Where is the best restaurant for Chicken Piri-piri?

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Chicken piri-piri

Postby dj sull » Thu Apr 03, 2008 3:00 pm

I was rather hoping for recommendations a bit closer than Guia! I too have heard that Guia's the place to go but I don't fancy driving back from there with 2 gin and tonics, a bottle of white wine and half a bottle of port swimming around inside me.
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Postby bruce » Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:25 pm

:D :D :D ME TOO!
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Postby blue » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:51 am

Perhaps you should try making your own, that way you needn't leave the house at all & get totally pissed without risking getting done for dd. :D
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Postby bifas 1st darling! » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:26 pm

you could always get a take away chicken from carvoeiro, it's quite good.
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Postby blue » Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:45 pm

The take away near the new butcher is good you can place your order, tell them what time you want it, have a few bevi's in Hemmi's then go back to collect it & Bob's your aunty. :D
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Chicken piri-piri

Postby dj sull » Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:30 pm

Where is the take away chicken place in Carvoeiro, biffas 1st darling? I used to go to Dongo's snack bar for take away chicken piri piri. It used to take about an hour to cook so we'd have 3 or 4 pints then drive back to the villa. Great times.
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Postby bifas 1st darling! » Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:23 pm

If you were a kid between 1985 - 1993 (when you came on holiday with your parents) when Dongo was open what were you doing downing pints and driving cars??? Because it's probably been casa do bife for the last 5 years, hmmm me thinks your maybe a little older than you make out to be :roll:
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Postby kappa » Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:32 pm

.. it has been casa do Bife for the last 10 years already !!!
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Postby TAXMAN » Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:00 pm

For "real" piri-piri, you have to leave the Algarve and head north to Lisbon. Try Rei dos Frangos near Rossio. The sauce is served in a very small pot and is brushed onto the chicken with a very small paintbrush - it's dynamite - be careful, very careful
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Postby Canada » Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:23 pm

The question was where can you get good piri-piri closer than Guia. A Velha Lantern - call theirs African Chicken. Martins Grill upstairs next to O Patio is a little more expensive 10.50 Euros BUT their chicken has much more meat on the bones and the flavour is a little hotter (which I like).
Estrala do Mar is pretty good too.
How far wrong can you go with Chicken Piri-Piri???? :roll:
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Postby blue » Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:03 pm

Very. In various places around Cavoeiro we've been served chicken piri piri swimming in grease, burnt on the outside raw in the middle, very dry meat, very little meat, hardly any chilli. You'd think it would be fairly easy.
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Postby aussie » Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:45 pm

Has to be Galo d Ouro take away at the top of Rua dos Pescadores ("in road"). Tel 282 357 398.
Need to either ring in or order and come back.
Nice salads , interesting stews and also sell nonalcoholic beer! for the previous poster.
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DON´T FORGET!!!!!

Postby cary » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:19 am

Don´t forget " A galé", the chef makes their own piri-piri sauce and you can be sure is pure and authentic "viagra bomb".
And their spicy rise...hummm, just have to ask for it and enjoy.
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the best piri piri in the algarve

Postby pcarty11 » Wed May 14, 2008 6:59 pm

piri piri meaning pepper pepper, sometimes pronounced pili pili!!

The best piri piri is senhour frango himself in guia, theodosios.

You will not beat this, but if you dont fancy the drive you can go to:

murufa 2 in quartera is i think is numero uno, its 90% locals and 10% tourists.

Its a hidden tresaure unlike guia
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Postby dj sull » Sun May 18, 2008 12:07 pm

Thanks for the reply pcarty11 but when you mention murufa 2 in quartera do you mean 'quarteira'? If so, then Quarteira is twice as far as Guia and is the Algarve's version of Hastings so I won't be going there for a plate of chicken and chips. Or is there a place called Quartera, close to Carvoeiro that I've never heard of? Please explain.
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