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“Great food but overrun with roaches”

Heart of Portugal Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 80 Restaurants in Mineola
Price range: $18 - $50
Cuisines: Portuguese, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Jericho Turnpike
Description: Our traditional Portuguese food, confectioned and served by our knowledgeable Chef and staff, make this an authentic experience that only gets better with each pitcher of our home-made Sangria. Heart of Portugal has the type of cuisine that takes you back to Portugal with the feel of home cooking. Our lengthy menu consists of Portuguese Continental and Mediterranean cuisine with delicious seafood dishes and a great variety of meat dishes. Whether you are having a private dinner, a cocktail party, a family reunion, a wedding, or a corporate catering celebration, Heart of Portugal is the perfect setting for you and your guests. Our Portuguese catering embraces all of the passions, essences, flavors, and festivity of Portugal. The combination of impeccable service and exquisite decor is sure to turn any event into a memorable experience.
New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food but overrun with roaches”
Reviewed August 24, 2010

I have been to this restaurant several times before and enjoyed the food. This time I was totally disgusted by roaches on the wall and crawling on the table. The management says they have an exterminator in every week.....not working.
Food is very good but I won't be back any time soon.

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Central Arizona, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Cute but not tasty”
Reviewed January 28, 2010

We tried this restaurant for dinner on a cold Thursday night. The place is very cute and feels like you're in Portugal. The staff is very friendly and attentive. It was very quiet. The food is so so.

The stuffed mushrooms special was good. The seafood soup was good. The paella valenciana was overcooked. The shrimp, lobster and chicken were overcooked and rubbery. The rice and scallops weren't bad. The chicken special with asparagus and mozzarella was not bad albeit the chicken being a bit dry.

At their prices, the food left something to be desired. We will not go there again.

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Long Island, NY
Level 6 Contributor
371 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Very good Portuguese”
Reviewed September 23, 2009

I been here a couple times, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the food was very good and the service was very friendly. Great lunch specials too.

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New York
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“exellent food and service”
Reviewed July 23, 2009

Went a few times. The food is exceptional just like in Portugal. Service is great. The only thing is they don't make natos (the greatest Portuguese desert).Other than that is a great place !!!!!!!!!!!

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2 Thank nu74
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Went last night, and the...”
Reviewed August 21, 2008

Went last night, and the food was AMAZING! Service is excellent! Try the white sangria and the goat entree! I will definitely be going back.

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