We are passionate about Portuguese Food & Drink

Our Story

Mãe Maria was established in 2016 by Laura Da Silva, inspired by the love of her mother’s home-made cooking.

Mãe Maria is an family run independent Portuguese Restaurant/Bar, Taverna coffee shop & Deli on Cowbridge Rd East.

Owner of Mãe Maria, Laura Da Silva was missing her Portuguese home so much that she decided to open Mãe Maria near Victoria Park in Cardiff.

Laura originally moved to the UK in 2000 to study in Oxford before moving to Cardiff in 2007. She said she was 'dreadfully homesick', and searched high and low for something that would satisfy the cravings for her mother's food, which inspired her to open Mãe Maria. 

'Mãe' in the name means 'mother'.

“When I arrived in Cardiff, I could not believe the size of Cardiff's Portuguese population. I thought lots of people must be missing traditional Portuguese food.” - Laura Da Silva

Whether for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, after work drinks, a weekend takeaway or a special occasion, Mãe Maria encourages all visits. Private parties and group bookings of all sizes can also be catered for in the family friendly venue.

Come and find us and see for yourself!