Eat well and feed your eyes: from the sophisticated to the simplest ones and for all pockets
Good food is undoubtedly one of Salvador’s great virtues. But the time to eat, have a snack, drink and meet people is even more pleasant if the environment is also conducive to filling the eyes with joy.
With that in mind, we have chosen 17 restaurants with fantastic views in the Bahian capital that will make you dream even more about the Land of All Saints and plan incredible experiences here.
With lush landscapes, this list presents you the best of Bahian cuisine, and takes you, literally, to new airs. There are fancy and more sophisticated places and others that are simpler. See the list of 17 restaurants and bars overlooking the sea of Salvador. Before you go, find out about the security protocols and opening hours of each location.
Mahi Mahi Bar and Restaurant
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One of the most beautiful views of Salvador is, without a doubt, the All Saints Bay. Imagine a pier from where you can take a wonderful sea bath with crystal clear water, enjoy the bar and restaurant service with regional cuisine and watch the sunset on a charming deck. In this itinerary, Mahi Mahi, the exclusive pier of Sol Victoria Marina Hotel, in Corredor da Vitória, couldn’t be missing.
Located in one of the noblest areas of Salvador center, the place is ideal for those looking for tourism in the city and its natural beauty. It is probably the most exotic restaurant in Salvador: a pier over the sea. The place has a water slide from where you fall directly into the sea; adult and children’s fiber pool; berth for boats and jet ski. In the restaurant, dishes serve two people and prices are reasonable. The drink that bears the name of the house is made with mint liquor, gin and tonic and lemon.
Where: Sol Victoria Marina Hotel, Av. Sete de Setembro, 2068 – Corredor da Vitória, Salvador – BA, 40301-110.
Opening Hours: before the new coronavirus pandemic, the place was open every day from 10 am to 6 pm. During the pandemic, schedules, capacity and protocols must be consulted in advance. The restaurant is working, but the sea bath and the pool are not allowed.
Day use: R$ 40.00 (Monday to Friday) | R$ 50.00 (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays). * Fee charged only to the external public (non-hotel guest).
Information: (71) 3418-2000
Pedra Furada restaurants
Hidden between the Church, the Monte Serrat Lighthouse and the Ribeira district, Rua da Pedra Furada is frequented by those who enjoy having a meal facing the ocean, feeling the tranquility and the taste of the food that comes from the sea.
Access is via the charming Monte Serrat neighborhood and the big star is the view of the All Saints Bay. But the food in the restaurants on this street is also a real spectacle. Dumplings, moquecas, prawns, pirão and farofa are just some of the items on the menu full of gastronomic baianities at the Pietro’s Bar and Recanto da Lua Cheia restaurant.
Down the street, almost touching the sea, you find Recanto da Tia Maria. It serves a lobster from the gods. But remember: the menu is not fixed, which makes everything even more interesting. Tia Maria is a friendly and attentive lady who will love to explain to you the delicacies she is serving on the day.
The restaurants in this area are known for always having fresh fish. In short, at Pedra Furada you will find the city’s natural beauty and the delicious typical Bahian cuisine. Try to arrive early to get a table facing the sea!
Recanto da Tia Maria – Av. Constelação, 51 – Monte Serrat, Salvador – BA, 40425-240. Phone #: (71) 3314-7136
Pietro’s Bar – Rua Rio Negro, 6 – Pedra Furada – Monte Serrat, Salvador-BA. Phone #: (71) 3316-3395
Bar Recanto da Lua Cheia – Rua Rio Negro, 2 – Monte Serrat, Salvador-BA, 40325-250. Phone #: (71) 3315-1275.
Acqua Café, a restaurant located in Ladeira da Barra, has a special view of the All Saints Bay. With an extensive and varied menu, the place is a good option for those who want to have a romantic dinner or for those who are going to have a business meeting. Equally interesting for an evening with friends.
