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Portugese food in ...where?...RI? Elsewhere?

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Who can steer us to the real mccoy Portugese food and community in the New England area? We even speak the lingo...Suggestions?

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  1. Here's a link to a current discussion farther down the board on Portugese in Ct.
    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/421050
    I wish there was one closer to Berkshire Cty. I miss going to O Fado in Peabody!

    1. O Dinis. East Providence, RI

      Huge Portugese community here, enjoy!!!

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      1. re: booper

        If the grilled cuttlefish is on the menu, be sure to order it. It's great but I think it's a once-a-week special.

      2. The best info, ever, on this board for Portuguese comes from Louis, We haven't heard from him in awhile so I hope all is well. This link will get you started and there's also a link with-in the link, as well. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/329359

        I would advise you to click on Louis' avatar and look at the rest of his posting for even more info.

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          1. Don't forget Europa Cafe on Central St. Lowell, kind of between Cavalero's and Friends. And I hear they've added "Brazilian Night" on Friday, though I haven't been in a while.
            But as far as "real mccoy" it's New Bedford and Fall River where there is almost a Portuguese restaurant or grocery on every block and Portuguese influence even at restaurants that don't consider themselves Portuguese.

            1. re: IreneC

              I agree. Just drive around Fall River or New Bedford and go into virtually any restaurant, bakery, or food store.

              The Fox Point neighborhood in Providence is largely Portuguese (or was---lately parts have been taken over by Brown students)--try the Silver Star Bakery on Ives Street for extremely tasty sweet bread and Madeira liquor store, also on Ives, for a selection of Portuguese wines. I think there's also a meat market on Gano Street (which is one block down from Ives).

              O'Dinis in East Providence is a favorite of my Portuguese boss. She also likes Madeira, which is down the street, but not as much.

          2. Sagres on Columbia St in Fall River has a good reputation. I haven't eaten there in two or three years but I enjoyed it back then.

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            1. re: gracem

              We ate at Sagres about two weeks ago and the food was quite good. The pork steak, which was a special that night, was tender and delicious. Shrimp Mozambique was another favorite. The waitstaff was very professional and accomodating.