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Muqueca (good Brazilian food)

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Muqueca (good Brazilian food)

SylvieC | Aug 20, 2003 09:42 AM

Last night, a group of us went to Muqueca, a Brazilian restaurant in Inman Square, 1093 Cambridge St. Most of us ordered one of the muquecas, which, as the menu says, "is a type of seafood ragout or stew made of any combination of fish and shellfish." It's served in a clay pot. I ordered the shrimp muqueca (they also offer fish and mussels), and it was really good, lots of shrimp in a rich tomato-ey broth, with onions and cilantro ($11). They give you a big plate of rice to pour it over. Among other things,they also offer Feijoada, a black bean stew with pork, sausage, and bacon, and served with collards and fried plantains, which none of us ordered but looked really good (I'm not a vegetarian)($9.50). We started with their House Salad, which was big and tasty--with olives, hearts of palms, and slices of green apples ($4.50). They also have a bunch of frozen juice drinks, as well as bowls of acai, guarana, cupuacu, and acerola (we only had the acai). The menu calls the latter "The energy from the Amazon." I make no claims.
And the waiter, who I suspect is also the owner, was extremely nice, gave us a fried yucca appetizer for one thing and rushed to correct an order he had gotten wrong, even though we said we would be fine with the dish he had mistakenly given us.

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