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itryalot Mar 9, 2008 08:05 AM

Looking for feedback, or anything anyone has enjoyed or not enjoyed on the following:

Portuguese -
Churrasqueria Nova Lisboa on Glenroy

Mexican -
Inder the Volcano on Piccadilly (do they still have Tues buffet?)

Italian -
Murano on Waterloo St.

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    phoenikia RE: itryalot Mar 9, 2008 08:46 AM

    Noa Lisboa is fantastic. Generous portions, great food.

    Haven't been to Murano for a while. It's one of London's upscale Italian eateries. Brian Lavery, the chef, is one of the better known chef's in London. I would expect dinner for 2 to be $125-$150. http://www.muranocooks.com/dinner.shtml

    I did recently try Amici on Dundas, a block or so away from Murano, and the food is quite good (although the pesto is a little too salty) for more economical, homestyle Italian food. Dinner for 2 would be closer to $60-$75 at Amici. http://www.amicieatery.com/

    Under the Volcano is Canadianized Tex-Mex. They still have all you-can-eat tacos on Tuesdays for $11, but I've never been for the tacos.

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      phoenikia RE: phoenikia Mar 9, 2008 02:37 PM

      Turns out Murano has closed. Si Senor is a new Mexican restaurant is now at 394 Waterloo.

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        phoenikia RE: phoenikia Apr 6, 2008 11:28 AM

        Tried Si Senor last night & had a great meal.

        The food they is more Mexican (Puerto Vallarta style) rather than Tex Mex, so don't expect to find 2lb burritos/ cheesy quesadillas/ cheddar covered nachos, etc. on the menu. It's the most authentic Mexican food I've had in London, and the tacos reminded me of some of eaten in Mexico.

        I enjoyed the Nopales salad, the pork adobada taco, and the longaniso quesadilla(very light on the cheese). I tried some of the bean soup made of frijoles and the chicken enchiladas- both were delicious. The chicken inside the enchiladas was moist, and they were drizzled with a smoky/spicy sauce and crema.

        Right now, most dishes involve chicken, cheese, or pork, and they only have one seafood main dish, some sort of tilapia. I'm hoping they'll add fish tacos to their menu, at some point.

        The portions are on the small side, compared to what one gets at most London, Ontario Tex Mex restaurants, but the prices are very reasonable. I would probably order an appetizer and a main (or 4 of their taco/tostadas/quesadillas), next time I visit.

        Dinner for 2, including 1 margarita, 1 jarrito, 1 soup, 1 salad, 2 tacos, 2 tostadas, 1 quesadilla and 1 chicken enchilada dinner(4 enchiladas) came to $57 before tax and tip.

        I'll definitely be back.

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          Calipoutine RE: phoenikia May 7, 2008 06:36 AM

          Oh wow, this sounds great. I'm from Cali but now live about 30 min from London. I'll have to try this place.

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            Calipoutine RE: phoenikia Jul 20, 2008 04:45 PM

            Have you been back since April? My friend and I are thinking of trying this on Wednesday. Any other Mexican place you'd reccomend?

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        blinknoodle RE: itryalot May 6, 2008 08:33 AM

        There is nothing really spectacular about Under the Volcano. Go to 4u2go.ca for coupons but they won't stack with any in-house specials.

        1. Calipoutine RE: itryalot May 7, 2008 06:34 AM

          Under the Volcano is HORRIBLE.

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            antifoodie RE: Calipoutine May 7, 2008 01:38 PM

            strange about Under the Volcano, I've been a few times over the years and different locations, and they've always been, at the very least, okay. HORRIBLE seems a bit extreme. Care to explain?

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