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

| April 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

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 with orange flavour provided a great basis for the savory meat and went well with their home-made bread.


And despite the not-so-attractive colour of the dish, they managed to make it look super pretty.


As a second dish, I had the “peixe do dia em crocante de limão e pimenta suavea, com legumes assados e mel de caja (daily crispy fish in lemon and light pepper, roasted vegetables and cajá honey)” (85.00 BRL). The fish was quite breaded but fine in combination with the sauce. The vegetables were fine but some of them not entirely to my gusto – although I do not really know how they are called.


With all dishes, you are served “arroz, farofa, pirão, e mandioca (rice, flour and pirão)” for free but I did not encounter any rice. However, there is a nice dip to spice up your dish. Careful though, it is really quite spicy.


The starters my company had were actually very interesting and lovely – especially the spread in which the prawns were served. Unfortunately, I do not know what the starters are called but yummy indeed!


The place is very traditional and interesting in its decoration. The reception was friendly and we were brought to our table almost immediately and even asked if we wanted menus in English which we agreed to. However, it took them like 15 minutes until someone finally approached our table to provide us with menus – and they were in Portuguese.


Once that was done though, our waiter did a marvelous job. Despite not speaking English he was very dedicated, kind, friendly, caring. Absolutely flawless service.


Overall, I get why people like the Casa de Tereza because you get good food, for fair prices, in a lovely atmosphere and the waiters are actually doing a great job (once they’ve figured you are there).


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Contact Details:

Restaurant Casa de Tereza

R. Odilon Santos 45

Rio Vermelho

41940-350 Salvador (BR)

Tel.: +55 71 33 29 30 16

Homepage: http://casadetereza.com.br

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
299.80 BRL (incl. tip) Filed in: Restaurants, Salvador de Bahia (BR)

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