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O Bairradino

Posted by Staff / Listed on May 4, 2009 / review policy

O BairradinoThe staff at O Bairradino on Lansdowne tend to be brusque but efficient - don't get in their way and you will get what you want. The grilled chicken is on the dry side, but its enticingly smoky flavour lingers pleasantly on the tongue. Parisienne potatoes have a leathery, toothsome exterior but a rewardingly creamy middle. The rice is bathed in oil, but the garnish of a half-dozen black olives is a nice touch. Half-chicken platter, $10.



Suzy / June 22, 2010 at 07:47 pm
I use to live in the area and my family & I would be there every weekend buying a whole chicken and some rice & potatoes.
Unfortunately, we moved quite far so It wasn't convenient anymore to go there. Anytime Im in the mood for some Delicious Portuguese Food, I don't care how long it takes to get there, I'll be there.
Junction Triangle resident / August 4, 2010 at 12:54 am
Typical low-rent Portuguese churrasqueira. There is absolutely nothing special about this place. Ok for a quick takeout, but the food is greasy and flavours unsubtle. There are much better choices elsewhere in the hood, like Eduarda's or Piri Piri on Dupont.
anna / September 28, 2010 at 06:37 pm
Delicious food and great prices!!!
mar / October 17, 2010 at 04:55 pm
Delicious food my favorite churrasqueira ever (believe me i've tryed many)
K / December 15, 2010 at 03:07 pm
The best I've had in Toronto. WAAAAY better than the dry, leathery rubbish they sell at Piri Piri (O Bairradino has bigger chickens that taste better for cheaper than Piri Piri)
DaJohnner / July 29, 2011 at 01:42 pm
nothing special.....others in the city that are much better. You pay for quality.
Jason replying to a comment from Junction Triangle resident / June 14, 2012 at 06:55 pm
To say that Eduarda's on Dupont is superior to O'Barradino could not be further from the truth. I can't count the number of times that I have had rice and potatoes that I have had to pitch out from Eduarda's because the oil they cook them with is rancid. O'Barradino is always packed, and thus the turnover is extremely high. Can't get fresher or tastier Portuguese food in the West end. $6 including tax for a quarter chicken with rice and salad or rice and potatoes can't be beat either. A loyal O'Barradino convert to the core. And I've been pretty much everywhere in TO to try Portuguese chicken.
Dora / September 14, 2014 at 07:33 pm
The best Portuguese chicken!!!!! I'm Portuguese and I have tried a bunch in Toronto and nothing compars to this place. You know a place is good when the lineups are going around the block. It's a most try!!!
mykeylykey / March 19, 2015 at 07:37 pm

Stopped by for my first visit recently. Warm, inviting welcome from friendly euro-lady behind the counter.

Ordered 4 fish fillets (sole) + fried/baked fish (cod) with rice/potatoes to go - total $22 bone$.

Just smashed down 2 fillets . . .

* delicate batter coating
* soft, tender fish

* lil lacking in flavour ie salt, black pepper

* 3-4 lemon wedges thrown in with the order to help flush out fresh fish flavour

Glossed over replies from peeps giving props to 'edwarda' just up the street. My experience with them is mixed. Their fish fillets are one of the worst in the city, no joke, seriously. But . . . their fried fish cod cakes are one of the best, go figure.

I've been to some tasty local, neighbourhood, mom/pop, portuguese joints over the years, this place is a winner. As I mentioned earlier, they could 'tweak' their style a bit to add more 'kick' to their food, but in terms of freshness, price etc. Good bang-for-the-buck. Cheers.

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