First of all it is important to note that the Fall River/New Bedford area has some very good Portuguese restaurants and this one is in the top echelon. It is somewhat more formal than many of the local restaurants, nicely decorated with a beautiful outdoor area for warm summer nights and interior that is very nicely done. Parking is in the back off of Acushnet Ave. and although the lot is large parking can be a challenge on Friday and Saturday nights. What makes this restaurant special is the food. There are many traditional Portuguese items but the one that sets this apart is the Steak on a Slab of Stone(at least that's what I call it). A very generous portion of sirloin is delivered on a piece of stone that it was cooked on. It is important to order the steak rarer than you normally would. You then cut thin strips and cook them to your liking on the stone. The stone stays hot for at least 30 minutes and the seasonings and juices stay on the stone as you cook each piece to perfection. A truly unique experience and you WILL want to come back again. Don't be like I was and order some thing else ( I had the Paella which was also excellent) and have to beg others for a taste of this wonderful treat. I didn't make that mistake the second time I visited. And if that was not enough the homemade deserts were very tasty. Our table had four different deserts and I managed a taste of each and was not disappointed. If your looking for a nice relaxing night out in New Bedford this is it.