Yelp Review

Five Stars -11/14/2016  5 check-ins

Highly Recommended**
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10

Bonnie G,. and I brought another couple to once again experience the wonderful Portugese food served at Lareira. We were delighted to see Pedro, the owner, and commented that we notice the place had new ceilings, carpet, paint etc...but still the same old Family warmth and service!! Our friends had not had Portugese before so we hoped they would be happy...and they were. We started with the complimentary Portugese potato chips and wonderful marinated olives and at first opportunity ordered a large pitcher of their famous red sangria. We ate so many olives and chips we had to temper ourselves lest get full before the appys...which were:
Seafood stuffed mushroom caps - delish
Flambe Chorizo - crisp and tasty

Dick G

Yelp Review

Five Stars- 11/5/2016   

Okay, so I wish I could give this restaurant more than 5 stars.  We went back tonight.  My favorite part of the meal was my very picky 6-year-old was excited to hear pasta with butter was one if his choices.  Then the complimentary empanadas hit the table.  The waiter apologized because there was only 2 on the plate and he was going to grab another one for my son.  I told him, don't bother, because my son would never even try it.  Then the hubby threw his on my boy's plate and he inhaled it.  Then he inhaled the other half of mine.  Thank goodness I cut mine in half, just in case.  This picky kid ate these things like they were candy.  I understand he is 6, so my take on the half I got....OMG!  YUM!  They were so tasty.


Michelle A

Elisabeth Alves Vagos 
reviewed Lareira Restaurant — 5 star

February 17 · 



-I had the shrimp in garlic sauce. It came with yellow rice and vegetables. It was unbelievable! I don't think that I've ever had shrimp that good! Amazing! My friend had the pork and clams. It was her first time eating this dish and she devoured it!! Been there many times, great food and great service always!

​Yelp Review

Five Stars - 5/17/2019

-Nothing's better than finding a restaurant that makes you feel like you are part of the family. Have been here on many occasions and they never disappoint. From the clams casino (make sure you have extra bread to dip in the sauce) to stuffed lobster, and veal. They have no problem like some other places do in making changes to your order if you want to add or substitute for something else. Also they do catering which i only have ordered appetizers but it was very good and my guests loved it.

Stephanie M.

Trip Advisor

“The best food in Long Island Hands Down!”

Reviewed February 6, 2017 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 the pudim. I can't wait to go back.

Visited February 2017


Yelp Review​

Five Stars- 5/24/2019

Well when you want Portuguese food you ask a Portuguese!!!  Man did he do right !  Husbands birthday dinner there.... garlic soup egg drop a must for garlic lovers !!!  The empanadas a must for anyone who loves texture and flavor !  The complimentary olives. ADDICTIVE!  The bread fresh the seafoood on point my husband had the steak in brown garlic gravy, took some home as leftovers and did not make it till the next day....
You guys get the point !  Totally worth the trip !!  Please try them you'll be pleased!  Also waitstaff is polished and smooth!

Yelp Review

Five Stars - 5/17/2019

-This is a staple in my dining out repertoire.  Food is always delicious and great service.  I have used them for catering as well and they never disappoint.  There are lots of choices for Portuguese restaurants in Mineola but this is one of the best.


Samantha G.