Good food & outdoor fun in the capital of Bahia
Ah, how we were missing Fridays in the streets, uh? After spending almost a year and a half with many restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic and, consequently, not being able to have a cold beer with friends in a bar, those in Salvador can already enjoy the day and have fun safely.
As the danger of becoming contaminated still exists, many people prefer to eat outdoors. Furthermore, Salvador is a beautiful city full of stunning landscapes. So we want you to know that several establishments in the capital of Bahia serve clients on tables on the sidewalks.
We have prepared a list of 24 places that are in famous neighborhoods of Salvador, so that, in addition to enjoying the bar or restaurant, you can take the opportunity to learn more about the city.
1. Boteco do Pelourinho
The main specialty of Boteco do Pelourinho is to serve an ice-cold beer, or as we say in Portuguese, “trincando”, or even “vestida de noiva”. With the tables on the sidewalk, the customer can eat the most famous dishes of the place (moqueca, acarajé and sundried meat), while enjoying the view of one of the most famous neighborhoods in the city.
Address: Largo do Cruzeiro de São Francisco, 5 – Pelourinho, Salvador – BA, 40026-010
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm
More information: (71) 99989-1394
After a stroll through the Historic Center of Salvador, there’s nothing better than sitting in a restaurant with outdoor tables on the sidewalk for a cold beer, eating a delicious “baião de dois” with curd cheese or a super seasoned meat. That’s what you find at Café&Cana located in Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, near the Oratory of Cruz do Pascoal.
Address: Rua do Carmo, 25 – Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, Salvador – BA, 40301-380
More information: (71) 99181-7314
3. Cruz do Pascoal
Founded in 1952 by the Spaniard Porfírio Amoedo, the Cruz do Pascoal Bar is famous for its cold beer and delicious snacks. But, without a doubt, one of the great highlights of the place is the view of the Lower City and the All Saints Bay, located at the back of the bar, which is open-air. In addition, there are tables outside, facing Rua Direta do Santo Antônio, which allow you to enjoy the movement while trying the “escondidinhos”, “arrumadinhos” and delicious broths that come out of the kitchen.
Address: Rua do Carmo, 2 – Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, Salvador – BA, 40301-405
More information: (71) 3243-2285
4. Boteco do França
Located in the bohemian neighborhood of Rio Vermelho, Boteco do França is a space that brings together good cuisine and Brazilian cuisine. There are tables on both floors of the space, but the real charm is in the tables placed in the alley located in front of it. In addition to the beer, which is always very cold, you can try sun-dried beef with onions, shrimp “escondidinho”, lamb stew with Moroccan couscous, as well as, of course, the famous octopus rice.
Boteco do França
Rua Borges dos Reis, 24-A – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41950-600
More information: (71) 3334-2734
5. Puro Healthy Food
In addition to the natural grocery store with pesticide-free fruits and vegetables, Puro Healthy Food has a wide menu of meals and snacks to eat at outdoor tables or to take home. The filet mignon strip risotto with green beans is one of the best flavors of the place, which has a wonderful aroma of natural products. The restaurant is located at Praça Ana Lúcia Magalhães, in Pituba, which is one of the most charming leisure and entertainment spaces in Salvador.
In addition to eating and drinking on site, you can also go shopping. There are more than 2,000 items focused on wholesome foods, gluten-free, lactose-free and several vegan, low-carb and sugar-free options.
Address: Rua das Hortênsias, 522 – Praça Ana Lúcia Magalhães – Pituba, Salvador – BA, 41810-010
More information: (71) 30150579
6. Pedra Furada Bar
This bar’s specialty is a seafood salad with tomato and spices. The bar offers a variety of snacks, moquecas for R$ 60, drinks and beers. The place has other famous dishes, such as fish escabeche, shrimp flamed in olive oil and shrimp fried in garlic and oil.
Address: Rua Rio Negro, no number – Monte Serrat, Salvador – BA, 40425-256
Opening: every day from 9 am to 6 pm.
More information: (71) 99984-2080
7. La Taperia
The super-charming Spanish restaurant is known for its delicious dishes and friendly service, all in the heart of the Bahian bohemian. Located in Rio Vermelho, the restaurant’s flagships are tapas and paella. The chef, the Spaniard Jose Morchon, and the Soteropolitan Juli Holler, the restaurant’s owners, prioritize the use of fresh ingredients, the service, the look of the dishes and the music. The restaurant offers many tapas options and one of the favorites is the Galician octopus with potatoes and paprika.
Address: Rua da Paciência, 251 (Rio Vermelho)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 4 pm to 11 pm.
