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“A fascinating array of tasty food in a funky setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Miranda

Cafe Miranda
15 Oak St, Rockland, ME 04841
207-594-2034
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Ranked #7 of 79 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop, Seafood, Eclectic
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Description: Cafe Miranda has been located in downtown Rockland, Maine since 1993. We offer a vast menu of wood-fired oven, seasonal & adventurous ethnic dishes using locally harvested ingredients from our own farm. Come by and join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week and brunch on Sunday. Reservations are suggested for dinner. Lunch and breakfast walk-ins only. See our website for menus.
Boston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A fascinating array of tasty food in a funky setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I arrived for an early dinner on a cold November night. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly by an attentive waitress who quickly brought our wine and a delicious home made bread basket. The menu is very diverse and a bit daunting but assures any palate will find something appealing. We tried a pot roast with blue cheese and the "secret" scallops.... Both won rave reviews.

Portions are hearty and well rounded with entrees accompanied by starches and vegetables. We finished with homemade desserts of ice cream with a brownie but we were hard pressed to choose given the array of dessert choices....all homemade. Wines were fairly priced and a good selection of offerings by the glass.

The tab was not cheap but for the portions, tastiness, take home leftovers and pleasant surroundings it was money very well spent. We are already planning a return trip.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
camden, maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“great evening, amazing meals enjoyed by all !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is not the first time I've eaten at cafe Miranda. It was the best visit, so far. We met friends from southern Maine, they had never had the pleasure, so it was fun to listen to their comments about the cool, retro music, very tasty meal entrees and even the perfect appetizer, gorgonzola mushroom, spinach dipping pan ... over the top way to begin a terrific dinner party.
Thank you, chef, Kerry and the perfect waitress, Kit!!! 5 stars

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great Food...Fun Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We absolutely LOVE this place....if you are lucky enough to get a seat at the "bar", you will certainly be entertained with dinner and a show...watching them cook is half the fun of a night out!
Food is excellent with an extensive menu...have never had a meal that I didn't love here

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rockland, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

portions were small, food was ok, to expensive, just average, will not return. atmosphere was nice and the service was good but we go for the food

Visited July 2012
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Bangor, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Such a tiny place and quite loud but very friendly! We were turned away for lack of reservation one weekend but were very welcome the next with having reserved a table beforehand. We had the escargNOT which was very unique and tasty and finished with a calamari dish served with amazing homemade pasta! It was very delicious! The atmosphere was cozy with one's neighbors so don't expect quiet, intimate dining.... but we had a really great time with it and spoke with several neighboring tables! It was a tasty and fun visit!

Visited October 2012
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