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Casa da Gamboa

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Brazilian, South American
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Rua Joao de Deus 32, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
+55 71 3321 3393
Today
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

There were lots of people at the tables outside but inside it was very quiet, however we liked it as we were seated beside the window and as it is one floor up there was a lovely light breeze. We had the steak for 2 and it was really nice and cooked as requested - rare - not always easy... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We booked a crazy drumming session for 5 right on the Pelourinho. I probably put way to much energy into the leg part of drumming (dancing madly around my percussion instruments ) and I could hardly walk after, so I begged my younger gang to sit at one of the first restaurants on our way back to Largo de Jesus.... More 

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Thank anita w
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Excellent self service by the kilo place. Very clean and friendly staff, good selection for vegetarians.

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1 Thank Henrice A
Greater London, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Casa de Gamboa is a great restaurant in the heart of the Pelourinho that serves outstanding Bahian food - the seafood and fish moquecas are really excellent. They do have outdoors table but what I truly recommend is to get a table on the first floor where the decor is classic and very traditional (and slightly erotic with paintings that... More 

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1 Thank P E
Rio de Janeiro
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

Wow...having a meal in one of the most magnificent places in Brazil is priceless and when you find a great restaurant, the experience is way better! I totally recommend Casa da Gamboa, the house tiself is part of the city's history, it belongs to a well-off lady that helped a lot of women giving her own milk to all babies... More 

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1 Thank RafaTraveller
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary here for lunch a couple of weeks ago. The restaurant is located upstairs, in an old building in the Pelourinho. Food was absolutely fantastic! The best bolinhas de bacalhao you will ever have--an appetizer dish with 8 large bolinhos. The fish entree was really delicious, atmosphere perfect...colonial, old school. I thought it... More 

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Thank Bathsheba M
Sydney
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

Mistakes do happen.......I get that. Nevertheless tonight I was presented with a bill on a very official printed added sheet: all our dishes were there at the right price...but the total just didn't didn't add up. After 10 minutes of kerfuffle, the waiters said the machine may not have been reset...hummm! Honestly I rarely check my bill, but when I... More 

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Thank A_Couple_Of_Frozzies
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Definitely the best in Polourinho. Nice food, normal prices, clean environment, and very very kind staff. Had dinner in the terrace, peaceful and relaxing, they even gave us mosquito lotion!

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Thank isabella p
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

Went to lunch with friends and we were delighted with the food, service and ambiance. The perfect place for an afternoon lunch in the old town.

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Thank Bernardo O
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

Well situated at the bottom of one of the main streets in the Pelourinho we ducked in for a quick bite during Carnival. Service was great, prices very reasonable and balconies provided an excellent view of local blocos passing by. We had garlic shrimp for entree which were divine. Banian style shrimp which came out in a sizzling coconut broth.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Joao de Deus 32, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: +55 71 3321 3393

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