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“Good food, nice setting”
Review of O Cacau

O Cacau
Ranked #15 of 107 Restaurants in Trancoso
Cuisines: Brazilian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Good local food, set off the main quadrado square. We had an enjoyable meal. Couldn't get a normal sized bottle of wine to share as one had fish the other meat. So I had the carafe sized half bottle of red which was available.
I had a steak of some sort cooked in a red wine jus, which was the best meat I ate whilst in Trancoso or even from our 2.5 weeks in Brazil.

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Thank Eric W
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

For our last dinner of the trip we dined at O Cacau. And sadly we regretted it.

The service was painful - crazy slow and inexperienced. We waited almost 30 min for our appetizers and the restaurant was only half full...

But the food was the real problem. We ordered 3 apps - a crab appetizer that did not remotely resemble crab, a salmon tartar that was plain salmon sashimi with green olives and lettuce, and a seafood salad that was "ok". We were hoping it would be saved by the lobster main course, but the lobster was way over cooked and rubbery.

We got out as fast as we could - after paying a hefty bill for an awful meal - and went back to the restaurant at Uxua for dessert to try to salvage the night.

If you want good food, stay away...

Thank Feiny08
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This was a rare time that I disagreed with the high ratings on tripadvisor. We had very slow service - over 45 minutes until the first course came. And of the 4 dishes we ordered, only one was fairly good (seafood salad). The others - salmon carpaccio wasn't a carpaccio, crab meat in shell was very dry, and grilled lobster was very over cooked. Approx $140 for 2 including a bottle of okay wine. Disappointing.

Thank SylviaMao
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

OMG… the fish dish we had was the best ever yet in those years of my life… can´t remember the type of fish, only remember that it was a local one… fantastic done. Clean, a lot of choice, quiet and well served. Try it.

Thank m8eleven
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We had a very good time at Cacau. The restaurant is beautiful and the food was excellent. The waitress suggested a mix of appetizer and it was delicious. Then we had "moqueca" which was so fresh and well done. We definitely would go there again.

Thank Mariana Z
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