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BLM Sep 14, 2011 10:42 AM

Anyone with experiences at Galo restaurant? It's a Portuguese grill restaurant in TMR. Can't find any talk about it on this board. First heard about it, when it opened several years ago.

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    jay_81k Sep 14, 2011 12:26 PM

    Its a good spot if you live in TMR for sure. Prices are reasonable, food is good. But I wouldnt go out of the way to go there as the Portugese places in Mile end are better. Took my parents there once and they enjoyed it. Theres a sushi place next to it on Kindersley that I enjoy very much as well.

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    1. re: jay_81k
      EaterBob Sep 14, 2011 01:15 PM

      I'd, respectfully disagree with your assessment, Galo compares quite favorably to any of the Portugese grills on the Plateau, and in certain cases (Barcelos, Jano, Tasca, Marilou, Bica) is much better.

      1. re: EaterBob
        mammab Sep 15, 2011 05:12 AM

        I wouldn't say it was favorable to Portugalia or Barcelos,. It is not nearly as smoky or spicy in flavor as most Portuguese grillades. But I have been there several times and enjoy it very much for what it is. The portions are large, the food is fresh and the there are some really nice touches as well. The bolinhos de bacalhau are made by the owners mother, all drinks, including wines are imported from Portugal. The decor is delightful. I really feel like it is a wonderful little neighbourhood restaurant you can depend on. Selfishly, I'm kind of glad nobody talked about it till now!

    2. humbert Sep 14, 2011 11:10 AM

      I went a couple of times and it was really good, I had their pork sandwich which was very moist and tasty and a grilled tomato stuffed with other veggies and cheese. A lot of people that I work with order from there as well. Give it a try and buy a bottle of piri piri sauce on the way out!

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