The 10 Best Restaurants in Morro de São Paulo, Bahia

The Top 10 Restaurants in Morro de São Paulo | © buffetcrush / Pixabay
The Top 10 Restaurants in Morro de São Paulo | © buffetcrush / Pixabay
Photo of Georganne Hassell
18 March 2017

Morro de São Paulo is one of Bahia’s best island getaways, complete with exquisite cuisine to match its extraordinary landscape. Check out the area’s top 10 restaurants tucked into quiet neighborhoods and along gorgeous beaches.

Andina Cozinha Latina

Restaurant, Seafood, Peruvian
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Ceviche | © piliperiodista / Pixabay

Head down a quiet street and enjoy a romantic dinner at this Latin cuisine restaurant. The dishes at Andina Cozinha Latina are simple and fresh, and favorites like their ceviche with fresh lime and coconut fly off the menu, which changes daily to include the freshest ingredients. With a casual vibe and excellent service, there’s no surprise that this restaurant is one where you’ll likely need to make reservations.

Restaurante Canoa

Restaurant, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, $$$
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Pasta with seafood
Pasta with seafood | © pointnshoot / Flickr

For a beachside lunch with an Italian flair, stop in at Restaurante Canoa. Owner Paulo may greet with you his winning Brazilian smile, after which you should promptly order bruschetta and risotto. Any of the homemade pasta dishes will be delightful, and with the beach as your backdrop, it can hardly get more relaxing.

Lounge Bar Ponto G Restaurant

Diner, Restaurant, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
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Grilled lobster
Grilled lobster | © Prayitno / Flickr

An Italian owner certain helps when your restaurant specialty is homemade pasta. Try the fettuccine with pesto and lobster for a hearty meal, or indulge in their pizza to feel like you are dining in Italy for the night. The staff and service at Lounge Bar Ponto G Restaurant are known for their kindness and attentive service.

Papoula Culinária Artesanal

Pizzeria, Restaurant, Brazilian, Vegetarian, Healthy
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Eggplant parmesan
Eggplant parmesan | © vinaygupta460 / Pixabay

For a less expensive but still tasty option, check out Papoula Culinária Artesanal. Great prices and sizable portions make this off-the-beaten-track spot well worth the walk. There are a variety of choices from meat or fish dishes to vegetarian options as well as pizza.

El Sitio

Restaurant, Seafood, Italian, $$$
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Traditional pineapple dish
Traditional pineapple dish | © keulefm /  Pixabay

Enjoy El Sitio’s array of cuisine from pineapple filled with seafood to delicious steaks dripping with sauce. The owner and staff make you feel at home with their attentive service, and the combination of a pleasant atmosphere and agreeable prices will have you coming back for seconds.

Cantina Barolo

Restaurant, Italian, European, $$$
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Italian pasta
Italian pasta | © RitaE / Pixabay

Looking for some solid Italian and European cuisine during your island getaway? Look no further than Cantina Barolo, a top restaurant on the island whose plates of polenta and gnocchi are not to be missed. Enjoy the quiet ambiance of this Italian eatery – you won’t be disappointed.

Sambass Café Restaurante

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Craving a savory steak while exploring Morro de São Paulo? No problem. Sambass has the perfect solution with its excellent menu diversity of not only great steaks but also seafood and pasta. Vegetarians will enjoy the vegan moqueca, a different take on Bahia’s traditional seafood stew.

Café das Artes

Cafe, Restaurant, Brazilian, $$$
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Coconut water
Coconut water | © Gadini / Pixabay

The dishes at Café das Artes are served up tropical style: inside a green coconut or a sweet pineapple. The restaurant incorporates South American and Bahian flavors into its varied menu, but for a simply delicious meal, your best bet is the shrimp in green coconut.

Club do Balanço

Restaurant, Seafood
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Seafood platter
Seafood platter | © Jean Delard de Rigoulières / Flickr

Four brothers own Club do Balanço, which is attached to a pousada of the same name, and they have carefully crafted a menu worth checking out. With various seafood options and the Bahian favorite moqueca, this is sure to be a spot where you can relax for a good long meal. They not only have a regular restaurant space but also offer service on the beach for those who can’t leave the views of the sea behind.

Enoteca Mediterraneo

Restaurant, Italian
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Mediterranean food
Mediterranean food | © Pixabay / Pexels

Enoteca Mediterraneo’s homemade bread is the perfect base for the bruschetta and crostini, but be sure to try the gnocchi with pesto sauce and other homemade pasta. For seafood fans, there’s a tasty fish filet freshly prepared, or better yet, combine their two specialties with their delicious seafood pasta dish.

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