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Has Chiado changed in the last few years?

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I've been following the thread on "Best GTA Restaurant" (great idea) and see Chiado consistently. I've been there a number of times, but not in the last few years, because the last time we went I found the plates "heavy" ... I don't know how to describe my experience other than comparing it to other experiences eating at Portuguese restos, where they're heavy on potato and uninteresting vegetables. I visited their website (because of the consistent references to Chiado on the other thread) and everything looks "Splendido" or "George" - ish in terms of presentation. Have they refined their kitchen/presentation?

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Chiado
864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

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  1. No one ever responded to this thread but I am also looking for current feedback on Chiado. It seems like a consistent recommendation on here. It is featured on Groupon today (was surprised to see it) but with 2 options, one for a $60 worth of food at a discount, and the other for a 5 course "tasting" menu (what Groupon calls it). Wondering which option would be the better bet and if it is worth while going.

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    1. re: ylsf

      I've eaten at Chiado last September and again in April and had a great meal both times. I didn't find it heavy at all. I just bought a tasting menu coupon so I'll check it out and hope for a meal as good as the other two I had there.

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      Chiado
      864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA