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Westfield BBQ (location former Gauchos)

rmgillis23 Aug 12, 2008 05:36 PM

Has anyone been to the Westfield BBQ restaurant which is in the location where Gauchos used to be; South Avenue in Westfield, NJ?

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    rmgillis23 RE: rmgillis23 Oct 11, 2008 07:44 PM

    My family and I recently had food from Westfield BBQ. We ordered "The Westfielder" which consisted of ribs, chicken, pork chop, and sausage. It also came with yellow rice and french fries. The food was a major disappointment. It had very litle flavor and the pork chop was almost dried-out. The best thing was the french fries. Save your money and don't waste it at this place.

    1. The Engineer RE: rmgillis23 Oct 27, 2008 11:57 AM

      This location is one of those black holes where restaurant after restaurant fails, yet someone else is always willing to give it another shot. Good luck to the current owner...

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        MShapiro RE: The Engineer Oct 28, 2008 12:39 PM

        That being said what would you recommend for casual dining in the area?

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          The Engineer RE: MShapiro Oct 29, 2008 02:21 PM

          I don't live in Westfield anymore, so I shouldn't say.... OK, Marino's in Cranford. Also Garlic Rose in Cranford, a little fancyier, but casual. How far are we talking when we say "area?" Because that Indian place in Berkeley Heights, the name of which escapes me but its the only one there, is good. And then there's Summit, with Brix and Huntley Tavern(e).

          Why not try a search? There are plenty of regulars here who are better aquainted with the area, and they have posted a bunch.

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            MattInNJ RE: The Engineer Oct 30, 2008 10:06 AM

            Neelam is the name of the Indian rest. in Berkeley Heights.

          2. re: MShapiro
            albinoni RE: MShapiro Oct 30, 2008 08:51 AM

            Clark BBQ on Raritan Road between Walnut Ave and GSP--not far from Westfield. Very casual Portuguese barbeque. Quality varies--can be excellent at times, OK other times (but I've never had a really bad experience there) . Very reasonable.

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              MShapiro RE: albinoni Nov 5, 2008 10:39 AM

              I'll keep these in mind.

              Speaking of Portuguese, in the area we noticed a Brazilian BBQ place on 22 West not far from the Home Depot in Kenilworth - is it any good or are we better off going Ironbound?

              1. re: MShapiro
                MattInNJ RE: MShapiro Nov 12, 2008 07:09 AM

                I think the place you are referring to is Rio 22 (westbound lane). I have heard from people that went there that you are just better off going to the Ironbound. I have not personally been there, but I trust the judgment of these people

        2. jnk RE: rmgillis23 Jan 4, 2010 12:47 PM

          No surprise, but Westfield BBQ is gone for good.

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            jnk RE: jnk Mar 26, 2010 03:16 PM

            Now becoming a bagel place.

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