O Lavrador

138-40 101 Ave.
Jamaica, NY 11435


  • Sun-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm
  • $$$
  • Catering, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
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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