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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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“tuna” (20 reviews)
“risotto” (15 reviews)
“prawns” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 10:00 Hours
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 6 days ago

Wonderful food served with a smile in a welcoming establishment that has style and buzz. The setting was indoors but there are outdoor options on the rear and front terraces, weather permitting.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank booker2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We celebrated the beginning of the New Year on the terrace of Terra Mare. The warm, balmy evening ushered in a night of exquisite food and wine pairing. The Ribeye was succulent as was the salmon . The chicken on bed of tagliatelle had such...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 401clintk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has been around for quite some time and I was last there a few years ago. Last week we went as a family and with my sister and her family. The last waitress who served us all those years ago, served us again...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CrisRyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked from Sweden because we would stay in Paarl over New Years Eve. I was so surprised when they called me up because i was a bit concerned what I had really booked for our group of 12. We had so much fun with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peteradatkins A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was tasty and well presented. A nice selection of food, great service and a fantastic ambiance!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank simonekatsigarakis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food prepared to perfection. Super friendly, attentive, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Brilliantly executed cooking and plating from Chef Thabo. Atmosphere was incredible as we were looking for a relaxed, yet classy eatery as it was our 4'th wedding anniversary to celebrate. The owner, Olivier,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We arrived and were welcomed in by very friendly and warm staff. Service was very good and food was excellent! Everything cooked and presented to perfection. We will definitely come again. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Carlavanant
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

I arrived in this beautiful country a week earlier and had very nice food in varias places. Then I was invited by friends to Terra Mare and have been back twice. The food is great and a very friendly service. Also what I very much...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Relax18021238146
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Excellent selection of dishes some can be had as starter or main. Dishes are delicious making it difficult to choose. Well present with personal attention to detail from owner.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank villiersnicolette
Reviewed 17 November 2018

A very good restaurant; it was very busy on the night we dined, which probably downgraded our rating because they didn’t take the time to make a sauce my partner could enjoy. We started with an appetizer of shrimp risotto that was absolutely fantastic....one of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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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, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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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