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Boca de Cena

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Largo San Joao, No 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
296 283 262
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This is a MUST try

This is truly the best restaurant on the island for what my fiance and I experienced. The food and wine are out of this world and the experience was incredible. I highly recommend coming here if you anywhere in Sao Miguel :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Nicole L
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is truly the best restaurant on the island for what my fiance and I experienced. The food and wine are out of this world and the experience was incredible. I highly recommend coming here if you anywhere in Sao Miguel :)

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Something you must try at Boca is Crispy Octopus and Tuna steak in honey. This was an excellent eveninig we had had there. Booking in advance highly recommended ! You have to call them lunch time or at least eveninig day before. Otherwise nobody answer the phone and nobody is there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

After traveling Europe for over a month and eating at tripadvisors top rated restaurants everywhere I went, this place was the best meal I've had. Food was outstanding for every single course. Atmosphere is super comfortable and nice. The service is perfect. I'm going back again for dinner tomorrow, it was so so good

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New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The food was very good, however, I ordered the steak and was told it will arrive medium rare. When I received it raw I naturally sent it back. Since the owner is a one-man show (maitre d, server, chef) he took offense to the steak having to be re-cooked, and never visited our table again. Mistakes happen but he should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Walked about 20 min from our hotel in Ponte Delgado to "downtown". We weren't exactly sure what to expect and it was kind of hidden but the experience was fantastic. We first walked in and it was a bit warm, but the atmosphere was elegant and casual. We wore jeans and a nice shirt and others had very similar dress.... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a delicious meal (one tuna one roastbeef) in this restaurant. Simple but sophisticated food with good, if a little busy, service . If there was one tiny thing, The water we ordered wasnt really cold (but The beer was :) ). Would definately recommend!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Here you can find the best dishes in the Azores combined with an excellent service. The concept is the "One Man Show", chef Ricardo Santos, is allways with a smile. Excellent food like tuna and octopus, excellent package of wines, good environment and excellent choise of music. Please be sure, make your reservation, go with time, and let the chef... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband and I were in the Azores on our honeymoon. A family we met at a wine tasting recommended Boca de Cena to us. We owe them big time. It was one of the best meals we've ever had! Ricardo is an rare individual. Not only is he an amazing chef but he astounded us with his level of... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I usually come to the Azores every summer since I was a kid but this was the first time I have eaten here. Amazing.....the chef/owner really know what he is doing. The ambiance is great as well. Any seafood dish you order here will be great. I had the octopus and the tuna.....to die for

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Seriously. Make a reservation. Like now. Owner /chef/server was amazing. Recommended a lot of good things. Great food. Great value. Seriously great. Go right when they open if you can as it is a one man show. (Nearly)

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Address: Largo San Joao, No 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
Phone Number: 296 283 262
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
Cuisine: Portuguese

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  • Address: Largo San Joao, No 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: 296 283 262

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  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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