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Muqueca

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1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 354-3296
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Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
A Nice Surprise

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Darrell M
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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English first
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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24 reviews
20 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 21 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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35 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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253 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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 36 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 48 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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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Additional Information about Muqueca

Address: 1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number: (617) 354-3296
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Brazilian, South American

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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?