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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  • September 13, 2017
    In modern facilities, is told the story of Bahian cuisine, since the beginnings of colonization of Brazil, with many details, involving visitors and enriching with information from kitchen utensils, spices and condiments, source so appreciated in our current cuisine, mainly the Northeast. Culminates with the exhibition of a Bahian Cookbook, which can be photographed. It was a very rich experience and amazing! And not to be missed! Loved it!
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  • May 29, 2017
    Located in the historic district of Pelorinho at the Largo de Pelorinho (Pelorinho Square) have coffee and enjoy the free gastonmy museum located in the same building as Senac Bahian food cuisine scho...  more »
  • May 8, 2017
    This establishment is a training place for future staff and chefs in the hospitality industry. It offers a set price smorgasbord lunch that is truly fabulous. There are so many exciting dishes to try ...  more »
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  • April 9, 2014
    Only in portugese. Small and not very interesting things on display. But it's free and if you're in the area; why not.
  • July 6, 2017
    The Museum with the guns and swords of the Savior is sensational!
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  • May 2, 2017
    Very rich. An excellent museum. Of great importance to the Bahian culture. Congratulations Lody and crew for maintaining the Museum. The store is great. I recommend everyone to visit. History of Bahian gastronomy and brazilian.
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  • February 4, 2017
    Sensational ... all typical dishes of bahia executed masterfully and served in an excellent environment.
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  • July 21, 2017
    Great
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