The options range from snacks and crepes to meals and Japanese food. The starters are also delicious. It is difficult to choose the best one: Steak Tartare; Salmon Tartare; Shrimp in Garlic and Herb Butter; or the Galician Octopus. The dumplings are also a big success, along with the wines, which harmonize the flavor of the food. And there are the refreshing drinks, much appreciated by those who will see the beautiful sunset.
On weekends, a saxophonist plays around the tables. For those going by car, the valet service costs R$ 15.
Acqua Café. Av. Sete de Setembro, 3244 – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40140-110
Phone #: (71) 3019-1635
Bahia Marina, in Comércio, is visited by a diverse audience: people who frequent restaurants, shops, who take a boat or who enjoy the landscaping of the place and the sunset. Among them, Bahian, national and international celebrities, public officials, businessmen, sportsmen, politicians and the sea-loving public in general.
Above all, the place is known for its beautiful view and high cuisine restaurants such as Lafayette, M’ar and Soho, which makes the marina also a route for good meetings.
At Lafayette, the big stars are the fish and seafood. In addition to an open kitchen and the main lounge, the balcony has a suspended deck, which is the main attraction of the place. Very fresh, the fish and seafood arrive at the table always accompanied by interesting combinations. The Robalo fillet in Chestnut Crust with mashed banana is one of the most requested. The Lafayette Grill Mix also stands out, with lobster, shrimp, octopus, squid, mussels, white fish and salmon. In short, the gastronomy is simple, healthy and tasty; everything is even better with the view of the All Saints Bay.
Divided into two environments – an air-conditioned and a veranda with a privileged view of the Bay, the M’ar restaurant also offers contemporary seafood cuisine. Among the most requested are the Casquinha de Siri with Passion Fruit Farofa, the Lobster Roll (Lobster Sandwich), the Grilled Shoulder with burnt banana puree and onion farofa, the Octopus Rice, the Fresh Fish Crudo, the Fish Tartar and the Rib Croquettes. Among the desserts, highlight to the Deconstructed Lemon Pie. In short, M’ar maintains an informal air without losing its elegance.
Like Lafayette and M’ar, Soho has a breathtaking view. The beachfront deck and glass floor make the experience unique. The restaurant, of Japanese cuisine, is the option for those who like a sophisticated environment and food made with care. The new menu includes Orange Shrimp, a crunchy shrimp with spicy orange sauce; and Ebi Kani Fresh, kani with breaded shrimp, cream cheese and passion fruit sauce. Thus, informality combines with comfort.
Bahia Marina. Av. Lafayete Coutinho, 1010 – Comércio, Salvador – BA, 40015-160
Phone #: (71) 3321-4637
Phone #: (71) 3565-6567
Phone #: (71) 3322-4554
Blue Praia Bar
With the exuberant view of Praia do Buracão, in Rio Vermelho, is the Blue Praia Bar. The place has a beautiful atmosphere, with its lattice gazebos, tables on the veranda, the lounges by the sea, Balinese beds and beach kit. All very cozy, with tables for friends or to enjoy a romantic moment and just go as a couple. In short, beautiful view, good service and tasty food.
Elected by Veja Comer & Beber 2019 as one of the best drink cards in Salvador, Blue Praia Bar offers six cozy environments. There, you can enjoy the tables with your feet in the sand, experience one of the huts with friends or enjoy the vibe at the tables near the sea.
A good choice is the Calamares dish (crispy squid rings and lemon). The gastronomy contemporary style gains a touch of Bahia, with flagship dishes to share such as the Shrimp on Tapioca or the Codfish Croqueta and the delicious Afro-Bahian Arroz de Hauçá. Among the award-winning drinks, the highlights are Negroni Spritz (Campari, sparkling wine, Cinzano 1757, Bitters and gin), Mai Tai (Appleton State, aged Sagatiba, Grand Marnier, Monin Orgeat and lemon) and Matchá (Pisco, sugar syrup, tangerine or lemon juice, egg white and Angustura). Other novelties are French 75 (gin, champagne and melon juice) and Wild Turkey Lemonade (wild turkey, lemon, syrup and club soda).
