We shared a wonderful eveningWe shared a wonderful evening with friends at Atasca. The food was tasty, many dishes featured seafood and there were lots of interesting seafood and meat combinations that were new to some of us and fun to try. We had excellent service from a knowledgeable, professional, and personable server. Would absolutely return next time I visit the area.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food served by friendlyGreat food served by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our waitress made good food recommendations and when we had a question about the wine that she couldn't answer she sent the owner over who was very friendly and answered all of our questions and more. Will absolutely be back again.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI don't know why this placeI don't know why this place remains undiscovered. It's right across the street from the noisy and crowded 1 Kendall Square, yet it's always relaxed and quiet, and it's easy to get a reservation. I have traveled to Portugal and I find Atasca very authentic. Amazingly attentive service, really excellent food, nice wine list. I often end up ordering a bunch of appetizers and sharing them - sort of a DIY tapas approach. I love Atasca and urge you to try it if you're in the mood for a quiet, relaxed lunch or dinner.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA great eveningWe chose this restaurant purely from the Open Table list of restaurants that had an opening for four the same day at a good time. Turned out really well. There was a large menu which could satisfy a picky eater in our foursome. The food was really excellent. Familiar ingredients with a different flavor. . The atmosphere was charming and felt very European. The waiter was very attentive. They were accommodating when we arrived late for our reservation due to a late arriving babysitter.
We had empanadas, chicken skewers, a vegetable plate and a sardine plate for appetizers, all we're good. our friendsloved the seafood paella for two. MI loved my shrimp with broccoli Rabelais and Portuguese fried potatoes. Higly recommend3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is a gem!This restaurant is a gem! We made a wonderful dinner out of several appetizers and a bottle of vinho verde.
We would definitely go back.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA little bit out of the wayA little bit out of the way when you are going via public transit, but well worth the trip. Great, great food and even better atmosphere. Highly recommended.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe setting was very authentic;The setting was very authentic; the service impeccable. There were many menu choices and what we chose was delicious. We enjoyed a nice bottle of red wine that was very reasonable. The whole experience was like sitting in a restaurant in Lisbon.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything we ate was deliciousEverything we ate was delicious (octopus salad, fish stew, and passion fruit mousse). The bread was somewhat mundane (could use a healthier type). Sangria hit the spot as well as the cappuccino. Will definitely be back again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAtasca: go!Excellent food, attentive and friendly service. Everything was delicious. This was our first visit to a Portuguese restaurant and we will definitely be back.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMJust like home....Atasca never disappoints. The service is remarkably attentive and friendly, always! We tend to order an array of their delicioius appetizers as they are too good to pass up. The wine list has great choices, even for bottles in the lower price range. We assume the management must be excellent as each time we have gone to Atasca we are struck by the warm, non pressuring, upbeat atmosphere of the staff. A definite find!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM