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Maria Mata Mouro

Rua Terceira Ordem de Sao Francisco, 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
+55(71) 3321 3929
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Ranked #55 of 5,405 Restaurants in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They put bread and dip on the table without asking and then charged more than $7 each for it. We ordered a bottle of wine for 5 of us and it turned out to be only a 1/2 bottle but the waiter didn't say anything. The wine was overpriced and over the hill so we didn't order more. The food... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Went on a Tuesday afternoon to this place for a lunch. From the outside you can't see the garden behind the building and is a must to go. We took the Shrimp Moqueca with warm bread as a starter. It tasted outstanding. The plate with the shrimp was prepared on a typical Brazilian way with coconut milk. A real Bahia's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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820 reviews 820 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had the most wonderful meal here. My tour guide and I decided to stop for a break during our Salvador visit - and chose to have lunch here. The restaurant staff were familiar with my guide, so we were very well treated. The interior of the restaurant is lovely with a beautiful garden to the back. The service was... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Charming garden in the back of the restaurant, located in the old city, that specializes in Bahian cuisine. The moqueca we had was excellent and reasonably priced.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Small restaurant with a very nice little garden and courtyard having frangipani trees and bromeliads. The service and the food were excellent. The starter was excellent and the moqueca stew outstanding with good pieces of fresh fish and seafood. Of course, Salvador has excellent seafood from lobsters and shrimps to mussels, oysters and fish. Do not miss the moqueca. Good... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was the best restaurant we encountered in our 12 days in Brazil. Not the cheapest but the food was outstanding as was the garden ambiance and service

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New York, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Tired after our flight to Salvador, we changed our reservation to go here. The food was good but nothing special. It was pricey for what it was. The back patio was very nice and we enjoyed the atmosphere even though it was half empty. Would probably not go back.

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new hampshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Pelourinho is not an area for fine dining, but Maria Mata Mouro is the exception. It's a small restaurant on a side street away form the main square with an indoor dining room (air conditioned) and a lovely interior garden/courtyard, which made for a nice romantic dinner setting. We had a mushroom risotto and a mixed fish/shrimp moqueca, which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We came here for lunch during a regular (very rainy) weekday. There were not many guests but the warm welcoming atmosphere made us feel comfortable. We were at the fringe between the actual restaurant and the patio (where we could hear the raindrops). We ordered one of the classic Moqueca, which arrived piping hot and was very hot and spicy... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This little restaurant had a wonderful selection of wine, beer and delicious dishes. We asked the waiter for his favorites and ordered moqueca and a spectacular mushroom risotto. Just around the corner from the Villa Bahia hotel, it's a great spot for dinner within a safe walking distance.

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Additional Information about Maria Mata Mouro

Address: Rua Terceira Ordem de Sao Francisco, 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(71) 3321 3929
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:45 am - 11:00 pm

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