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Mateus Bistro

$$ - $$$, , Soups
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were struggling to find somewhere for lunch and came across this place. We sat on the patio area, which is shielded from the main road. The menu was nice and the food well prepared and tasty. Very friendly staff who were happy to give...More

Thank EricEssex2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Starters: Mexican crepes were excellent and great flavour and kale salad (it's sweet, large). Entrees: Pasta of the day which was with seafood, large portion, very tasty. Seafood chowder is a huge portion and very good. Should not have had a starter - I ate...More

Thank travelfun001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a magical evening at the Mateus Bistro in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. We sat outside until 10 pm as the weather was unusually warm. We were treated to wonderful plates of pork belly with blueberry sauce, delicious seafood of all types, artfully sculpted...More

Thank MButler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brown Butter Pasta Dish- Small Portion, tasted like it was microwaved Pank Haddock- Big portion, tasted delicious- not worth 31.00 Thai Noodle Bowl- Was there food coloring in this to make it looked like seasoning? Tasted like plain noodles Cheese Cake- All whip cream with...More

Thank chester151
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Mateus Bistro and though it offered the best food in the village, after trying 2 other places! The meal, service and atmosphere exceeded our expectations. Great flavours and presentation for the dishes that we ordered, particularly the Pesto Halibut,...More

Thank K2KBunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me, Mateus is my #1 in alllll categories.....and I am fussy. Matt, the owner is a well known chef with braggable experiences in cooking for princes and politicians....and he values everyone who comes to his Bistro for fresh, local and delicious food. His staff...More

Thank Faye Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a late lunch as we were enticed by the grill Friday's as we love big green egg cooking. While the food was very good, service was questionable. Our waitress was not overly attentive as she was more focused on getting food for...More

Thank Jj2017339
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My aunt and I dined here after she said it was one of her go-to spots in Mahone Bay. She had been in the area for several weeks before I arrived and had eaten there multiple times. I decided to order the haddock that came...More

Thank KBuck85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very disappointing time. Wrong food was brought to table. Service was extremely unfriendly. had a glass of red wine and there were a lot of fruit flies in the main dining room itself and one had landed into my full glass of wine...More

Thank brook75638
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We were recently referred to Mateus Bistro by our hosts in Mahone Bay however we're very disappointed in the quality of the food. I had the steak salad and the steak was not tenderloin and the salad was very tough. My sister's halibut was cold...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
  • Phone Number: 902-531-3711
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New Owner Was Cheesecake Gallery
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