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A spread of food at Muqueca.
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Every Boston Restaurant Marcus Samuelsson Visits on ‘No Passport Required’

Where to find pastel de queijo, acai bowls, jagacida, and more

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A spread of food at Muqueca.
| Esra Erol

In the final episode of No Passport Required Season 2, chef and host Marcus Samuelsson heads to the greater Boston area to learn more about food traditions from three Lusophonic countries: Cape Verde, Brazil, and Portugal. Watch as he cooks, learns capoeira, spends time on a fishing boat, and eats his way through the region in “Boston,” now streaming on PBS and Eater. And in this map, find the places Samuelsson visits in the episode.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Portugalia Marketplace

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489 Bedford St
Fall River, MA 02720
(508) 617-9820
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Fernando Benevides started his store Portugalia Marketplace in 1988 in a three-car garage. Today, it serves food items like sardines, olive oil, and salt cod, as well as artisan goods from Portugal, “bringing what’s happening in Portugal” to Fall River.

2. Izzy’s Restaurant

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72 Spring St
New Bedford, MA 02740

In this cozy diner at the heart of New Bedford’s Cape Verdean scene, Samuelsson tries dishes like jagacida, a rice and beans dish sometimes made with sausage.

3. Cesaria

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266 Bowdoin St
Boston, MA 02122
(617) 282-1998

Restaurant Cesaria feels like home — it has a real sense of community. Samuelsson listens to Cape Verdean jazz and talks with the restaurant’s founders, who believe “food connects us and music unites us,” over pastel di midju (sweet potato pastry filled with tuna), cabritada (stewed goat with yuca), and capucha (a slow-cooked stew of corn, beans, cassava, and fish or meat).

4. Muqueca Restaurant

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1008 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 354-3296
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In the kitchen of this Brazilian restaurant, Samuelsson cooks stews like moqueca and feijoada with chef and owner Fafa Langa.

5. Zing Bowl

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100 Cambridgeside Pl
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 710-7950
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Zing Bowl hopes to bring healthy food culture to the United States through its acai bowls. In this segment, the owners talk about acai and tapioca and make the restaurant’s signature tapioca tacos.

6. Pastelaria Vitoria Broadway

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192 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 776-4303

Samuelsson and capoeira coach Mester Chuvisquinho eat a meal of pastel de queijo and acai bowls at this Brazilian bakery.

7. Oliveira's Steak House

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120 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-0455
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Samuelsson learns about gaucho culture at this churrascaria. Oliveira’s menu includes steak in cuts like picanha, chicken, and even pineapple — all served tableside from big, traditional skewers.

8. Nucleo Sportinguista Da Area

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282 McGrath Hwy
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-9164

Inside this sports bar, Samuelsson talks about Portuguese culture; learns more about the parallels between Brazilian, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean food; and eats amêijoas à bulhão pato (clams in garlic and butter sauce) and carne de sol (sun-dried, salted beef).

1. Portugalia Marketplace

489 Bedford St, Fall River, MA 02720

Fernando Benevides started his store Portugalia Marketplace in 1988 in a three-car garage. Today, it serves food items like sardines, olive oil, and salt cod, as well as artisan goods from Portugal, “bringing what’s happening in Portugal” to Fall River.

489 Bedford St
Fall River, MA 02720

2. Izzy’s Restaurant

72 Spring St, New Bedford, MA 02740

In this cozy diner at the heart of New Bedford’s Cape Verdean scene, Samuelsson tries dishes like jagacida, a rice and beans dish sometimes made with sausage.

72 Spring St
New Bedford, MA 02740

3. Cesaria

266 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02122

Restaurant Cesaria feels like home — it has a real sense of community. Samuelsson listens to Cape Verdean jazz and talks with the restaurant’s founders, who believe “food connects us and music unites us,” over pastel di midju (sweet potato pastry filled with tuna), cabritada (stewed goat with yuca), and capucha (a slow-cooked stew of corn, beans, cassava, and fish or meat).

266 Bowdoin St
Boston, MA 02122

4. Muqueca Restaurant

1008 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141

In the kitchen of this Brazilian restaurant, Samuelsson cooks stews like moqueca and feijoada with chef and owner Fafa Langa.

1008 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02141

5. Zing Bowl

100 Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge, MA 02141

Zing Bowl hopes to bring healthy food culture to the United States through its acai bowls. In this segment, the owners talk about acai and tapioca and make the restaurant’s signature tapioca tacos.

100 Cambridgeside Pl
Cambridge, MA 02141

6. Pastelaria Vitoria Broadway

192 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145

Samuelsson and capoeira coach Mester Chuvisquinho eat a meal of pastel de queijo and acai bowls at this Brazilian bakery.

192 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145

7. Oliveira's Steak House

120 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

Samuelsson learns about gaucho culture at this churrascaria. Oliveira’s menu includes steak in cuts like picanha, chicken, and even pineapple — all served tableside from big, traditional skewers.

120 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143

8. Nucleo Sportinguista Da Area

282 McGrath Hwy, Somerville, MA 02143

Inside this sports bar, Samuelsson talks about Portuguese culture; learns more about the parallels between Brazilian, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean food; and eats amêijoas à bulhão pato (clams in garlic and butter sauce) and carne de sol (sun-dried, salted beef).

282 McGrath Hwy
Somerville, MA 02143

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