Sagres
177 Columbia Street | (508) 675-7018
Overall
A classic in Fall River. Traditional food at it's best
Food
Authenic dishes with more complex and rich flavors. Everything is served piping HOT! The Shrimp Alhinho is spicy and delicous — and the liver is amazing, too
Service
Young, attentive and courteous staff knows their Portugese food and the menu really well
Vibe
Small and cozy. Often a full house, so you might have a short wait. More upscale and formal than most
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
Rating
Lusitano
822 King Philip Street | (508) 672-9104
Overall
Great for couples on date night. Satisfying on all levels
Food
Long and interesting menu with authentic flavors and more than your standard Bife à Casa. Seafood is terrific and fresh here
Service
Super-friendly owner. Very attentive and timely service
Vibe
Cozy and comfortable. You can dress up a little, if you want. Place lights up with lots of Portuguese music & dance on Saturday nights
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
Rating
Terra Nostra
262 Rodman Street | (508) 677-9878
Overall
Popular with families and couples. Pleasant interior with separate, but nice bar area. Great spot for lunch on the weekends
Food
Better cuts of meat, make the Bife à Casa a good choice. Appetizers are good, too
Service
Attentive and friendly
Vibe
Clean, comfortable and well-lit interior. Relaxed and laidback. Family friendly
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
Rating
Fall River Grill
363 Second Street | (508) 678-1234
Overall
Pleasant, little family restaurant with new and traditional dishes
Food
Home to what might be the greatest chouriço appetizer of all time. New twists and updated preparations of classic Portuguese dishes
Service
Attentive, timely, pleasant and friendly
Vibe
Small, nicely-decorated dining room, well-lit and enough room in-between tables to keep sense of privacy. Comfortable and casual
Prices
-
Hours
-
Rating
Marisqueira Azores
1445 South Main Street | (508) 646-1511
Overall
Kid- and family-friendly restaurant full of folks smiling, laughing and eating. good traditional Portuguese food
Food
Straight-forward, well-prepared traditional Portuguese dishes
Service
Friendly and professional
Vibe
Casual and lively on a good night, but not noisy
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
-
Rating
Clipper
455 South Main Street | (508) 679-4700
Overall
Nice place for dinner for a couple or small group
Food
Standard Portuguese dishes, done well and inexpensively. Meats are better cuts than more inexpensive places
Service
Attentive and friendly
Vibe
Pleasant, bistro-like interior that is a little reminiscent of restaurants in Portugal. Comfortable and casual
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
-
Rating
Bella
19 Jeremiah Sullian Drive | (508) 673-6666
Overall
Nice new place with terrific, flavorful food at bargain prices
Food
Classic and simple Portuguese dishes with attention on bringing out all the flavor of each ingredient
Service
Courteous and attentive
Vibe
Very comfortable, upscale, bistro-like interior
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
-
Rating
Caldeiras
990 Pleasant Street | (508) 673-0026
Overall
Slightly off the beaten path, but definitely worth it
Food
Delicous and flavorful food. Good sauces. Good fries. Good portions
Service
Young staff was friendly and attentive
Vibe
Casual and simple dining room with tables and booths. Fairly quiet. Family friendly
Prices
Bargain $
Hours
-
Rating
Estoril
1577 Pleasant Street | (508) 677-1200
Overall
Pretty good traditional food in a different setting. Younger crowd
Food
Menu is a mix of mostly traditional Portuguese and a few American dishes
Service
Friendly and attentive server
Vibe
Nicely decorated bar and lounge in front with a fairly large dining room on the right. Live music on our night - OK. Not too crowded
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
-
Rating
O Gil
915 County Street | (508) 673-7250
Overall
Very casual and affordable. Small place. Location is a little bit out of the way, but with off-street parking in safe neighborhood
Food
The food is the best part. Great flavor and portions for the money. Really good favas
Service
Attentive and courteous staff, but slightly unprofessional
Vibe
Very simple and no-nonsense. Fairly quiet and very casual
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
-
Rating
Mr. Chicken
656 Bedford Street | (508) 675-4566 | (508) 675-4558
Overall
Super cheap and good Portuguese take out
Food
Decent Portugese food with a variety of dishes you don't usually see in restaurants
Service
Very friendly. They gave me an entire loaf of massa (Portuguese sweet bread) for free!
