We’re passionately focused on sourcing local produce, products, game, seafood and spirits.

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Special Events

Bacalao has 4 cozy dining rooms with fireplaces that can host corporate and social functions.

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Bacalao has won many awards including the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

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Gift Certificates

Bacalao offers gift certificates at any dollar value and with no expiry. We can also email them!

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Why the name “Bacalao”?

Newfoundland shares its culinary history of enjoying salt cod with many other cultures. Bacalao (bak-al-OW) is the word used for salt cod (in various spellings and pronunciations) throughout the Mediterranean. The versatility and much-beloved nature of this time-honoured staple ingredient is the inspiration for our name and exemplifies our innovative interpretation of Newfoundland cuisine.

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We visited your restaurant for lunch with my brother and sister-in-law and loved your emphasis on the local Newfoundland food. The presentataion was done with a flair, the taste was great and the service friendly, attentive and accommodating. We expecailly liked you partridge berry fiz and the ginger cake is unique and the best we’ve ever tasted. We’ll be back the next time we visit St. John’s. Kudo’s to the chef, and staff.
Walt and Betty SpanglerSarasota, FL

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