More information: (71) 3334-6871 | (71) 98716-1077 | (71) 99116-5140
8. Pasta em Casa
From breakfast to happy hour, Pasta em Casa has everything for you to eat well and enjoy the view of Rio Vermelho, with tables located on the sidewalk. There’s a big breakfast with highlights for the smoked salmon crostone in a brioche, which is a sweet bread, and fresh curd. In the late afternoon, you can try delicious drinks and classic Italian food. Ah! The place even has a fancy grocery store where you can buy some delicacies to delight yourself at home.
Pasta em Casa (Grocery, Bakery, Restaurant and Forneria)
Rua Professora Almerinda Dutra 67, Rio Vermelho
More information: (71) 3334-7232
Good drinks and good Neapolitan pizza. That’s what you’ll find at Pi.zza, which has units in Barra and Rio Vermelho. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, the option is the Rio Vermelho unit, which has three tables outside. If you are going to drink, be sure to try the Yellow Goddess, a drink that mixes gin, mango puree with garam masala (the main spice mixture in North Indian cuisine), Tahiti lemon and brut sparkling wine.
Address: Rua da Paciência, 295, Salvador – BA, 41950-010
More information: (71) 3052-6010
10. Solar Gastronomia Contemporânea
From maniçoba to tapioca pudding, Solar Gastronomia Contemporânea is an invitation to delight under the command of chef Andreia Nascimento.
J. Borges Filet (filet with anions, accompanied by tapioca farofa with banana da terra and green beans), Salmon Sandwich (smoked salmon, dill, caper flower, cream cheese, crisp lettuce and mustard sauce on natural fermentation ciabatta bread) and the renowned maniçoba make up the highlights of the menu that you can enjoy indoors or outdoors, which is surrounded by a hedge of plants and open sky.
Address: Rua da Fonte do Boi, 24 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, Zip Code: 40.015-160
More information: (71) 99703-9847
11. Pasargada Kebab Grill & Bar
Rio Vermelho is one of the most diverse and plural neighborhoods in Salvador. There, you can find the best of Persian food at the Pasárgada Kebab Grill & Bar. The gastronomy is a trip to the Middle East. You can choose tables in the outdoor area, eat inside the restaurant which is decorated with various carpets (Persian type) or on the upper veranda.
The flagship there is Kebab, which is 100% handcrafted. The restaurant also has falafel (chickpea dumplings and spices), wonderful hummus pastes, curds and smoked eggplant, various types of kibe, and tasty, well-served dishes with lamb.
Address: Praça Brigadeiro Faria Rocha, 44 A, Rio Vermelho, Salvador, Bahia. CEP 41.940-440.
More information and orders via WhatsApp (71) 99933-3353
12. O Mais Amado Boteco
Located in Largo da Mariquita, O Mais Amado Boteco serves hearty portions and typical Bahia snacks, beers and caipirinhas in the city’s most bohemian neighborhood. The highlight, in addition to the meat skewer and the mouth-watering “casquinha de siri”, goes to the live music every Tuesday and Friday. O Mais Amado Boteco is close to Casa do Rio Vermelho, a cultural space dedicated to the memory of Jorge Amado and Zélia Gattai, which you can visit before heading to the bar. In addition, when you are at the bar, you can also taste one of the most famous acarajé in the city, acarajé da Cira, which is sold in the same square.
Address: Largo da Mariquita, 10A – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41940-000
Opening hours: every day from 11 am to 0:30 am
More information: (71) 999253210
13. Zaccaria Bar
This is the ideal bar for those who like to have a beer, but don’t give up on a drink. There, they serve the most popular drinks, such as mojito, marguerita blue and cuba libre. But the establishment also serves other more elaborate drinks, such as the lagoa azul (blue lagoon), sonho de amarula (amarula’s dream), cosmopolitan and many others. In addition, Zaccaria Bar serves several types of food, including the most classic: hamburger with fries. And the highlight of the place is the special blend of meat accompanied by sour cream, a very light mix of pepper, arugula and bacon.
Address: Rua das Margaridas, 90 – Pituba, Salvador – BA, 41810-100
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, from 6:00 pm to 12:30 am and from Saturday to Sunday, from 11:30 am to 12:30 am.
More information: (71) 997354214
14. Cabral 500
The Cabral 500 bar sells typical dishes of Bahian cuisine and some snacks. The restaurant’s highlight is the fish moqueca, which is served with farofa, rice and pirão. The establishment also has a very crispy fish fillet accompanied by fries and variations of broth, as well as beers and cocktails. Largo da Mariquita is one of the busiest spots in Salvador at any time of year. In February, especially, the place is packed with faithful to greet Iemanjá. In September, the place usually hosts the Spring Festival.
Address: Largo da Mariquita, 10 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41940-380
Opening: every day, from 11 am to 0:30 am.
More information: (71) 3027-5266
15. Boteco do Caranguejo
This is one of the best known bars in Salvador. In addition to crab, which is the specialty of the house, the establishment offers cold beer, drinks, snacks and dishes with a variety of seafood.
