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Apr 9, 2008 10:29 PM

anyone know a good brazilian bbq place in TO?

i think there's one called carnaval.. but it's a bit far, was hoping for one in the downtown area.. if there are enough to compare which would be the better ones???

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  1. There is one on the Danforth just east of Broadview and I think it is called the Red Violin...there was a show and they sat us in the back row even though none of the other tables in my section were being used...I think that best sums up experience...we went last year & it was very expensive for what is basically a buffet...I am not sure if it is still open

    I never tried the one up north but the one in Niagra Falls(Copacabana?) was a good time

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    1. re: BloorWestie...

      I wouldn't say that Red Violin is "basically a buffet", but I did enjoy the salad bar more than the meats that were carried out. Note there are shows only on Friday and Sat., and they are cheaper on the other nights.

      If you've never been to one it's fun to try Red Violin at least once, but at best it's merely "okay".

      1. re: Teep

        I would not even say "ok" I will not go back for the dried up meat that we were served. We arrived late 9:30 on a wednesday but they said it was no problem.. well it was a problem as the salad bar was empty and they guys just lept walking around with the same dried up meat leftovers the whole time we were there... they were even out of the fried pineapple for dessert. The manager came over and asked how it was we told him and showed him the dry lumps on our plate and he said "we should have come earlier" .. never again...

    2. Try Churrasqueira Oliveira (416) 537-7133; 898 College St, Toronto, my girlfriend and I go here about once a week, the chicken is fall-off-the-bone, really salty, and they have loads of other things, like ribs, sausage, fish (don't bother with the fish) stick with the chicken. Check this interview even though they don't mention the bbq at all.

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      1. re: Bobby Wham

        Is "really salty" the selling point? Thanks

        1. re: deelicious

          HAHAH, well, they put a salt rub on the chicken (which they sell as well) I find most bbq chicken to not be salty enough for my tastes. It's not a bad thing.

        2. re: Bobby Wham

          So it's more like brazilian prepared meats that we have to cook on our own?? sounds interesting.. I'll go check it out once I get back into TO !

        3. When I was in Brazil early this year i learn that they primarily marinate meets with salt and lime. Squeezing some lime in salty Brazilian meets improves on the taste quite a bit.

          I dont even want to try a Brazilian BBQ place here since my friend says there is no comparison.