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Maria Mata Mouro

Brazilian, Seafood, Salvadoran, South American
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Rua Terceira Ordem de Sao Francisco, 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-260, Brazil
+55(71) 3321 3929
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

My wife and I were in Bahia and had a lovely dinner at Maria Mata Mouro - it is not just a romantic ambiance, but the food is spectacular and so flavorful. It was a real treat! What made the experience even more wonderful was how friendly the staff was. Absentmindedly, I had left our credit card back at the... More 

Thank sanguhoya
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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant to be charming and the food was delicious. We had the ambrosia of bacalau which was just the perfect size for an appetizer for 2. The moqueca of badejo was fantastic and we devoured it. Service was excellent and very friendly. We will definitely return on our next visit.

Thank Nancy K
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We eat a delicious meal in the charming garden/courtyard at the back of the restaurant. I had carrpaccio of salmon and my husband had shrimps in pastry then we shared a lovely fish mouqueca. The waiters were excellent, service good. A real treat. We heartily recommend it.

Thank J F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to having authentic moqueca after a week in Rio at the Olympics. This place was recommended by my hotel as the place to go. Unfortunately, I did not read the terrible reviews in advance! Luckily, I did not get stuck with the expensive bread basket. There were multiple menu items that were "unavailable". I chose... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

This wasn't very far from our hotel, and the hotel staff recommend us to try! Very good food and very authentic! Sits right near the beach. Definitely try the Moqueca, which is a Brazilian fish stew made with various kinds of seafood, coconut milk, tomatoes, onions, garlic, fresh cilantro and palm oil.

Thank Roodlande J
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Wow!! Great food and service. The setting is excellent and quiet. My daughter and I shared the Paella. Pricey but great food, I would go back.

Thank Cosmo67
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Each time we travel to Salvador, Bahia in Brasil, we go to this restaurant for lunch. We love the moqueca de camaroes, the nice Brazilian chardonnay to pair with it, the nice setting and the friendly service. Each time we are there, we are the only guests. Maybe because other guests go there for dinner or maybe because the restaurant... More 

Thank travelBerlin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016

the mocequa dishes are great here. Portions a very large. Service very friendly. make sure to book a table in the garden it realy makes the difference. Inside is ok as well but nothing special!

Thank winningspirits
New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, drinks and the ambiance. The moqueca was excellent! We were with several locals who suggested this restaurant and found the ambiance eclectic and urban. The service was fine perhaps slower than NYC but certainly on par or better than other restaurants we tried during our stay in Brazil

Thank yogagirl1111
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

Best meal we had in Salvador. The fish and shrimp moqueca (a traditonal Bahian stew with palm oil and coconut) was lighter and more flavorful than others I've had. The green salad generously served two and was an intetresting mix of greens with tomatoes and carrots. The wine list included Brazilian wines, and the chardonnay we had was good. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brazilian, Seafood, Salvadoran, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Terceira Ordem de Sao Francisco, 8 | Pelourinho, Salvador, State of Bahia 40026-260, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Salvador
  • Phone Number: +55(71) 3321 3929

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?