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“DELICIOUS!”
Review of Cafe Miranda

Cafe Miranda
Ranked #5 of 91 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 5 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Description: Cafe Miranda has been located in downtown Rockland, Maine since 1993. We offer a vast menu of wood-fired oven, seasonal & adventurous ethnic dishes using locally harvested ingredients from our own farm. Come by and join us for lunch or dinner seven days a week and brunch on Sunday. Reservations are suggested for dinner. Lunch and breakfast walk-ins only. See our website for menus.
Reviewed 27 May 2018

This spot it pretty dang amazing! I was shocked at how large the menu was given how small the place is. There was so much to choose from and luckily I had help (a friend who had been there a number of times). I settled on the Steak App dish (skirt steak with greens, demi-glaze and garlic mashed potatoes) and I was not disappointed. We had a reservation (highly recommended in the bust summer season) and were able to sit right down without a wait. Our waitress was super friendly, prompt and a pleasure to have checking in on us.

There's a nice outdoor patio which would have been nice to sit at had it not been a chilly evening. The prices are slightly higher than what you might find at a chain restaurant but you get what you pay for. The quality of the food is incredible and you can get a meal for under $20 if you go with a sandwich, burger, salad or other similar items. It's certainly quaint and I'm sure it can get loud but we didn't experience that during our visit. It's a lovely little local dive and absolutely worth stopping in if you're a foodie and enjoy quality cuisine. I will definitely come back here again!

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This was a great find. They have a very large menu for such a small restaurant. We had the lobster tacos to start. Just great flavor here. Then has the mussels with sausage and pasta for a main. Everything was very tasty. Did not have the fish & chips but that looked amazing.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Had reservations (necessary since it seats about 25 inside & it was too cold to go outside) and was seated on time. There was a large bachelorette party seated in the middle of the room and they were loud. With it being so small, it's just loud...like can't-have-a-conversation loud. My husband was dying for a burger and it came on focaccia bread and after one bite, all of the toppings fell out. He basically had to deconstruct his burger and eat it all separately. (When we told our B & B friend there about it, she said she had had a similar experience with the burgers) I got the fried chicken, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. It came all on top of each other in an iron skillet. It tasted ok, but it was hard to see the veggies because of the black/oven marks on it on top of the black skillet. I almost think it would have been better on a plate? Everything was all about the "burnt"/open fire look/taste that just got a bit overkill. We laughed the next day as our clothes we wore there all smelled of that "burnt"/open fire smell. It's fru fru food, a bit overpriced and we didn't think it was worth it at all.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

WOW, what a spectacular restaurant! Not knowing that we needed a reservation, as it's limited seating, we walked in on a Saturday night at 5:30ish and we were fortunate to sit at the bar (4 seats available) and got to watch the chefs cook and perform miracles with their dishes. They don't have much room to move around, but they do it with style and the dishes that come out of the small space were fabulous! We can't wait to go back and order something different (they have quite an extensive menu). Would love to sit there again, as that was quite impressive. Great job by all and we'd highly recommend this restaurant, but be sure to make a reservation!!!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Very large menu, great food, good service. I had the polenta with mushrooms which was cooked and served in a cast iron pan. The house made bread was plentiful, crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. The owner introduced himself to us the next night at a different restaurant where he knew we'd be after talking with our guide, Dee from Coastal Maine Photo Tours. Fun trip to a small coastal community.

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