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Maria do Mar

Rua Gulhim 13 | 919444711, Nazare, Portugal
919-444-711
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Ranked #5 of 64 restaurants in Nazare
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Portuguese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Lisbon, Portugal
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The food is very good and well served (typically Portuguese). If you feel the restaurant is cold, the staff will put the heaters on. The owner is very friendly and nice and creates a nice and familiar atmosphere.

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Nazare, Portugal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

A group of five of us went to this restaurant. What a wonderful surprise! Great food, amazing fish and seafood stew, even the pork was excellent. The service was so warm and friendly. We are so happy we found this place and will visit frequently.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

We've chosen Maria do Mar based on the reviews of TA: it was better than we thought! The fish&shrimps stew is to die for! One portion serves 4, the best homemade like food! Loved it!

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Bavaria, Germany
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Nazare has many restaurants, at the beach side or in town. But in this small road where Maria do Mar is,you eat very good.It´s run by familly, you can feel it. The treatment is very personal. We`ve been their for Lunch, grilled scampis, tuna salad and brochette of Fish ,grilled morue. A bottle of rose from Douro. All was so... More

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Northern California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a tiny, family run restaurant that puts out great food at bargain prices. We were greeted by Maria who explained the menu and helped us – non-Portuguese speakers - with our order. We ordered the grilled fish platter for two and were not disappointed. The platter consisted of perfectly grilled portions of three different fish. The fish was... More

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Oakville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

After 45 years, we had a High School reunion at this fantastic place. The food is delicious and the staff very friendly. The cost of our meal was very, very reasonable. This restaurant is the ONE and Only place to go to if you are planning to visit this great Town of Nazare. We will be back for sure.

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Fort Worth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have been traveling for 4 weeks in Spain and Portugal. This restaurant had THE ABSOLUTE best food we experience in the whole time. Go here for sure and get the fish the Maria recommends she knows what she is talking about. She has owned this restaurant for 36 years.

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Lisboa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Small place in a tight street, expect very good food in a traditional 'tasca' listening to fado and treated like at home. Can be packed at weekends and high season, will return for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

A place that looks really traditional. Don't expect a luxury place, better than that, you'll get massive plates, a traditional places surrounded by more portuguese people and really good service!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My wife and I got to Nazare around 3:30-4:00, and apparently no restaurants are open for lunch and its too early for dinner. We stumbled into Maria do Mar and the owner, who was getting the restaurant ready for dinner, asked what we were looking (she was alone in the restaurant). We said, "fresh fish". She said, "sit down. Nothing... More

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