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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 120
    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
Fantastic!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
AEL1717
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München
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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München
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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578 reviews 578 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
337 helpful votes 337 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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165 reviews 165 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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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?