We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Boca de Cena

Certificate of Excellence
$
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Largo San Joao, No 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
296 283 262
Improve this listing
Add hours for Boca de Cena and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 342 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 240
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Quiet, dark and upscale

We ate at boca de cena our second night in town. Definitely the fanciest place we ate as far as ambiance. The waiter was fantastic at explaining the dishes and his recommendations. We ended up getting a steak entree (which we nearly licked the plate clean) and the pheasant. Tha sauces were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Carolyn V
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at boca de cena our second night in town. Definitely the fanciest place we ate as far as ambiance. The waiter was fantastic at explaining the dishes and his recommendations. We ended up getting a steak entree (which we nearly licked the plate clean) and the pheasant. Tha sauces were delicious. With two enteees, two desserts and a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carolyn V
London, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was relaxing, the waiter very pleasant and the food was excellent. A nice place to celebrate our 20th Anniversary.

Helpful?
Thank hungry39
North Yorkshire, England
Level Contributor
292 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were the only ones in at first on a quiet January night but more guests came in later. You are brought an amouse bouche first and whilst the food isn't exactly memorable it was good. We shared a grilled rare beef salad and then I had duck with a lovely sauce. Can't remember what hubby had but he enjoyed... More 

Helpful?
Thank jean-s
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did ,nt book a table but it is January .The food was just delicious from start to dessert .The waiter was very welcoming ,very calm and took his time to explain everything right down to the question about the music. The shrimps on bread ,the sole stuffed with bacon. The chocolate cake ,the ginger ,pumpkin and coconut cake .The... More 

Helpful?
Thank GD1951
Sao Paulo
Level Contributor
323 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

My wife and I had a very unusual and yet agreeable dinner on Christmas Eve. We had reserved through our hotel well in advance however on arrival we were surprised to note that only one table was laid for dinner. A little intimidating yet the best was to come. Apparently, the locals dine at home on Christmas Eve and the... More 

Helpful?
Thank peter_glazier
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice service and really good food. The octopus, praised by many here on Tripadvisor, is truely a masterpiece. So was the Chief's steak (medium-raw, you rarely get that in Potugal). Prices are reasonable for the very high quality of food. Mostly young crowd.

Helpful?
Thank Wiederspiel
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We arrived at opening time of 7pm. The restaurant is cosy and dimly lighted and very demure unlike most restaurants I've been to here in the Azores, where they either rustically or resemble cafes with lots of plastic seating. We ordered the shrimp between us to start (€8) and received 4 huge shrimps on bread. They were sweet and succulent.... More 

Helpful?
Thank ck1cindy
Olstykke, Denmark
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The food is fantastic. I had the crispy octopus. Heavenly. They where soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. My husbond had one of the most fantastic steaks he had tasted. The atmosphere is very cosy. The place is quite small and decorated in a way that amkes you feel both formel and very unformel at the same... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christina J
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We had in this place the nicest dinner we had at Ponta Delgado. Tuna fish was delicious and the waitress was really nice (also speaking English).

Helpful?
1 Thank jen1jen
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Very delicious food. Reservations are recommended . Price level is 12-20 € for a main course . Limited selection of wines .

Helpful?
Thank devett

Travelers who viewed Boca de Cena also viewed

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
 
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
 

Been to Boca de Cena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Mediterranean, European, Portuguese

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Boca de Cena and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Detroit, Michigan
3 months ago
Charleston, South Carolina

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Boca de Cena staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?