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Tia Maria's European Cafe

42 N Water St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6335
+1 508-993-8900
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“sandwich” (14 reviews)
“home fries” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Cafe, European, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
42 N Water St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6335
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cold afternoon and a stop here to get warmth and lunch. Right up my alley, organic foods and great coffee selections. A cozy little place that’s well worth the stop. Enjoy!

Thank Yardspice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here after our trip to the Whaling Museum. The food was excellent! So many choices and everything that was ordered was excellent. Service was a little slow, so don't expect to rush in an out of here. The food was worth the little wait...More

Thank ferogz
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We enjoyed our soup, pizza, and sandwich at this restaurant. The service was excellent as was the food.

Thank CarouselambraNC
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Good little place Not great Greek salad was smart for the price and just OK not memorable- good location

Thank Jwvv
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We have celiac , gluten and Diary intolerances. The waitress and chef were very attentive and accommodating, nothing was too much trouble!!

Thank Claire_n_Joel
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Across the street from the Whaling Museum. Rebecca friendly and efficient. Food was very good. We had the Chicken Caesar Wrap and the Thanksgiving Sandwich. These were large sandwiches!

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I've heard lots of good things about Tia Maria's and have been wanting to go there since it opened a few years ago. I convinced my wife to give a try one recent Friday evening for a light supper. The dining room is decorated quaintly...More

Thank DrillG
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Before tackling the Whaling Museum we had a nice coffee at Tia Maria, only problem was the two available tables were taken and, they wouldn't let us sit in the lunch area and the back room was full of a large group of women having...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday and had trouble choosing since menu was very comprehensive. Ended up selecting a true Portuguese beef sandwich with the authentic fried, sliced potatoes, called rodelas. Wonderful flavor and such a generous portion, I had to bring half home. Not usually a...More

Thank calwashore
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Cozy and authentic Portuguese/Azorean cuisine. Good coffee and tea. Great for breakfast, spicy chouriço, eggs and sandwiches are served in generous portions. Delicious pastries and baked goods. Friendly staff. Little piece of Portugal in MA.

Thank Miguel P
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.04 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 N Water St, New Bedford, MA 02740-6335
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-8900
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of the National Historical Whaling Park, Tia Maria's European Café is a family owned restaurant. Join us and enjoy our many offerings including homemade desserts, pastries or espresso specialty drinks in our casual and friendly atmosphere. We serve beer and wine as well as Jim's organic coffee. We serve a full breakfast daily until 11:30 AM with the exception of Sunday when breakfast is served all day until 1PM. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday starting at 11:30 AM or stop by for dinner on Friday and Saturday nights! All our dishes are made to order and we use local and organic ingredients whenever possible.
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