Fodor's Expert Review Terra Mare

$$ Paarl Eclectic

Owner-run Terra Mare has become a favorite with locals and tourists alike, offering not just great food, but a wonderful dining experience in a friendly and laid-back setting. Enjoy freshly prepared meals and affordable wine on the terrace overlooking the Paarl vineyards, or have a drink in the cozy dining room. The owners, Swiss-born Olivier, and Delenia, a local of Italian heritage, have fused their diverse cultural backgrounds to produce opulent food with French, Italian, Afrikaans, and German influences. Olivier and Delenia are hands-on and have created a warm and inviting space; customers become regulars and soon become friends. As for the food, the kudu fillet and steak tartare are favorites, as is the three-mushroom risotto. For dessert how does limoncello sorbet or tiramisu sound? A good selection of wines, not limited to wines from the Paarl area, is available.

Eclectic Service Casual Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

90A Main St.
Paarl, Western Cape  7646, South Africa


Known For:
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Tiramisu
  • Friendly owners
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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