Muqueca Restaurant

Brazilian Restaurant
1008 Cambridge St (btwn Columbia & Windsor St), Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–10:30 PM
  • Sun
    • Noon–9:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
8.6/10

Based on 77 votes

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    Tony G.
    "The Fish Muqueca is awesome...."(4 Tips)
    Khalid S.
    "Get the Lasagna de Banana."(3 Tips)
    Kaan C.
    "Excellent seafood stews called Muquecas"(3 Tips)
    Joe d.
    "Check out the eponymous fish stew for sure, along with a Caipirinha"(4 Tips)
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  • caipirinhas
  • fried plantains
  • desserts
  • vegetarian food
  • tapioca
  • Brazilian food
  • fish
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  • authentic
  • good for groups
  • big portions
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  • Jonathan Y.

    Fish muqueca is flavorful and tasty.

    Jonathan Yu · 2 weeks ago
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  • Tim L.

    This place is full of simple dishes with rich flavours. Don't go crazy with the spicy that thing has a nice kick

    Tim Luo · May 11
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  • Alex K.

    Any of the muquecas are good. Tried a bunch and they are very tasty. These are basically stews

    Alex Kasemir · May 11
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  • Enrico S.

    Great seafood. Try the Brazilian crab cake and the Moqueca, really good. No AMEX.

    Enrico S · December 16, 2014
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  • Kaan C.

    Excellent seafood stews called Muquecas, you will not be disappointed!

    Kaan Certel · November 17, 2014
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  • Jill S.

    Most authentic and delicious Brazilian restaurant in the area! I don't love fish, but I love the muqueca. Delicious fried plantains, caipirinhas (cachaça, sugar and limes), fried yucca. Great service!

    Jill Santiago · October 28, 2014
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  • Akira K.

    Skip the caipirinhas (weren't good) and go straight for the kill: FEIJOADA.

    Akira K · October 27, 2014
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  • Mandy C M.

    Fish Muqueca are authentic. Make sure you get their patties, though. They're are the best in the world!

    Mandy C Mariani · September 29, 2014
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  • Oliver

    Seafood is very good and also their meat dishes, yucca and rice & beans combinations.

    Oliver · September 18, 2014
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  • Patricia

    Went out of my comfort zone and ordered the Shrimp Bobo. Was much more flavorful than the Fish & Calamari Moqueca.

    Patricia · August 26, 2014
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  • Joe d.

    Check out the eponymous fish stew for sure, along with a Caipirinha

    Joe daLuz · August 24, 2014
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  • Andres

    Mariscada and Moquecas.

    Andres · August 22, 2014
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  • Melissa

    Mariscada is the best!!

    Melissa · June 4, 2014
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  • Talisa C.

    Get the mariscada. And the lasagna de banana if you love cheese and plantains unabashedly.

    Talisa Chang · May 2, 2014
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  • Earl B.

    Awesome food; definitely get seafood dishes. Good appetizers.

    Earl Belcher Jr · February 5, 2014
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  • Wang N.

    Frog leg! Seafood and pork muqueca!

    Wang Ning · August 8, 2013
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  • Aniket D.

    The tapioca coconut desert is pure bliss !

    Aniket Deshpande · February 18, 2013
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  • Leonardo R.

    Feijoada!!!

    Leonardo Rodrigues · August 11, 2012
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  • Tony G.

    The Fish Muqueca is awesome.... And the fire yucca and dried beef. A favorite Sunday indulgence from Boston

    Tony Gale · June 24, 2012
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  • Gerardo D.

    Don't leave without trying the Lasagne of Banana! A unique dish you won't find anywhere and the most delicious.

    Gerardo Diaz · May 5, 2012
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  • Will

    Food is pretty good BUT only come here if you have 2 hours to kill! It took 40+ minutes for the food to come out!!!

    Will · May 5, 2012
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  • Maggie

    Good God this is GOOD!!!

    Maggie · April 7, 2012
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  • Riche Z.

    The shrimp muqueca is really good

    Riche Zamor · December 18, 2011
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  • CBS Local

    Order at least one of these: moqueca (slow-cooked stew); caipirinha (Brazil's national drink); chocolate flan (delicious). - Rachel Leah Blumenthal, CBS Boston Read more

    CBS Local · November 1, 2011
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  • Charles J.

    This place has amazing food! Also, you can pay with your phone here using LevelUp. If you use the promo code 12935 you get $5 credit!

    Charles Johnson · October 4, 2011
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  • Lillian C.

    One of my favorite places. Try the seafood casserole. Yumz.

    Lillian C · September 5, 2011
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  • Susan P.

    Lasagna de banana is worth the place not having many veggie options

    Susan P · September 1, 2011
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  • Charles J.

    Pay for your meal with levelup to save money and look cool!

    Charles Johnson · August 14, 2011
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  • Monica R.

    Their "tapioca & coconut" is the best dessert you'll ever have!!!!

    Monica Reksiedler · August 12, 2011
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  • Khalid S.

    If you're vegetarian the food is great but triple check your order! A lot of dishes are optionally vegetarian but numerous times have not been communicated to the kitchen as so.

    Khalid Shakir · July 5, 2011
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  • Boston.com

    Seafood reigns supreme at this Brazilian restaurant, but there aren't many vegetarian options. Try the fish soup, shrimp sautee, seafood pie, and moqueca. Definitely stay for the delicious desserts. Read more

    Boston.com · December 10, 2010
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  • Colleen

    Best fried plantains...ever.

    Colleen · October 2, 2010
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  • Paris B.

    Amazing fish stew...one order could easily feed two people, especially if you add an app. Only down side...no liquor license. Read more

    Paris Barker · April 25, 2010
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  • Daniel J.

    Mariscada. That's all. You're welcome.

    Daniel Jared · April 17, 2010
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  • amlom ..

    their fish muqueca is wonderful, especially if you are sharing one of the big plates with someone. get an order of the fried mandioca and please! order their chocolate flan dessert or a truffle.

    amlom . · April 10, 2010
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  • AskMen

    With the new space we suspect that the innate, even celebratory warmth of its namesake seafood soups - as well as the live bossa nova - will go a long way toward keeping things intimate. Read more

    AskMen · April 8, 2010
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  • Lisa A.

    Moqueca fish stew is amazing

    Lisa Allen · April 7, 2010
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  • Khalid S.

    Get the Lasagna de Banana.

    Khalid Shakir · November 4, 2009
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  • trishofthetrade

    Go to Muqueca and have the mariscada. Don't take any prisoners (or sea creatures). Top it off w/ Christina's Ice Cream (take a walk).

    trishofthetrade · August 28, 2009
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