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Cabana da Empada

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, South American
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Rod. Ilheus-Itacare, km 28, 35 km,, Ilheus, State of Bahia, Brazil
+55 73 9981 6750
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Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

A "Cabana "at a road side is the place with one of the best meals at Ilhéus and Itaparica area. Very rustic, friendly and always with a reasonable quantity of clients it's a mandatory place for a pit stop or even to go for a taste meal and or to enjoy the best empadas. There are several options but the... More 

Thank Polpetone
Whitwick, UK
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147 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This seemingly unassuming roadside restaurant served up the best meal we ate in a 3 week tour of NE Brazil!!! Absolutely fantastic dining, with a magnificent range dishes, all cooked to perfection. Highly recommended

Thank Vanellus01
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

A great menu, tasty food and fair price. The juices are amazing. The portions are good and they serve 2 people very well. Love it.

Thank João D
São Paulo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

This a split review, as the place. It is half restaurant and half snack bar. The restaurant has the best Moquecas in the region, from Ilheus up to Maraú, and several other seafood dishes. The cooks are very competent, the portions are enough for two hungry people, and you will be served with a smile. Mandatory visit for a taste... More 

Thank Trinit4rio
Oakland, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have tried a lot of empadas. Some are excellent but many, probably most, are, well, kind of boring. As a result I order them less and less. But at this unlikely location on the highway they do them well and every version is excellent. Unfortunately, I just don't pass by very often.

Thank JucaChaves
Fuseta, Portugal
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

If you like pies and you have never tasted a Brazilian Empada then you haven't lived. Quiet simply the best pastry in the world! My favorite is the Empada de Camarão accompanied by the house Molho de Pimenta (prawn pie with chilli sauce) but there are lots to choose from. There are savoury and sweet choices to you can really... More 

Thank Peter H
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Amazing place on the side of the road. lovely little pies filled with everything from vegetables to fresh crabs and of course sweet ones for dessert. And superfresh juices too!

Thank margymac
Cossato, Italy
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

We just stop there for a break and we tasted wonderful and yummy empadas and others specialities! And the owner are super friendly! If you are around it is a must!

1 Thank Nicole C
Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2013

Much more than a roadside stand, the Cabana da Empada near Ilheus offers a variety of tasty foods including amazing pastries filled with your choice of various meats, vegetables or seafood. Then there are the desserts! Well worth foregoing a heavy lunch to leave room for one of those delights.

1 Thank Ceci S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rod. Ilheus-Itacare, km 28, 35 km,, Ilheus, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Ilheus
  • Phone Number: +55 73 9981 6750

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?