Address: Bahia Flat Building, Bahia de Todos os Santos Condominium – Av. Oceânica, 235 – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40140-130
Opening hours: every day from 12:00 to 12:30 am
More information: (71) 3016-0841 | (71) 3363-5151
16. Mocambinho Bar
For those who live further away from the shore, this bar located in the Dois de Julho neighborhood offers “escondidinhos”, including vegetarian and vegan options, soups, sarapatel, crab, shrimp and other varieties. The highlight, however, is a bowl of beef jerky, pepperoni with ham, farofa with ginger and coconut chips
Address: Rua da Faísca, 12 – Dois de Julho, Salvador – BA, 40060-016
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 6:00 pm to 12:30 am
17. Alerta Praia Bar
For those who like to eat good Bahian food and still enjoy the view of the sea, Alerta Praia Bar has all these characteristics. Located in Itapuã, the establishment offers, in addition to drinks, entrances ranging from R$ 10.90 to R$ 62.90; snacks, ranging from R$23.90 to R$83; moquecas and stews, with prices between R$ 80, R$ 90 and much more.
Address: Rua Aristides Milton, 516 – Itapuã, Salvador – BA, 41301-110
Opening: every day from 11 am to 0:30 am
More information: (71) 4103-1124
18. Caranguejo do Farol
The bar and restaurant has pastel filled with crab, crab, pirão, shrimp bobó and much more of Bahian food. In addition to food, Caranguejo do Farol also serves drinks and cold beer.
Address: Av. Oceânica, 235 – Barra, Salvador – BA, 41950-000
Opening: every day from 11am to midnight
More information: (71) 3264-6422 | (71) 99909-9378
19. Bar Parador Z1
With a privileged location, you can drink a cold beer at Bar Parador Z1 and enjoy eating the most famous food in the city: the acarajé da Dinha. The establishment, located in Largo de Santana, serves several options of very cold beers, the way Brazilians like it, and many options for snacks. The place also offers live sound for music lovers.
Address: Largo de Santana, Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41940-100
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 5:30 pm to 12:30 am.
More information: (71) 3334-0549
20. Espetto Carioca
Espetto Carioca is a local chain of bars known for their assorted special skewers and stuffed baked potatoes. The unit in the Rio Vermelho neighborhood, for example, offers more than 50 options of traditional, premium, vegetarian and even sweet skewers.
Address: Rua da Fonte do Boi, 32 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41940-360
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 12:00 pm to 11:30 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm
More information: (71) 2132-1995
21. Caminho de Casa
One of the best-known establishments in Itaigara, the Caminho de Casa bar and restaurant offers typical regional cuisine, such as feijoada dumplings; salted veal beef, with farofa and mashed cassava; argentine picanha; smoked meat; maniçoba; oxtail; pork belly; sarapatel; feijoada; shrimp; moqueca; fried fish; vaca atolada (meat and cassava); curd cheese and more.
Address: Rua Anísio Teixeira, 161 – Itaigara, Salvador – BA, 41815-060
Opening hours: every day from 12:00 pm to 12:30 am
More information: (71) 3353-7036
Boteco Preto is a street bar that offers a variety of snacks. Their highlight is L’Amour, a puff pastry filled with hot brie cheese, accompanied by bittersweet red jelly and toast. In addition, the establishment also sells drinks and draft beer.
Address: Rua Guillard Muniz, 771 – store 6 – Pituba, Salvador – BA, 41810-110
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, from 6:00 pm to 12:30 am and Sunday from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
More information: (71) 3016-2218
23. Deskolado Bar and Pizzeria
The bar, located in Barra, offers dumplings, pastries, appetizers, açaí and sandwiches. The highlights are the sundried meat, which costs R$ 41.90, and the garlic and oil shrimp, for R$ 46.90. The establishment also sells pizzas.
Address: Rua Belo Horizonte, 164 – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40140-380
Opening hours: every day from 4 pm to midnight
More information: (71) 3235-5875
24. Zuka Boteco do Sertão
If you want to try delicious food with views of the Barra Lighthouse, Boteco Zuka is the right place. The place stands out for its country food, such as sundried meat and goat meat, but it also offers other options, such as filet mignon, tilapia filet and appetizers.
Address: Av. Sete de Setembro, 4347 – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40140-110
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 12 pm to 11 pm
More information: (71) 99140-5448
Attention to the protocols:
You can already go out on the street, but the safety protocols against COVID-19 must be maintained
The city of Bahia began the green phase of the “Plano Salvador” to resume economic activities and on July 23, the city’s bars and restaurants began to operate until 12:30 am, since the curfew started to apply from 1:00 am to 5:00 am. Remember that the use of a face mask and 70º alcohol gel is still necessary to avoid Covid-19 contamination. You can only remove the mask when eating or drinking. If you need to walk around the bar, wear the mask.