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Heart of Portugal Restaurant

241 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501
+1 516-742-9797
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“clams” (6 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Portuguese, Seafood, International
$$ - $$$
241 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501
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11 - 20 of 67 reviews

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
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank BenzgalS550
HeartofPortugal, Owner at Heart of Portugal Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

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.

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...More

Thank Sandi149
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Mineola Blvd, Mineola, NY 11501
    (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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