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Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant

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Barbecue, European, Portuguese
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 36
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  • 29
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  • 10
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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
Fantastic

Not much I can say that hasn't already been said many times here. We had dinner for the first time at Bairrada this past weekend. You can tell when you walk in and there isn't an empty table or a seat to be had anywhere that you are in for a treat. Folks were willingly waiting a very long time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2015
drmarge90
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Huntington, New York
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Huntington, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Not much I can say that hasn't already been said many times here. We had dinner for the first time at Bairrada this past weekend. You can tell when you walk in and there isn't an empty table or a seat to be had anywhere that you are in for a treat. Folks were willingly waiting a very long time... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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252 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The Sunday soup was delicious as were the steak. Warning: the Portuguese coffee is very strong, even if it is decaffeinated. You definitely have to try the kebabs. Must try here.

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Thank Mantle22
Mineola, New York
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

When you get off in Mineola station you can smell the charcoal that is I'm ported from Portugal ..Fish grilled to perfection ..also take out it gets super busy call 30 min ahead to order or reserve your seats.

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Thank Alexandra D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Very enjoyable meal with my family for my birthday ,over from uk to celebrate with my daughter ,son in law and grandchildren .Excellant food and service had the rodizio ,for desert we had the Natas do ceu (heavenly whites)

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Thank Clive R
ocean side new york
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stopped by for lunch that was well worth the trip. The appetizer grilled jumbo prawn shrimp was prepared in a butter and garlic sauce. A little pricey for 29.00 but worth it. The shrimp tasted sweet that blended with the fresh garlic and butter. We also tried the grill steak and sausage as part of our appetizers both were... More 

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Thank laverne_10
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Amazing food every time. You'll usually have to wait at dinner time for about a half hour, but it is always worth it. I always get the rodizio which is all you can eat barbecue that they bring to your table. They also do to go orders if you don't want to wait.

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Thank Elise C
Mineola, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food, good service. Waited for about 20-30 minutes because so many people were waiting to get in there. Nice ambiance too.

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Thank keith h
New York
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Just the smell rising from this barbecue restaurant will draw you in. The take out is excellent and the restaurant t is delicious. They are almost always filled but the earlier you arrive, the better the chance is to be seated quickly.The food is abundant and delicious. Looking forward to going again soon.

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Thank travelingirl08
Mineola, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is one block away from my residence, in fact I usually walk to it either to eat there or to pick up and eat at home. I know personally the owners, the Carvalho family, for decades.

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Thank JohninMineola
Valley Stream, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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