This colorful cottage with some of the most innovative food in Bahia, set right on Praia do Espelho beach, draws Trancoso's jet set, who get here via a bumpy 40-minute drive on dirt roads. Sylvinha serves a generous set menu that blends Brazilian and Asian flavors (think ginger-infused fish and tropical fruit chutneys) to diners who gather around a few big tables on the terrace of her house. Daybeds are set under the coconut palms for post-lunch snoozing. Reservations are essential at this lunch-only spot.
Praia do Espelho, s/n, Trancoso, 45818–000, Brazil