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Boca de Cena

Largo de Sao Joao No 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-106, Portugal
+351 296 283 262
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“octopus” (71 reviews)
“roast beef” (13 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Largo de Sao Joao No 4 | Em Frente Ao Teatro Micaelense, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel 9500-106, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate at this restaurant after finding very good reviews online. The experience and food definitely lived up to the outstanding reputation. This was easily the best meal we had on Sao Miguel. The owner, chef, waiter, bartender Ricardo is incredibly friendly and entertaining. The...More

Thank Jay R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is strategically located in front of the theater, away from crowds, with parking available. It is always full , so it takes reservation. it is wise to talk to Ricardo, who is the host and the waiter. He is prompt in all things,...More

Thank Judy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant -- everything about it. The food was prepared in an original fashion, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. You will need to make a reservation -- you might try stopping in an evening or two beforehand and securing a time (there are...More

Thank Liz2232
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best restaurant on the island . Everything what is written in reviews is true . After first visit we immediately reserved table for our last evening . The owner or better to say Superman is genius.

Thank Mladen2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked into Boca de Cena and the restaurant was empty which usually isn't a good sign. However, for us it meant we got a walk in table at this very busy restaurant. The chef/owner/bus boy/server (yes he does it all!), quickly helped us find...More

Thank ajcern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got the crispy octopus and tuna steak, which were amazing. I highly recommend the food, and the price is reasonable for what you get. The service was slow because there was only 1 man serving the entire place, but if you are prepared to...More

Thank rebn0v
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We tried to get a reservation on a previous trip, but they were full. So we tried again and were successful for a Wednesday evening. WOW. What a great meal. The tuna is incredible, the shrimp delicious. Everything that they put on the table was...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed May 11, 2018

The chef of this restaurant is amazing. No idea how he does it but he does it all on his own. He takes the orders, cooks, takes payments. Moreover the waiting time for your food isn't even long. And on top of that the food...More

Thank Andreas C
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Very bad food. There is only one waiter. The meat non well done. Sometimes the restaurant rate doesn't reflect the full picture.

Thank معاذ ا
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

My comparison is based on the restaurants that my husband & I visited during our stay in Ponta Delgada. Colegio 27 Restaurant & Jazz Club, Restaurante Gastronomo and Big 21 were the ones we’ve also visited here. Experienced service- led by the owner (as a...More

Thank Natalija B
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October 25, 2015|
Response from Kristin L | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember but I suspect there were a couple. Most of the dishes had meat though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo de Sao Joao No 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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