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Praca S. Joao, 7 | Quadrado, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-970, Brazil
73 3668-1193
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Oakland, California
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting is romantic and the service is good. The food is good but the cooking was not excellent for the meat nor the fish, may be bad night.

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Belo Horizonte
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had seafood pasta, beef risoto & shrimp risoto. All taste ok, flavours were not special. Extremely expensive for what it is thou..

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Thank Luciana S
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Special Place in Quadrado with a gorgeous view from the Cliff and very outstanding food! Must Go for sure!

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Thank Augusto R
Goiania, GO
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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Thank PSCX
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 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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Reviewed 1 January 2017 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 reviews
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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Thank Loo L
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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271 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?