Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, Salvador

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Food lovers must stop at Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, where Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted downstairs, and served buffet-style to hungry visitors upstairs. The museum is free, air-conditioned, and presents authentic Bahian cuisine that you can try right on the spot, freshly prepared by students attending culinary school here. This food is considered the best in the country. Pop in to try acarajé, small fritters made from black-eyed peas and onions fried in palm oil, and slathered with spicy vatapá (shrimp paste). No trip to a food museum/restaurant is complete without dessert, of course. The Bahia region is famed for its sweet tooth, so try some local candy or ice cream on a hot day. Add Museu da Gastronomia Baiana and other attractions to your Salvador trip itinerary using our Salvador trip builder website .
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  • This restaurant (and if I understand well also cooking school) is located in the center of Pelourinho and we have been told that its is a typical Baiana cuisine. Self-service restaurant has a rich buffet of both meat and fish dishes, as well as several raw and cooked vegetables. Do not ask me the names of the dishes, I do not remember, but trust my judgement and you will get satisfied by this restaurant. The service, as far as it concerned the drinks, was always swift and the staff very courteous. I forgot to mention that there is also a good choice of sweets and fruit. For the coffee, it comes from the restaurant and you enter the bar (always part of the complex) where you prepare an espresso (ie a short coffee!). In the same bar then you can see and buy some special souvenirs. If you look at the last photo, you will see the prospectus of the building where they are and the restaurant and the bar. N.B. The restaurant is on the second floor.
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  • The Bahian cuisine Museum located at the Largo do Pelourinho 13/19, is part of the Gastronomic Complex at Senac. This museum in your interior is composed of two small rooms with the display of products and parts connected to the Bahian cuisine. I gave a quick peek and I didn't feel attracted to a longer visit, maybe for me a kitchen expert. Admission is free and runs from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 5 pm. Tel: (71) 3324-8111
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  • The food is buffet and does not bring very good, also the price seemed rather expensive for the service they provide. Although the main goal of this place is to provide the public a menu typical of Bay, which is fulfilled to the letter. It is advisable to learn and try something different, buuut you can eat better in other places.
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  • A large restaurant with an immense lunch buffet, featuring countless uniquely Bahian dishes at very reasonable prices. Given that it is hard to find such a variety of local cuisine in most restaurants around the city, this one is a real "must".
  • Only in portugese. Small and not very interesting things on display. But it's free and if you're in the area; why not.
  • A very nice place to enjoy the history of gastronomy in Salvador, more specifically and also on top has a taste of some typical dishes. It has many things used in ancient times, cookbooks, mockups, among other things. And there's an always-present guide to explaining every thing and directing the visit.
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  • Very good food! Nice place and good service.
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  • Excellent place to live the experience of tasting typical meals attended excellently by students
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