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All 5,386 Salvador Restaurants

Maria Mata Mouro

Rua Terceira Ordem de Sao Francisco, 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
+55(71) 3321 3929
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Ranked #49 of 5,386 Restaurants in Salvador
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This little restaurant had a wonderful selection of wine, beer and delicious dishes. We asked the waiter for his favorites and ordered moqueca and a spectacular mushroom risotto. Just around the corner from the Villa Bahia hotel, it's a great spot for dinner within a safe walking distance.

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Santiago, Chile
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is probably the best meal we have had during our Brazilian tour. This is a small restaurant which do not market themselves enough and probably the one really good one inside the old town Pelourinho. They deserve more atttention and a better rating. The fish and shrimp muqueque was truly delicious. Prices are kind of high but it is... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We chose to eat here based on several recommendations from different sources and were not disappointed. The ambience and service were very good and the food was delicious. We shared an authentic dish of shrimp and fish Moqueca which was generously portioned and had a fabulous flavour. A truly memorable meal. This is not a cheap restaurant but the quality... More

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Maria Mata Mouro. The back room is lovely though it was raining the evening we went so they had plastic sheets up to keep the rain out from the garden. Our appetizers were delicious and the shrimp and fish (grouper) moqueca was the best we had during our trip. Servings are... More

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Paris, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant after reading all the good reviews. The first thing: the prices are expensive (as an example: 7R$ for 33cl of water where you can get a 1,5L for 3R$ in any shop) but we were willing to pay if it was excellent food. It turned out to be just OK, first desappointement. Then trouble... More

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Toulouse, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A great location in the center of Pelourinho, the historic part of Salvador, in a really pleasant setting. The food is very good, the service rapid and agreeable. Prices are reasonable (the wine list is maybe a little expensive for a Brazilian restaurant, for not exceptional wines at that, but this is the only (small) drawback). It is best to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A cute hidden away romantic restaurant near pelourinho, out the back is a tiny terrace with plants, nice food and a little pricey

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

A must visit if you are looking for great food in Salvador. This was the best place we ate. High quality food at a reasonable price. Get a seat in the back of the restaurant for the best atmosphere.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This little gem proved to be a great find. The service and waiters was that of a very fine dining experience. The onion soup we ordered we thought would be like a French onion soup however it was a creamy white soup, hints of onion but lots of cheese, and puréed. That was interesting but none the less, good. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great place for a classy but relaxed dinner in the Pelhourinho. We sat out back in the garden section, which is lovely and intimate, the staff are very good and the food is great. We had the (sharing for two) salt cod platter which was delicious, desserts were so good too, good wine list etc. Not expensive either, considering the... More

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