Blue Praia Bar. R. Barro Vermelho, 310 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41940-340
Phone #: (71) 3034-3054
Boca de Galinha
Located in the Plataforma neighborhood, in Salvador Railway Suburb, is the Boca de Galinha restaurant. The place is simple and has a diverse clientele, with Soteropolitans and tourists from all corners. Get there early to get a table near the window, which has a privileged view of Itapagipe Bay.
Open for three decades, the restaurant serves delicious typical food. The menu is not fixed – every day they make a new one, by hand. But the highlights are the moquecas, and the restaurant can serve eight types per day such as: Shellfish, Shrimp with lobster, Shrimp, Beijupirá, Mahi mahi, Vermelho, Caçonete and Stingray. The side dishes are: rice, beans and pirão. Every Sunday there are caruru and vatapá.
There, you arrive by train on Fridays and Saturdays. On Sundays, you can go by bus, small boat or private car. The small boat and the train practically stop next to the restaurant, it’s five minutes walking.
Boca de Galinha – Rua Almeida Brandão, 58A – Plataforma, Salvador – BA, 40710-500
Important: payment in cash only. They don’t accept credit and debit card.
Phone #: (71) 3398-1232
Definitely, the Egeu restaurant manages to combine special sensations in one place: the delight for the eyes, with the All Saints Bay, with the bucolic Itaparica Island in the background, and the tasty dishes of the Mediterranean menu.
There, the whole concept pays homage to the sea immortalized in the Greeks’ adventures. The fresh ingredients are combined by chef Antônio Santiago, who offers traditional and contemporary recipe options.
The most requested dishes are lobster broth with lemon risotto and grilled octopus with pear and apricot risotto in a soft gorgonzola sauce. The wine list has more than 60 labels, like the rosé from Villa Francione, from Santa Catarina.
Egeu Restaurant. Av. Sete de Setembro, 2830 – Vitória, Salvador – BA
Phone #: (71) 99329-3220
Encantos da Maré
Encantos da Maré restaurant, one of the delicious points of Bahian cuisine on Ribeira’s seashore, is the result of chef Deliene Mota’s (Deli) determination. The place is in a very quiet part, facing the sea, with a breathtaking view.
Among the most requested starters are the shrimp breaded in tapioca and the pineapple and pepper jam made in the restaurant. The most requested main dishes are Terra e Mar – mashed cassava with blowtorch curdled cheese, where on one side there is shrimp with sauce and on the other side there is sun dried meat with onions in bottle butter – and seafood feijoada, a dish created by Deliene herself, which is a big success .
Encantos da Maré. Av. Beira Mar, 303 – Ribeira, Salvador – BA, 40415-055
Phone #: (71) 98772-6375
Larri Bistrô – Aliança Francesa
With a special view of the All Saints Bay, Larri Bistrô was opened this year, in the famous annex of Aliança Francesa, in Ladeira da Barra. Project by entrepreneurs Rosa, Romildo, Gabriel and Guilherme Guerra, the establishment offers from breakfast to dinner.
Larri Bistrô brings together a café, a bar and an authentic memory cuisine in the same place, exploring a democratic menu, with an executive lunch, cultural programming and the philosophy of sustainability, without the use of disposable cups and straws or water in plastic bottles.
Finally, in addition to the beautiful view and delicious food, the place stands out for its sustainable actions, ranging from composting to garbage separation, reaching the vegetable garden fertilized with the restaurant’s own organic waste.
Larri Bistrô – Aliança Francesa. Av. Sete de Setembro, 401 – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40130-000
Phone #: (71) 99972-1122
Lôro (Pedra do Sal, Stella and Flamengo)
One of the most well-known beach huts in the city, the Lôro network of beach houses has existed since 1995 and has three units: Praia do Flamengo, Pedra do Sal and Stella Maris. The places have similar structures and are close to the sea.
