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Heart of Portugal

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241 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501-2465 (Jericho Turnpike)
+1 516-742-9797
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were shocked at how terrible the food and service was at this Mineola favorite. It was highly recommended to us by a friend . I can't imagine that the friend ever dined there. It smells like a basement, looks like a1970s basement and the food isn't worth the wait. Skip it, you will be happier at McDonald's

Thank BenzgalS550
HeartofPortugal, Owner at Heart of Portugal, responded to this review

This Mineola favorite its being serving our great and loyal clientes for over 20 years and our goal is the great quality and freshness of our products with professional and friendly service. With all due respect want to thank your friend for recommending our restaurant. More 

New York
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Since I have never been to a Portuguese restaurant and wanted to try one, I did some research on Tripadvisor . I found this one that got really great reviews. So on March 5th my husband and I dined there, and if I had to use just one word to describe this restaurant, WOW! The food and the service were... More 

Thank Sandi149
New York City, New York
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The food at the Heart of Portugal is always outstanding. I have never had better mussels anywhere. The seafood, steaks and Portuguese specialties are outstanding. From the piano music to the outdoor space in the summer, you will always enjoy your meal at this restaurant.

Thank lloyd s
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

We went with friends, one if which is Portuguese and has a great time. Good food and service. Not bad for a local place. The fish is great, my husband enjoyed the lamb chops. Enjoy!

Thank Ili8
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

After a ladies night out of "Can You Escape", about 16 of us headed to Heart of Portugal for dinner. We saw A LOT couples in the main dining area and so we requested a space where our noise would not interrupt the couples. The staff quickly set up a space for us downstairs in the private dining area; they... More 

Thank MyOyster5
Hicksville, New York
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178 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Very nice place. A bit pricey. Typical Portuguese dishes on the menu. Food is very good. Not sure if i would return.

Thank Alfie D
East Meadow, New York
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

My wife and I love to come here and eat outside in their front open garden. The food is very good, and their homemade Sangria is excellent. Perfect for a leisurely meal on a spring or summer evening. All of the seafood is excellent(make sure to try the any of the paellas), the meat is very good also. Live music... More 

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

Great outdoors..friendly service. there is a female bartender Ramona who has been there for ever and I'd the BEST ANT MAKING DRINKS MARGARITA MOJTO..ASK FORHER FOOD IS GOOD it's a place to hang out in the summer.. A

Thank Alexandra D
Bellmore, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Second visit to this great place. Don't let the 1980's decor deter you. The food here is excellent. Had the steak as well as the chicken in port wine sauce. Deliciousness.

Long Island, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

We were looking for a different kind of cuisine other than the usual Italian or Chinese. Our dining companions were two of our oldest and finest friends who we see much less than we would like.It was only their company that prevented this from being a disaster of a night. I'm a stickler for properly set table, especially at a... More 

Thank LongIslandLou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501-2465
    (Jericho Turnpike)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Mineola
  • Phone Number: +1 516-742-9797

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?