Roy Carvalhos and his wife, Elizabeth, have been in the restaurant business for about 20 years, so they decided to bring some of their expertise and Portuguese dishes to Bellmore.
The two opened Carvalhos, a Portuguese barbecue eatery, on Wednesday. The restaurant is the former home of Cafe Symposio, which shuttered in February after more than 15 years of business.
Carvalhos, located at 2700 Sunrise Highway, offers a variety of meat and fish dishes.
"Our cooking style is different," Roy Carvalhos said. "Everything is grilled over wood charcoal."
The eatery offers lunch, dinner and takeout as well as All-You-Can-Eat dinner and lunch specials.
Roy and Elizabeth Carvalhos said that they hope that the residents of Bellmore will love and enjoy their food.
"We want to satisfy our customers and be here for the next 50 years," Roy Carvalhos said.
Elizabeth Carvalhos agreed with her husband.
"We want to serve good food of quality, quantity and with great prices," she said.
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