Open in Island Park: Flamingo Tapas Bar & Grill Cafe

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Shrimp and rice is one of the Portuguese

Shrimp and rice is one of the Portuguese specialties served at the new Flamingo Tapas Bar and Grill Cafe in Island Park, July 2014. Photo Credit: Flamingo Tapas Bar and Grill Caf

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Now serving Portuguese fare in Island Park is Flamingo Tapas Bar & Grill Cafe. The new restaurant is owned by married couple Maria and Antonio Almeida, who opened Antonio’s in Oceanside before selling it some seven years ago.

According to co-owner Maria Almeida, Flamingo's current digs formerly housed a topless bar. “The pole is gone now,” she quipped.

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On the Portuguese tapas roster are such items as flamed Portuguese sausage ($13.95), clams in green sauce ($13.95) and octopus salad ($14.95). Entrees include shrimp in red, green or garlic sauce with rice ($24.95), broiled cod Portuguese style ($24.95), whole BBQ Portuguese chicken for two ($23.95) and grilled skirt steak ($26.95).

Flamingo Tapas Bar & Grill Cafe is at 3902 Long Beach Rd., Island Park, 516-544-2020.




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