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Terra Mare

90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The first time we eat in Terra Mare, abaut 10 years ago, the food was amazing good. So if we visit the Garden route, we go to Terra Mare for lunch or diner. So it was at least as good as ten years ago. Also...More

Thank Roy en Marijke B
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We went to Terra Mare tonight with great expectations but came away very disappointed. We appeared to get the non smiling waitress, Elizabeth. We had to ask for our wine to be poured as it was parked more than a metre away from our table....More

Thank HandT19
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Four of us were recommended this restaurant, it is excellent. Great choice of meats, fish and vegetarian dishes. The quality of the food is excellent and the service is just as good. We especially enjoyed the calamari / chorizo and the springbok. Enjoy!

Thank Lazza66
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Was sceptical as it doesn’t scent the best views or location as such. Short walk from Elephant and Barrel I was surprised for a Monday how full it was. Seafood, meat, starters, specials and mains - insane choice and cooked to perfection!

Thank CandiceLink
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

They specialise in fish but also had meat options available. We had a lovely meal for 2 with friendly service and reasonably priced wine.

Thank Emma26Oxfordshire_UK
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Very nice restaurant in the centre of Paarl offering a wide choice of dishes. The food was exceptional so much so that we returned the following night, Good wine list but also you can take your own. Highly recommended

Thank Barry T
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The food and service is always outstanding. We love to come back to this place. My absolute favorite Restaurant.

Thank Durbella
Reviewed 4 November 2017

A very good restaurant on the main street of Paarl. Great food and service with a good wine list. You enter by the big doors on street level and the restaurant is upstairs. Good idea to book as the night we were there was packed...More

Thank Hotabbots
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Always a brilliant experience, whenever I travel home I always make sure I pop in for dinner. All the staff are overly helpful and friendly, would definitely recommend.

Thank DonnaLiebs
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Always a pleasure to dine at Tera Mare. The Best food ever....great wine,lovely views, friendly efficient staff. My favourite restaurant in Paarl.

Thank Nicolene L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paarl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 863 4805
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This spot has a well-deserved long-standing reputation. Expect to find consistent food (that ever-elusive ingredient to success) and friendly, efficient service thanks to the personal care of the owner, Olivier, and his family team.
This popular Paarl restaurant offers an intriguing mix of European-style dishes with the best that this area has to offer. The owners, Olivier and Delenia Jaeggi-Wright, he being Swiss and she of Italian descent, bring a European sensibility to a cuisine that is never precious, but concentrates on maximum flavour in generous portions - the kind of cooking that has made it a favourite with the locals for many years. Helping Olivier with the cooking is Thabo Nqadini, who has been at Terra Mare for 9 years, adding his very own African touch to the Swiss style of the house....
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