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Muqueca

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Brazilian, South American
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1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 354-3296
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome and Authentic Brazailian Restaurant!

There are many Brazilian BBQ spots with an overly salted BBQ buffet, so you need to just get that idea out of your mind. Muqueca offers truly authentic, fresh and delicious Brazilian dishes of all kinds. Any of the clay pot dishes are absolutely delicious. I sometimes like the most simple of foods... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bill H
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many Brazilian BBQ spots with an overly salted BBQ buffet, so you need to just get that idea out of your mind. Muqueca offers truly authentic, fresh and delicious Brazilian dishes of all kinds. Any of the clay pot dishes are absolutely delicious. I sometimes like the most simple of foods - so the plantains are about the... More 

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Thank Bill H
Madrid
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poor quality food, low service, expensive, rude service and freezing cold place. Never again. What a disappointed experience.

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Thank MangosdBoston
San Francisco, California
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Muqueca is located on the strip of Cambridge St., where I was told, lots of hip restaurants to eat. Muqueca is also well known by many MIT and Harvard students as the place to order their authentic traditional caipirinha (Brazilian hillbilly drink). It is a small place and surprisingly, not many locals know about. A hidden gem for sure, but... More 

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Thank Edwin R
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Best Brasilian food outside of Brazil. The moqueca's, feijoada and caiprnihas are as authentic as you can find. The deserts were to-die-for and the expresso's put Starbucks to shame. You really need to go here if you want to feel like you are dining in Sao Paulo or Rio.

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Thank Dan M
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Muqueca is a national dish of Brazil and it is wonderful. I had the shrimp muquecu and it was full of shrimp. My wife had the red snapper. It was very good. Also try the Brazilian dark beer.

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Thank bdan1947
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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319 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Definitively the authentic Brazilian experience for seafood! Wonderful food and the owner is very friendly! Some staff are great! It is not a place to eat in a rush, so go when you have time to appreciate the time it takes to prepare great food!

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Thank Danuza
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We were in the mood to eat something different and tried this restaurant based on reviews here. Truly was a good restaurant with great food and service. Family friendly as well. Quick cab ride from MIT area. Parking easy in the pm.

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Thank Ivette M
Saratoga Springs
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

To begin, let me state that our recent first visit to Muqueca will be the first of many. Our servier, Nicole, was first rate--informative, courteous, and attentive. As for the food it is AMAZING!!!! Constant Companion and I began with Lula empanada com molho de maracujá (Fried Calamari with passion fruit sauce). Nicole volunteered to bring some of Muqueca's home... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

I've seen Muqueca when passing by but never really noticed it. It doesn't demand your attention - it seems more low-key, content to do what it does, which is provide delicious food with friendly and accommodating service. Four of us went for an early dinner and the place was half full when we arrived. It didn't take long to fill... More 

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Thank Darrell M
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you love Brazilian food, this is your place in the Boston area! I am not such a fan of Brazilian food, but still enjoyed our visits here. The offerings were very similar to what I had traveling in Brazil. My favorites are the fresh juices available, which I have not found many other places, although the caipirinhas are also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 354-3296

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?