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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.
$5 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Cafe, European, Portuguese
Gift Cards Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed November 19, 2021

While many bars and restaurants, offering great food and drinks, were not very busy in New Bedford during our mid-Nov trip, Tia Maria's was hopping with patrons enjoying delicious breakfasts. We loved the Portuguese breads, cheeses, and the egg and homefries plates.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 7, 2021 via mobile

Worst omelets ever. Thin. Not cooked inside. Raw tomatoes, 1 piece spinach very thin. Stale role.waitress was rude. This was nit a Greek omelets.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021

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.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed October 8, 2020

Not worth it. Mozambique sauce lacks flavor. No kick. Worst Mozambique sauce in the city. Given ketchup for the rodelas that would typically be soaked in Mozambique sauce 🤮😞

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 12, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 28, 2020

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!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

On historical cobble stone Street. Cozy breakfast spot. Egg white vegetable omelet. Friendly service. Great recommendation.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

I had a wonderful portuguese meal at this restaurant. Great selection, very cute atmosphere, great service. Enjoyed the sangria. This was my first time but will go back many times.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019

I have gone for breakfast many times and I just love the food especially the home fries. I also love the fact they make me a decaf cappuccino with almond milk. Yummy.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch after visiting the Whaling Museum! Delicious bowl of Caldo Verde, Mozambique Chicken and a cappuccino and Pastel de nata

Date of visit: September 2019
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Tia Maria's European Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4