A Brazilian friend recommended this restaurant in Inman Square so we headed there promptly last weekend. If you're looking for the typical meat buffet this is not the place for you. :) Muqueca restaurant is named for the dish, moqueca, which is a traditional seafood stew from Northern Brazil. It consists of seafood, onions, garlic, and tomatos and is cooked slowly without water.
The restaurant is small and always packed even at 10pm but it is well worth the wait! This place is definitely authentic since everyone seems to speak portuguese. We ordered the seafood muqueca de paixe and the cod capixaba.
The fish,shrimp,mussel muqueca had generous servings of seafood.
My favorite however, was the cod capixaba. It's made from salt cod, and stewed in coconut milk. The stew also includes plantains, olives, and boiled eggs. A strange combination but DELICIOUS. It tasted even better after adding the hot sauce served at every table. Reminded me somewhat of Thai food, but not really. This is something you have to try...
I have to go back. Just looking at the photos makes me want to jump in my car and head over. PS. And you can stop by Christina's later for homemade ice cream. What are you waiting for? :)
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