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Rua das Portas do Carmo 21 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
(071) 3322 4397
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Ranked #189 of 5,415 Restaurants in Salvador
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Houston, Texas
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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1,013 reviews 1,013 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 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
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Mamabahia

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

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