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Heart of Portugal Restaurant

241 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501-2465
+1 516-742-9797
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“clams” (7 reviews)
“goat” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Portuguese, Seafood, International
££ - £££
241 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501-2465
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11 - 20 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 28 November 2016

In the heart of Mineola...the dining room featured white tablecloths and linens and rustic decor. The service was friendly and professional. Warm Portuguese bread were served first, then a basic salad was for the table. I had the whole bronzini which was served with a...More

Thank Pamela4400
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Had dinner there last night with my honey....was greeted by a smiling friendly staff ....who made the evening extra special...we had the octopus app...wonderful!....cooked perfectly! We ordered the lobster fra diablo over linguine...special of the night and the skirt steak with portobello mushrooms....both were outstanding!!!!....couldnt...More

Thank cherubjw
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My husband and I never tried Portuguese food before. Heart of Portugal was an adorable little restaurant with fantastic service. We were greeted with water, bread, and a garden salad upon sitting at our table. I ordered the seafood paella and it was delicious! My...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for a family reception, the pass arounds were delicious and kept coming around. I was stuffed by the time the main courses were ready. It was easily a group of 50+ and the staff kept everybody fed, and the drinks flowing. Bring your...More

Thank jazzedup1
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a Portuguese Restaurant that commands respect. The food is awesome and authentic. Much to choose from and many typical dishes. The place is old world portuguese decor too. Go there you will not be disappointed. Lunches are great too.

Thank Z61
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at Heart of Portual on Saturday nite. The atmosphere was great, including a jazz guitarist who played the entire evening. The food was plentiful and delicious. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I come here every year for New Years Eve and I have tried outside of that date! This place is good! They get a huge business at the bar and their appetizers are good! They say the have frozen/speciality drinks but they don't! Their Sangria...More

Thank Bernadette F
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This restaurant in Mineola is great if you are looking to try Spanish/Portuguese food for the first time. They are OK bit the food is average and inconsistent. Sometimes they hit it just right and other times it is a big miss. It is a...More

Thank MistyMike1161
Reviewed 27 July 2016

I use to go to HOP in the '90s when I worked nearby. Recently, meeting a friend, I went for the first time in many years. I had forgot what an excellent place this is. First, the food is great. The first time there this...More

1  Thank RebelTimeTraveler
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We were there a year ago and enjoyed it enough to return with a party of five. The wine in the sangria was vinegar and had to be returned. A steak ordered rare got returned twice for being over done. They "forgot" the potato chips...More

Thank Frank325
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Response from Piyali S | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure I've only been there in the evenings you should call
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 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
  • E-mail
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.
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