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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
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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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Rockville Centre, United States
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The breadth of the menu is enough for me to rave about this friendly Pourtugese destination. Bring a group and everyone will find something they like. And doggy bags will abound. I love trying unusual dishes so the goat and the rabbit are entrees I have had and enjoyed. But fare for the faint hearted is available too. The green... More 

Thank Michael R
New York, USA
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63 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 lemony butter sauce and my friend enjoyed the swordfish ... vegetables, rice and potatoes were... More 

Thank Pamela4400
Roslyn, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 resist the Portuguese deserts.....again another home run!...left there with enough food for a full dinner...the... More 

Thank cherubjw
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 husband ordered a grilled salmon with green sauce, as was recommended by the waiter and... More 

New York City, New York
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166 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 family here, everything tastes as good as i Good: -plentiful seating outside (pushed back from... More 

Thank jazzedup1
Shirley, New York
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Bayside, New York, United States
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 is Red white with an ice cube in it! That's nothing special! They do have... More 

Thank Bernadette F
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 large place with a lot going on so sometimes the help is pulled away for... More 

Thank MistyMike1161
Smithtown, New York
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 year I had the Coquille St. Jacques, which I could have every day. This last... More 

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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
Portuguese, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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?