Top things to do

Top Choice Buffet in Trancoso


This Trancoso classic, which was known as Portinha until a recent change in ownership, woos diners with a sumptuous buffet (don't miss the dessert spread) and atmospheric seating at tree-shaded picnic tables on the …
Bahian in Trancoso

O Cacau

This beautifully appointed eatery is a haven for foodies interested in Bahian cuisine. Look for light, modern takes on classic dishes from acarajés (fritters of brown beans and dried shrimp) to moqueca (fish stew) a…
Brazilian in Trancoso

Uxua Praia Bar

Even if you're not lucky enough to be staying in Trancoso's top-of-the-line Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa, you can pay a visit to the hotel's stylish but relaxed beach bar. During the day, it's the hippest spot on the s…
Brazilian in Trancoso

Capim Santo

Dining on the impossibly quaint porch of this old house – or in the beautifully illuminated garden beside it – makes for a memorable evening. Part of the pousada (guesthouse) of the same name, Capim Santo specialize…
Italian in Trancoso


Elegant and airy Maritaca does delicious thin-crust pizzas – the carpaccio is a standout – as well as Italian pastas and rich desserts made with top-end imported ingredients. The prices are lofty for a pizzeria; the…
Live Music in Trancoso


Pára-Raio is an ambient restaurant with outdoor tables under massive trees and an enclosed dance space where DJs spin.