Tia Maria's European Cafe

Tia Maria's European Cafe

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Hours
Sun
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mon
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tue
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wed
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Fri
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sat
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Does this restaurant offer takeout or food to go?
About
Located in the heart of the National Historical Whaling Park, Tia Maria's European Café is a family owned restaurant. Join us and enjoy our many offerings including homemade desserts, pastries or espresso specialty drinks in our casual and friendly atmosphere. We serve beer and wine as well as Jim's organic coffee. We serve a full breakfast daily until 11:30 AM with the exception of Sunday when breakfast is served all day until 1PM. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday starting at 11:30 AM or stop by for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights! All our dishes are made to order and we use local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
CUISINES
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles151 reviews
Excellent
81
Very good
46
Average
13
Poor
5
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Alan F
Westfield1899 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 none
If you are lucky enough to snare a few of the outdoor seats at this charming local cafe, you can soak up some old New Bedford atmosphere, watch the world go by, and more importantly enjoy some quality food and drink at modest prices. On a very hot afternoon, we opted for Iced Coffee and Iced Tea, both of which were freshly and skillfully brewed, not out of some can! You can opt for breakfast or lunch, and the menus of both are quite extensive. Instead of omelets or sandwiches, both of which sounded quite good, we order "appetizers" of Shrimp Cakes and Clam Cakes. Each portion was of 4 very dense and tasty shellfish patties.infused with corn, potatoes and spices. The service is gracious, the prices are modest to moderate and it is a great place to hang out inside or out.
Written August 12, 2020
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Peter S
Sandy Hook49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
Breakfast food is good, although the menu is fairly limited to eggs, breakfast meats, and potatoes in all the different forms. Nothing like a pancake, waffle, or french toast. Worth a visit. I’m told people line up when the weather is nice in the weekends. It was cold and windy on our visit and there was no wait when we arrived or left between 8-930am on a Saturday morning.
Written February 12, 2020
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Tim M
Ottawa254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Our hotel had the worst breakfast included (bad coffee, cold pastries, etc) so we toke a walk a few blocks away to Tia Maria’s. The coffee might just be the best in town, and their breakfast plates include the option for Portuguese buns and three different varieties of sausage. Service was efficient and friendly, with free coffee refills.
Written August 1, 2023
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Mark F
Windsor88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
We stopped in for lunch before visiting the Whaling Museum and was somewhat disappointed. I ordered the Chourico and chips expecting a wonderfully spicy delicious sausage with crispy rodelas (hand sliced potatoes). The sausage was nice and hot, and the bun was great, but unfortunately the poor old sausage was somewhat dry and not very spicy, and the rodelas were a little chilly. The "Specialty Sandwich" would have been much better if it had a nice sauce at a minimum. I'm not sure that I would venture back to try any of the other lunch selections.
Written March 21, 2020
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Megan B
Somerset3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 family
This review is for service only since we didn't get the chance to eat. We made the mistake of heading to New Bedford for dinner on a Saturday night without a reservation and were having a hard time finding a place with availability. I called Tia Maria's to see how long their wait was for 4 people and was told there was no wait. We were nearby and drove straight there. Upon arrival, we were asked if we had a reservation and I said no. We were told there was a mechanical issue in the kitchen and they weren't taking any more parties except their last reservation. I stated that I had literally just called 5 minutes ago and wasn't told anything about this and was told there was no wait. The gentleman just stated it was beyond their control. I wasn't upset that something unfortunate happened but I was definitely upset at how we were treated - rudely, with no sympathy or caring at all. How bad was the mechanical issue if they were still able to take their reservations and serve the rest of the restaurant? Why couldn't they serve us as well? Needless to say I was incredibly disappointed and none of us will ever be returning. Luckily we were able to celebrate my husband's birthday with a great dinner elsewhere in New Bedford.
Written September 19, 2021
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Sevenohio
Washington DC170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 family
The restaurant is located in historic, cobblestoned downtown New Bedford, across from the Whaling Museum. Very clean brightly lit place with nautical vibe, outdoor seating, friendly staff and great food. We had a very fulsome breakfast with coffees. Satisfying and priced right , coming in at just under $40.
Written June 19, 2022
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John K
Yarmouth1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
We found ourselves passing through New Bedford on a Saturday and decided to spend the night. In our search for a place to eat, the recommended locations were crowded, loud, and not what we wanted. While wandering around we happened upon Tia Maria's European Cafe and it was perfect. The young staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The Chicken Mozambique was rich with wonderful flavors, perfect for a chilly and damp evening.
Written March 13, 2023
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BHUANG69
New Providence1132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Came here for breakfast with a friend. We checked into a nearby hotel and inquired about good breakfast. Without hesitation, the staff recommended Tia Maria. We called in advance to get a table reservation outdoors. After we arrived, we waited for a few minutes to be seated. We felt safe sitting outside in this pandemic environment and all staff wore a mask. I ordered the Portuguese breakfast with eggs and was very satisfied with it. It came with a egg custard, which surprised me. I expect desserts for lunch and dinner but never breakfast! The food was great and the portion more than what I need. I am a 5'8'' 165# male and I eat sensibly. I broke the food into two meals.
Written July 21, 2020
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TravelingLyon
Buffalo12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
I stopped by for breakfast based on the reviews. First cup of coffee was burnt; I drank it. The refill was okay, but I had to ask for it. I asked for sunny side eggs; the eggs were over hard. No butter on the side, dry home fries. I wouldn't go back. Atmosphere was nice.
Written June 13, 2021
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Mike D
Rochester18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 friends
Best breakfast/lunch in the city. Portuguese burger with sunny side egg is unreal. Some try and play it as they are the original but Tias is it. Can’t miss on anything you order here. Can get in and out for less then 20$. Off cobblestones in beautiful downtown. Got to get there!!
Written June 28, 2020
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The-prince-of-Egypt
Philadelphia261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Great Portuguese brunch and breakfast place. Make sure you get all the Portuguese Chou Rico and steak. Amazing service and great seating outside. Awesome location near the bay.
Written August 5, 2023
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HCLBRK
Sarasota398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Stopped here on a Saturday night and had no problem getting in. Came here after seeing it featured on several TV shows. As of most Portugues restaurants, the food is great; service not so. The bill with tip was $50.
Written October 3, 2023
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David M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
The food was decent but the experience was tainted by the rude server. She had an attitude and clearly didn't want to be there.
Written August 29, 2023
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Michelle C
New Bedford129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
Excellent breakfast!! Massive menu!! Friendly staff!! Can’t wait to go again and try more of the selections maybe for lunch next time.
Written August 7, 2023
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Robert D
Boston83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Conveniently located across from the New Bedford Whaling Museum, a great place for breakfast and lunch. Friendly service.
Written July 23, 2023
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