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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (3 reviews)
“moqueca” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, International
Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
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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...More

Thank Kanjou
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!

Thank Leonardo M
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...More

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed el gordo's lunch Amazing atmosphere. We ordered Cerviche Abadejo fish with shiitake And zucchini Codfish with baked potatoes And Shrimp cooked at pepper souce And cheese curds risotto! All of them were tasty And fresh! A bit pricey! But would definitely come...More

Thank fernanda z
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We fell in love with Trancoso and it was sitting at El Gordo for lunch that we decided to get married in Trancoso. We actually ended up hosting our welcome reception at El Gordo. The view from the restaurant is breath taking especially during sunset....More

Thank Kistheskye2
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The food was decent, but I found the prices too high for what we get. The service was excellent, the chef came to our table to talk about the menu and was very friendly. It was a nice fine dinning experience, but needed more improvement.

Thank siaromf
Reviewed 4 April 2016

A tiny hightop table, teetering over the coast of Bahia. A bottle of rose, white fish and banana risotto. Completely delicious and fantastic!

Thank freedatravel74
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We were drawn to this restaurant by good reviews but that was not our experience. Both dishes, prawns in a sweet and sour sauce (had the consistency and taste as if out of a bottle) with lumpy risotto ( heavy with cheese) and cod with...More

1  Thank Jillie D
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Very nice quiet restaurant with lovely food a bit more expensive but the service is better then other restaurant Some people speak English too Order small plate because they arrive anyway big and enough for 2 Can really recommend the restaurant

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Stunning view! There seemed to be a Friday night wedding welcome drinks so service was slow. After already being in Bahia a week (for another wedding) we found the food overpriced and average. Best for sipping a Caipirinha and watching the beautiful sunset!

Thank Lily M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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