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limls Jun 26, 2007 08:02 AM

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.

  1. Woodside Al Jun 26, 2007 08:41 AM

    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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      Mike R. Jun 26, 2007 11:34 AM

      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.

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      SuzyP Jun 26, 2007 08:33 AM

      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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        lambretta76 Jun 26, 2007 12:46 PM

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

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          SuzyP Jun 26, 2007 02:29 PM

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

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