We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent Brazilian Food, good service, nice surroundings” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Muqueca

Muqueca
1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 354-3296
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #38 of 554 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Brazilian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Brazilian Food, good service, nice surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We go here monthly and there are very few ways to go wrong. All of the fish and seafood dishes are fresh and delicious. I often order the picanha which is a Brazilian cut of sirloin that is outstanding. We travel to Brazil a lot. This place is the real deal.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

53 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    24
    26
    2
    1
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Brasilian fish place :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have eaten a lot of Brasilian food (In Brasil :) ) and this place is almost like being there.

Food was good, nice presentation and you can enjoy the time there, even drinking a nice glass of wine.

The one thing I would suggest is to make reservation if you are going late night because that place gets packed :) so plan ahead.

Really theres nothing bad to say about this place (they took a little long to greet us) but complements for this place.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
243 reviews 243 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Amazing see food dishes for a reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Loved their Mariscada – it was amazing and enough for two people.
We also had the coconut Shrimp for appetizers which was very good (although I thought the coconut was a bit too strong in taste). For desserts we toke the Brigadeiro (Truffle) which was small but amazing and the coffee was great too (though it came a bit late, after we almost finished half of the dessert). Restrooms were clean and nice. We will definitely come again.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely Seafood in a Relaxing Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Try the namesake of this restaurant.

Muqueca is like a cioppino dish. It is delicioso and you must order it.

It's so flavorful and filling. It comes in a red broth with tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and other herbs. Simple and delicious.

Our food was quick, the service helpful and friendly.

The only thing keeping me from giving them a fifth star is the sangria, which was tasty, but seemed very weak.

I normally get a buzz from one sip, and I didn't feel a thing. Disappointing. ;)

Overall, it was well worth the trip.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Western Massachusetts
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Brazil!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

What a charming Brazilian restaurant. Fantastic fish stews (moquecas), Brazilian side dishes and sauces in a bright fun atmosphere. Charming and efficient service. Not bad, and pretty inexpensive wines and pretty good caipirinhas. Great for couples, singles (you can eat at the bar if you want, lots of families with young kids, Just a delightful evening in Espiriito Santo, Brazil.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Muqueca also viewed

Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA
 

Been to Muqueca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Muqueca, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.