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Terra Mare

90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
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  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (12 reviews)
“tuna” (19 reviews)
“risotto” (14 reviews)
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Fusion, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Five of us enjoyed a wonderful dinner of traditional South African food excellently prepared, beautifully presented, and accompanied by a very good wine selection. We tried springbok and kudu and really enjoyed both. The prices were quite reasonable too.

Thank pittsburghproud
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I made a reservation for 5 people 1 month before but when we arrived for lunch in 29th December we were the only guests. The food was excellent, the personnel very professional and everything was very clean. Prices are decent. Highly recommended!

Thank Bogdan A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lunchtime was a pleasure. Had a business meeting at the restaurant, food was well prepared good quality and must say can’t fault anything at all. Good restaurants. Can clearly see why it is rated best restaurants in paarl! Waiters training good and menu interesting! Job...More

Thank JohnWilliamCloete
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuna being our favourite, it can be difficult to do better then before. They did : it was very good quality fish, perfectly cooked and with many different tastes coming with it. The other dishes were very good as well. The staff was very friendly...More

1  Thank HansenGeert
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service are both excellent. There is an extensive wine list as well as by the glass and carafe. About Five daily specials including fish, which we had, gurnard, never tried before but it was delicious. Quite innovative cooking, but not excessively. Also...More

Thank ToTrebor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always - Olivier (owner) and his friendly staff - make you feel welcome the minute you step foot in the restaurant - the food was exceptional - as usual - just love this TERRA MARE experience - will recommend - a must stop when...More

Thank IG0106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband, ate here on a Saturday afternoon,for our first wedding anniversary. We brought our own wine and the corkage was very resonable. Wow the food was incredible and the quality out of this world. Very excited to return in the future. Regards...More

Thank Leonette L
Reviewed 11 December 2017

After one year coming back to Olivier and his friendly service team and the excellent Cooks.. Nicole is such a sunnshine. Dining was superb - starter - main - dessert - the presentation on the plate all exquisite - eyes eat with - and we...More

Thank ereichert
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We went for dinner in Terra Mare. I ordered the Seared Sashimi Tuna as a starter (supposed to be a main course) and the Grilled Beef Fillet with seasonable vegetables as main. I absolutely loved the sesam seeds crust on the tuna which was perfectly...More

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

spent a very nice evening there. Were impressed by the staff. We liked every dish and also their house wines. Pricing we found moderate.

Thank ulibear
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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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