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“disappointment”

Bairrada Churrasqueira Grill
Ranked #685 of 1,661 Restaurants in Mississauga
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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455 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“disappointment”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Tried this location again after being a regular customer at the original College Street location.

Although service was decent, it was far from great! We had to ask for a glass of water THREE times before it arrived. The steak was served without a steak knife - we had to take one from a nearby table...

The rice and potatoes were great but the chicken was dry - drier than any chicken I've ever had at this restaurant... we are at 16:30 hrs on Sunday - maybe it was because it was the shower part of the day...but dry is dry and dry may be okay at many other places, not at this place...

BBQ Chicken for two - and I waited to see if they were going to bring the hot dipping sauce...never arrived and I never asked - the fish dinner was perfect.

I certainly hope that the owner reads and follows up - this is not the standard and high quality of service and food regular customers have become accustomed to.

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great, no matter where the location”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This place is the BEST! For many reasons, not just the spectacular food.

The staff are awesome. Everyone from the waiters, to the cooks and the owners are super friendly. The service is always prompt, even when they are busy.

The best, if not PERFECT, location to eat at in Mississauga. Most complain about how it isn't as "aesthetically pleasing" as the College St. location. But the food will help you forget that there isn't a fountain in the back patio. The surrounding décor shouldn't matter if the food is so good,

The food itself has been a home-run every visit. And the visits are frequent in my large family. My favourite dish, and what's been my favourite for the last 15 years since the first location, is the Bitoque (Steak and Egg). Order the steak medium rare, replace the fries and rice with the healthier potatoes and veggies option, finish it off with a mango mousse and its the perfect meal to end a day of walking around Mississauga. .

  • Visited June 2013
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“First Time to Try Portuguese”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Dinner tonight was my treat so my sister J. chose a restaurant I had been clamoring for since I saw it on her blog, Bairrada Churrasqueira, a Portuguese grillhouse. We ordered its signature dishes such as Chourico a Bombeiro (Flaming Sausage) and Frango no Churrasco (BBQ Chicken). We also ordered the roast suckling pig and wanted to see how it differs from the Philippines' "lechon de leche". [Of course, "lechon de leche" wins hands down.] This time, we also ordered the right number of dishes so everyone was full but not stuffed and there were no leftovers. Though not in the same category as Spencer's at the Waterfront, this was one western meal we all truly enjoyed. Of course, the best thing about the meal was that we were enjoying it as one big family. Bom apetite!

  • Visited May 2013
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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“not quite College St but nice”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

Full disclosure - I love the backyard at Bairrada on College St but if you end up in Mississauga this is a pretty nice alternative to chains. The food is mostly the same and the staff are charming. I have been there when they have entertainment too. It real Portugal a la suburb, and I like it.

You cannot go wrong with the chicken for $10 especially slathered in their homemade piri-piri.

  • Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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455 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Not as fancy as original location on College St”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

A decent place to visit and grab a bite but certainly not the same experience as at the original and flagship location on College Street West.

Parking lot isn't great but other location doesn't have any parking so it is what it is.

Good prices, decent portions and definitely worth the money and the visit.

  • Visited April 2012
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