Vibe
You're in, you're out. That's it.
Prices
Bargain $
Hours
-
Rating
Cinderella
85 Columbia Street | (508) 675-0002
Overall
Very good, unique
Food
Short list of well-prepared dishes. The cod fish cakes are probably the best in town
Service
Service was pleasant, plenty of staff on a fairly quiet night
Vibe
Small, but nicely appointed dining room. Mixed of old world and contemporary style, like Lisbon itself. Cozy, comfortable, a little bit more upscale, than it is casual
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Rating
Caravela
637 South Main Street | (508) 235-1030
Overall
Very popular with locals for take out. Two dining rooms with lots families
Food
Consistently good. Short menu of genuine everyday Portuguese food
Service
Lots of staff with lots of energy
Vibe
Family-friendly. Casual dining. Affordable prices
Prices
Bargain $
Hours
-
Rating
Academica
627 South Main Street | (508) 677-4663
Overall
No nonsense, inexpensive, but very good. Great for lunch and take out, especially on weekends
Food
It's all about the steak and fries — thinly-pounded and Frisbee-sized includes, egg, red pepper and tons of garlic
Service
Courteous and friendly staff
Vibe
Plan and simple. Casual. Tables with paper table "cloth". Family-friendly. Not too noisy
Prices
Bargain $
Hours
-
Rating
Mesa 21
21 Lindsey Street | (508) 673-8173
Overall
No fuss, casual spot of lunch or dinner with menu that's sure to have something for anyone in a group
Food
Known for their brick-oven pizza, with a mix of decent Portuguese and Italian-American dishes
Service
Friendly and attentive
Vibe
Casual, family-friendly environment
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
Mon 12-3, 5-9; Wed-Thu 12-3, 5-9; Fri 12-3, 5-10; Sat 12-10; Sun 12-8
Rating
Beira Alta
826 Plymouth Avenue | (508) 672-2921
Overall
Been around a long time. It's OK. Family-friendly
Food
Food is OK. Pepper sauce and fries on the steak were good. One of a very few Portuguese restaurants to put vegetables on the plate- but it didn't really work
Service
Staff is friendly and attentive
Vibe
Very large dining room. Can be very busy with lots of families. Also, can get a little loud with big crowd and music
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
Rating
TA
408 South Main Street | (508) 673-5890
Overall
Open later than most in Fall River (until 10 PM). Might be passed its heyday, but still popular with locals
Food
Calamari appetizer was too heavy, and left little room for entree, which was pretty good
Service
Courteous and attentive
Vibe
Slightly dated interior, but mid-level casual. Generally quiet, but can get busy on weekends
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
-
Rating
Liberal Club
20 Star Street | (508) 675-7115
Overall
A simple and low-key, casual banquet hall/bar/restaurant serving very traditional New England meals with a mix of Portuguese dishes
Food
The food can be good, but my clam boil has a lot of dirty clams. A little pricey, all things considered
Service
Friendly and attentive
Vibe
Friendly, t-shirt-and-jeans-level casual, feels like a beer hall/diner, and a little dated, not too noisy. Restaurant area seems family-friendly, but mostly couples and adults here
Prices
Moderate $$$
Hours
Sunday-Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Wednesday 11-7, Thursday-Saturday 11-9
Rating
St. Michael's
63 Webster Street | (508) 672-9493
Overall
A favorite years ago for their famous St. Michael's steak, but just not the same today
Food
Cod fish cakes tasted of freezer burn. The fries were off, too. Disappointing
Service
Gloria has been here for over 30 years. She is fabulous
Vibe
Dining room is kitchy. There's plenty of seating
Prices
Low-Moderate $$
Hours
-
Rating