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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delisious!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Mineola, New York
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Mineola, New York
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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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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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Mineola, New York
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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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Valley Stream, New York
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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: European, Portuguese

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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