The establishments function as a traditional Bahian beach hut, but with a very good structure. The Lôro houses are beautiful, well decorated, with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sofas and even beds.
The menu has a wide variety of snacks and seafood. Start with fried fish, with pineapple vinaigrette and farofa, and the Hawaii drink. Then, between a dip and another in the sea, you will choose the other dishes.
Lôro – Pedra do Sal. R. Vinícius de Moraes, no number – Itapuã, Salvador – BA, 41620-300. Phone #: (71) 3023-5018
Lôro – Stella Maris. Alameda Mar del Plata, 06 – Stella Maris, Salvador, BA, 41603-200. Phone #: (71) 2137-5002
Lôro – Flamengo Beach. Rua Desembargador Manoel de Andrade Teixeira, 266 – Flamengo Beach, Salvador – BA, 41603-135. Phone #: (71) 3015-0140
Mirante Bistrô (São Diogo Fort)
The São Diogo Fort was built in 1536, by the Portuguese donatary Francisco Pereira Coutinho, at the behest of King Dom João. The place has one of the most beautiful views of the city, facing one of the most charming beaches: Porto da Barra. And it is there – in the first building in Brazil – that Mirante Bistrô works.
The restaurant has a menu focused on contemporary cuisine and the highlight goes to finger foods, such as Crispy Shrimp with Aioli Citron, Octopus Skewer with Paprika, Salmon Tartar, Lamb Sausage and Pork Ribs, among others. Learn more at this link https://www.salvadordabahia.com/experiencias/bistro-mirante-do-forte-sao-diogo/
Mirante Bistrô – Forte São Diogo. Av. Sete de Setembro – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40130-180.
Pedra da Sereia and Pedra do Mar
Relaxed and cozy, Pedra da Sereia bar and restaurant, in Rio Vermelho, has an open terrace next to the shore and live music. Great singers have been there since the 1980s.
Because of the privileged view, the place is very popular at sunset. First of all, it is a well-decorated and super-cozy place. In addition to the busy balcony, which has a beautiful view of the very end of Ondina Sea or the beginning of Rio Vermelho, the place has an internal part.
More recently, an attached restaurant, Pedra do Mar, was opened with a more intimate proposal. The flagship is pasta and risotto, as well as mussels and scallops. Like Pedra da Sereia, the space has a wonderful view of the All Saints Bay.
Pedra da Sereia is a simpler place, while Pedra do Mar is more sophisticated. In the latter, try the scallops with wine, served with artisan bread and, as a main dish, Spaghetti Del Mare, prepared with squid, shrimp, octopus, mussels in white wine and tomato sauce. Learn more at this link. https://www.salvadordabahia.com/experiencias/restaurante-pedra-do-mar/
Pedra da Sereia – Rua Pedra da Sereia, 66 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41950-020
Phone #: (71) 3336-0553 or (71) 98262-4142.
Porto dos Livros
With a super privileged view of Porto da Barra beach, Porto dos Livros is a second-hand bookstore, cafe and very busy cultural space.
You can have a coffee with a view of the sea, look through the books and find many rarities on the shelves and among the vinyl records. The bookstore collection has more than 15,000 books, magazines, vinyl records, CDs and DVDs.
In addition, the place has a vast artistic and cultural program, constantly including shows by singers from the Bahian scene, as well as the “Sarau do Porto”, an event that takes place every fortnight on Sundays. This event brings together independent artists interested in showing their work.
Porto dos Livros. Avenida Sete de Setembro 3564 store #2, Salvador, Bahia 40130-001
Phone #: (71) 3015-0093.
Located in the charming Santo Antônio Além do Carmo district, Rango Vegan is a 100% vegetarian restaurant that was born in 2006. In addition to a varied menu and great cost-benefit, the restaurant is cozy and has a space with a sea view.
