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Tia Maria's European Cafe

42 N Water St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6335
+1 508-993-8900
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 N Water St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6335
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the breakfast sandwich with ham and cheese, was very good. The bolos levedos french toast with fruit was good too. Coffee was ok. Good service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bmk1459
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Food was very good & service was excellent! Clean, not crowded. We didn't have to wait to be seated, as it was quiet when we went in. Nice Portuguese selections.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sheila M
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Lovely lunch after a wonderful tour of historic New Bedford. Great menu with lots of choices. Charming spot.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jcaseymn
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We love Tia Maria's and Jessica has expanded the seating so more people can enjoy it. It was our first visit for breakfast and we were happy we had made this great spot our choice before heading to see The Panorama. My 2 cousins and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FQRB
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We arrived in New Bedford shortly after 9 AM after a 3.5 hour car ride and were excited to explore the town's whaling history when the inevitable feeling of needing coffee set in quicker than we'd imagined. We asked the park rangers over at the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lou1776
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The decor is quaint and the service is good. The waitstaff was friendly and appropriately attentive. That's the good news. My sandwich was terrible. The rye bread was as stiff as a board and the turkey was extremely salty. My sandwich had pesto and it...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Louise W
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Great atmosphere, in a wonderful downtown New Bedford location. Had breakfast with my Mother and Son here recently. We received a very friendly greeting upon entering the restaurant. Seated right away, the restaurant was 3/4's full on a Friday morning at 8:30am. I was boring...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Grover_Ohio
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I will start with a positive. I tried the frozen cookie drink and that was really good. I ordered a Portuguese omelet with chorizo and it was just okay. Frankly for $10.95, I found it to be small and it wasn't folded like an omelette...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MelissaG3605
Reviewed August 14, 2018

My nephew and I were looking for a new place for breakfast and a friend had recommended Tia Maria's. Though they served most of the usual breakfast items, each had a special Portuguese touch. I chose the omelet with chourico. It was served with the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Plymouthchick
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Got to go local when in New Bedford and try the Portugese / Azorian Foods. Had Linguesia and other things I can not pronounce or spell. Got my Rooster there!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vicky A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 N Water St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6335
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-8900
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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.
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