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Churrasqueira Bairrada Restaurant

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144 Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-1701
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Shirley, New York
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great ambiance, you see the chicken being cooked, all fresh stuff. Services is great and prices are reasonable. Go, you will like it.

Thank Z61
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant for over 20 years and it is still my favorite restaurant today! The staff is amazing and the food is out of this world !!!

Thank JustJackie R
Needmore, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a quiet dining experience, this is not the restaurant for you. However, if you want a lively atmosphere, eclectic decor, robust & delicious food, then you definitely should try it. Since I have never been to a Portuguese restaurant my server, Bruno, guided me to delicious choices. Even though, from what I've read from other reviews... More 

Thank Tina M
Miller Place, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the mood for really excellent chicken, fish, beef, or shrimp on skewers, go no further than bairrada restaurant. Only problem is the signage isn't very good. Look at my pictures to see why. However, once inside, you'll see a collection of porcelain roosters (I don't know why but it really looked nice). Food is fresh, bountiful,... More 

Thank danfriedmanmd
Huntington, New York
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241 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Somehow we have not been here before, we will certainly be back. Service was exceptional, for was exceptional, prices very good, space and decor were also very nice. We enjoyed the 1/2 chicken with rice and vegetables and the calamari and shrimp kabob...deeeelicious. I strongly recommend the house hot sauce. It is not your standard heat. Served in a small... More 

Thank ChubbaHill
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

While visiting friends on LI they treated us to dinner at this restaurant. Busy place on a Wednesday evening in summer. I'm prefer not to eat steak so I got the pork loin. It was three large slices of pork that were very tasty. Dinner was served with rice, chips, fries and a vegetable that was brought to the table... More 

Thank ESFFlorida
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We ordered tasty picante Portuguese barbecue chicken which included rice, rolls and fries all for seventeen dollars. This meal fed four adults. What a deal.

Thank Dosshead
Mineola, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I have been a customer for more years than I care to remember. One thing that stands out is the food has been consistantly good from day one. It is unique with it's wood fired charcoal pit and authentic Portuguese cuisine. I have tried many items on the menue but always seem to go back to the salmon filet while... More 

Thank Ed M
Oceanside, New York
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111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My friend got a gift card for this place, so we went. Our waiter was Hugo, who clearly wasn't really interested in serving us. He was abrupt and cold. He didn't come over once to ask if we needed anything..he came over the obligatory times..to ask about drinks, take our order, ask about dessert, and bring the check. That's it.... More 

Thank Laura H
New York City, New York
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We dine at Churrasqueira Bairrada several times a year. The dining room is a place of bustling activity as waiters race around the room with skewers of grilled beef, chicken, sausage and turkey. Upon being seated, probably after a lengthy wait, the server brings a salad of iceberg lettuce tomato and onion. The collard greens are the best I have... More 

Thank BenzgalS550

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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
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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