Every day of the week the restaurant has a fixed value menu – which includes salad, main course and glass of juice. But the place also has options of savory and sweet. One of the most requested is the delicious vegan “boliviano”.
Also try the seaweed hamburger, the shitake bobó with vegetables and the tofu pie with seaweed. Other treats are the palm heart coxinha and the soy burger with an unbelievable vegan mayonnaise with beets. And finally, to sweeten, the chocolate pie with whipped cream and strawberry, and the juice of mango, passion fruit and ginger.
Rango Vengan – Rua do Passo, nº 62 – Santo Antônio Além do Carmo, Salvador – BA, 40301-408
Phone #: (71) 3488-2756 or (71) 9 8601 9673.
Contemporary gastronomy, with a mix of Mediterranean, French and Thai cuisines. All of this in a different and super-cozy location, which is almost within the sea of Rio Vermelho. In addition to a perfect view, the traditional Salvador Dali Restaurant offers a menu with the best dishes of contemporary cuisine.
Besides the cuisine and elegant atmosphere, the place is known for its charming balcony overlooking the sea. The place can be a good option for a dinner with friends, a business meeting, a family lunch, or even a romantic dinner.
All seafood is fresh. Among the most appreciated dishes is the Shrimp Gaeng Kiew which is a delight. Spaghetti with Shrimp is also one of the most ordered and comes in a large portion.
Salvador Dali – Rua Borges dos Reis, 11 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41950-600
Phone #: (71) 3335-4593.
Known for its delicious and sophisticated cuisine, the Manga restaurant in Rio Vermelho also offers a bar service on the restaurant’s terrace, overlooking the beach, in front of Casa de Iemanjá.
With diverse and unique cocktails, draft beers and craft beers made in Bahia, and a menu of appetizers with focus on charcuterie, the place is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the coastal breeze and try the delights created by chefs Katrin and Dante Bassi.
In this cool and informal space, the public can enjoy an à la carte menu. Among the options are: Sausage with sauerkraut; Crispy taco; Traditional Flammkuchen; Cheese bread stuffed with tongue and onion; lamb kafta; Fish & chips; “Oreo” – Ox-eye smoked with creme-fraîche; Breaded apple ring with vanilla cream; and Popsicles of varied flavors, handcrafted by chef Katrin Bassi.
Manga Restaurant – Rua Professora Almerinda Dultra, 40 – Rio Vermelho, Salvador – BA, 41950-090
Phone #s: (71) 3506-2744 | (71) 9 9143-1310 | (71) 9 9144-2068 (WhatsApp)
The Veleiro Restaurant stands out for its tradition of more than 50 years, offering a refined menu of international cuisine and an excellent wine list. All of this with a privileged view of the All Saints Bay. Located on the first floor of the pier at the Yacht Clube da Bahia, it has a beautiful decoration. The large glass windows all around the place give you the feeling of being on the sea.
The menu, developed by chef Fernando Cerqueira, takes a tour of French, Italian, Spanish, Mediterranean and Bahian cuisines. With an international menu, with great regional influence, it has a little bit of everything.
The drinks are under “Seu Orlando” responsibility, an icon of the house. He has the gift of discovering which drink best suits your taste. Orlando Alves Viana has been responsible for the house drinks for 45 years. He started working there close to the opening and is there until today. Of all the drinks, the one he likes to do the most is the Dry Martini. Learn more at this link. https://www.salvadordabahia.com/experiencias/restaurante-veleiro/
Address: Yacht Clube da Bahia – Av. Sete de Setembro, 3252 – Barra, Salvador – BA, 40130-001.
Opening hours: during the pandemic, it is necessary to call ahead.
Phone #: (71) 2105-9131
M'ar Gastronomia. Bahia Marina. Salvador, Bahia. Foto: Amanda Oliveira.