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The Best Portuguese Restaurants in Boston

Portuguese Work Lunch | © Mo Riza./Flickr
Portuguese Work Lunch | © Mo Riza./Flickr
With a heavy Mediterranean influence, the Portuguese are known for incorporating fresh seafood, heavy starches and numerous herbs and spices into their cooking. Luckily for Boston residents and visitors, a caldo verde or bacalhau a bras is never more than a 15-minute drive. We take a look at some of the best Portuguese establishments the city has to offer.

Portugalia Restaurant

Restaurant, Portuguese, $$$

The friendly staff, casual atmosphere and huge portions have made Portugalia a big hit among Cambridge residents. It also offers a private dining area that can be reserved for special events.
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Azorean Restaurant & Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Portuguese, Seafood, $$$

Featuring authentic menu items from Portugal’s Azores Islands, this lively restaurant is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy fresh seafood in a unique atmosphere.
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The Neighborhood

Restaurant, American, Portuguese

Portuguese owned and operated, The Neighborhood is one part American diner and one part Portuguese restaurant. The portions are massive, the prices are dirt cheap and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. It is best to get a table on the outdoor patio — but be prepared to wait in line.
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Adega Restaurant

Restaurant, Portuguese, $$$

Diners come here for the authentic food and atmosphere, great wine selection and rotating special menu items. The vibe here is on the quieter side, making it an ideal choice for anyone looking to impress a date.
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Cesaria

Restaurant, Portuguese, African, $$$

A former colony of Portugal, Cape Verde is known for its unique blend of West African and Portuguese cuisine. One of the only longstanding Cape Verdean restaurants in Boston, Cesaria has a casual lounge feel to it and occasionally features live music and performances.
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Churrascaria Vulcão

Restaurant, American

Another popular Cape Verdean option, Churrascaria Vulcão offers authentic food and atmosphere as well as occasional live music.
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J and J Restaurant

Restaurant, Portuguese, Seafood, $$$

Local, unassuming and cheap, J and J is a great option for lunch and take out, with authentic Portuguese food that won’t leave a dent in your wallet.
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