Where is the best restaurant for Chicken Piri-piri?

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Where is the best restaurant for Chicken Piri-piri?

Postby dj sull » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:07 pm

Where's the best place to eat chicken piri piri in the Carvoeiro area.
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Postby jeremy » Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:40 pm

Biffa - who should know - says:

I don't know of any really good piri piri in Cvo do you? I always go to Silves (Kazy or Valdemar on the front) or Guia (O Teodosio, Ramires etc)

Pity there isn't a really good frango piri piri specialist in Cvo


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Postby Lesley Jean » Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:15 pm

:lol: Then why doesn't someone open one then..........
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Postby VON VON » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:52 pm

What and miss eating in Silves at Valdemar watching the mix of locals and tourists. Always an experience but I wish people would not feed the dogs at the side of their tables. They are not strays too fat for that.

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Postby Ellie » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:43 pm

In times past, I remember having good chicken piri piri at A Galerea up restaurant hill on the right..
Another place was when living in Lagoa, we used the 'O Casarao' on edge of town and the piri piri was good but not been there in years so don't know what its like now.
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Postby VON VON » Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:08 pm

Hi Ellie

we haven't been there in the past year but before that the food was still good, always busy even in off season although at christmas it was closed for re-v :wink: amping
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Postby pato » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:21 pm

VON VON wrote:What and miss eating in Silves at Valdemar watching the mix of locals and tourists. Always an experience but I wish people would not feed the dogs at the side of their tables. They are not strays too fat for that.

:roll:
Does Chicken George come into the "good" category? The place up the hill with the outside barbecue, next to the phone box does a reasonable Piri Piri. :roll:
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Postby blue » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:19 pm

Guia is the chicken piri piri capital of the Algarve & according to legend restaurant Ramirez is where chicken piri piri was invented, during the summer there are ques going down the road, all Portuguese, & it's a big restaurant, 3 floors. There are several restaurants in Guia that serve virtually nothing but piri piri, no menus. Ramirez is our favourite, nice & spicy, succulent meat, crisp skin, yummy. :D
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Postby Ant1969 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:26 pm

Don't know what its called but there's an excellent piri-piri restaurant almost directly opposite the entrance to Zoomarine.

I guess its quite 'traditional' and is very popular especially with the Portuguese. It's a little bit like a school dinner hall in that it has long tables which everyone shares. I think they only serve chicken piri-piri (never seen a menu) and it is really, really good!!
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Postby bifas 1st darling! » Tue Apr 01, 2008 2:45 pm

Yep that's a good one I think it's called Riberinho, it's next to the Inspection centre
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Postby aussie » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:21 pm

Chicken George definitely doesnt rate. Last time we visited it was full of mosquitos and so very very expensive for what you get. Very little chicken and the bottled water was sold in the small type bottle and a rip off too.
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Postby Ellie » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:55 pm

Isn't chicken piri piri originally a dish from South Africa? Where the piri piri pepper comes from?
Seem to recall something we discussed on here way way back..
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Postby Gambrinus » Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:50 pm

"invented" is such a vast term in these parts.

In this case "invented" means first to sell it in the Algarve or something like that. :lol: :roll:
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Postby blue » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:00 pm

Ellie wrote:Isn't chicken piri piri originally a dish from South Africa? Where the piri piri pepper comes from?
Seem to recall something we discussed on here way way back..

I did say according to legend, & it's probably the legend of the Ramirez restaurant but heyho what's the harm?

Though wikipedia write this -

"PIRI-PIRI - This is the hot West African sauce made from dried and soaked piri-piri chillies that is a staple condiment used to accompany many West African soups and stews. Though the origin of this sauce is probably Portuguese it's now well established as a classic West African condiment and is considered an essential accompaniment to any meal in many households.
Piri-piri Sauce is also the name given in Portugal to most hot sauces, done with piri-piri."
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Postby DELASOUL » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:40 pm

Ramirez easy choice :lol:
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