Cafe Miranda
Cafe Miranda
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Cafe Miranda

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafemiranda.com/
  • Phone: 2075942034
  • Hours of Operation:
    Seven days a week, Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, in Summer season every day 5:00- 9:30 *** For special needs, large parties, counter seats overlooking the open kitchen, outdoor seating, or it is after 4 pm day of, call us!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Chef Kerry A. Altiero
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer on or off site full service catering for corporate or private luncheons, dinners, cocktail parties or pretty much any type of function. We can do full service including bar, drinks & service staff or Pick up party platters or deliver & set up events. We also work with several local venues for off site events, or at your location. We custom make menus for each event to ensure that your event is one of a kind. From six to a hundred, Cafe M CATERS!
  • Private Party Facilities: Cafe Miranda has relationships with local art galleries,inns & B&B locations to give your event a special atmosphere.
  • Private Party Contact: Kerry A. ALtiero 2075942034
  • Entertainment: OPEN KITCHEN! As we say, "Watch The Monkeys run around" !

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: At 15 Oak Street The City Of Rockland thoughtfully maintains a huge lot right outside our door.
A word from Cafe Miranda
EDGY,FRIENDLY,& ALWAYS DELICIOUS, Café Miranda is Rockland's only multi-cultural restaurant & for many residents a weekly ritual. Miranda is for people who want simple, seasonal, and adventurous ethnic dishes at fair prices in a casual setting. Café Miranda, named after the family dog, is iconic, delightful and modern. Situated in downtown Rockland, ME. since 1993 Café Miranda provides a uniquely warm and inviting dining experience year round.Ê Café Miranda's chef/owner Kerry Altiero oversees the large and frequently changing menu, which features house-made pasta, fresh local seafood and bread from a wood-fired oven. We grow our own fuel for the oven! Altiero's commitment to sustainability is evident in his usage of locally grown ingredients. The menu offers a modern take on multi-ethnic cuisines with dishes that deliver the potential of the ingredients. For special needs,large parties, outdoor seating, counter seats overlooking the open kitchen or it is after 4 pm day of, call us.
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Cafe Miranda reviews from OpenTable diners
  • My favorite date night dinner choic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I've gone to Cafe Miranda a few times over the past few years - it's a rare treat that my husband and I get a date night and when we do we always choose Cafe Miranda if we're going to be in Rockland. I love, love, love that place - the food, the atmosphere, the service - everything is perfect!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • We love Cafe Miranda and always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    We love Cafe Miranda and always visit when we come to Rockport. My husband is a vegetarian and I am not, so it is awesome to have a place where we can both get great food that we enjoy so much (and where the kitchen understands that "vegetarian" doesn't mean just pasta and salad)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • A Long-time Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/21/2012
    Always reliable as a favorite place for an excellent range of choices, creative offerings, and inspiring taste. Service is attentive without hovering, wine choices varied and interesting. Reservations desirable, especially in the warm months. Don't miss it!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very extensive menu - too
    BirgsVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Very extensive menu - too many choices! Portion sizes too large as well.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went as a vacation "kickoff"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    We went as a vacation "kickoff" and weren't disappointed, even though my food list is very short. I asked if they could make something with just fish, vegetables, herbs and olive oil and they came back with a truly delicious dish. The lamb dish was terrific - the waitress warned my husband it was spicy and it was the kind of heat that you notice over time - not at all unpleasant or heavy handed. The antipasto came on a platter all heaped together - quite lovely, even if this description doesn't sound it - and was delicious. My only complaint is that the front door opens directly into the dining room, so every time someone came or went there was a draft. Fortunately the room was full and that didn't happen often. Make Reservations!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/27/2012
    One of my first spots to visit when I arrive in rockland is Miranda. I am never disappointed. On this visit I enjoyed the Fabulous Bowl of Meat. The wait person advised That it is spicy, and that it is. Spicy, but not too, and Full of wonderful , fresh favors. I enjoyed every bite and I'm Looking forward to my next visit tonight!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This is an excellent restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    This is an excellent restaurant. First-timers will notice that there are many varied dining offerings. We live in the Midcoast area, and have been coming to Cafe Miranda for many years. Our favorite dinners are the eggplant and knockwurst selections, which are presented in different ways. Cafe Miranda's pizzas are also first-rate.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food in Rockland
    divingann
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    A diamond in the rough. Fabulous food. Extremely varied menu. Fun atmosphere. They work majic with vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I planned our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    My wife and I planned our trip to Rockland as a joint birthday present. We stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast, but the true highlight was our planned dinner at Cafe Miranda. We went for the comfort food as we melted into the smoky, rich goodness of bacon, mac and cheese for my wife and meatloaf for myself. Seasoned perfectly, piping hot straight from the brick oven... how could such simple foods be transformed into such delicacies? Hats off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I set a 6:30 reservation because
