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Review of Boca de Cena

Boca de Cena
Ranked #5 of 194 Restaurants in Ponta Delgada
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 27, 2013

You need to get in the spirit if you go here, the chef is the server the somellier and the dish washer. But he is insanlly talented. Food is simple tasty... perfect. Get in let him pick, the food the wines and get on the journy.

I went with a chef and a somellier Belge. We arrived he said he didn't have time for us, i said we could wait, I asked if i could thake care of our own wines, he loved. He said great can you por me one too.

We waited than we seat ....Food took time but when it come out it was perfect.

Tuna just seared
Octopus, crunchy outside tender inside
beef, tasty perfect searing... beatifull balance between fat acid and spicy.
Desert. Classic, fine.

If you are in a hurry and you are looking for good service dont go. If you are n to an experience and good food... this is the place.

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Thank Antonio M
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Went there on our first night, the food was very good, especially the steak which was cooked to perfection and I enjoyed the octopus that got mixed reviews from my family. The chef was very attentive and passionate about what he was cooking to begin with, but as the place filled up it was clear that he needed some help. It took him 45 minutes to clear our plates and bring us the bill, and there was no time to ask if we'd enjoyed our meal or would we like another drink. The atmosphere was okay, I would suggest going later in the evening when it's darker as it does look somewhat dingy in the daylight. All in all the food was very nice, but the service was a massive drawback.

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Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Bottom line it's wonderful and an experience worth trying! The chef did everything from greeting you pouring the wine to advising you in his way on what to eat ! But he knows what he is talking about. Just trust him! I had the salad and octopus the first night it was so good I took two people back the second night for it again! Go with open mind and enjoy the experience for what it is great food !!

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1  Thank Rachelxx72
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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was a bit hidden, but once you find it you dont mind the search. We had the black pork and crispy octopus, both were excellent. Portions arent huge so you don't leave stuffed, but happy.

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1  Thank dizmaleye
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Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Great food from somewhat compact menu. Also service was very good although a bit unconventional. Had spicy octopus for starter and filet mignon for main course. Also dessert was great orange surprise. Highly recommendable!

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1  Thank wilsu
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