Horta's may be famous for their fish and chips, but their signature Portuguese dishes are authentic, and to die for.

Located at the tail end of Route 18, right off of Cove Street (68 Cove Street) in New Bedford, is a quaint little mom-and-pop restaurant with big flavor.

Last year, I personally took a drive to Horta's Restaurant after hearing that the word on the street was that they were the best place to go for a fish and chips plate. I walked into a nautical themed restaurant that suited their seafood and local flavor, and was immediately and very nicely greeted the second I stepped foot inside.

I was on a mission to get fish and chips and yes, the rumor was true—delicious!

What I was unaware of was the fact that they have Portuguese food that's as authentic as your Vavo's. From cacoila to octopus to shrimp Mozambique, Horta's puts their own tasty flair to traditional Portuguese cuisine. Did I mention how amazing it tasted? Check out what The Michael Rock Show had for lunch:

Grilled Tuna Steak:

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Portuguese Beans:

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Homemade Kale Soup:

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Portuguese Pot Roast:

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Cacoila with Fresh Pops:

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Octopus Stew:

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Spicy Portuguese Stuffed Quahogs:

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Portuguese Style Baked Fish:

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Clam Chowder:

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Fried Seafood Plate:

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Shrimp Mozambique:

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The menu goes on and on, and if we didn't stop Fernanda, the owner, from bringing out any more food, she would have kept going.

However, if you would like to try all of these delicious plates shown above, Fun 107 and Seize The Deal have a way to hook you up so you can save a little bit of money. This way you can go all out and order like we did without the worry of overspending.

Here's how it works: Friday morning at 9 a.m. SHARP, log on to SeizeTheDeal.com and look for Horta's Restaurant for your chance to buy a $50 gift card for only $25. Now, THAT is a great price! Buy for yourself or treat someone special this holiday season with a great "stocking stuffer." Be sure to be ready and logged in, because once these deals are gone— they're gone.