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Muqueca

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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Most recent review
A Taste of Brazil in Cambridge MA

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
ErnieA1
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

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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200 reviews 200 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Buffalo, New York
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168 reviews 168 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The food was delicious with unique flavor that I'd never had before. Everything was cooked perfectly. We had a few appetizers and the. Split a main course and it was delicious. The sangria was good too.

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Newton, Ma
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a wonderful experience I had having dinner with my wife and daughter this evening at this truly outstanding Brazilian restaurant. Having become obsessed recently with moqueca, a Brazilian/Portuguese/West African seafood stew, I looked on various sites to determine if there was a restaurant in my area that is known for this healthful and delicious concoction. The resounding consensus was... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We'd never been to a Brazilian restaurant, but thought we'd give it a try - and were very pleased! The service is extraordinary - very welcoming and patient explaining menu items. The food was completely unfamiliar to us, but it tasted amazingly good. Even the kids loved it. I would highly recommend this place!

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Amherst
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was not sure I would like this type of food! We went on a recommendation. This food was delicious! The service was also out of this world!! If you get a chance GO.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We've been here for dinner to try the clay pot specialities. It's a medium size restaurant, no special decor. There were many Brazilians so I assume the food is authentic and good. We tried seafood in clay pot and lasagne with plantains. Seafood was fresh and tasty with delicious fresh tomato sauce, lots of veggies. Great comfort food! Lasagna made... 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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Brazilian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?