We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lareira Restaurante

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
66 E Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-3141
+1 516-248-2004
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 13: English reviews
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time my husband asks me, where I want to go out to eat, Lareira is my answer. Every dish I have ever ordered were absolutely delicious! The service is always great! It's like going out yo eat at your aunts house, you feel like you are part of the family there! I recomento the caipirinha, the garlic shrimp and... More 

Thank Babinyc
Lecanto, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Love ethnic foods and this was my first Portuguese experience. What a great meal and even better service! It was evident this is authentic cuisine prepared with Mama's love and pride!

Thank LindaLecantoFL
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
146 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Five adults had dinner there recently and were very pleasantly surprised. Have passed by numerous times without even knowing it was there. Excellent service. Good variety of entree's, especially seafood. Good size portions. Sangria was excellent. Very enjoyable

Thank Montauk123
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
197 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We didn't want to travel on a rainy Saturday Evening and gave Lareira a try. We were pleasantly surprised as the setting was very nice and we could actually hear each other speak. Portugese and Spanish food are quite similar . The food was very good and the waiter was pleasant and attentive. It's been a neighborhood favorite for many... More 

Thank marty O
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

This restaurant is a diamond in the rough because from the outside it looks like nothing special but inside is a attractive and comfortable restaurant with white tablecloths, good silverware and cozy atmosphere. The service has always been prompt and the food preparation has been among the best. I would especially recommend the sangria(homemade with plenty of fresh fruit), baked... More 

Thank U8723JIwalterb
Mineola, New York
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The is a family owned and family operated restaurant specializing in Portuguese food. If you don't want fish with bones, remind the waiter to remove all the bones when they grill the fish. Otherwise the fresh fish will come "whole" to the table which is very pleasant except I do not want the bones. Thus, ask them to bring the... More 

1 Thank JohninMineola
Westbury, New York
Level Contributor
158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

We had not been in this restaurant for many years. The service is great and attentive. The prices are not higher than in other Portuguese restaurants in the area. The food is still great, no change after many years. We will be back soon for sure.

1 Thank AHC_Westbury
north salem, NY
Level Contributor
46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

We ate at Lareira for the third time and it could not have been better. It is a small, family owned restaurant and the son was incredibly attentive to our group of seven. The mom made us complimentary "empanada" which were delicious. The seafood was fresh and there were so many great items on the menu and specials that it... More 

1 Thank merjoe
Long Island, NY
Level Contributor
173 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

Went here for a business lunch today with a group,of associates. Been a while since the last time I was here but it was just as good as I remembered. Nicely prepared Portuguese dishes. I had the pork with clams. A few chunks of pork were a bit chewy but overall I enjoyed the meal. Service was excellent, maybe owing... More 

1 Thank mayortony
Bay Shore, New York
Level Contributor
103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

We usually like the Heart of Portugal in Mineola, but when they are busy the service is terrible, so we stumbled upon this place. We have eaten here twice and have not yet been disappointed. It has never been crowded and the wait staff are very quick. Everything we have tried has been of good quality. It is however a... More 

1 Thank Gart W

Travellers who viewed Lareira Restaurante also viewed

Williston Park, Long Island

Been to Lareira Restaurante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Portuguese, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 E Jericho Tpke, Mineola, NY 11501-3141
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Mineola
  • Phone Number: +1 516-248-2004

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lareira Restaurante staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?