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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 153
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    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
pricy but overall food is good

We sat in the garden for lunch. Outside with the caneval music very lound. Watch out the portions are really big there.We were 6 but had only 5 starters. Carppaccio de beef was good but so much that could really enough for 2 people. Maincoures for 6 of us we shared Moqueca de fish served for min... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
fatty2004
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat in the garden for lunch. Outside with the caneval music very lound. Watch out the portions are really big there.We were 6 but had only 5 starters. Carppaccio de beef was good but so much that could really enough for 2 people. Maincoures for 6 of us we shared Moqueca de fish served for min 2pp -129, and... More 

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Thank fatty2004
London
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inner garden and decoration alone worth the visit. As stated in the 2009 NY Times article, the menu is international and sophisticated and it's pretty tempting to not order a regional dish. The service is great, the price is high but its' coherent with restaurant food, location and service. Make sure you get a table in the outdoors.

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Thank Lucas B
New York, NY
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's small, dimly lit, upscale (white table cloths and all), and in a great location in Pelourinho. I had veal with mango chutney and curry rice, and it was so so good. I could eat some right now. I wish this place was in my neighborhood in the states. I would go often. It's pricey compared to you would pay... More 

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Thank CNR683
Antwerpen
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This is a small place located in a quiet corner of the Pelourinho. It gets well booked so it is wise to reserve in advance as we did. It has an international and Brazilian menu with an international wine list which includes affordable bottles. The staff were not quick to attend to us but as we not in a hurry... More 

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Thank Terry B
Quito, Ecuador
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

We shared a paella , tasty and different to a true spanish paella , quite pricey , average service ,... bread is charged for !!!!!!! , personally would not go back but it was fine .

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Thank John M
Vancouver
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The garden setting is wonderfully romantic, the service impeccable, the wine list extensive, the ravioli entrada delicious, and the dessert divine, but I'm not sure how you can offer up a main course of lamb in tamarind sauce that was precooked, reheated, and dry as a bone despite the sauce. It was also expensive but never mind that. We might... More 

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Thank ajaceman
Paris, France
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The restaurant was recommended by lonely planet and our guide. The place is very smart / quite different from the atmosphere of the city. You are almost in a garden and the decoration is nice. The food is very good. however quantities are huge. you can consider that a dish for 1 person is for 2 and dish for 2... More 

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Thank Diane D
Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

On previous trips to Salvador,we always dined at Maria Mata Mouro,in fact it became one of our favorites. On this trip,we made reservations on our f ist night,on arrival everything looked the same.We were seated in the back garden which is a very pleasant spot.So far,it all seemed familiar and inviting. I ordered a lamb dish which was shoe leather,... More 

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Thank Albert B
San Jose, California
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

They served a great moqueca. We.picked the combo fish and shrimp with octopus. Very tasty! They are very tricky with their bread...you pay 13 $r p.person... Great ambiance.

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Went there on a sunday night on the advice of the hotel concierge. Great meal, one has to try the moqueca mixta. The meal was full of flavors with generous portions. Above average in terms of price but worth every penny.

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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: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?