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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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  • 104
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Best dinner

The owner does everything, enjoys himself and makes the experience enjoyable plus his food is fantastic. Daffodil backpack with spinach and shrimp was outstanding. Crispy octopus was exceptional. Make a reservation and go here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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  • Late Night
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149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The owner does everything, enjoys himself and makes the experience enjoyable plus his food is fantastic. Daffodil backpack with spinach and shrimp was outstanding. Crispy octopus was exceptional. Make a reservation and go here!

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We will always remember our visit to this restaurant and will for sure try to return. We went for lunch which has a limited menu and had such a pleasurable experience that we made dinner reservations (a must). The chef cooks, waits tables and clears. He is the one and only and is very good in all aspects. Obviously a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You've got to try this place. Our Host was Ricardo...our waiter was Ricardo...our Chef was Ricardo and our busser was Ricardo...and Ricardo is the owner. Great guy! very friendly! very helpful with the menu and recommendations.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Boca de Cena serves the most delicious food in Ponta Delgada. My wife and I have eaten at all five of the top ranked restaurants in Ponta Delgada. The taste of the food at Boca de Cena is on par with that served in the finest restaurants in Paris, London or New York. The Crispy Octopus lives up to its... More 

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Portugal
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184 reviews 184 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First of all I have to say that this is a special restaurant and that will not be good for everyone. This is a cozy, romantic small restaurant (can olny sit about twenty people) and have only one employee, that is simultaneously the cook, the waiter and the guy that talks to you. Of course, the menu can not be... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food and service was fantastic. Great romantic or family place (a couple had a new born in the restaurant which the owner took in stride easily). My wife and I had the sole and wonderful fried octopus. We were a little uneasy about going with the octopus and both of us absolutely loved it. A must. What a great... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very good food but both orders did not match what we ordered!!! Quite surprising... Fortunately we found the dishes tasty.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My girlfriend and I had found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, and the food was unbelievable. While eating, we quickly decided to make a reservation for our last night at the Azores. The chef cooks amazing food while running the front of the restaurant as well. He is such a friendly man, who cooks with love. Everything we had there, from... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was by far the best meal we had on our trip, this includes eating at three other Top 10 rated restaurants on TA! I had the fillet mignon and my wife had a boneless fish cooked inside a puff pastry, both were flavorful and cooked to perfection. We ordered these two dishes after listening to the owner/waiter/chef/busboy/dish washer Riccardo... More 

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Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The owner is very friendly and does everything in the restaurant: cooks and attends the customers. Therefore the service is slow. However, is worthwhile waintng for it because the food is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Portuguese

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