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Portuguese Restaurants

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Will be heading to Fall River/New Bedford area next and want to have lunch or dinner at a good (authentic) Portuguese restaurant. Nothing too fancy just good chow. My favorite one locally (Cambridge) was O Cantinho which closed a few years ago and I still haven't found a suitable replacement. Searching the boards it looks like Sagres, Caldeiras and Caravela seem the places that appeal to me. Any recs? Also, last year I tried Antonio's in New Bedford and it was ok but it seemed Americanized a bit. Any and all recommendations are welcome. Thanks.

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Sagres Restaurant
177 Columbia St, Fall River, MA 02721

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  1. looks like youve done your home work,all good choices...we had a late lunch last weekend at a place called "azores"on south main st in fall river.it was very good,authentic,not americanized,we were the only english speaking people in the place.

    1. I would argue that Sagres is the gold standard in Fall River and a bargain as well.

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      Sagres Restaurant
      177 Columbia St, Fall River, MA 02721

      1. CH gang,
        There seems to be a dearth of chow action about the seriously ethnic cuisine part of Southern New England. Coastal and south/ central CT gets tons of comments & replies, but only 30 or so in the last year+ (a quick count, granted) about the great culinary offerings of New Bedford, Fall River and environs. Yes, much of the food could be gathered under the umbrella of peasant fare, but as Misters Bourdain, Zimmern and others have shown, this is a GOOD thing. Any serious explanation for this void welcome. Thanks.