” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, International
Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for a drink when we 1st arrive. We order Caipirinha and the bacon and scallops. It was delicious and the perfect way to start our visit. Great views and good food. Very relaxing.

Thank hindmanharvey
Reviewed 30 April 2018

A few friend and I visited El Gordo after walking around the Quadrado looking for the perfect place to have dinner. The food, particularly the steak we ordered was amazing. We all had to stop ourselves from ordering another. I love the ambiance at night.

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The reviews weren’t great on the food here, so we stopped by for the amazing view and a drink. We traveled to Brazil to attend our son’s wedding and celebrate our anniversary, so we’ve had our share of drinks this trip😁 Ordered a caipirinha and...More

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We went there for lunch and had that best food of our time in Trancoso. The shrimp was superb, it had a sort of pink pepper sauce with queijo coalho (kind of Brazilian northeastern cheese, you should definitely try!) and risotto made of the same...More

Thank Sergio F
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great view. It came highly recommended, but we were disappointed in the food. Music is played very loud. Overpriced.

Thank acmtilim
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Nice restaurant and pool with a breathtaking view of the sea. Food however is nothing special. And the shrimp - appetizer and main course - are tiny tiny tiny. Baby shrimps!

1  Thank Muzzico65
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Not all staff are very friendly, service was a bit slow. The owner was certainly not very friendly. Food was good, primarily Portuguese.

Thank Mariana L
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located in the Quadrado, the main square of Trancoso with lots of restaurants and nice shops. The atmosphere of the restaurant is really nice, and the food is really good with a good selection. Service is also very professional. It’s a bit...More

Thank Gianangel
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

As recommended, i went to El Gordo seeking for incredible food. And found it. I had an amazing fish fillet with banana da terra risotto, delicious combination and harmony. The restaurant is a pleasant place to be, the staff is friendly and helpful. It is...More

Thank Mayara1991
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

So, we should should have read the review first. It's a fancy place, with a great view (that you can't see at night) so go during the day. But as you can tell from the photo, they obviously need to work on plating presentation...because the...More

Thank suzannah k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Porto Seguro  >  Trancoso
  • Phone Number: 73 3668-1193
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