Itacaré has a number of excellent restaurants that specialize in Bahian food. The village is small enough that you can go for a stroll and see what takes your fancy. A Brasileira, Rua Pedro Longo 175 (tel. 073/8825-3560), proves that organic health food can also be delicious and hip. This lovely restaurant serves a range of contemporary seafood dishes in a beautiful and romantic setting. For excellent pizzas, try Pizzaria Boca de Forno, Rua Lodonio Almeida 108 (tel. 073/3251-2174). The oven-baked pizzas are delicious, and the courtyard restaurant has a great atmosphere.

Along Rua Pedro Longo you will find probably a dozen restaurants that serve up Bahian food, sandwiches, crepes, and burgers. One that stands out for the quality of the food (and drinks too; the caipiroscas are delicious!) is O Restaurante, Rua Pedro Longo 170 (tel. 073/3251-2012). This plain and unpretentious restaurant serves up some of the best moquecas and bobós in town. Portions are huge so order wisely. In addition to seafood, the restaurant serves pasta and outstanding Argentine steaks.

Note: All restaurants mentioned above accept Visa or MasterCard. However, bring extra cash when dining out because the online authorization can be fickle and sometimes service is unavailable.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.