    Eric
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    I set a 6:30 reservation because we had a Strand event we were going to at 8:00. We got seated promptly and I mentioned to our waitress the event just to be proactive about our timing needs. She thanked me for the heads up... she was very friendly and provided us with fantastic service. The food was great, as usual. It was a great dining experience.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Overly agressive and unusual
    TwoPenguins
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    Overly agressive and unusual menu. Out of two entrees, one was good and one was not good. Atmosphere inside was quite noisy. No rush to go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated right away.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    We were seated right away. The food was just as delicious as it had been our first visit. The restaurant is a delightful little place. The only aspect that was a little disappointing this visit was the service. We were seated, drinks brought, orders taken, food delivered and then we pretty much didn't see our server again. Our drinks were never refilled. We ended up finding a water pitcher nearby so we refilled our own drinks with that. We had bragged so much about the restaurant to our visitor from Florida. It was a little disappointing that she didn't get to have the same great experience we had enjoyed on our first visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Even though my husband and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Even though my husband and I had a reservation, a couple without a reservation who had come in just before us was given a free table, while we waited for a good 15 minutes.. We were then seated at a much smaller table while the other couple was at a table for four. So what was the point of making a reservation two weeks in advance? The food was fine, but was not enough to overcome the first bad impression. There a lots of other good restaurants in Rockland - try Archers for great food and excellent service.
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  • First time, not the last time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    First time, sat indoors as it was drizzling. Brutus and Wedgie salads were the best salads my son and I have ever eaten. His burger was the best he had in his life. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Casual restaurant with lots
    TravellerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2012
    Casual restaurant with lots of menu selections, many are creative. Service was friendly and patient, it was a fun place to go for a good but informal meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am never disappointed by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2012
    I am never disappointed by the food at Cafe Miranda. Once I get through the very abundant menu of choices and actually settle on a meal (only one? my only complaint is that my belly will only hold one meal!!) I sit back and wait for the feast with it's full portions. And, the use of the brick oven adds so much flavor to many of the dishes that I wish there was a Cafe Miranda in Brunswick, Maine!!! Thanks once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful respite from the ordinary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/4/2012
    After a few days of eating uninspired seafood in coastal Maine, Cafe Miranda was a colorful breath of fresh air. Dishes are creative, tasty and memorable. Service was good - so much better that the tourist restaurants in the area that treat you like they never expect to see you again. With such an extensive menu, I'm sure there are some misfires - but we didn't find them during our visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food is very variable.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    The food is very variable. Some times it soars. The flatbread, however, is always great
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful funky neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    A wonderful funky neighborhood restaurant. Retro 50's atmosphere with outstanding food and friendly wait staff and atmosphere. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Miranda has been one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2012
    Cafe Miranda has been one of our favorites for years. Always a great meal and a great time. However, we wish you had more comfortable chairs...seems silly I know, but they are not good. It won't keep us away tho..♥
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sometimes fit for foodies
    LouisianaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2012
    Sometimes fit for foodies (if Kerry is cooking) but it can be off
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/27/2012
    We were very disappointed in the whole experience. Food was overcooked and greasy. Maybe our expectations were too high given that so many people had recommended the place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu. Both of our entrees
    SMJAZZVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Great menu. Both of our entrees were excellent, and well seasoned. House salad was just so so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    This was highly recommended by friends and also our hotel. We found the food over-spiced and the place over-hyped. Service was okay and we had fun talking with folks at the next table. It was just too funky for us and I doubt we would return.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was okay, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2012
    The service was okay, but the waiting time was terrible and the food was terrible. The people are friendly enough but they were overreaching with the different types of food and couldn't execute. The food was lukewarm and tasteless. My risotto was not risotto and my friends pesto pasta had no pasta. The only consolation to this expensive nightmare is that they did not brew their own beer and had a nice array.
