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I know of a variety of Portuguese places in Gloucester but haven't tried any... I'm wondering whether anyone has a favorite?

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  1. Boulevard Oceanview on Western Ave., has spectacular Portuguese seafood specialties - mariscada, paella, clams with pork and fried potatoes in Madeira sauce, fried fresh sardines. The paella is a particular favorite - a mound of clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, chicken and pork mixed with rice, topped with a whole chicken lobster. As of last summer, it was 25 bucks and easily serves three.

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    1. re: FoonFan

      Boulevard Oceanview closed. It is now the Morninglory Cafe, a coffee shop/cafe. But there is a new Portuguese restaurant called Azorean on Washington St near the railroad tracks: http://azoreanrestaurant.com/

      I don't know if this is accurate but I was told that most of the folks who were working/running Boulevard Oceanview are now at Azorean. I ate there once a couple months after they opened this winter. It was pretty good, not great. I like Atasca in Cambridge better. There were not so many Portuguese fish dishes but now in looking at their current website menu, it looks like they expanded the menu and added more. I do plan on going back.

      1. re: SEH

        Ouch. Boulevard Ocean View was one of my all-time favorites.

        1. re: FoonFan

          Ouch is right. We found out the hard way, when we decided to end a day of roadtripping in Maine with a delicious platter of meaty-meats at BOV, only to find it gone! There was sorrowing and wailing, and many martinis had to be drunk to cope. We ended up at the Franklin Cafe, which was tasty but not... just not the same. *sigh*