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michee Apr 15, 2009 12:14 PM

anyone know where to get a great caiprinha in Toronto?

  1. icey Apr 15, 2009 01:38 PM

    Hands down, the best caipirinha (sp?) that I have been able to find in Toronto is at Lula Lounge. They are delish and addictive, and the atmosphere and vibe are relaxed and fun to boot!

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      sherry f Apr 15, 2009 01:55 PM

      I had one two summers ago at Bymark. It was very potent, or I am a very cheap drunk.

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        tjr Apr 15, 2009 07:46 PM

        I find many of the cocktails, mixed drinks, etc. I've tried at Bymark to be excellent.

    2. pinkprimp Apr 15, 2009 03:48 PM

      Vertical!

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        millygirl Apr 15, 2009 04:23 PM

        I agree on Bymark...best I've ever had!!!!

      2. Rabbit Apr 15, 2009 04:23 PM

        Nyood makes a pretty fine version.

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          professor plum Apr 15, 2009 04:57 PM

          I had a refreshing one at Table 17

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            niagarafoodie Apr 15, 2009 05:28 PM

            I second Table 17 and add L'Unita

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          alisonb Apr 15, 2009 07:31 PM

          i would try Barchef. They have the best drinks in the city.

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            michee Apr 15, 2009 07:47 PM

            thanks!! all great suggestions.....!

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              currycue Apr 16, 2009 12:29 PM

              Red Violin on Danforth isn't bad either.

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                novice_foodie Apr 22, 2009 10:09 AM

                I second the Red Violin! Lots of limes which I love!

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                  Mike from Hamilton Apr 22, 2009 11:07 AM

                  When I went to Red Violin, I was told by the waiter that their caiprinhas are made with vodka and not cachaxa (it does make a difference - it's like substituting vodka for rum). When I asked to have it made with cachaca, they agreed but failed to tell me of the $4.00 upcharge. That and the fact that the food there is awful...

                2. Dimbulb Apr 16, 2009 02:35 PM

                  Caju!

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                    Food Tourist Apr 16, 2009 03:06 PM

                    Agreed!

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                      Splendid Wine Snob Apr 22, 2009 11:18 AM

                      The caipirinha I had at Caju was delicious and the chef/owner is Brazilian afterall...

                      SWS

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                    tasoid Apr 22, 2009 11:03 AM

                    At Caju they make them correctly with Cachaca, not rum/vodka that most places use.

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                      always_eating Apr 22, 2009 10:17 PM

                      It's true, no substitutions. Once when I was there and ordered a caipirinha, they were out of cachaça and thus, weren't making them that night. Thankfully that never happened again!

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                        ziggystardust Apr 23, 2009 05:17 AM

                        Rio 40 North on St.Clair has them as well as standard Brazilian dishes like (sic.) Feijuada, (sic. again) picana etc.

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