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Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
73 3668-1193
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Goiania, GO
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I reluctantly ordered an octopus, luckily I believed the waiter, and it was delicious. My wife order a filet risoto, it was ok, nothing special.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food here and an amazing setting. However the service is terrible. We had to beg to get on the list to get a table, the food took about two hours to get served. Food is good but not worth the bad service. Go for a drink.

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Thank Natalie A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been there with a party of 8 friends. The spot has certainly one of best views of the city. Unfortunately the food and service did not correspond to the ambient. I've ordered an octopus rice and my girlfriend a salted cod baked in the oven. Both plates were terrible. The cod was dry, mushy as a havaiana Flip flop. The... More 

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Thank Arthur P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I visited here as I was staying nearby and instantly wished I was staying at this location. A lovely bar and restaurant with a top class menu.

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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great food and nice time. The ceviche was fantastic as was the grilled fish...The pasta was excellent as well

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Thank lindasm1955
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

One of the few restaurants where you eat overlooking the cliffs and the ocean. I'd recommend coming for the sunset, get a bottle of wine (great selection) and then stay for dinner. Lamb rack was bomb.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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210 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food is very good, the best part is the see facing view( even though at night you don't see much), sitting next to the pool was another relaxing element. No bugs and mosquitos was a big plus in this jungle land. The price is like in São Paulo, 70-100 Reais for the main course. It is right off the... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

El Gordo is in the quadron and it has probably a great view if you go before sunset. They have high standards and a meny with more tha just moqueca and shrimps. I tried the lamb and that was best best lamb in Brazil. My husband ate the lagoster in thai sauce wich was great. The service was good but... More 

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Thank Kanjou
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

El Gordo serves authentic seafood. The atmosphere was amazing! We have ordered two shrimps dishes. One with pepper and the other with curry. Both of them were excellent. Wines are welcome as well. Fully recommended!

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Thank Leonardo M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was great including rooms, meals, drinks, pool, location on Quadratto, proximity to the beach - a short 10 minute walk away, etc. But the best thing was Sheila the manager who went out of her way to answer her guests questions and to take care of all of their needs, both on the property and off. Looking forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?