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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
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was told this was one of the best restaurants in Salvador. Though I was initially skeptical, it completely matched if not exceeded my expectations. The food was extremely good - well seasoned, wonderfully presented and of course delicious. Appetizers, entree and dessert - not one item failed to impress. And the menu is large enough to offer something for... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of our best meals in Brazil. A quiet restaurant with attentive staff. Food excellent - a mix of western dishes with a Bahia mix of tropical fruit and multiple spices..

Thank Donald F
Key Biscayne, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The location is very nice right in The center of Pelourinho The food ai good but nothing special ....there is a big choice of dishes and wines but I would say an average rstaurant with a good service

Thank FabioBonini
New York City, New York
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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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51 restaurant reviews
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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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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
1 review
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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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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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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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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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 

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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, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?