Excellent food, attentive and friendly service. Everything was delicious. This was our first visit to a Portuguese restaurant and we will definitely be back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Everything we ate was delicious
Everything 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.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just 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!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The 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.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This 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.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A little bit out of the way
A 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.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great evening
We 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 recommend
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I don't know why this place
I 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.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food served by friendly
Great 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.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We shared a wonderful evening
We 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.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly Portuguese restaurant
Atasca is a cute, friendly Portuguese spot decorated with lovely pottery and tiles, which I love. The food is not fancy, but pretty good for a reasonable price. We often see family groups in here, and always go here after a concert at the Dante Center across the street (I sing in a chorus there). The staff at Atasca is always welcoming and ready to explain about any Portuguese dishes or wine you may have a question about.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to Dining, I'm waiting for good weather so I can dining outside
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a hidden Gem! The food was great, the service was excellent and the environment was warm. We will go back and will refer our friends and family.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Atasca is a hidden gem just
Atasca is a hidden gem just outside of Kendall Square offering authentic Portuguese foods. You must try their fried potatoes - these wonders that at first glance you think are potato chips, but their robustness, crisp on the outside and yummy on the inside are a great accompaniment to meals. The traditional bachalau was perfect, just salty enough but not toooo salty. And the Bife Atasca com ovo a Cavalo served with those fried potatoes - hits the spot everytime. Definitely give Atasca a visit, you will not be disappointed with any menu choice.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect lunch option
Woking in Technology square we have plenty of lunch options and I feel like Atasca is almost always forgotten. Smaller and tucked away from the heart of it all, it is definitely worth the extra 5 minute walk. Extremely fresh seafood everytime I eat there!
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
As a Portuguese who likes good food and is used to try different restaurants. I have to tell that this restaurant is really good. The food is such good as you can find in Portugal.
And the Pastel de Nata which are really difficult to find so good as LIsbon were just amazing.
They also have a considerable wine list with the most common Portuguese wines.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Atasca June 10th
Very appropriate that I dined at Atasca on day reserved as Portugal's national holiday as I felt I was back in Portugal withthe authentic decor, spectacular presentation of the dishes, and the superbly tasty menu offerings! A must try for foodies!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go for Portuguese dishes
Standard US dishes are OK. Portuguese cuisine is excellent. We'll go again, together or with friends. A real find.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never saw such big sardines ever - not even in Portugual - and they were delicious.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Portugal in Boston - heaven!
Always a wonderful meal with excellent service at Atasca. The staff are fantastic, the ambience perfect. The food is exceptionally good and the wine list the most impressive choice of Portuguese wines I have discovered on the east coast. Highly recommended!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Atasca is always wonderful, the food deliciious and the service outstanding.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid traditional Portuguese food, with emphasis on fish and pork. If you like this kind of food, as I do its a fine place to go. Its also a very good value. (It is striking that Open Table does not list this as a basis for recommendation, but it is still important to a few people.) It also has a pleasant outdoor patio, but neither I nor anyone else wanted to sit outside in the recent heat wave.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have the best service in Miami. Also, every dish I had was perfectly cooked and seasoned. I strongly recommend this restaurant.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining!
We love the pretty patio at Atasca. Our dinner was delicious, with leftovers to bring home. We're never disappointed there.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
Wonderful food and service in a cozy environment. My wife and I always eat here when we visit Boston. As a matter of fact , we enjoyed it so much we ate 3 meals in 3days!! Excellent Portuguese food. Big portions at very moderate prices. Great Portuguese wine list also very reasonably priced. Definitely a dining baragin in the Boston area. The staff is first rate, knowledge and very friendly. They made us feel like regulars. I can't say enough about Atasca. Don't pass up the Bacalhau ,and Rice with shellfish.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Apps, Drinks, Food, Service!
We had group of 7 this weekend at Atasca and had a great time. Super warm and friendly atmosphere - very personable and family feel from the wait-staff and owner/manager(?). Appetizers were great - try the Paté and anything with the portuguese cheeses! We all had something different for our entree and everything came out great. Good mixed-drink selection too with some creative and delicious drinks, good authentic portuguese wine and beer lists too (the beer list is small though). Overall really liked this place and will go back next time I'm in Cambridge.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was a little worried when
Was a little worried when we walked in and found the place practically empty, but Atasca was actually really great. We took my cousin here while he was in town. The waitstaff was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and it was nice and quiet since there weren't a lot of people.
Most of our group had a special stuffed chicken. It was tasty (especially the fries), though one of them was a little drier than we'd prefer. Overall, I'd definitely go back. Portions were large enough to have lunch the next day, but I didn't have enough restraint and ate the whole thing anyways,
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We sat outside despite it
We sat outside despite it being a bit chilly, it was quite nice! Even though you are right next to a busy street, you feel very secluded in their beautiful patio dining.
The food and service were both fantastic! Prices were extremely reasonable.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our evening here. The host John was really friendly without being overbearing. Food was good with a nice selection od portuguese food which is a nice change from italian! A pleasant change to be able to eat fish as it should be (grilled whole) rather than the unnatural fillet. TherThe rice pudding was a little too sweet for me but the chocolate dessert my friends had was very good.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here and I'll be
First time here and I'll be back! The food was creative and varied. The wait staff helpful and worked together well. Overall a very pleasant experience.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The feel of the restaurant was welcoming and the atmosphere at once alive and cozy. The food seemed to be cooked fresh and the Portugese wines we tried were good; my husband was less thrilled by the Portugese beer. It would be a an easy and reliable choice for dinner out with friends or dates; and although it was too cold to sit outside, the outdoor seating looked nice so we will keep it in mind for the summer.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM