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Atasca - CLOSED

50 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1548
+1 617-621-6991
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
May 29, 2016
“Sad goodbye to a Portuguese friend”
Mar 9, 2016
“A wholly unexpected, superb experience!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Spanish, Portuguese
$$ - $$$
50 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1548
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed May 29, 2016

Atasca has been a wonderful and unique place to dine. I am so sorry to learn that it is closing in May 2016. From its humble dining room farther up Broadway to the current elegant space with outdoor garden tables, I have always brought friends...More

Thank ModdyinVermont
Reviewed March 9, 2016

I had dinner with two business associates on Thursday 1/21. I didn't know what to expect, nor did either of my friends (one of their wives recommended it). What a superb experience! Over the years I had only eaten in one other Portuguese restaurant, and...More

Thank RalphSchmitt
Reviewed March 7, 2016

Atasca was a wonderful noontime experience that I would have never discovered without my Portuguese friend. I was treated to lunch and asked for somewhere that offered Portuguese cuisine since I had very little experience with those tastes. It was an overall winning outing. The...More

Thank bosco47
Reviewed March 4, 2016

Atasca is tucked away on one of the more quiet corners of Kendall Square, within easy walking distance of the subway. There's plenty of parking nearby too. On a weeknight, it was nice a quiet in there. I had reservations but they weren't necessary. Our...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed March 1, 2016

It's been awhile since we've visited Cambridge and dined in Atasca, but we were more than pleased to discover it's as good as ever. We focused on appetizers this time and shared a variety of seven different ones along with a delicious vinho verde. The...More

Thank andreaadele
Reviewed February 26, 2016

relaxed atmosphere, excellent prices, engaging service, delicious food. authentic and homestyle plates, seafood (codfish) wonderful. recommended.

Thank Perspectech
Reviewed January 18, 2016

There is a world in the appetizers. You could eat very well just from those. The marinated fish , the mixed vegetable, crepe, goes on and on and terrific fun. The main course lamb was good, but in the end too much food. Portuguese beer...More

Thank painter04646
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We love all the appetizers , we had the chorizo oats and Portuguese cheese, the octopus salad , the calamari and the gambas. We order for main course - the steak and egg ( to hard and not to much seasoning ) the cod and...More

Thank claudia3273
Reviewed January 8, 2016

This restaurant is excellent for couples, families or large groups! They have flexibility with table arrangements and can accommodate your needs. The food is wonderful! Portuguese cuisine at its best! Their seafood is done to perfection and they have good choices for wine. The atmosphere...More

Thank Danuza
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

A good place for lunch, a friendly waiter ... The quantity vs price ratio is well in your favor!...Try the cataplana dishes and bacalhau na nata... Of dessert coconut cake.

Thank IedaMaria L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$21 - $30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1548
    (Portland Street)
  • Public Transportation: Kendall Square/MIT Station on Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-621-6991
  • E-mail
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