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Jul 20, 2007 10:46 AM

Caju anyone?

Anyone had any experience with Caju, Brazilian cuisine?

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  1. GregClow and I went a couple of years ago for Summerlicious. The food was very good. Lots of fish, as would be expected. We keep meaning to go back, but haven't made it.

    1. It's been a couple of years for me too... I remember killer caipirinhaa (in a good but dangerous way), but mediocre food (I think I had some kind of beef??). Which is why I haven't rushed back.

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      1. re: Rabbit

        I was only at Caju once.
        Very much enjoyed the meal.
        Nothing "wow", but have not returned, as we were very rushed.
        Mains brought before finishing apps.
        It is not cheap, so in and out in an hour sort of put me off for the price.

      2. I've had dinner at Caju many times in the past, the last time on May 25 this year.

        I usually order feijoada, a traditional Brazilian dish made with black beans and pork, because it is nicely prepared at Caju. The recipe is not authentic, since it has been adapted for Canadian tastes, but it is still very flavorful. The picanha (steak dish) is also well prepared.

        Caju's caipirinha used to be the best one in the area, compared to Red Violin (Danforth), Carnaval (Richmond Hill) and Copacabana (Niagara Falls). Unfortunately, in our last visit it was very disappointing.

        In my opinion, Caju is a great place in Toronto to experience Brazilian-influenced cuisine, in a pleasant dining room with good service. For the price, you might get better value at other restaurants, but then you would be missing on the Brazilian food. ;-)