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Mamabahia

Brazilian, Steakhouse
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Rua das Portas do Carmo 21 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
(071) 3322 4397
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 86
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 46
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  • 13
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
a lot of dinners and lunch at mama Bahia

This restaurant is fantastic, the location is in the hearth of Pelourinho, very nice, specialty is the meat, very very good, the fillet with onion is fantastic, fillet with vinegar too, services is perfect, the wine are not so good, but you know that you aren't in Italy or France. the value for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Axel_the_best_67
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Milano
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found it fairly difficult to get good local food in the Pelourinho area due to the massive density of tourists - if you open a storefront selling anything here you will get business. But overall this was one of the better places around, the salads were particularly generous if you are craving a break from the otherwise plentiful proteins... More 

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Thank CTeverywhere
Milano
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is fantastic, the location is in the hearth of Pelourinho, very nice, specialty is the meat, very very good, the fillet with onion is fantastic, fillet with vinegar too, services is perfect, the wine are not so good, but you know that you aren't in Italy or France. the value for money is very good. If you will... More 

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Thank Axel_the_best_67
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We sat outside soaking up the lovely atmosphere. They had a live guitarist which really made the evening. As for the food. We ordered a seafood risotto to share and a seafood spaghetti for our 3yr old which was ok (she liked it). Both a bit short on flavour but otherwise pleasant. The wine chosen was not to taste but... More 

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Thank ripeavo
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Excellent food especially the steaks. Sit outside and enjoy the ambiance of Bahia. There was live music the nights we ate there. Good prompt service. Do not sit on a table on the corner outside - the cars come around the corner and get rather too close to the tables - often hitting them.

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Thank Will154943
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We were invited there by the lady wearing national Salvador dress and passing out the flyers. It was one of the best food experience during our stay in Brazil. We had a sea food plate and it was amazing! I have never eaten such well-prepared dish. I really recommend this place for everybody looking for the extraordinary food experience. The... More 

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Thank Michał W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been there a bunch of times throughout the years and I keep coming back for more!!! The food is absolutely amazing and the costumer service is outstanding!!

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Thank Moniquinha G
Houston, Texas, United States
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80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Good food. I got the seafood moqueca. Large and with flavor. My son got the fried shrimp and fries. Large portion and well-prepared. The acoustic guitar was excellent and pleasant. My son is a guitar player and was impressed. The $3 tip included in the price (without asking us) was more than worth it. We actually ate there twice. The... More 

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Thank Clay F
Lisbon, Portugal
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

If you at vegetarian like me this place has local delicacy called mokake with vegetables which is delicious!

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New Jersey, USA
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318 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I had a lovely and delicious meal here. The moqueca with shrimp was so flavorful. Very pleasant dining experience.

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Thank formershrink
Park City, Utah
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199 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is pretty good, generic food of the city and, particularly, the historic area. If you find the menu, presentation or quality at all different from Odoya, about 100 feet away, I'd be surprised. What these restaurants do is, apparantly, prepare a basic stew sauce and add fish or shellfish (probably frozen) as ordered, heat it up and serve. It's... More 

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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: Brazilian, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?