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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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Manila, Philippines
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best Brazilian and my best meal in Boston the past week. I had a full list of restaus to try and each one I tried did not come up to expectation despite making my list based on reviews. This one was wow. I would definitely rate this excellent and would like to come back here and try the whole... More 

Thank TuttieG
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Real Brazilian Food specialties including the one and only Fish Stew called Muqueca with palm oil simply delicious. The Picanha steak and also the Feijoada are delicious. Must start with the salgadinhos including cod croquets Our family can't wait to go back!

Thank HighFly18
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is def the best Brazilian restaurant in the Boston area. The atmosphere is very cozy, the service is great, and most importantly, the food is amazing. For drinks (non-alcoholic) I highly recommend the Swiss lemonade, it is very refreshing and tastes great. For appetizers, my favorites are the shrimp sautée and fried yucca with dried beef. All main entrees... More 

Thank Renata D
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank WeGoOut
Bethesda, Maryland
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Brazilian, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?