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Churrasco Villa (254 Eglinton East)

sleepy Sep 3, 2006 12:10 PM

hows the food / service?

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    Fredster RE: sleepy Sep 3, 2006 03:52 PM

    I used to be a regular both for take out and ine-in. I still go from time to time. Both are excellent, however, the prives are a little steep compared to the places on Dundas West. It's a bit of a fancier restaurant. The food is amazing, though. Make sure you try the drumettes, the ribs and the grilled sardines. And the amazing apple strudel for dessert... A few interesting portuguese wines!

    Go ahead and tell George, Tony and the gang that Frederic sends you.

    1. Davwud RE: sleepy Sep 3, 2006 07:42 PM

      I walk/drive by this place all the time. It smells great from the outside but seems to be a ghost town inside. I've always wondered if the food was any good.
      What would you recommend for a take out lunch??


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        bestandworst RE: Davwud Sep 10, 2006 09:32 PM

        IT ROCKS! Get chicken n roasted potatoes. The fries are great too, but the potatoes are more unique to the villa.

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        Fredster RE: sleepy Sep 4, 2006 06:23 AM

        Quarter churrasco chicken with rice, roasted potatoes (the fries are amazing too) and a side house salad. It comes with a aside order of piri-piri sauce (mild, medium or hot). Don't forget a Sumol!

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          embee RE: sleepy Sep 4, 2006 02:24 PM

          I used to love this place before it was "discovered". It isn't always a ghost town and they don't always handle crowds very well.

          The smells coming from here are amazing. The food is generally good, and can rise well above that. However, I find the chicken very dry. I'm told this is the authentic way to cook churrasco, but it used to be moister and, in my opinion, better.

          It isn't extremely expensive, but it IS expensive for its type of restaurant. I once made special journeys to eat here. I still go on occasion, but only when I'm in the neighbourhood.

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            torontoeh RE: sleepy Sep 5, 2006 05:45 AM

            By far the best Chicken and Potatoes of its kind! Dinner can be very busy but worth the wait. Never dry at dinner time when the chickens are hot off the grill.

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              foodserviceprofessional RE: sleepy Sep 5, 2006 02:36 PM

              I live near this place, and every time my friends come over, they want to get takeout from Churrasco Villa. The food is quite good, haven't had a bad experience yet (I've ordered 10's of times over the years). Agree with some other posts that the prices have gotten a little steep for this type of establishment (there are so many in the west end where you can get more food for much lower prices), but its the only one of its kind in the area, and the prices are in no way prohibitive, just relatively more expensive.

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                jamie RE: sleepy Sep 6, 2006 03:36 AM

                Though I haven't been for awhile, I do recall they did a nice job with grilled sardines.

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                  sherry f RE: jamie Sep 12, 2006 01:41 AM

                  Excellent Chicken and Piri Piri sauce. They own a breakfast/brunch (closes 4:00 pm) place on College near Ossington called Boom which is wonderful.

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                    Poorboy RE: sherry f Apr 2, 2007 11:07 PM

                    I stepped out of ballroom dance class (only been going a couple of weeks) this evening and noticed this place about two doors away.
                    They have a Tuesday special on ribs which I am thinking of trying.
                    How are the ribs here?
                    Or am I better to stick with the chicken?


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                      deelicious RE: Poorboy Apr 3, 2007 06:52 AM

                      Half a chicken with roast potatoes followed by apple strudle is the way to go!

                      I think the ribs are decent but the chicken is the best!

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                        Chester Eleganté RE: Poorboy Apr 5, 2007 11:19 AM

                        Ya the beef ribs are pretty good (though you can make much better at home) and of a large portion...still worth trying. Agree that you should start with the chicken though, and load on the piri-piri. Love the roast potatoes and thin fries as well.

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                          cynthiasmith RE: Chester Eleganté Apr 5, 2007 12:25 PM

                          Agree the ribs are pretty good but Baton Rouge's are better. Chicken is definitely the way to go and go when they make it fresh.. sometimes I had it and it was precooked and dry make sure you get the piri piri sauce. Those custard tarts are great too.

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