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“Simply Excellent”
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 October 7, 2013

This restaurant is just great the food the atmosphere, service just everything. I ate a meat dish and 3 kinds of cakes they were just perfect! This place is a must visit! Thank you.

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1  Thank TastyBlueSea
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Everything was good, the food and service. Ate the filé mignon was superb and the starter toasted cheese eas also supetb. Great restaurant

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1  Thank luuwen
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was a big disappointment, as it sets itself out to be special and was recommended by our guide. The owner greets you at the door dressed in a black and white outfit, which matches the modernist decor. The idea is that he serves all the food himself, working his charm on his guests. However, when all 15 tables are occupied, as on the evening we visited, the service is slow and the food can be cold. Main courses are reasonably priced, but some portions can be small. My dish was lukewarm. My wife's octopus dish consisted of just two skinny legs and was swimming in cold fat. Wine is expensive. The aircon did not work well. We could not wait to get out. On a quieter, cooler night, you may get better service, warmer food and more attention.

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3  Thank foodrover
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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

There is more to a great restaurant experience than the food, which by the way was great (we had octopus and codfish).
The owner tries to create a classy experience by choosing a black theme and Chet Baker in the background. But the room is so poorly lit it resembles a night club more than a restaurant. Some of the class is also lost with the stained glasses and silverware.
There's a single waiter who really tries to do his best, but at peak it's too few personnel to serve the 10-15 tables. He forgot our water and continuously spoke to me, even when my girlfriend asked him something.
More facts: all guests were tourists, and it opens at 8pm. All in all it's a unique place to eat, but it doesn't deserve the top ranking it currently has.

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3  Thank steigers
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

What a wonderful character dishing up super food. This one man band does everything including finding time to chat and enjoy the evening.
Do not be put off by the discoloured menu in the window, the chipped steps, the dark room with its black floor, black walls and even the chef dressed all in black.The candles provide an atmosphere, the food is a delight and the wines excellent.
Don't go if you want fast food. Do go if you want a night to remember.

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Thank Vic B
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