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Maria Mata Mouro

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Salvadoran, South American
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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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Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 194
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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good moqueca, a bit overpriced

We went there with my wife having read some complaints in tripadvisor about the pricey couvert. Indeed they are aware of tripadvisors comments and nonetheless they continue in the practice of offering you as soon as you arrive this bread combination. The decoration of the hotel makes for a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Reimundo H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went there with my wife having read some complaints in tripadvisor about the pricey couvert. Indeed they are aware of tripadvisors comments and nonetheless they continue in the practice of offering you as soon as you arrive this bread combination. The decoration of the hotel makes for a very romantic or pleasurable dinner. Service was a little "cold" for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Excellent food, service, nicest in the area by far. Well worth it and not much more than the average meal but far and away better. Really a treat due to not only the food but also the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you want to have a good dinner or lunch in Pelorinho you need to visit Maria Mata Mouro. Excellent Bahia food wit a lot of tropical taste. Price wise in the upper segment bit it's definitely worth a visit! A lot of Brazilians are coming here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had heard this was the place to go and so we made sure to go for dinner. At 6pm the restaurant was empty, typical for Brazil. We sat in the garden, a lovely setting, and thanks to trip advisor and the menu, knew that the basket of bread they bring is not free. We ordered the moqueca with fish... More 

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Lake Mary, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

They brought a basket of bread with 3 spreads never offered as an appetizer. They charged $19 per person for eating that little basket of bread. I can't believe we paid $57 por a portion of bread. Thieves that what they are. Food is just alright.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went twice in 4 nights. First time we had the imperial shrimp and the creol shrimp; both were good but nothing out of the ordinary. Second time we had the Moqecua and would recommend getting this. Everything was very well cooked; best Moqecua we had out of 3 different restaurants in Salvador. Staff was friendly but not overly competent;... More 

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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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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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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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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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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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?