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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, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Raymond W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank Barbara O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

After 6 years only a good name is left - food is tasteless, service mediocre, interior in decay, lots of mosquitos all around so your major experience are numerous mosquito bites. Better do not listen to what hotels recommend about this place- most probably they get paid by this restaurant and they get commission sending customers there - use your... More 

Thank Jaroslaw S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The manner of the waiting staff might be described as brusque, similar to that encountered in higher end establishments- over 30 years ago. We promptly ordered wine and a fish stew for two. The wine was presented with some flourish but it wasnt the wine we had ordered. We enjoyed the wine and bread for an hour or so, punctuated... More 

Thank TheDecameron
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

It would be criminal to come here and not get the local dish. The moqueca was fantastic!!! My wife is very finicky and she loved it! I've seen a lot of reviews about the place being overpriced, but our bill was under $90 for two main courses and 3 drinks. That is actually a very reasonably priced meal. I would... More 

Thank Worldwideballer
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The dishes we tried had good flavor and represented the local foods of Salvadore. The service was fabulous, and the food was fresh. In the back they have a cozy outdoor area that we enjoyed. And Maria is there watching over everything!

Thank Barbara Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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, 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?