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Terra Mare Restaurant

90A Main Street | 7646, Paarl 7646, South Africa
+27 21 863 4805
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tuna” (17 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

My wife and I took friends from our student days for a lovely lunch. The menu was impressive and the meals and deserts we selected were divine. We chose to make use of the outdoor seating area, allowing us the view of Paarlberg (Paarl Mountain)...More

Thank Frik B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our director surprised and treated all staff for secretary day with a lunch at Terra Mare...lovely food, lovely vibe, lovely service. everything was to our liking...we have no complaints cause everything was on top and on time...we will definitely be visiting the restaurant soon.....thank you...More

Thank michaane
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit this restaurant and enjoyed it very much. We loved the attention to detail and the friendly staff. Not big portions, but excellent, tasty food.

Thank GGVV2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to visit this restaurant!!!! On our recent trip to Paarl, we were recommended this restaurant by the guest house that we stayed at. We are so glad that we did go! The food was fantastic, cooked to perfection with love, and beautifully presented....More

Thank Rudolph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful Restaurant for my Mom's Birthday. The attention to detail and absolutely decadent food is second to none. Everything is great, the dishes was creative and delicious. The staffs and owner, Olivier explain everything clearly on the inspiration and ingredient of each dishes....More

Thank heartplanners
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for my sons birthday. The risotto was flavorless as was most of the food. I had the veal chops they were delicious. The other people at the table left half their meals as it was so bad. The home made cheese cake...More

Thank Riaan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu here offers some variety compared to many other restaurants. The restaurant is more towards fine dining without the stuffiness. The staff were excellent. I chose the pork risotto with green beans, very tasty, creamy, and a decent portion and mussels in a creamy...More

Thank BTR77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here last night. The owner was super nice and our waitress Elizabeth was very charming. Food was delicious. Highly recommend the seared tuna. The portions are very generous.

Thank LaBellaVida77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I had a really lovely evening at Terra Mare. We were greeted with a very warm welcome and the ambience was cheerful and buzzing. The staff were so friendly and attentive and Olivier, the owner, was around making sure all guests were...More

Thank Pip450
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on Saturday night and upon arrival at seven o'clock that night we saw that there we were only a couple of women outside and we were the only couple in the restaurant. I don't mind to pay a lot for a good...More

Thank Ria S
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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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