Atasca Restaurant is open for business

during renovations to the patio.

50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

T 617-621-6991

"Open 7 Days per week for lunch and dinner"

Gift certificates available

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Portuguese Cuisine


We use only the freshest and finest ingredients.
Come and join us, bring your friends and family and enjoy fine portuguese dishes ...





A Portuguese word for tavern; Atasca is a visit into the beautiful Portugal. This popular Kendall Square location serves simple, yet traditional lunches and authentic yet, modern dinners. The inclusive Portuguese dinner and wine menus allow for customers to experience a complete Portuguese meal.


Portuguese Pottery, fresh flowers, and rustic walls filled with Portuguese plates are all part of the romantic atmosphere at Atasca. You can enjoy intimate meals with a group of friends or family and even with that special person. There is something for everyone at Atasca from cozy dinners in a warm corner to a light lunch in our summer esplanade. Atasca is the perfect place to indulge in tasty food, spectacular wines and pleasant service.


Joe Cerqueira - The founder and owner of Atasca Restaurant, is a native of Arcos De Valdevez, in the Minho region and mainland of Portugal.


Joe, who got started in 1975, utilizes his impressive experiences from around the World - including Portugal, France, Venezuela and the United States.



February 2016


It is with mixed feelings that we announced that Atasca Restaurant will be closing for business in late May 2016. After 21 years, there is no easy way to extend our gratitude to our wonderful patrons. Over time we have recognized that our service has not only joined families and friends, but brought Portuguese cuisine to the next level. We will miss our regulars, bringing smiles to hungry faces, and being part of others’ memories.

Atasca Restaurant has been sold to Chris Schlesinger of East Coast Grill and David Cagle of B­Side Lounge and Green Street Grill. We trust that they will continue to bring great food quality, fine cuisine, and the perfect dining experience. Being part of this Cambridge community has been an honor, a pleasure, and a dream come true. We opened a small restaurant in 1995, fulfilling a life­long dream of ours, never thinking that it would lead to 21 years of successful business.

We close our doors thanking the City of Cambridge, the Portuguese community, our dear friends and families, and our dedicated staff over the years. We hope that you can keep your memories of Atasca close and dear to your heart, as we will.




Joe & Maria Cerqueira


Atasca Restaurant



Atasca Restaurant

50 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Phone: (617) 621-6991