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7/09 Great Portuguese in New Bedford: Mimo's on Acushnet Ave.

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7/09 Great Portuguese in New Bedford: Mimo's on Acushnet Ave.

opinionatedchef | Aug 3, 2009 11:07 AM

Spurred by a comment about new bedf's Antonio's in the Paella thread, I am sharing with youall that Mimo's in New Bedford is by far the best Portuguese food I have had in NB. I have tried Ant.onio's and Cafe Funchal, may times in previous years, but thanks to a tiny blurb in an old Globe, I will now go no further than Mimo's when I'm down there. Their food is soooo much better than the others', I can't tell you , esp the pork w/ clams and potatoes ,and the shrimp croquettes.
At Mimo's, the former has the proper ratio of equal or more pork than potatoes(the other 2 places heap on the potatoes and the pork is tough) and the shrimp croquettes are filled with rich creamy flavorful filling. (Miles above Antonio's). Unfortunately, as is true of American Portuguese restaurant food, the entrees all taste VERY similar, because it seems that the basic ingredients (garlic, onions, olive oil, tomatoes, white wine) are used for everything .
And the salads are always iceberg and dreadful in NB. They do make a good Bean Pie at Mimo's ; that was new for me in a Portuguese place. (The Jamaicans make them too.)
Mimo's is a small neighborhood place. Big portions; little money. Discovering it this July was one of those rare times when I am soo thankful that I squirreled away a tiny cut out paragraph from a Boston Globe, and stashed it in my NB folder!

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