Make this your home page

Letters to the Editor

Please type the number 5 below to submit

Sponsored Links

Bronxville Weather

°F | °C
invalid location provided
Karen Talbot, Food Critic: Authentic Portuguese Food at Galitos Restaurant PDF Print Email


By Karen Talbot, Food Critic

Mar. 22, 2017:   Authentic Portuguese food is right around the corner in Mount Vernon, tucked on a quiet side street near the railroad station. As far as I know, this is the only restaurant in the area serving Portuguese food, along with some American food choices. As you enter the restaurant, you step into the bar area, which has seating and was fairly busy; beyond that is a separate dining room very simply decorated.

For appetizers, I recommend the grilled Portuguese sausage, better known as chorizo, which was served crispy and favorably spicy, allowing one to lap up the sauce with the good bread that they serve. It was served with pickled carrots, cauliflower, and black olives, which made for a nice contrast between spicy and cool. My other suggestion is the clams served with fresh cilantro, garlic, and olive oil, which was also very good.

As a main course, Portuguese pork and clams (alentejana), which is a favorite of mine, had the right ingredients and was tasty, but, unfortunately, the pork was a little overdone. Another typical Portuguese entrée was layered codfish with crispy roasted potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and black olives. The codfish was dry and served with too much olive oil. Both these dishes were served in such large portions that they could easily have served two. Shrimp Marsala, a special of the night, was very good and was cooked in a tomato-based sauce with special spices, onions, and peppers.

To round out our meal, both the cappuccino and the espresso were rich in flavor and were the perfect finishing touch. The prices are modest, with appetizers such as shrimp patties and codfish cakes priced at $4.00 each, with the most expensive appetizer being sautéed shrimp in a garlic sauce for $11.00. A seafood paella, another popular entrée here, is priced at $27.00.

The owner, Jose Santos, took over the restaurant about a year ago and the chef is Fatima Pinto. Our server, Riccardo, answered any questions that we had in a friendly and nice way.

Directions from Bronxville: Take Gramatan Avenue south into Mount Vernon, and roughly two blocks before the bridge, turn left onto East Prospect Avenue, continue straight past Foodtown and Rite Aid on your left, turn right at the light on Park Avenue (for about 50 yards), and then turn immediately left (just before the bridge) onto Elm Avenue. Continue several blocks on Elm, and Galitos is on the left. (There is currently no sign above the door of this restaurant, making it somewhat hard to find in the dark.) 

Photo courtesy the owner, Jose Santos



MyhometownBronxville reserves the right to monitor and remove all comments. For more information on Posting Rules, please review our Rules and Terms of Use, both of which govern the use and access of this site. Thank you.


Karen Talbot, Food Critic: Alvin & Friends: Southern and Caribbean Food with Live Jazz

News image

ALVIN & FRIENDS14 Memorial HighwayNew Rochelle 914-654-6549 By Karen Talbot Jun. 28, 2017:  What a pleasure it was to meet Alvin Clayton, the handsome and charming host and owner of...

Read more

Food & Parties Directory



Bxv Food Fine Catering

Bxv Food Fine Catering caters for sit-down dinners, luncheons, cocktail parties or buffets.  bxvFood can provide unique food, excellent service and inviting ambiance, attending to all of the details, leaving you free to enjoy your guests. bxvFood serves Southern Westchester, Southwestern Conn. and New York city with 80% of his catering done right here in Bronxville's square mile.  Two to three weeks advance notice is preferred for booking a date.  Their specialty and most rewarding meal is a seven-course, seasonal sit-down dinner served in your home for 6-12 guests.

98 Millard Avenue, Bronxville  

Corner Stone Caterers of Rye

544 Milton Road
Rye, New York


Eastchester Fish Gourmet Catering To Go

Eastchester Fish Gourmet caters expertly prepared food to take out for cocktail parties, dinner parties or special events.  From a quiet dinner for two to a large gathering, Eastchester Fish Gourmet can create a special menu for your event.  All of the seafood purchased here is fresh, never frozen. 
837 White Plains Road, Scarsdale  
914-725--3450 x2

Glorious Food of New York

504 East 74th Street
New York, New York



Le Moulin Event Planning & Catering, Ltd.

