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Donana

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
As featured in 3 Days in Salvador
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Av. Teixeira Barros, s/n - Centro Comercial do Conjunto dos Comerciarios | Brotas, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-155, Brazil
(71) 3351-8216
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11:30 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Tue 11:30 - 16:00
Wed 11:30 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 18:00
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Harlingen, Texas
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I decided to go after reading the reviews. Took a taxi from the hotel since it's not in the touristy part of the city but in a working class/commercial neighborhood. We speak Portuguese so I'm not sure if they speak English. The setting is simple. No air conditioning. We loved the food! Try their camarão na tapioca as an appetizer.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Very good restaurant, serves mainly sea food with a very good price. Be prepared to wait a while for a table (could be up to 2 hours) due to the restaurant's popularity and prices. But it is worth the wait! Very casual place, there are others bars next to it, where you can have something to drink while waiting for... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

I was eating in Pelourinho the entire time and wasn't entirely impressed with the flavors. Last day, right before the airport, we decided we must try this place before we left. IT WAS COMPLETELY WORTH IT. Great service, SUPER CROWDED which means it's actually good, and we must have had 2 pounds of shrimp in our moqueca it was crazy.... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Simple ambient, but very good food and atmosphere! Not on the top list (should!) was taken there to someone that new the place

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Riga via London and DC
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

Went to donana on our last day in Salvador. We had to wait an hour for a table, but it was absolutely worth it. The food was amazing and the service super friendly. Can't wait to get back to salvador, just to be able to eat there again!

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Niteroi, RJ
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347 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

Every time I am in Salvador I go to Donana. The calamari, the crab, the moqueca, are great. It is a simple place with noble food. Strongly recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

I go to Donana every time I am on holidays in Salvador! the service is great, the prices too, but the best is the food! this place serves the best moqueca in town...they are very generous and tasty..i recommend too the king prawns in tapioca! nice selection of beers or cocktails too! Que saudade desse lugar!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Brazilian, Seafood, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 17:00
Thursday
11:30 - 18:00
Friday
11:30 - 18:00
Saturday
11:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Teixeira Barros, s/n - Centro Comercial do Conjunto dos Comerciarios | Brotas, Salvador, State of Bahia 40301-155, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: (71) 3351-8216

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