Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, Salvador

3.7
#16 of 69 in Museums in Salvador
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Food lovers must stop at Museu da Gastronomia Baiana, where Brazilian culinary specialties are highlighted downstairs, and served buffet-style to hungry visitors upstairs. The museum is free, air-conditioned, and presents authentic Bahian cuisine that you can try right on the spot, freshly prepared by students attending culinary school here. This food is considered the best in the country. Pop in to try acarajé, small fritters made from black-eyed peas and onions fried in palm oil, and slathered with spicy vatapá (shrimp paste). No trip to a food museum/restaurant is complete without dessert, of course. The Bahia region is famed for its sweet tooth, so try some local candy or ice cream on a hot day. Add Museu da Gastronomia Baiana and other attractions to your Salvador trip itinerary using our Salvador trip builder website.
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  • There is better food in other restaurants. This one can be avoided. Food is very mediocre and even the juices are all run down with water. Not good experience. Go better go Odina.  more »
  • I would skip this spot even though the space was very comfortable and upscale for the area- the food left much to be desired. It was easy to make a dish for yourself that was vegan but the quality...  more »
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  • A large restaurant with an immense lunch buffet, featuring countless uniquely Bahian dishes at very reasonable prices. Given that it is hard to find such a variety of local cuisine in most restaurants around the city, this one is a real "must".
  • Only in portugese. Small and not very interesting things on display. But it's free and if you're in the area; why not.
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