Taste of Portugual


​Every Portuguese family has their own Mãe Maria and now Cardiff has one too! Enjoy traditional mouth-watering delights, hot and cold, in our spacious family-friendly restaurant. Order from our Set Menu (2 Courses) for £8.95 or enjoy our Prato do Dia/Meal of the Day for £7.95.
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TWO-COURSE SUNDAY LUNCH (12-5PM), £12.95 (2 course) and £9.95 (1 course)

Restaurant Menu

Sopa do Dia
Sopa do Dia
£2.95
Chef’s fresh soup of the day, prepared with love and passion
Caldo verde
Caldo verde
£2.95
Traditional Portuguese soup made with potatoes, cabbage and served with chorizo
Taste of Portugal
Taste of Portugal
£3.95
Deep fried prawn rissole, meat rissole and codfish cake
Camarões
Camarões
£5.95
Prawns served in olive oil and oreganos
Calamares Frito
Calamares Frito
£3.50
Fried Calamares
Esparguete com Tomate
Esparguete com Tomate
£2.95
Spaghetti with tomato
Cogumelos com Alho
Cogumelos com Alho
£2.95
Garlic Mushrooms
Sardinhas grelhadas
Sardinhas grelhadas
£3.95
Grilled Sardines
Pão de Alho
Pão de Alho
£2.95
Garlic Bread
Torrada Vinagrete
Torrada Vinagrete
£2.95
Vinaigrette Toast
Pâté de atum Caseiro
Pâté de atum Caseiro
£2.95
Homemade Tuna Pâté
Abacate Vinagrete
£2.95
Avocado with Vinaigrette
Melão
Melão
£2.95
Melon
Azeitonas
£1.95
Mixed olives From Alentejo in oreganos and olive oil dressing
Punhetas de Bacalhau
£3.95
Codfish with onions and olives
Four tastes of Portuguese Cheese
Four tastes of Portuguese Cheese
£4.95
Limiano, Sheep, Goat Cheese with Paprika, Buttery and ‘Curado Mix’
Cesto de Pão Caseiro
£1.95
Selection of homemade breads
Francesinha
Francesinha
£9.95
A mouth watering moist baked sandwich made with soft slices of bread layered a thin slice of beef steak, ham, sausage, melted cheese and topped with fried egg and own delicious sauce. Served with chips
Bitoque à Mãe Maria
Bitoque à Mãe Maria
£12.95
Rump steak, served with fried egg and a special Mãe Maria sauce (Honey & Mustard) or Pepper sauce with chips on the side
Bitoque
Bitoque
£12.95
8oz Rump steak (10oz Sirloin steak for +£6.00) served with fried egg, chips on the side and a choice of sauce below:
Honey and mustard / Beer sauce /Francesinha sauce / Pepper sauce / Salmon sauce / Piri Piri sauce
(Extra sauce +£1.50)
Alheira de Mirandela
Alheira de Mirandela
£8.95
Marinated Sausage (chicken, pork, beef) with chips, rice and a light salad
Bifinhos de cogumelos
Bifinhos de cogumelos
£10.95
Chicken breast or beef with cream and mushrooms, served with chips
Espaguete com Galinha e espinafres
£8.95
Spaghetti served with chicken and spinach
Espaguete com bacon, cogumelos e queijo
£8.95
Spaghetti served with bacon, mushrooms and cheese
Lombo de Porco assado servido com Puré
Lombo de Porco assado servido com Puré
£11.95
Pork Loin served with mashed potatoes
Picadinho da Madeira servido com milho frito
Picadinho da Madeira servido com milho frito
£11.95
Beef pieces cooked traditionaly served with chips and square fried corn pieces
Bacalhau á Moda de Braga
Bacalhau á Moda de Braga
£14.95
Fried Codfish with slices of onions on top served with chips
Bacalhau Dourado
Bacalhau Dourado
£14.95
Golden Codfish mixed with chips, eggs, onion and parsley
Salmão Grelhado com Puré
Salmão Grelhado com Puré
£13.95
Grilled salmon with lemon flavour served with mashed potatoes
Pataniscas com Arroz de Feijao Vermelho
Pataniscas com Arroz de Feijao Vermelho
£8.95
Portuguese cod fish cakes served with red beans rice
Bacalhau c/ Natas
Bacalhau c/ Natas
£14.95
Oven-baked dish consisting of layers of codfish, onion, diced fried potato and cream
Esparguete do Mar
Esparguete do Mar
£13.95
Spaghetti with a mix of seafood and Salmon.
Francesinha de camarão
Francesinha de camarão
£12.95
A mouth watering moist baked sandwich made with soft slices of bread layered a thin slice of beef steak, ham, sausage, melted cheese and topped with fried egg and prawns covered with a delicious sauce. Served with chips
Mexilhões
£5.95
Mussels
Lasanha Vegetariana
£8.95
Veggie Lasagne
Spicy Sweet Potato & Green Rice Burrito Bowls
Spicy Sweet Potato & Green Rice Burrito Bowls
£13.95
Porçao de batata Frita
£1.50
Portion of Chips
Porção de Arroz
£1.50
Portion of rice
Milho da Madeira
£2.95
Fried Corn from Madeira (five pieces)
Cesto de Pão Caseiro
£1.95
Selection of homemade breads
Salad Mãe Maria
£2.95
Salad served with lettuce, onion, cucumber and tomato slices
Bolos
Bolos
£1.40
Cakes
Cheesecake do dia
£3.95
Cheesecake of the Day
Mousse de chocolate Caseira
Mousse de chocolate Caseira
£2.95
Homemade Chocolate Mousse
Natas do Céu Caseira
Natas do Céu Caseira
£3.95
Homemade simple combination of vanilla egg cream, mousse and crumbled Maria cookies
Baba de Camelo Caseira
£3.95
Homemade chilled caramel souffle
Molotoff Puding Caseiro
£3.95
Homemade textured caramel pudding, very light and moussy that melts in your mouth
Bola de Gelado
£2.00
Ice cream
Salada de Frutas
£3.95
Homemade Fruit Salad
Leite Creme Caseiro
£3.50
Homemade cream milk dessert
Pudin Flan Mandarin Caseiro
£2.50
Homemade Creme Caramel
Arroz doce Caseiro
Arroz doce Caseiro
£2.50
Homemade rice pudding
Orange Pudim
Orange Pudim
£3.95
Orange pudding