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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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Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Best Meal of My Life!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Andy B
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
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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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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