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Maria Mata Mouro

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Rua Terceira Ordem de Sao Francisco, 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
+55(71) 3321 3929
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11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Moqueca de Camarão ever

We arrived early (6pm) and had no problem with a table. Service was very good. The bread entrada and the dips were delicious though a little bit overpriced. The Moqueca de Camarão was one of the best I ever had during my stay in Brasil. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Oliver W
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We arrived early (6pm) and had no problem with a table. Service was very good. The bread entrada and the dips were delicious though a little bit overpriced. The Moqueca de Camarão was one of the best I ever had during my stay in Brasil. Highly recommended.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This restaurant exceeded my expectations! It a lovely gem a stone's throw from St. Francis of Assisi church. I choose the steak with a lovely Chilean red Wine. The service was superb although it may have helped that I was the only customer in the restaurant. The chef provided his personal suggestions and it was delivered to perfection. I skipped... More 

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München
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The restaurant has taste, its small but beautiful decorated. The service is excellent and the food... One of the best moquecas I ever ate in Salvador.

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Don't be fooled by the front of restaurant being empty, there is a delightful courtyard at rear. Menu in English & the waiter spoke a little English. Good food & wine service was efficient. Restaurant was recommended by hotel & just off one of main squares.

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Dunsmore, England
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181 reviews 181 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I agree that too many people are recommending this restaurant and that prices are high for pretty average food. The menu is far too big. Decent restaurants have carefully chosen menus and are not offering a bewildering choice of average food. The garden area was pretty dirty and damp and the glass table tops did not fit the tables so... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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604 reviews 604 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
353 helpful votes 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

On our first night at Salvador de Bahia, we were advised to go for dinner there. Even at night, it is safe to walk to the street where this old colonial house stands. There are police everywhere. As you are greeted at the main door, you walk across a nicely decorated first dining-room, which was empty on that day. At... More 

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Naples
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Our guide recommended this restaurant and we were delighted with the choice. The ambience was welcoming and attractive. The service was faultless. The menu offered a wide choice. We chose the seafood spaghetti...very good. Maqueca had been recommended but not our taste. A good bottle of wine....my first in Brazil! All in all a very enjoyable experience and not overly... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Cute place with a very unique feel. Best Muqueca me and mi wife had at Salvador. Had tons on shrimps and fish but we couldn't have enough of it. Service was ok.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A very nice restaurant. On the night we were there it was very quiet which made it even nicer. The paella was huge and delicious. Staff was very accommodating and attentive. Decent wine selection. Really loved our outdoor table next to the fountain. Definitely would go again.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Seems that this restaurant have gotten all the luxury hotels around in the old town in their pocket. And proceeded to adding too many tables. Not counting on any repeat visits. Arriving with hungry kids it took over 1.5 hour to get pasta for children served, and even pasta with pesto was not great. The shrimps and tuna overcooked and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Terceira Ordem de Sao Francisco, 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: +55(71) 3321 3929

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Salvadoran

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?