Restaurants

Top Choice International in Salvador

Bar Zulu

This laid-back corner bar and eatery has outdoor tables and serves a wide range of Spanish tapas, Bahian classics and international dishes, plus Argentine wine by the glass and cocktails like the colorful 'Galeria 1…
Top Choice Buffet in Salvador

Restaurante do Senac

The best Bahian buffet in town. The cooking school Senac spreads a tempting array of regional dishes, including several varieties of seafood, moqueca (fish stew), and traditional desserts. The impressive buffet tipi…
Top Choice Bahian in Salvador

Paraíso Tropical

Though it's far off the beaten path in the residential neighborhood of Cabula, foodies don't mind the detour to Paraíso Tropical: the classic Brazilian restaurant has long been considered one of Salvador’s top choic…
Top Choice Cafe in Salvador

Cafélier

This quaint hideaway café, located inside an antique house that's positioned dramatically on a cliff top over the ocean, is one of a kind. Come for the views, plus beautifully prepared cappuccino, rich chocolate cak…
Top Choice Seafood in Salvador

Caranguejo de Sergipe

A local favorite, this always-packed eatery is known for fresh crabs and platters of grilled seafood and vegetables. Don’t miss the expertly prepared maracujá caipirinha (passion fruit cocktail) – perhaps the most d…
Bahian in Salvador

Camafeu de Oxossi

A standard Bahian menu is available at this casual spot on the upper terrace of the Mercado Modelo. Though it's touristy and the food isn't particularly notable, many shoppers or travelers waiting to take the ferry …
Peruvian in Salvador

Ola Cevicheria

This modern but casual Peruvian eatery on Barra's waterfront offers a refreshing change of pace from the traditional Bahian seafood scene. The menu offers eight varieties of ceviche, plus a short list of heartier di…
Seafood in Salvador

Caranguejo do Porto

Another of Barra's seaside hot spots for traditional Bahian food – think moqueca, fresh crabs, pasteles (empanada-like pastries stuffed with meat and other savory fillings), cold beer and caipirinhas – this lively e…
International in Salvador

Cuco Bistrô

Don't be deterred by the fact that this bistro doubles as an internet café: it's a favorite among locals and tourists alike for its Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and modern takes on Bahian dishes. At lunchtime, t…
Brazilian in Salvador

Portal do Mar

Open all day, with outdoor tables just across the street from the beach, this is an appealing spot for a sunset caipirinha (cocktail) or an easygoing dinner – the staff boldly call themselves the moqueca (fish stew)…