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Gaucho Ltd. Vs Bolero

jojok Mar 30, 2008 11:19 PM

Anybody tried both. Care to compare?

  1. _foodlove_ Mar 31, 2008 07:52 AM

    A Brazilian friend of mine "pooh-poohed" Bolero and highly recommended Gaucho. I hope to check it out next week. He said their bbq beef ("picanha") is very authentic...and their cheese bread, irresistible!

    4 Replies
    1. re: _foodlove_
      yen Mar 31, 2008 07:57 AM

      Pao de Queso!? Im kind of "meat'd" out, but mmmmmmm!

      1. re: yen
        GordMM06 Apr 3, 2008 03:37 PM

        Cool - Pao de Queso in Calgary! I actually asked at Bolero if they had the cheese bread. I've been getting my fix by having co-workers coming up from Brazil bringing in the Yoki brand mix and making it home.

        Will have to give Gaucho a go just for the Pao de Queso. Hopefully the layout is better then Bolero as that place doesn't have good flow and you need to have servers dedicated enough to make it to the nether regions of the restaurant.

        1. re: GordMM06
          taiphun Apr 3, 2008 04:00 PM

          I tried Gaucho with my sister last night. At 7pm, there was one other group there, otherwise it would have been empty. A few tables had a reserved marker, but it was still empty by the time we left at 8pm.

          The food was average, albeit a little overcooked, dry, and not very hot. Unbeknownst to me, "Potato Wedges" are french fries.

          1. re: GordMM06
            ByeByeBaby Apr 3, 2008 09:30 PM

            If you need Brazilian supplies, there is a Brazilian shop on Macleod Trail, one block north of Chinook Centre, on the east side.
            Googling indicates 5802 Macleod Trail SW. "Brasil With An S".

            They're a convenience store sort of thing, but heavy on the Brazilian merchandise. I wandered in there once for a Guarana, but that was probably six months ago now.

      2. maplesugar Mar 31, 2008 07:48 AM

        Here's a recent thread about Bolero: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/402806 I don't see any threads about Gaucho Ltd. :)

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