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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: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 92
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Incredibly expensive for the served

Ee were served very carefully however the food was inedible and the price was a absrdo. Would not recommend. We ask underdone meal and this came almost burnt, unforgivable by the asking price. The room was surprisingly unpleasant because of the noise that could be heard (not sure where) ... If you... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
Carl A
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Ireland
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Ee were served very carefully however the food was inedible and the price was a absrdo. Would not recommend. We ask underdone meal and this came almost burnt, unforgivable by the asking price. The room was surprisingly unpleasant because of the noise that could be heard (not sure where) ... If you are thinking about a accessible and tasty warm... More 

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was the only restaurant we returned to during a week stay in Sao Miguel. Reasons were Ricardo is such a lovely guy putting his heart and soul into the place that he clearly feels so passionately about and secondly because he is such a good cook. We had meat (Filet Mignon and Roast Beef) and fish dishes (Tuna) and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

So we were under the impression that this was a fine dining restaurant. We made a reservation, showed up & were seated by Ricardo. We then noticed that there were a few tables on one side of the restaurant & all the other tables were in a single line on the other side. Turns out it was a birthday party... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were at the cafe on 5 Jan 2015. Very pretty atmosphere and cool man - band :) meal is a tasty, but little for this price. You could find same cafe for less price in the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We went there based on the reviews on TA and we were not disappointed. The owner/Chef/welcome Manager/waiter is a really entertaining guy and absolutely devoted to his products - as he said himself: he respects wine and food. His recommendations did not disappoint and the fresh ingredients were prepared to perfection in a really nice atmosphere. All in all just... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Não é barato, mas tudo o resto compensa. Adorei. It's not cheap, but everything else pays for it! Loved it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Besides the lack of an employee to serve us because the owner is doing everything, and with a full house is not possible, as we expect an eternity, the restaurant is also very dark.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

One of our best eating experiences in Europe and who would believe it is in a little restaurant in and Island in the middle of the big ocean. The restaurant is small but the ambiance is very modern and relaxing. We read many raving reviews about Riccardo and were curious how one man could run a 4+ star restaurant, but... More 

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Simple decoration and great food. The restaurant is a one man show, the chef is a great cook and he's also the waiter and the owner, so nothing will can go wrong here :) the food is wonderfull...

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New Market, Maryland
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Dinner and a show are always a lot of fun, and a visit to Boca de Cena (dinner mouth?) is a lot of fun. Here the dinner is a one man show as Richardo, the owner, chef, waiter, sommelier is the show all by himself. We had three of the items that he boasted were the "best in the world":... More 

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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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