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Gourmet Pigs
724 Posts, 117 Followers
Boston may not have as much diversity as Los Angeles, but when it comes to Brazilian food, Boston has more. Just three blocks away from my new place is Muqueca, a Brazilian restaurants specializing in the namesake seafood stew. Muqueca is a Brazilian style seafood stew from Espirito Santo or Bahia, cooked in clay pots. The ones at Muqueca are typically the Espirito Santo style, made with cilantro, tomato, onion and served with rice and pirao. But they will also do the Bahian style which uses coconut milk. We tried both styles in the Moqueca Completa (fish, shrimp, mussel. $25.95) The only other time I’ve had moqueca was at a similarly named restaurant in Oxnard, California: Moqueca . I still like the Oxnard one better, though that one contained lobster and was more expensive. These are still quite good, and I’m still happy to find a good rendition of this rare dish. They’re pretty generous with the seafood and they’re cooked properly with the fish soaking up the stew broth. What I ende …
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Jessica Dennis
183 Posts, 32 Followers
Many Americans associate Brazilian restaurants with rodizio style all-you-can-eat buffets or churrascarias, where skewers of meat are brought to your table and sliced directly onto your plate. Muqueca is a different kind of Brazilian restaurant. Rather than the focus being on meat, most of the menu items at Muqueca are seafood based. Muqueca is both the name of a charming restaurant in Inman Square and the name of a national dish (typically spelled Moqueca). Naturally, Moqueca is the signature dish here. Moqueca is a Brazilian seafood stew originating from the states of Espirito Santo and Bahia. Moqueca is cooked on top of the stove in clay pots. The seafood is poached in a rich broth, which is seasoned with tomatoes, cilantro, onions, olive oil, and annatto— a natural coloring seed. Coconut milk, palm oil, and if you like, a zest of hot sauce can be used to add flavor, although I personally don’t think you need any of that. Moqueca with fish and shrimp…
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35 Reviews , 4 Followers

Moqueca, brazil’s bouillabaisse!. Best black bean soup i’ ve ever consumed!…moqueca shrimp & muscles served w/rice and fish sauce…a light tomato sauce w/hints of herbs and cilantro…presented in a rustic clay pot…exquisite national dish.

Jen Petri
16 Reviews , 4 Followers
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Eat here!! You won’t be sorry!

Muqueca is amazing and you will have so much deliciousiousness dancing on your tastebuds, you may not be able to stop. Yeah I know that isn’t a word, but it should be.

311 Posts, 40 Followers
Went there with my bff Sherry and a friend from college last month. we had to wait in line for 20 mins. we ordered moqueca completa and seafood rice casserole and some appetitzers. they were relatively small portions. fried calamari. actually pretty good. seafood rice casserole moqueca completa the friend from college order a dish that contains pork or whatever intestines which i totally wasnt aware of. i had one bite, omggggggg i was totally grossed out. i know i was born in china, but my family doesnt eat any of that stuff!! i hated it, so it kinda let down the entire meal. i couldnt enjoy my meal because the taste of the intestines stuck in my head and my mouth!!!!!! couldnt wait to go home and brush my teeth and my entire mouth!! i love flan and i was so excited to get it, but it wasnt good there. i was extremely disappointed. come on how can u mess up on that. i dun think i would go back. this place gets 3/5 bunny belly Muqueca Restaurant 1008 Cambridge St Cambridge, MA 02141 (617 …
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Rachel Blumenthal
153 Posts, 67 Followers
Muqueca is named for moqueca — a traditional Brazilian slow-cooked stew containing fish and shellfish, cilantro, tomatoes, onions, and a few other components. The reason for the spelling discrepancy is unclear; the “o” version is used throughout the menu …
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Rob Alpert
119 Reviews , 22 Followers

Other side of Brazilian. This small restaurant has some of the best seafood dishes in Cambridge. Based on the traditional Brazilian cooking with clay pots, Muqueca cooks up some delicious stews full of flavor. All dishes are made to order. Coconut shrimp and fried plantains were prepared to perfection. The fish filet salad had several big pieces of deep fried fish surrounding a small salad. The main course was served in a clay pot with a side of rice. Big shrimp came out simmering in a sauce of onion, tomato and cilantro. For the price, Muqueca is cheap because you cannot get this much quality food at these prices. The service was slow at times but the staff knew right away what the answer was to any questions about the menu. Parking is limited to street parking for the area. This is a great alternative to the typical seafood or Brazilian restaurants.

87 Posts, 13 Followers
Muqueca is a little Brazilian restaurant in Inman square, and it quickly became a favorite when my parents first moved to Cambridge a few years ago. We even had them cater my college graduation party. At that time, prices were dirt cheap, they occupied a …
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Tiny Urban Kitchen
378 Posts, 64 Followers
When I say Brazilian food, what does the average American think of? Most likely, the answer is Brazilian BBQ, which involves all-you-can-eat quantities of endless meats on skewers passed around. The mere thought of that makes me not want to eat anymore. T …
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