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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Ivette M
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

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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Saratoga Springs
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
25 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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Kennebunk, Maine
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a gem of a place. The food is delicious and the history behind it is compelling. I highly recommend this restaurant for people who enjoy bold flavors and spice.

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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A friendly welcome preceded an interesting and very pleasant meal. Two senior adults and a five year old boy all were pleased by the meal and service. The adults had the national dish of Brazil, the five year old was satisfied with his steak tips. We tried their nonalcoholic drinks, fruit based and again each was able to find something... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Came here on a Friday night. Food pretty tasty but also all very similar but plus side, seemed clean and healthy and well priced. Crab cake starter is disgusting....be warned! Friendly service but environment a little like a canteen. May return but has some things that need improving.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The place is friendly and well decorated with great touch of Brazilian culture and local art. The food is fantastic and the price is worth it. All the MUQUECAS, which arethe signature dishes are delicious! The owner "Fatinha" is a wonderful chef and sweet person who is striving to do the best for her clients and the community. The environment... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We walked by this tiny, unimposing restaurant on a Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm, and it was already packed with people! We went inside to check out the menu and were greeted warmly by a waiter. The menu looked interesting, but what convinced us to eat there were the aromas permeating from the kitchen. We started with a freshly-made fish... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had a great meal, highlighted by a tasty and filling feijoada. Their caipirinhas were a bit less than what I was hoping for, as they are forced to use a low-alcohol wine-based cachaca (Never thought that possible, before this!) Booooo to the state liquor laws!

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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?