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M & C Cafe Incorporated

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436 Belleville Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-2467
+1 508-993-2219
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Oakland, California
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

M & C has a splendid variety of Madeiran & Azorean-style Portuguese food, all of it fantastic. On this visit I had the favas and a New England stuffed quahog as appetizers. Both were seasoned perfectly and were delicious. I tried the restaurant's special platter , which includes caçoila, bifana, and carne de espêto -- absolutely mouth-watering. For a culinary... More 

Thank DaveAdvisor510
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The food they serve is tasty, but the menu is limited and after you have visited a few times will probably get tired of it. This place has a local following from mostly older people that stop in regularly. The service is fine and the atmosphere is nice. Parking is difficult especially if you just want pickup.

Thank Michefarl
Albany, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Disappointed with my last visit. Our group of 9 just didn't get the service that we expected. Food was average. Just wasn't like the old M & C Cafe from yesteryear. I may try again, but found other Portuguese restaurants in the New Bedford area that we now prefer. The change happened after the remodel. Good Luck to them.

Thank Diane M
Naples, Florida
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

M&C is a cross between a neighborhood restaurant and dine in restaurant. The food is always good and the servings plentiful. The only problem that I have is with the parking. It may take a while to find a space.

Thank Thomas M
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130 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Basic seafood/Portuguese -American menu. Specials are always the same so they aren't really specials. Atmosphere is nice except for the big piece of art in the hall (a huge fly).

Thank maxxie13
New Hampshire
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Went with another couple and had a delicious meal. Local fish, scallops and steak with egg on top. Great value with plentiful plates.

Thank yanksNewHampshire
New Bedford, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

M & C Cafe has been in business for many years and is now operated by chef-owner, Michael Melo, son of the original owners. Mike's menu selections are varied and offer some of the best Portuguese dishes in the area. He also offers catering for parties and affairs and has a many wonderful dishes to choose from for any function.... More 

Thank Leo J S
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Great food. probably the best meal we had in New Bedford. You have to try the lobster BLT. To die for!!!

Thank Tvieira5
Bradenton, Florida
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

they have the best portuguese food around.. Absolutely the best pickled onions I have ever tasted--YUMMY

Thank Charlotte W
Oakland, California
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

Simple ambience, but great food! If you go, you MUST try the caçoila, the stuffed quahogs, and the fava beans. The caçoila's juices are absolutely sumptuous, the quahogs wonderfully seasoned, and the favas spiced perfectly to offset the beans natural blandness. The con: On-street parking at peak times is difficult to find in the immediate vicinity. Very good Portuguese food... More 

Thank DaveAdvisor510

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Belleville Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746-2467
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-993-2219

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?