The 30-dish buffet at this lunch-only spot set right on the Pelourinho provides A to Z of Bahian cuisine for the uninitiated at a set price. Start at the small museum on the ground floor, where English-speaking staff will guide you through Bahian food's African roots, before heading up to the breezy dining room to experience it in action. Superbly run by the hospitality school SENAC, the restaurant has students behind the golden moquecas and impossibly sweet desserts—as
well as the excellent service. Everything is executed under the watchful eye of professors in suits. Vegetarians should make for the Kilo restaurant below.