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Maria Mata Mouro

Rua Inacio Accioli 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
(071) 3321 3929
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Ranked #33 of 5,367 restaurants in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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
Surrey, UK
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great food, pricey for Salvador. Would eat here again but more for special occasion. We had beef medallion and grouper - gorgeous. Staff very attentive and located left of the main Sao Francisco church.

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Brasilia, DF
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It is, by far, the best Muqueca we had. The place is nice and charming. The service is not the best (we've been there two times, both times they've got our dish wrong) and it is not cheap, but definitely worthwhile. Anyway, It is a must go in Salvador.

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Salvador, BA
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Maria Mata Mouro is not what it used to be anymore and ... I've known the place for many years now. Pricing is sky-rocketing but the refinement of the dishes is loosing it's touch in matter of taste and presentation. Also, if you are really looking to sample local Bahian food this is not the place to be. Sure they... More

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Salvador, BA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It has a nice atmosphere specially in the garden area. Not necessarelly cheap, but fair enough for a international restautant with a bahian touch! Try the "aphrodisiac" Mata Mouro Salad and the typical "shrimp bobo" (both dishes for two peaple). They are my favorite dishes!

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The best caiprahina and then awesome seafood paella. Attentive staff. Pleasant back outdoor seating. Worth the price. Took a cab back to the ship, advised not the best to be walking after dark.

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Really nice location with a courtyard seating in the back. The caiprahinas were really good and the paella was fresh and delicious. The seafood in the paella was not overcooked or tough. Staff was pretty fluent in English, which was a plus...will be back!

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wales
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Moquequa shrimps OK but watch as everything charged for.Not many smiles and not much to smile about! Far too expensive, a huge disappointment.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

An attractive restaurant in a nice garden setting, well located if you're staying in the historic center, but nothing to justify the prices, which are comparable with better restaurants in New York or London. Would not return.

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Salvador, BA
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I've been here before and liked it. The ambiance is pleasant (needs updating), the menu is varied enough and fairly well prepared. One waiter for the 8 tables in the garden. Warm, warm, warm! The service was below par, forgetful. Wine not poured, dishes not cleared. One busboy, but untrained. You had to repeat everything 2, 3 times. Our dishes... More

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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

One of the few places to go to for a romantic dinner in the garden. Great moqueca, good service and a decent wine list.

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