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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Lovely courtyard at back

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
The_hammonds_11
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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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569 reviews 569 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
325 helpful votes 325 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

What a disappointing place. The waiter wanted us to seat directly under the A/C in the middle of the room, even if the room was almost empty. In general the service was poor as the food was. The only time I got stomach problems in four weeks Brazil.

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UK
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137 reviews 137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My husband and I were looking for fine local cuisine in the historial area of Salvador - this restaurant was the right spot! It is located right in the middle of Pelourinho, in a historical house with a small garden at the back. The place is beautifully decorated with antiques, works of art and plants. The menu contains interesting fish... More 

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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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