Le Moulin caters the "Simplest To The Most Elegant Affair," and brings comprehensive event planning experience and attention to every detail which includes Events, Weddings, Corporate Events, Special Affairs and Event Venues. The food is always of high quality, colorful and artistically presented. Corporate clients include leaders in a variety of industries, political associations, the arts and a host of other business and private patrons

1 Pierpointe Street, Yonkers  

Libby Coverly Cooke Catering And Event Planning

49 Brownhouse Road
Stamford, CT 06902


Two Carrot Catering

Two Carrot Catering is a full-service caterer providing creative cuisine combined with personalized service.  From an elaborate wedding to an intimate dinner party or casual buffet luncheon, we can attend to every detail of your affair.  For many years, Two Carrot Catering has formed trusting relationships with their clients, both corporate and private.

Chappaqua, NY

Restaurant Guide


An American Bistro

American Menu:
296 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, New York

Blue Hill at Stone Barns



630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, New York

Eastchester Fish Gourmet


837 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10583

Pete's Park Place Tavern

This comfy veteran tavern has been serving beers, burgers & other pub fare since 1937.

18-20 Park Pl, Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-9887


265 Glenville Road
Greenwich, CT

The Melting Pot


30 Mamaroneck Avenue (Next to CVS)
White Plains, NY 10601

Underhill’s Crossing


74 ½ Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708


Asiana Café

Pan Asian
140 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Connecticut


Pan Asian
56 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Wild Ginger

Pan Asian
10 Park Place
Bronxville, New York 10708


La Pantiere

530 Milton Road
Rye, New York


141 Chatsworth Avenue
Larchmont, New York



Ristorante Buona Sera

Buona Sera brings Tuscan Style atmosphere and mouth-watering specials to the residents of Westchester and the surrounding areas.  This comfortable neighborhood establishment offers fine Italian cusine to satisfy a variety of appetites!546 Gramatan Avenue, Fleetwood, NY
Voted Best of Westchester Italian for 2011.  Rated 28 by Zagat.




5-7 Albanese Place
Eastchester, NY

Il Bacio Trattoria  

Pizzas, pastas & homemade gelato draw crowds to this no-frills, family-friendly Italian eatery.

1 Park Pl, Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-4100


Italian Menu :
1885 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, New York


309 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York

Rosie’s Bistro Italiano

10 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, New York

Scalini Osteria

Italian Menu:
65 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York

Terra Ristorante Italiano

Italian Menu:
156 Greenwich Avenue


Harvest on Hudson

1 River Street
Hastings, New York 10706


Blue Moon Mexican Cafe

7-27 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York



Il Bacio Trattoria

1 Park Place
Bronxville, New York


131 Parkway Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 337-1901


Gino's Pizzeria & Restaurant 

You can sit down and eat at Gino's but they also deliver.

50 Pondfield Rd W, Bronxville, NY 10708

(914) 961-7460

Restaurants, Food & Parties Recent Articles

Sign Up For Newsletter

MyhometownBroxnville reserves the right to monitor and remove all comments.  For more information on Posting Rules, please review our Rules and Terms of Use, both of which govern the use and access of this site.  Thank you.

The information presented here is for informational purposes only. While every effort has been made to present accurate information, myhometownBronxville, LLC, does not in any way accept responsibility for the accuracy of or consequences from the use of this information herein. We urge all users to independently confirm any information provided herein and consult with an appropriate professional concerning any material issue of fact or law. The views and opinions expressed by the writers, event organizers and advertisers do not necessarily represent those of myhometownBronxville, LLC, its officers, staff or contributors. The use of this website is governed by the Terms of Use . No portion of this publication may be reproduced or redistributed, either in whole or part, without the express written consent of the publisher.

Copyright © 2009, All rights reserved.