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Boca de Cena

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Largo de Sao Joao, 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-106, Portugal
296 283 262
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Exeter
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just had a lovely meal at this small restaurant which, as others have said, is a one man band. The food was delicious. We both had the tuna steak - we had it medium rare which in the middle of the steak was a couple of millimeters each side of cooked flesh and it was great. The portions are generous... More 

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Thank Williams1727
Fall River, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in time for our reservation and were sat by Ricardo who is a 1 man show at his restaurant. all of our selections came out in a timely manner, the food and dessert is AMAZING.

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Thank Catherine M
Framingham, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food! Ricardo is an incredible one-man show. He is waiter, cook and busboy all in one. An experience not be missed!

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Thank Dlind2013
Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I came here without a reservation and we're lucky to get a table. The rest were reserved and the chef had to turn away many people who ended up making reservations for the next day. The octopus and steak were delicious. When he found out we were splitting he actually gave us two completely separate plates prepared... More 

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Thank Maureen M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a year around opening time 19h. The chef is a one man orchestra for food with an obvious passion for his work. Takes his time to explain the food and prepare it with care just the way you wanted it. No rush restaurant as the food served and the whole mise en scene deserves a bit of your time.... More 

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Thank Luis Miguel A
Lisbon, Portugal
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One should make a reservation and arrive early, but the experience is very worthwhile! Good atmosphere, nice lightning, great food, concious choice of wines! I do recommend!!

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Thank Susana S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cheese excellent, wines plentiful, meal light and varied. It's worth a visit, but usually full, so arrive early or book a table. Dinning available inside in various cubby whole and exterior picnic tables. Service is good and price reasonable.

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Thank Gregg R
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at 1930 and were seated promptly. There are 10 tables and there is one person working the entire restaurant - seating, cooking, and sommalier. He also owns the restaurant. Despite being the only person, it was probably the most well timed and certainly the best tasting of all of our dinners. This is a must go to destination... More 

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Thank craigstelmach
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not just great food but little works of art far surpassing most other restaurants we have tried in Ponta Delgada. First, we were given a free and delicious salad as an amuse. We shared another starter that consisted of Azorean cheese and a sweet chutney on toast which was grilled and cut in small pieces. The main dishes were really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our choice for dinner on our very first night in Ponta Delgada. We did not have a reservation but arrived early in the evening when they first opened and got a table. Other couples were turned away who did not have a reservation. Small restaurant with a small but delicious menu and a small yet attentive staff. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Portuguese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo de Sao Joao, 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-106, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: 296 283 262

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?