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Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant

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144 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-1701
516-739-3856
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Description: Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant is an authentic Portuguese rodizio...
Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant is an authentic Portuguese rodizio renowned for its classic briquette-fired cuisine.Founded in 1992 by Manuel Carvalho, Churrasqueira quickly captured the attention of The New York Times, earning rave reviews and a frenetic following that continues to this day. Fame for its chicken and its spirited atmosphere and celebrity sightings as well as its flavorful fare, Churrasqueira is a source of pride for Mineola’s large Portuguese population – and a staple for anyone that loves classic latin and portuguese cuisine.
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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Birthday, Dinner & Birthday. Etc

I extremely recommend this place for the following reason, the food is soooo excellent the Staff is super there is no Need To ask for anything for the table they know What you need before you ask for it. The Bar is Open so you can have a drink and you can take your drink to the table with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Angelica R
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Valley Stream, New York
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Valley Stream, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I extremely recommend this place for the following reason, the food is soooo excellent the Staff is super there is no Need To ask for anything for the table they know What you need before you ask for it. The Bar is Open so you can have a drink and you can take your drink to the table with absolutly... More 

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It just doesn't get any better than this. The best chicken I have ever had, and I'm serious. Fantastic the way they make it.

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Mineola, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The best chicken I've ever eaten! The community thinks so too, since if you arrive after 6:00 PM and before 8:00 PM without a reservation (but reservations are only taken for groups of 4 or larger, as I recall), you are going to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour plus, to get a table. It's like that just... More 

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Mineola, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great service... so...so.. food/price compared to similar restaurants (Portuguese cuisine) in the area. Takeout service is a joke!

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Mineola, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place's philosophy seems simple: have a good time with us, bring in a smile and stuff yourself with meat until you drop dead (last one was a little overdone, sorry!). Great location, nice staff although a little "raw" (the staff, not the meat) but made the group feel welcome. Meat was good, although irregularly, some items were very good,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good service delicious food I will come back with my family soon, I abolutely love the seasoning they use on the meats

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

From the moment you enter the restaurant, with many smiles and genuine salutations, this little bit of Portugal heaven, has amazing entrees. The presentation is beautiful , and taste is mouth watering. Treating you like family, this will be a dining experience to tell all your friends about! The take out is Yummy , just like your there !!!

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Been going here for well over 10 years and its just as delicious now as it was when I first started going. I have tried many of the items on their menu and am always delighted but my all time favorite meal is their spare ribs served with french fries and rice. I absolutely love the seasoning they use on... More 

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Mineola, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

The food is great, they have the best Sangria and the heavenly whites dessert is to die for. I always reserve my heavenly whites when ordering as they have sold out in the past. Love the old world atmosphere and the roosters.

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Westbury, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It was good but not very good if there was a 3.5 rating I would have given that. The food was ok but I had better Portuguese food. I think they are too busy to have the quality of food one would expect from a place with a good reputation. I was a bit disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 144 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-1701
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Mineola
  • Phone Number: 516-739-3856

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30

Description

Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant is an authentic Portuguese rodizio renowned for its classic briquette-fired cuisine.Founded in 1992 by Manuel Carvalho, Churrasqueira quickly captured the attention of The New York Times, earning rave reviews and a frenetic following that continues to this day. Fame for its chicken and its spirited atmosphere and celebrity sightings as well as its flavorful fare, Churrasqueira is a source of pride for Mineola’s large Portuguese population – and a staple for anyone that loves classic latin and portuguese cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?