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O Lavrador

Map & Directions 138-40 101 Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11435
  • Portuguese
  • Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


Village Voice's Description

This old-fashioned Portuguese restaurant comes as a surprise in Jamaica, Queens, anchoring a small Iberian neighborhood not far from JFK airport. Go into the barroom, rather than the starchy, formal restaurant, and find a chalkboard of budget priced daily specials. Seasonal seafood is a high point, often incorporated into caldeiras, which are long-simmered stews, often containing several types of fish and crustaceans. Grab anything that contains pork and clams simultaneously, a specialty of the southern Alentejo region. Fish and steaks, simply prepared, are another specialty, and don't miss the bar menu, which offers scrumptious salt-cod fritters.

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  • Village Voice on 08/24/10

    Stick to the barroom (the gnarled wooden door on the left), get a bucket of Portuguese Sagres beer, and a handful of cod fritters (bar menu only), while you contemplate the chalkboard specials

  • GourmetLive on 04/01/11

    Chef Michael Ginor says Portuegese restaurants are hard to come by in Queens but O Lavrador’s worth the trek for their Paprika Octopus.

  • Alicia L. on 02/12/11

    Bar side is the best, the seafood is fresh and delicious, oh and the caipirinha's (drink similar to a mojito, made with rum, limes and brown sugar) are on the $$

  • Katherine B. on 04/25/11

    Highly recommend for an appetizer, the Chourico Caseiro - homemade sausage flambé. Delicious!

  • Uber NYC on 11/27/13

    Offering a free speciality drink during #QUEENSLOVESuberX, 11/29-12/1.

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