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Rua das Portas do Carmo 21 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
(071) 3322 4397
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food, Live Music, A Bit Pricey

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at this restaurant. They had a guitarist playing romantic music so it was a very nice setting. The restaurant is small and cozy. The food was excellent and the service was very good. You can get similar type food less expensive but this location is located in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
RRodriguez1
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I had a very nice dinner at this restaurant. They had a guitarist playing romantic music so it was a very nice setting. The restaurant is small and cozy. The food was excellent and the service was very good. You can get similar type food less expensive but this location is located in the heart of the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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188 reviews 188 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The restaurant is situated on the middle of Pelourinho. We have had dinner here twice and the food has been well served and very well tasting. The service is fine and so is the price. It is possible to sit either in or outside. The only bad thing inside is the lighting - it is very white and not cosy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1,185 reviews 1,185 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
372 helpful votes 372 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The meals at Mamabahia were excellent. Typical Bahia meals, prepared in great fashion. Tasty, well priced and good portions. Mama Bahia is definitely a must visit restaurant while you are in Pelourinho. Highly recommended!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

This is the kind of food we came to Salvador to experience and weren't let down! Yes as some have commented the service can be slower at times, however this is Salvador, and food is meant to be enjoyed as part of an experience. Talk, drink, enjoy the live music and the atmosphere Pelourinho creates whilst waiting for some really... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is in a great location, in the heart of the Pelourinho. The food is delicious...if you are vegetarian I highly recommend the vegetarian moqueca. The prices were not exorbitant. Yes, there are definite drawbacks, extremely long waits being the most obvious (but I was there during the world cup (Germany v Portugal) so I guess it's understandable...there were... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Very good moqueca in Pelourinho (old town) of Salvador. Restaurant with nice live music. Service was not very good though, we waited for about 45 minutes for our meal. The portion could have been a bit bigger. Due to the quality of the food it still is worth it going there. Don't order anything else than fish or seafood, this... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food is awesome! Very very typical from Bahia. Well located right at Pelourinho, nice ambience. Service also in the typical speed from Bahia.. Sooo slow!! We waited for 45 minutes for the food. But at the end it was still worth it.

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Mount Vernon, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I've read this place was a tourist trap and that the food was disgusting, but of all my meals in Brazil and Salvador I enjoyed Mamabahia the best. The moqueca was delicious and piping hot. I had the veggie moqueca (I don't like seafood) and my friends shared the shrimp moqueca. When we entered the restaurant around 5pm or so,... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

A clean establishment with a kinda authentic, colonial interior, live music (tips r included for the singer), a divine pineapple with melted cheese and shrimps (camarão tropical) is smth one can die for! =) Somewhat pricey but worthy.

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Ostuni, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Very bad turistic style restaurant. Medium prices, but for a very bad, ugly food. Fillet de carne was nothing special, served with a bad taste rice. Salads are poor looking and poor taste, there's nothing like a minimum sense of cooking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua das Portas do Carmo 21 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: (071) 3322 4397

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?