SENAC is a culinary school from what I understand, their restaurant is buffet style. I think it's a good place to eat when you first arrive in Salvador as each dish is labeled in both Porteguese and English. This way you get a feel for the future culinary offerings you're about to enjoy throughout the rest of your stay. I say future because the food here was by no means outstanding... look elsewhere for outstanding. But I guess the price is right for an all-you-can eat buffet. And the dining room is open and inviting... Service is good.
Favorite Dish: Let's see, I had coconut rice, coconut infused and pureed beans, squid and fish moqueca and various local vegetables...
Make sure you try a little bit of each and every dessert... there are so many delicious things you can do with coconut, I had no idea!
The cost was 24 reals per person, excluding beverages.
SEnac is a school of cuisine, weiters and barman and this is a school restauranti in the center of Pelourinho, in a a colonial building. U can find comida bahiana, like plates from other part of Brasil.
There are two types of buffet:
Comida Típica - 40 plates and 12 desserts, from mon to sat 11h30 to 15h30,and 18h30 to 23h.
Comida a Peso - u pay the weight of the food u have in the plate from mon to friday, from11h30 to 15 pm
Cep: 40.025-140 Email
Telefone (71) 3324-4550 Fax (71) 3324-4551
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SENAC is a training school for cooks, waiters, and other restaurant employees. It's located on the 2d floor (3d, US style) of a building in the heart of the Pelourinho. Its rear windows overlook the "stage" on which the SESC floor show is performed (see "Nightlife").
Waitresses wear the elaborate Bahiana gowns; waiters are in tuxedos. Since the restaurant is not airconditioned, they cannot be too comfortable.
Favorite Dish: An even 40 dishes are available on a long buffet, with a dozen desserts on a carousel in the center of the restaurant.
The food was mediocre on my first visit (January 2001) and had, if anything, slipped in quality by the time of my second (July 2003).
The dishes are all typical Bahian and included -- the night I was there -- three types of moqueca, feijoada, stewed lamb, and roasted beef.
Total cost for as much as you can eat (and not including a drink): R$17, or about US$6.