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Muqueca

1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 354-3296
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Ranked #47 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: Brazilian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Newton, Ma
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I do find it satisfying to have very fresh, good sized portions of something quite unique. Muqueca's dishes were wholesome, quite comfort-foody. The rice that goes with the Muqueca is so-so, but that's not what you're there for. The place is full of Brazillian's, indicating it's probably quite authentic also. And the cilantro just makes the whole dish pop. Enjoy... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We just managed to squeeze in here early on a Saturday night without a reservation. Tasty food, good portions, casual dining. The sauce that comes with the rice is scrumptious. The hot sauce is certainly that! If you're craving some seafood stew/soup you should definitely come here!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This was my second visit.. .food sounds fabulous but poor on.taste despite a lovely presentation and nice atmosphere friendly staff

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was our first visit. The place is quite plain. The menu is interesting, and the staff were very friendly. But we were not thrilled with the food. In fairness it may have been the unusual ingredients and/or spices. And it seemed pricy ($20 - $25 entrees) for a restaurant that offered little else. We are not likely to go... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Great food ! The venue is not that great, but at least is organized, clean and looks like a Brazilian restaurant.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very disappointed with the service and food at this brazilian restaurant. The service is what concerned me the most. The server Marcia is careless, with no interaction and no common sense. A perfect example is NOToffering or providing a spoon to a 2 year old. She did not clear the dirty plates and dishes before bring our dinner. At the... More

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