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Terra Mare

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90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
11:00 - 10:00
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Paarl, South Africa
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thanks to Olivier and his staff we had the best Christmas Dinner. Living just around the corner Terra Mare is one of our favorite restaurants. We were never disappointed - the food was always excellent, very friendly service and relaxing atmosphere.

Thank franziska530
Wellington, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a Friday lunch with Family, the waitress was superb and knew her menu, including the specials - giving great advise on which dishes was a local favourite. The owner / manager is hands on and is in attendance all the time The Food is tasty and special effort made to combine unique flavours, portion sizes are good Wine... More 

Thank helenem796
Paarl, South Africa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

whole experience was great.atmosphere,food,service - all very good.presentation and taste of the food exceptional.and owner/manager very friendly.

Thank audenac
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at about 2pm. From the moment we sat down I was treated wonderfully. The starter was amazing - squid ink risotto with calamari. I agree, not everybody's cup of tea, but truly tasty. My main was seared tuna. At R186 it wasn't cheap, but again, probably the best fish dish I have ever tasted, except when I mistook... More 

Thank Debbie P
Pershore, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great buzzy little place, every table taken mid-week and we are not surprised. Muscle starter absolutely delicious, ostrich main the same. Cheap local wine by the glass. Home made olive oil -they should bottle it to sell! Lovely, efficient staff, if we had stayed in Paarl longer we would have gone back. Recommended.

Thank Karen H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Behind a large unassuming wooden door lay a gem of a restaurant in Paarl. Food and service very good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Berlin, Germany
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go there, it's worth it! They offer a variety of fish and meaty dishes, salads, etc and a good selection of wines. They are the nr one restaurant in Paarl for a reason.

Thank Chrispe1
Western Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having often driven past this restaurant, and having heard of it from friends, I finally made it there myself recently . What an absolutely great visit this was. The venue is quaint and pleasant, the owner and staff nice and attentive, and the food... Well just divine. My starter, a Rösti, brie and Parma ham dish, was maybe one of... More 

Thank kerstinrock
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner at this place which seemed to be quite popular. The service was very friendly and the food was good. A good choice for dinner.

Thank TeWe
Costa Teguise, Spain
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a filet steak on the bone with a questionable smell and taste . The owner and the kitchen agreed. The service and ambience were average We still had to pay for the smelly beef,

Thank Corinna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Fusion, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
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
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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