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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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  • 186
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Moqecua, nice ambience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Henrik W
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
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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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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Cuisine: Salvadoran

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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: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
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?