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Baiana do Acaraje

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Rua Antonio de Albuquerque 440 | Savassi, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 30112-010, Brazil
(31) 3264-5804
12:00 - 00:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 18:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 00:30
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Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rua Antonio de Albuquerque is full of small restaurants which are fully packed every night. Baiana de Acaraje has decent seafood if you can find a seat in the evening. The food was okay but felt a bit pricy for what you are getting. The atmosphere on the whole block is very friendly and popular among both tourists and locals.

Thank Jaruszko
Belo Horizonte, MG
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I'm not sure how I really feel towards this bar. Eventually it's the best food of the Savassi Square. Never got disappointed with fresh snacks, delicious seafood and their good portions. But I have a HUGE complaint regarding their CAIPIRINHA: it tastes like s***. It's horrible. It's one of the most ridiculous I've ever had in my life. Beside that... More 

Thank Gustavo W
Santiago, Chile
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has great traditional dishes from Bahia, hence the name. The Moqueca with whitefish, shrimp and coconut milk is an absolute must. Beer is cold, place and staff are very friendly. Highly recommended for a very relaxed and casual evening.

Thank Caius P
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

ask for a siri or a caipi... they have all ! special fish food... tastefull food !!! and clothes like they do in the old style... it s an open restaurant whit a smile service... :-)

Thank Koen V
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The staff here were excellent, not much English was spoken but they were so friendly. When they had run out of what we first tried to order the waitress went and found a regular customer who spoke both English and Portuguese to translate that she was sorry they had run out and that she highly recommended the moqueca instead. We... More 

Thank Aaron R
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

After way too many beers watching Nigeria versus Iran, we ordered acaraje com camaráo fresco (fresh shrimp) and camaráo (shrimp - see photo). Very nice. Only thing I do not get is the "powdered tapioca" served in a separate bowl.

Thank LNAF
Belo Horizonte, MG
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

I never went there for the food, so I can't give a review about that, but it's a good place for non-brazilians to understand what "boteco" means. Tables on the sidewalks and a lot of people roaming about. Simple place to enjoy a cold beer with a group of friends.

Thank mariepaes
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

I love acarajé and was delighted to find in BH this tipical food from Bahia very well prepared. The beer is served in perfect temperature.

Thank Marcio C
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2012

The food was greasy cold and overpriced. It's a shame they used the "Baiana" image to sell bad food.

Thank Liverdan
Miami, Florida
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Great food, full of life. this is a typical Be Horizonte "boteco."

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Antonio de Albuquerque 440 | Savassi, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 30112-010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Belo Horizonte
  • Phone Number: (31) 3264-5804

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