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.
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TWO-COURSE SUNDAY LUNCH (12-5PM), £12.95 (2 course) and £9.95 (1 course)

Restaurant Menu

Caldo verde
Caldo verde
£2.95
Shredded Cabbage and chorizo soup
Taste of Portugal
Taste of Portugal
£3.95
Trio of deep fried pawn rissole, meat rissole and codfish cake
Soup of the day
£2.95
Garlic Mushrooms
£2.95
Pan seared mushrooms in virgin oil and garlic clover
Calamari
£3.95
Grilled Sardines
£3.95
Portuguese sardine served with salad
White Atlantic Clams
£5.95
Flamed in white wine, butter and lemon juice
King Prawns
£5.95
Cooked in butter, garlic and lemon juice
Parma Ham and Melon
£3.95
Vinaigrette Avocado Salad
£3.95
Shredded Salted Cod Salad
£3.95
Revolved in virgin olive oil, garlic and black pitted olives
Portuguese Cheese Board
£4.95
Selection of Portuguese Cheese with Quince Jelly
Prawn and Avocado Cocktail
£5.95
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
Alheira de Mirandela
Alheira de Mirandela
£8.95
Marinated Sausage (chicken, pork, beef) with chips, rice and a light salad
Bitoque Tradicional
£6.95
Frying steak served with home cut chips and fried egg
Bitoque Alcatra
£12.95
Grilled Rump steak served with home cut chips and fried egg
Bitoque Lombo
£18.95
Grilled Sirloin steak served with home cut chips and fried egg
Mushroom & Cream Stroganoff
£10.95
With choice of Chicken or Sirloin medallions
Chicken Piri-Piri
£10.95
Half chicken in a spicy piri-piri sauce server with chips and a side of salad
Picadinho da Madeira
£10.95
Small pieces of beef fried with garlic in a pan, red and green peppers. Served with chips and fried corn
Bifana no Prato
£6.95
Thin slices of pork loin with a tasty sauce served with home cut chips
Panado no Prato
£6.95
Breaded cutlet dish made with boneless meat thinned with a hammer, coated in bread crumbs and fried. Served with chips and rice
Bacalhau com Natas
Bacalhau com Natas
£14.95
Oven baked cod pie layered with onions, diced potatoes and béchamel sauce
Bacalhau à Braga
£15.95
Egg coated & pan fried in olive oil and bay leaf, topped with caramelized onion rings and sliced homemade chips
Bacalhau à Brás
£10.95
Deboned and shredded cod mixed with think hand cut chips, coated by egg yolk, chopped onions, black olives and parsley
Sea Food Pasta
£12.95
Spaghetti pasta with a selection of seafood (prawns, mussels, clams and squid) in a creamy sauce
Sea Food Rice
£12.95
Rice with a selection of seafood (prawns, mussels, clams and squid) in a creamy sauce
Pataniscas de Bacalhau com arroz de feijão
£8.95
Pan fried fish cakes served with a rustic red bean risotto
Grilled Sea Bass
£12.95
Served with salad and home cut chips
Lasanha Vegetariana
£8.95
Veggie Lasagne
Vegetarian & Vegan Sausage
£10.95
Cured & Smoked rustic Portuguese sausage served with white rice, home cut chips and salad
Vegetarian Mini Frittata
£10.95
Onion, flour, mushroom frittata served with white rice and side salad
Beef Skewer
£14.95
Beef pieces, Red onions & peppers
Sea Food Skewer
£14.95
Prawns, Squid, Red onions & Peppers
Chicken Skewer
£12.95
Chicken, Red onions & Peppers
Bifana
£3.95
Thin slices of pork loin served in bread roll with a tasty sauce
Prego
£3.95
Pan fried minute steak cooked in beer and mustard sauce, served in bread roll
Classic Burger
£3.95
5oz beef burger served with lettuce and tomato
Cheese Burger
£4.20
5oz beef burger served with cheese
Chicken Burger
£4.20
Classic chicken piri piri burger served with lettuce and tomato
Classic Hot Dog
£3.95
Bockwurst style sausage served with chip sticks
Cheese and Ham Hot Dog
£4.50
Bockwurst style sausage topped with ham, cheese and chip sticks
Mãe’s Burger
£7.95
5oz beef burger served with melted cheese over it and Francesinha sauce
Mãe’s Hot dog
£7.50
Bockwurst style sausage served with melted cheese over it and Francesinha sauce
Fish & Chips
£4.95
Fried fish with home cut chips or salad
Meat Platter
£29.95
Spread of chicken, sirloin steak, Portuguese barbecue sausage & Chorizo
Sea Food Platter
£30.95
Prawns, Sardines, sautéed clams and a salted cod chunk
Sardinha em óleo vegetal
£2.95
Sardines in vegetable oil
Sardinha em molho de tomate
£2.95
Sardines in tomato sauce
Sardinha sem pele e espinhas
£2.95
Fillet of Sardines
Atum em óleo vegetal
£2.95
Tuna in vegetable oil
Salmon Salad
£4.95
Served with tomatoes, red onions and cucumber
Chicken Salad
£4.95
Chicken, mayo with tomatoes and parmesan cheese
Prawn Cocktail Salad
£4.95
Prawn cocktail, tomatoes and red onions
Tuna Salad
£4.95
Dressed with mayo and parmesan cheese
With Butter
£2.95
With Tuna, Prawns Cocktail or Chicken
£3.95
Extra Toppings
£1.00
Portion of Home Cut Chips
£2.00
Portion of Rice
£1.50
Fried Corn from Madeira (four pieces)
£2.95
Basket of Bread
£1.95
Olives
£1.95
Marinated mixed olives from Alentejo
Garlic Bread
£2.95
Cheesy Garlic Bread
£3.25
Mãe’s Salad
£2.95
Green lettuce, red onion, cucumber, sliced tomato
Mixed Vegetables
£2.95
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