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Great Brazilian meat: Fogo de Chão Botafogo (5. February 2016)

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Great Brazilian meat: Fogo de Chão Botafogo (5. February 2016)

A friend’s recommendation is usually a good thing, and despite having been disappointed by the Olympe the night before, I decided to give this recommendation (by another friend) a shot. The Fogo de Chão is no place you would enter if you saw it from the outside as it looks like a cheap American fast […]

| April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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1 Michelin Star in Brazil is not the same as in Europe: Restaurant Olympe (4. February 2016)

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1 Michelin Star in Brazil is not the same as in Europe: Restaurant Olympe (4. February 2016)

Since one year, Brazil has Michelin-starred restaurants and the Olympe is one of six 1-star Michelin restaurants. When I booked I was not even aware of the star as the place had been recommended to me by friends. To be completely honest, it did not entirely match my expectations though. Although I was promised during […]

| April 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Touristic, but you get decent meat if you’re patient: Churrascaria Carretão do Lido (4. February 2016)

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Touristic, but you get decent meat if you’re patient: Churrascaria Carretão do Lido (4. February 2016)

The lunch at the Carretão do Lido located at the Copacabana is included in a full-day tour of the Christ Redeemer, Copacabana, and the Sugar Loaf. The lunch would usually account for 79 BRL. The selection you get from the buffet is quite decent ranging from various salads … … to more salads … … […]

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Great looking but not that tasty: Restaurante Passeio da Vitória @ Sheraton de Bahia (2. February 2016)

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Great looking but not that tasty: Restaurante Passeio da Vitória @ Sheraton de Bahia (2. February 2016)

The evening buffet (65.00 BRL) did look really promising but it only fulfilled its optical promise to some degree. The selection of salads was good … … and the variety was nice so you would actually be able to make yourself a decent and tasty salad … … with lots of leaf salad but also […]

| April 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Performance does not match the ranking: Restaurant Cuco Bistrô (2. February 2016)

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Performance does not match the ranking: Restaurant Cuco Bistrô (2. February 2016)

The Cuco Bistrô is number 4 of the city on TripAdvisor. And while the price performance ratio is outstanding, I do not entirely get why. I went for the menu (49.90 BRL) and chose “atum curado com acaçá defumado e crocante de arroz vermelho (atum curado em azeite de oliva com acaçá salgado de milho […]

| April 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Bahian food – with an African flavour: Restaurant Casa de Tereza (1. February 2016)

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Bahian food – with an African flavour: Restaurant Casa de Tereza (1. February 2016)

You can find authentic Brazilian food with a strong African influence at the Casa de Tereza. I went for the “Lascas de fumeiro em caramelo de laranja e cebolada con pão de case (slivers of smoked meat in orange caramel with onion and homemade bread)” (45.00 BRL) which was a superb start. The caramelized onions […]

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Have you ever tried Biribiri or Jenipapo?: Sorveteria da Ribeira (1. February 2016)

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Have you ever tried Biribiri or Jenipapo?: Sorveteria da Ribeira (1. February 2016)

When you do the bus tour of Salvador, one stop includes the port of Ribeira, or more precisely, actually the “Sorveteria da Ribeira” and while the place isn’t too appealing, the selection of different ice cream flavours is outstanding. Among the regular ones like vanilla, you can also find quite exotic flavours. I went for […]

| April 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Lovely place but dishes do not live up to the expectations: Restaurant Amado (31. January 2016)

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Lovely place but dishes do not live up to the expectations: Restaurant Amado (31. January 2016)

Doing some restaurant research, the Amado belongs to the best restaurants in town and while having tried quite a few by then, I was a bit skeptical about the quality of Amado. But I was positively surprised. The place looks not appealing from the outside but the picture definitely changes once you are inside. However, […]

| April 2, 2016
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