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O Cacau

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Brazilian, Seafood, South American
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Praca Sao Joao 96, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
(73) 3668-1266
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Zurich, Switzerland
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I am not an expert of local cuisine. But I also don't think it will be my favorite. We ordered a chicken salad, but the chicken was not cooked inside. The shrimp stroganoff had a lot of shrimps and was quite tasty. My only problem with it was it doesn't come with any vegi only shrimps and the thick sauce.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

After an entire day at the beach we decided to have dinner at O Cacau. The atmosphere was amazing and the dishes came exactly as we want to. We started with a vegetable and mango salad and for the main course - shrimps with coconut sauce. Wonderful! To finalize we decided to order a desert that remembered our grandmothers -... More 

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Thank Leonardo M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I've visited Trancoso in August, and went to Cacau twice because the food is so good that I wanted to try lots of foods. It's a little pricey but it is worth. When I visit Trancoso again probably will go there.

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Thank Juliana Z
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food with amazing service! Will come back, no doubt! Food outstanding, service quick, efficient and friendly!

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

While we have been to Trancoso 3 times, we have fallen in love with O Cacau. The food captures the true essence of cuisine from Bahia. While some dishes are very traditional others have taken a slight twist to give it a modern flare to the flavors. Fatima, the owner, is absolutely a divine person and truly has a passion... More 

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Itu, SP
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Very bad! Wine list imcomplete and more than 50 minutes to be served. Not recomended. You can find best alternatives at the Quadrado in Trancoso

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Lots of local style fish stews, shell fish dishes. The breaded crab and cervice were fine and the huge prawn stews enough for 2 . Reasonable wine and cocktail lists. Nice ambience but it's a really large place and needs to be full to get any atmosphere going, and it was packed by 1030 so reserve ahead if you want... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Had dinner here while staying in Trancoso one night. Great little restaurant on the quadrado with excellent ambience and a really chill vibe. They have an English menu which made communication easier. Based on other reviews we tried two different appetizers, the acaraje and the crab in a shell. Neither was impressive. However, the moqueca (seafood stew) was really awesome... More 

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Thank Salim007
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely brazilian dish called escondidinho and have been dreaming about it ever since. My starter was also gorgeous with aubergine courgette and brazilian coalho cheese. My friends had prawns. Excellent food.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant, good atmosphere, food is delicious (specially the seafood "moqueca" and the escondinho de carne seca). Specially good "mandarine caipirinha"

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Praca Sao Joao 96, Porto Seguro, State of Bahia 45818-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Porto Seguro  >  Trancoso
  • Phone Number: (73) 3668-1266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?