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Boca de Cena

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Largo de Sao Joao 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-106, Portugal
+351 296 283 262
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19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

very good food and very nice service. Also the location is quite comfortable. We already lost hope to get good food at the azores but this place I can recommend

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1 Thank Hendrik G
Cusco, Peru
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a unique place as Ricardo is the chef, server and everything else. He runs around making everyone feel welcome and also making great wine recommendations. We had a 2015 macinatas from Douro that went well with Octopus salad and grilled prawns.

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1 Thank neckstrom
Porto, Porto, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tragic service. Very badly executed food. The shrimp had a part that came raw. The potatoes just taste burned olive oil. The price for the food was disproportionate for the quality. I do not recommend anyone to go to this place.

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Thank Luis C
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a one man band sort of restaurant. The owner, server, cook, bus boy, and host are all the same delightful man. He is quick with a joke and a smile, and you get a salad on the house to tide you over while you review the menu. The food is absolutely amazing. We ordered the crispy octopus (HUGE)... More 

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1 Thank jenniferchruszcz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

amazing everything, especially octopusy.. one man show, two people were eating, three worlds worth food.. will come there tommorow, but to share one portion.. not for people without money and taste..

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2 Thank MirkoNoviSad
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner and cook is a continental. He knows a lot of food. The service is not fast but the food is fantastic. Also the deserts are superb. At lunch the prices are cheaper. At night the service is more intense.

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Thank Pacmelo
savman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One guy. For everything. REALLY good food, and very good wine matched to it. Suspend your disbelief and give him a chance to work his magic. This man loves his craft, relax and let him work it for you.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When was the last time you were at a restaurant and the waiter told you " you're ordering too much." The owner/waiter/chef clearly has a love for his craft and it shows in his food and service and he was right... I went with his recommendation and it was the perfect amount. Located directly across from el teatro. Intimate ambiance.... More 

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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not in the most obvious place, this restaurant is a real find. Ricardo does everything (waiter and chef), which is a feat in itself, and the food here is absolutely stunning. We had the roast beef and a tuna steak. The tuna steak was the most delicious meal I ate when in Ponta Delgada (and probably during my entire stay... More 

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2 Thank Lisbom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had an amazing meal at Boca de Cena. By far our favorite meal in the Azores, great service with every dish thoughtfully prepared and very tasty. The octopus was exceptional, large tender tentacles were perfectly prepared and it was part far the best octopus dish I have every had. Overall a wonderful meal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo de Sao Joao 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-106, Portugal
  • Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Azores  >  Sao Miguel  >  Ponta Delgada
  • Phone Number: +351 296 283 262

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?