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Portugalia Restaurant

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723 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1413
+1 617-491-5373
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12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The three dishes were exquisite! We tried porco a alentejana (a casserole dish with pork, mussels in a tasty garlic and cilantro sauce), paelha (big enough for two) and lulas grelhadas (grilled squid). For appetizers, we had mexilhoes cooked with garlic and olive oil. The seafood was fresh as if had just come out of the sea. Red wine from... More 

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Thank Augusto L
Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The service is great and not invasive, anything that you request is brought promptly, whether it is bread, water, coffee or more food. I have participated in meetings held at the restaurant. It is a very calm, centering place with all sorts of art to see.

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Thank mkillackey
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was the blandest meal I've paid for in a long time. The food had absolutely no taste. Server was pleasant, though, and there was plenty of space.

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Thank Jenny S
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

A family of 6 for a Saturday night. Waitress could. Arely understand us even in Portuguese. We waited forever for our food. Bread and olives served as entree were better than the food. Fish and squid were not cooked well. Linguiça was excellent . Caldo verde had no taste and only 3 very thin slices of linguiça. Desserts were great.... More 

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Thank Giovana F
Chapin, South Carolina
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice servers even with an astounding language barrier. Salad comes out with the main course unless you can muster communication. Just forget the salad as it is not worth the mention. You can have any kind of dressing you want as long as it is there (almost) all vinegar house dressing. Also made the mistake of not ordering seafood... More 

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Thank Stujersey
Malden, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Besides my Mom's home made fish cakes, this place is 2nd, I always get the fish cakes here and I also like the flat French fries. Other with my party, loved the Beef Stew and the steak. Very nice and comfortable atmosphere and the service was excellent.

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Thank EmiofMA
Roseville
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88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Cuisine is authentic Portuguese. Nice selection of dishes. Portions are decently large. Prices reasonable. You're not going there for the service experience, you're going there for the food. Staff is friendly nonetheless and restaurant is very clean.

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Thank Ben C
Randolph, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Good food but terrible service, very slow serving the food, and slower bringing the check. The staff is overwhelmed, they don't know if they should pay attention to the people at the door, waiting to to be seated, or the people all ready waiting for their food.

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Thank myj2006
California
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164 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

To be honest, we didn't go here because it is Portuguese food. We are Greek, and we love fresh whole fish and we had heard that they have it here. All six people at our table ordered the grilled whole fish. For $20 we had the entire fish and it was delicious! We asked for the whole thing-- I think... More 

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Thank Wishflower
Bangkok, Thailand
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1,638 reviews
791 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 894 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A recommendation to go for Portuguese food was a great choice. Roaming around Boston, all restaurants seem to have the same items, so the four of us were very happy at Portugalia. Other than a few people at the bar, it was very quiet for lunch and it seemed one man was doing everything. No problem, he was efficient and... More 

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Thank bob2bkk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Portuguese, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-491-5373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?