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There are days when we crave palm oil. And when this smell of fried acarage appears, then no one can stand it, even because next to the delicacies that are cooked in this oil, “meat is weak”.
The list is long, see?! Karuru, Watapa, Mokecas and even hamburgers, you know?! So what is it! And thinking, or rather, enjoying the topic, iBahia compiled a list of places specializing in Bahian cuisine so that you do not waste time in vain and rather go – as we say in El Salvador – to kill the one who kills you. How are you? ‘Let’s go there’?
Dona Mariquita offers traditional Afro-Bahian cuisine led by Chef Layla Carreiro. In addition, the restaurant is a benchmark when it comes to traditional cuisine and in honor of the 473rd anniversary of El Salvador, they will be promoting the Festa do Vatapá on March 29 and 30. In practice, 5 variations of the dish will be served on the tasting board! I’m salivating just imagining this! Apart from Vatapa, it serves the best and most traditional Bahian cuisine which is worth a visit!
Where? Rua do Meio, 176, in Rio Vermelho
Opening hours? Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:00 to 17:00 and Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 to 23:00
Salvador is a city with strong roots on the African continent, no wonder it is the blackest city in the world outside of Africa. In the heritage of our ancestors, a very strong place is occupied by the kitchen. And when it comes down to it, the advice is Zanzibar. The restaurant is the standard of African cuisine, but does not lose its Bahian flavor. In addition to the impeccable decoration and pleasant atmosphere, Zanzibar also offers a beautiful view of Baia de Todos os Santos do Santo António Alem do Carmo. What happened, let’s go?
Where? R. To the right of Santo António, 60-B – Santo António Alem do Carmo, El Salvador
Wednesday from 12:00 to 18:00
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: from 12:00 to 22:00.
Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00
Contacts? (71) 98170-5187
The Iemanjá restaurant is one of the most traditional in El Salvador. It was in 1974 when the space first opened its doors, and to this day it maintains a varied menu when it comes to palm oil. It has everything!
Where? Average. Octavio Mangabeira, 4661 – Armacao, El Salvador
Opening hours? Daily from 11:30 to 22:00
One of the most famous places in El Salvador, even outside of Brazil, is the community of Solar do Unhao. In addition to being the stage for famous music videos, Dona Suzana Re-restaurant is located in Solar, a space that was even the subject of the Netflix series Street Food: Latin America. In addition to captivating everyone with her caress and receptivity, Doña Susana leaves any customer in awe of her condiments and delicacies. Its specialty is seafood caught in the sea at Solar. A great option for those who are looking for delicious food in an unforgettable place!
Where? Rua da Conceiço da Praia, 1294-1490 – Comercio, El Salvador
Opening hours? Mon-Sun – from 11:00 to 18:00
Contacts? (71) 3328-2056
Looking for an award-winning regional restaurant? Tip – go to Casa de Teresa! Teresa, run by Chef Teresa Paim, is a classic place to sample the best of Bahian cuisine! Casa de Tereza with a beautiful decoration offers a lot of quality and taste from the entrance to the dessert!
Where? Rua Odilon Santos, 45, Rio Vermelho, El Salvador
From Monday to Wednesday from 12:00 to 23:00
From Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 to 00:00
Sunday from 12:00 to 22:00
Salvador has special and unique places that, in addition to the menu, are the attraction itself. An example of this is Bar da Mônica, a great option for those who want to spend the whole day by the sea. With a wide selection of Bahian dishes on the menu, an excellent selection of drinks and cold beers, a trip to Mônica’s bar will be an unforgettable experience for all family and friends!
Where? R. Barbosa Leal, No. 31 – Gamboa de Baixo, El Salvador
From Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 to 18:00
From Thursday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18:00
Directly from Ladeira da Preguiça, with a cozy atmosphere and a privileged view of the Gulf of All Saints, Mirante Tropical is the perfect option to experience the delights that only Salvador has to offer! With a personalized menu signed by Chef Crislene Oliveira, Mirante is fun for the whole family!
Where? R. Wisk. Maua, 11th and – Dois de Huljo, El Salvador
Opening hours? From Friday to Sunday from 14:00 to 21:00
KI-Mukeka has been epitomizing Bahian cuisine since 1980 in delicious dishes! Dishes such as Moquecas, broths, Siri cones, Acarajé, Vatapá, Cocadas and everything Bahia has to offer, you can find in Ki-Mukeka!
– Av. Octavio Mangabeira, 136 Jardim – Armação, El Salvador
– Rua do Vento Sul QD 3, lot 5 – Itapuã, El Salvador
– Av. Octavio Mangabeira, 345 – Pituba, El Salvador
Armação: every day from 11:30 to 22:00.
Pituba: daily from 11:30 to 17:00.
Itapuã: every day from 11:30 to 17:00.
Restaurant Di Janela is one of the traditional restaurants in the historic center of Salvador. Chef Nara Amarala’s restaurant, located in the Saude area, is already a favorite with Bahians and tourists alike. There every day is a day of Bahian food! In addition to delicacies with a lot of spices and palm oil, they serve a great variety of drinks and lots of seafood! Just go, right?
Where? Rua da Glória, 9 – Saud – El Salvador
Wed-Fri from 11:00 to 17:00
Sat and Sun from 11:00 to 18:00
Contacts? (71) 99406-7363 / 99237-7717
Do you feel hungry for palm trees, but do not want to leave the house? House Lambao solves this wish for you! A great option for those who want to enjoy good Bahian food, they are delivered anywhere in El Salvador, Linha Verde and throughout the metropolitan area!
Where? Delivery – linktr.ee/domlambao
Opening hours? Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 17:00
For those who love good prawns in palm oil, as the Bahians do, a tip: run to Bar da Neinha do Camarao! Specializing in seafood dishes, the traditional Platform Restaurant offers an excellent selection of drinks in addition to the main dishes! It’s appetizing!
Where? Rua Baptista Machado, 45 – Platform
Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 to 22:00
Sundays from 9:30 to 17:30
For those who want to taste the culinary delights of Bahia, such as broths, appetizers and moqueques, you need to visit Cantinho da Jô! Dona Jô’s secret lies in one single ingredient: love! So you can’t help but like it, right?
Where? Vila Brandão – Graça, El Salvador
Opening hours? Tuesday to Saturday: 11:30 to 20:00 / Sundays and Mondays from 11:30 to 19:00.
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