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Jun 26, 2007 08:02 AM

Portuguese in Outerboroughs or Newark?

I am looking for very authentic Portuguese food, and I am willing to field trip (from Manhattan) for it. Can anyone recommend a good place? It needn't be fancy, but I'm not a particular cheapskate if the quality merits it.

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  1. Arcos
    33-05 Broadway
    Astoria, NY 11106
    718 204-2142

    Their chorico is the best. Also good Pastel De Bacalhau and Carne de Porco Alentejana.

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    1. re: SuzyP

      Any idea if they have the Oporto-style sandwich called the francesinha on the menu?

      1. re: lambretta76

        I have their take-out menu and I'm not seeing sandwiches, but their lunch menu is different. Why don'tyou call and ask?

    2. Have you tried the Tristate board? Plenty of places in the Newark area, and also out on Long Island around Mineola. But not much Portuguese population in the city proper.

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      1. re: Woodside Al

        Second the motion on both Newark and Mineola. Portuguese can be quite regional, like the meaty stuff at Churrasquaria Bairrada (Jericho Turnpike and Willis Avenue), with roast kid in red wine sauce or frango (marinated butterflied charcoal-grilled chicken), for examples. Nothing fancy about this place, but the Saturday special leitao (roast suckling pig) at "PIC-NIC" on Ferry Street, one block after it splits left from the church (also Bairrada regional).

        The seafood places tend to be more mixed Iberian-peninsular.