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  • Good food but need to describe
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Good food but need to describe selections in depth.......my barbequed chicken was not described well and consequently, was not liked. My husband liked his dish but found it difficult to find a meal that he loved.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Like to enjoy Cafe Miranda
    Mainelady
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    Like to enjoy Cafe Miranda before setting sail on the Schooner Stephen Taber. Not locals so we only visit Rockland once a year, but usually put Cafe Miranda on our list of to do s
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was horrible. I ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    The food was horrible. I ordered grilled calameri with curried rice, and the calameri was fried and chewy. My dining partner ordered the chicken sausage and he said it has little flavor. The service was horrible. Although we requested water when we sat down, we never received our glasses until we were served our entree and only after we asked again. My friend ordered a second glass of wine which was never delivered to the table. It was loud and generally has a sloppy appearance.
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  • Huge menu with lots of great
    Sarahh
    Dined on 8/14/2012
    Huge menu with lots of great options. Service was good. Tables are fairly close together so it is a little noisy. Many of the dishes are very spicy. In fact, everything that our party ordered (except the appetizer). Was very very spicy. I would recommend getting some advice from the wait staff before you order, as some dishes are almost too spicy to enjoy. We enjoyed our meal and would love to go again the next time we are in the area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always enjoy dinner. Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/13/2012
    Always enjoy dinner. Visit each time I come to Rockland.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Imaginative menu with a variety
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2012
    Imaginative menu with a variety of dishes that will appeal to people of all tastes. You can taste the freshness in the ingredients, especially the salads. Noisy and crowded, but don't let that hold you back. I had the bleu pot roast and it was delicious. Salads are huge and great.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Really welcoming and tremendous
    ActonDadVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Really welcoming and tremendous food. Crazy busy on a Saturday night but still well attended to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love Cafe Miranda, but for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    I love Cafe Miranda, but for some reason, the noise level was so oppressive last Friday night , my two dinner companions and I could not hear each other speak. The excess noise took away from the usually terrific Cafe Miranda experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great. Nothing
    Atara
    Dined on 8/8/2012
    Good but not great. Nothing really to complain about, but nothing to rave about either. A little more detail on the menu would have been helpful, so diners would know what to expect. Service was adequate. Altogether a pleasant experience.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were seated in the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2012
    We were seated in the restaurant close to the pizza oven and it was very warm evening so it was warm and comfort was poor. But that was no match for the quality of the food which was very underwhelming. We spent 5 days in Maine and ate at different restaurants every night. They were all 4 or 5 stars in my opinion, Cafe Miranda was charitably 1 star; I feel I wasted $200.
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  • Eclectic menu
    DollysDaughter27
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Large, eclectic menu; something for everyone. Nice outdoor seating but call ahead day of reservation to reserve outdoors.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Very cool, eclectic, casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Very cool, eclectic, casual place to eat. Roasted Kale salad is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the menu is very varied with
    MattVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    the menu is very varied with excellent quality. We had several small plates and shared one entry sized dish- all were very good. Always difficult to choose a few dishes when so many look good - we always say we could have chose many items.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food, Huge Menu, Low $$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2012
    Took a group to Cafe Miranda and we were all very impressed. Glad I made reservations early (like a few months in advance) because it was hopping and they are very small so it's hard to accommodate a group of seven. All of the appetizers and entrees were amazing! We were extremely impressed by the small $$$ for our large group as well. Each of us found something wonderful to order, and some of us are very picky!! Our server gave us excellent recommendations as well since the menu is very large and overwhelming. Definitely a DO if I'm in the area.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • over rated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    The menu is too ambitious; no attention to detail - had fire roasted kale that would have been great except the tough stems were left on; husband had crab balls and there was very litle crab and a lot of squash - more like squash balls. There may be were some very delicious dishes but we did not pick them; no one asked how the food was; my favorite part of the meal was the bread - yummy homemade foccacia - and the white wine sangria;
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