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Brazilian, South American
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1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1007
(617) 354-3296
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious I would definitely recommend this place. I give it a 4 because we was waiting for a while before we was asked if we was ready to order and changing the chanel on us when we requested our seating to be near the tv so we could watch the Olympics was a bit rude. Other then... More 

Thank Anakarina C
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97 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

simple home style food, stews, seafood.Very friendly service, clean, casual. Good selections of alcoholic beverages and mixed drink. Busy place , good for families.

Thank welshpembrokecorgi
Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We dined at Muqueca last evening with 2 other couples. The other 4 had never been here before and really enjoyed the experience. We had great food in a pleasant atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly. Our server explained the menu and offered suggestions.

Thank WeGoOut
Bethesda, Maryland
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Very good Brazilian food, wide variety of menu items, nice atmosphere, not too expensive, and a nice selection of mixed drinks. Will definitely return when we are back in Cambridge.

Thank alex261
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

I took my family out to Muqueca for luch and we all left the place satisfied. The food is good but a little pricy. Service was decent but it took a little long for the food to come. The decor is gorgeous and the place itself small which adds to the intimate feeling one gets while there. I would recommend... More 

Thank cledson L
Boylston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The food here was great. My wife is Brazilian and she wanted to have dinner with two of her Brazilian friends. I was a little hesitant. Boy, was I suprised! We started with the Brazilian Crab Cake and the Fried Yucca with Dried Beef appetizers. The crab cake was okay. The fried yucca was better. The best part of the... More 

Thank Kris C
Brattleboro, Vermont
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

My nephew found this restaurant for us. We went last night on a freezing cold night and were greeted with warmth by the staff as well as good food. Our waiter was most helpful in describing the unfamiliar dishes and help me choose a wine to go with the dish I picked. I had the House Made Shrimp which I... More 

Thank MayaH47
Boston, Massachusetts
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138 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

There are many Brazilian BBQ spots with an overly salted BBQ buffet, so you need to just get that idea out of your mind. Muqueca offers truly authentic, fresh and delicious Brazilian dishes of all kinds. Any of the clay pot dishes are absolutely delicious. I sometimes like the most simple of foods - so the plantains are about the... More 

Thank Bill H
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36 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Poor quality food, low service, expensive, rude service and freezing cold place. Never again. What a disappointed experience.

Thank MangosdBoston
San Francisco, California
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112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Muqueca is located on the strip of Cambridge St., where I was told, lots of hip restaurants to eat. Muqueca is also well known by many MIT and Harvard students as the place to order their authentic traditional caipirinha (Brazilian hillbilly drink). It is a small place and surprisingly, not many locals know about. A hidden gem for sure, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1007
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 354-3296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?