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rplatkin Oct 17, 2006 06:59 AM

Looking for a Portugese or Macao restaurant in L.A, anywhere from Hollywood to Santa Monica. Also, the south San Fernando Valley.

Thanks,

dickplatkin@yahoo.com

  1. Bob Brooks Oct 17, 2006 11:57 PM

    I think the best you'll be able to do is the Portugese bakery in Sherman Oaks. It has a number of savory, traditional items.

    It's called NATA'S PASTRIES, at 13317 VENTURA BLVD.

    1. j
      JBC Oct 18, 2006 12:08 AM

      There is NO Portuguese restaurant in the area you requested. The closest is at the very far end of L.A. County in Claremont; get on the 210 and go east:

      http://www.eurocafeclaremont.com

      The next closest is in San Diego:
      http://www.sdportugalia.com

      1. j
        jeffrey Oct 18, 2006 12:09 AM

        Natas Pastries
        13317 Ventura Blvd. # D
        Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
        (818) 788-8050
        www.nataspastries.com

        The natas are very good. They also have sandwiches on Portuguese bread and a handful of hot appetizers (bachalau cakes, croquettes).

        Portazil Pastry,
        18159 S. Pioneer Blvd., Artesia
        (562) 865-1141

        Mostly a deli, but with some hot items and some imports.

        Euro Café
        546 East Baseline
        Claremont
        (909) 621-4666
        http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?sec...

        I haven't been, but I hear they have a rotating menu with 1-2 Portuguese dishes each day.

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        1. re: jeffrey
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          JBC Oct 18, 2006 12:29 AM

          Looks like you & I posted at the same time. There is always the Portuguese center in Artesia which puts on special events where food can be had. Halloween anyone?

          http://www.artesiades.org

        2. Chandavkl Oct 18, 2006 12:31 AM

          Don't forget Macau Street in Monterey Park, primarily Hong Kong food but some Macau dishes. See Jonathon Gold's review.

          http://www.laweekly.com/eat+drink/cou...

          1. Cicely Oct 18, 2006 05:37 PM

            I just went to Euro Cafe for the first time last weekend. Unfortunately, we were on our way to a bbq, so didn't really get to eat much. I had a massalada (Portuguese doughnut - basically fried dough slathered in sugar) and a masssa sovada, which my friend said was a lot like King's Hawaiian bread. Apparently there's some Portuguese-Hawaiian connection, because I've heard they have massaladas in Hawaii too. Anyway, the ones at Euro were nice, not so special - but then, it was noon, a bit late for breakfast. I got some caldo verde to go - potato soup with kale and linguica. It was also tasty, but not amazing. I'm not exactly in a rush to go back, but I would definitely try it for dinner if I were in the area. But note that the ambience is more like a cafe (and I mean Starbucks) than a restaurant.

            Oh, Euro's website says they can get Portuguese imported products as well... could be a good source for that.

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