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Mar 24, 2009 06:53 PM

Peri Peri chicken

Anybody recommend a good Portugeuse style restaurant .,
We love peri peri spice and the chickens are grilled on a special broiler and the chicken is tender but the fat is not present . Usually served with peri peri rice and baked perisienne potatoes. We always get our "fix " from a small little hole in the wall style place called cosa verde on Eglington east of Keele . There are a ton of places on Dundas west but does anyone have a special place


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  1. Piri Piri on Dupont is nice. Good Portuguese wine list, also nice grilled fish.

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    1. re: Snarf

      I second Piri Piri. Their sauce is one of the finest I've ever had - but the food does tend to be slightly overcooked. This is a family place for the most part very comfortable - many people are regulars - although it's also used as a 'first-date' place too. So mixture of all ages, and the menu is very 'safe'. But, oh that sauce!

      1. re: estufarian

        I have to agree about the sauce at Piri Piri. Best I've had. We dip the fries in it too. Actually, pretty much everything that comes to the table get dipped. Amazing.

    2. Churrasco's Chicken at St. Lawrence Market is excellent, I have also enjoyed Bom Appetite's on Queensway Ave as well.

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      1. re: ParsleySage

        Yeah, Bom Apetite is the bomb! Tasty, tasty chicken!

      2. a couple of comments on Piri Piri from:
        I had a very nice Grilled Sea Bream at Piri Piri the other day.

        Piri Piri is located at 1444 Dupont Street, near Dupont and Lansdowne.

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        Hondapendragon Jan 30, 2009 02:43PM

        re: Hondapendragon I agree with others here, the best up-market fish place is Starfish.

        However, on the basis of your post here Hondapendragon, we went to Piri Piri for lunch yesterday and had delicious Haddock and good Bacalao (in salt cod form). So thank you for the post.
        Just to be clear, this place serves honest to goodness peasant style Portugese food. It would not be classified as "gourmet" ""