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Toma La

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Upper James and Rymal Rd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hamilton, Canada
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213 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a co-worker raving about this place so thought it would be worth checking out. A friend and I went for lunch and found a nice little place. You order at the counter and there are lots of great choices. Now my only criticism would be it took a while for our food to come, which is an issue on... More 

Thank David B
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family visited this restaurant for the first time on Sunday, August 7, 2016. My wife, mother-in-law and daughter are Portuguese and I love Portuguese food so we know what we're talking about! The bifana was excellent with very generous portions as was the pulled chicken sandwich. Portuguese soft drinks are available and the galao (coffee) is great.The pastries are... More 

Thank Mark M
Itajai/SC - Brazil
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is not too big, the BBQ Chicken is their signature option, right of the grill, really good! Though the food is great, the floor was greasy and the washrooms not that clean. They offer takeout.

Thank Vasco N
Brantford, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Ordered the roasted chicken with two sides. The chicken came with a container of piri piri sauce which I thought tasted like a medium chicken wing sauce. It was good but it didn't 'wow' me. I think I was spoiled by my Portuguese mother-in-law's cooking. Staff were very friendly.

Thank OttawaBen
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130 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This place is a nice twist on Portuguese food on the mountain. They got the Classics and some interesting new twists on some Portuguese staples...all in all quality was on par..i love and know my Portuguese food...and this place is pretty good.

Thank Mark B
Ancaster, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Great place for authentic Portugese chicken. They have a ton of other stuff on the menu, but their roast chicken and sides are so good I haven't tried anything else! The bbq smoke smell from the restaurant can be smelled from upper james. Check it out, you won't regret it! So good. Oh, and their sauce is killer and you... More 

Thank Jmaggs
Port Dover, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Great fresh food made right there in front of you! Service is good, and the young adults are very polite and some even speak Portuguese (Bonus!). Highly recommend this place!

Thank pupilos
Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

My mom and I recently stopped by Toma La for lunch after a busy morning shopping. We ordered a half chicken dinner to share with a side of the great portugese potatoes and, because they had always been outstanding in the past, a side of French fries, foregoing the salad. We did notice that there was very little cooking aroma... More 

Thank Carol H
Hamilton, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I went to Toma La for the first time this week to pick up dinner for my family. I called once before on a weeknight and was told there was over an hour wait. This time I was smarter and called an hour before I wanted to be there. I ordered the whole chicken dinner with salad and fries. The... More 

Thank Karin C
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

Today was my first time ordering from this restaurant my boyfriend recommended it, he really enjoys their philly cheese steak sandwiches. I ordered the quarter BBQ chicken(for pick-up) that comes with two sides, my sides were salad and French fries. There is a sauce that is suppose to come with the chicken but I think they forgot to give me... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upper James and Rymal Rd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: 9055278662

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?