Despite my wifes counsel to not give away some of our best SMALL restaurant finds, I must share this one for those who will go out of their way for something special.
Churrascaria and Grillgia, two portugese words that define the grand art of barbeque, grilled, roasted meats. It's a combination of cooking techniques that Rogerio Marabuto, proprietor of the Aveirense Resturant, in New Bedford, MA. is an absolute master of.
Frango, a half of grilled/roasted/chicken served with french fries and rice will have you licking your fingers on the first bite.$7.00
Grilled/barbequed pork spareribs ought to be served with blue ribbons stuck on the plates. They will certainly earn your respect. Also served with potatos and rice (most portugese entre's come with both) $8.00
Steak, fish, and speciality dishes are all available here
Now for the particulars:
The restaurant is located on 175 Sawyer St. Actually it's on the corner of Sawyer and Bellville ave. two blocks behind Antonios. The entrance is on the side, towards the rear. Hours are from 11AM to 10PM.
It is a tiny place, with about 8 tables that can sit 4. and a couple of smaller ones.
All of the service people speak english very well, but the main language being spoken is Portugese. Menus are printed in Portugese and english. However you might need someone to translate the specials board. (they are happy to do it)
They do a huge take-out business, something to keep in mind for when you are leaving. Especialy if you can't get back as often as you will want to. This stuff warms up at home beautifuly.
We generaly do lunch on a Saturday or Sunday and the quality is exactly the same as at night. It is just one of the dining treasures that can be found throughout Bristol county.