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  • Churrasqueira Nova Esperanca

  • 3.5 stars
    (17 reviews, average rating: 3.2/5)
  • Cuisines: European, Portuguese
  • (905) 457-5592
  • 110 Brickyard Way Brampton, ON L6V 4N1
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AndreaC
2 Reviews
2 months ago
  • BEST CHICKEN EVER!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I love this place! I go here at least once a week, AMAZING Rotisserie Chicken! This is the BEST Churrasqueira I have ever been too - And I have been to a lot in Toronto. This is better Rotisserie Chicken than Swiss Chalet! I always order the quarter chich dinner with potatoes and salad. The potatoes are tasty little roasted potatoes that compliment the chicken fantastically!

    Amazing food, Large portions, Great Value, Good Service! A++++

  • Order: Quarter Chicken Dinner with roast potatoes and salad.
 
Noodlee
1 Review
2013/01/12
  • Best fish ever!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Although they're famous for their chicken, we'll be going back for their fish (and maybe try the chicken for my 'no way I'm eating fish' husband). My son and I were looking for a quick bite for lunch after doing some shopping at the nearby Scholars Choice and found this place. Smelled soo good. As we didn't see a lot of prices or labels, my son ordered the Portuguese sausage sandwich and I lingered over the windows filled with mountains of fish, rice, potatoes and was served by a very pleasant and helpful young man. I asked about a particular dish and ended up ordering the amazing looking and super delicious cod with a side of potatoes, The server put two layers of potatoes in a good sized container, covered it with the huge portion of cod and then he began spooning a loving amount of the yummy sauce over the dish. As it really isn't a sit down place, we were hungry and ate there. I paid less than $20 and was in heaven. My son enjoyed his sausage but will definitely order the cod next time. Was surprised to read about 'grumpy' servers. Ours even thanked us for coming on our way out. Maybe because it was in the early Friday afternoon, we saw that customers were served quickly (looked like they ordered huge quantities ahead) and courteously. Definitely going back for that cod. Pssst...I overhead the guy tell someone its only available Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Order: salted cod, Portuguese sausage
 
PamB
2 Reviews
2011/04/16
  • Burnt Food served with slowly with attitude
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 4
  • I felt like trying something different than the usual two weeks ago. What a mistake! After waiting over 40mins I dared ask what was taking so long to make some grilled chicken? In a loud aggressive tone I was told I should have called in first. Well I realize this isn't fast food, but come on... take out shouldn't take this long! Nor should I be disrespected!

    So when I finally brought the food home, I found the chicken dry, overly "well done" i.e. burnt. There's no sense going back.

  • Order: Grilled chicken
 
2011/04/17

Recent Comment by: bignhungry

come on, 40 minutes....really??? I'm in and out of there in 15minutes at the most. I believe your exaggerating the waiting time.

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bignhungry
6 Reviews
2011/02/03
  • Wings, Rice and Potatoes
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • Well, I must asy the food was excellent. The rice is terrific and those small potatoes are great. The wings are fresh and tasty. For $10 taxes included the portion size is big and filling.

  • Order: wings, rice, potatoes.
 
BramptonMom
5 Reviews
2011/01/27
  • Awesome Food, Good Service!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • The best meal in Brampton! I crave it all the time. Excellent fresh tasting food, fabulous smell... freshly cooked rice, potatoes, etc. always get the portugese chicken meals... 1/2 order, or whole chicken for the family. They do catering too so it's great for when guests come over and you dont want to cook.... Perfectly fresh all the time. Wonderful taste and great value for your money!

  • Order: Portugese Chicken, Rice, Potatoes
 
foodtrof
19 Reviews
2010/09/17
  • Bram-Bram's Best Chicken
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • This place has been here forever. It was here before the churrasquiera craze hit the City and will likely be here long after. The chicken here is definitely the best around. The sides are good also but the chicken is the star. Chilliheads will be a bit disappointed because "extra spicy" means they coat the bird with a gloppy, non hot sauce that detracts from the original taste. This might be one of those times you forego the heat and go for the flavour. And this bird has flavour.

    The hot table sides are great, especially the fish when it is available. Get here early because things tend to sell out. This place is popular with the locals.

    The service is fine for a fast food joint, the old guy is a bit rough around the edges but I've never felt insulted. He's not quite the Chicken Nazi . . .yet. The daughter (in-law?) is a sweetheart in comparison.

  • Order: rotisserie and grilled chicken, rice, potatoes, fish
 
jem
2 Reviews
2010/09/16
  • The food is very tasty. I originally heard of...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • The food is very tasty. I originally heard of this place through work. (they have been catering our office meetings for the past 2 yrs) I finally decided to order it for my family. I called in my order and was placed on hold for quiet some time, but i did understand, i called during peak dinner hour. when i arrived they were extremley busy. i didnt mind the wait after all i am not the only one they have to cater to. i purchased the combo #2. the value was great. you get 2 chickens large rice large baby potatoes for $38.50 and thats taxes in!! great food, great portions, great value!! The rotisserie chicken is so tasy both mild or spicy. i recommend this establishment to everyone who doesnt have time to make their own home cooked meal.

  • Order: combo # 2 chicken rice potatoes for 6
 
2011/04/17

Recent Comment by: bignhungry

yup, totally agree jem

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duckdown
27 Reviews 3 Helpful
2010/04/30
  • The old man here deserves a punch in his face. What attitude
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 4
  • I would honestly like to punch the rude old man who works here right in his mouth, but unfortunately they probably make the best chicken in Brampton. The old man is a bitter old bugger who is really rude, so hopefully you are fortunate enough to deal with one of his children instead. But they do make some pretty tasty rotisserie chickens and grilled chickens for a slightly above average churrasqueira price. There is also a hot table with some seafood items, but they usually smell pretty pungent so I've never tried it.
    I reccomend one grilled chicken, and one rotisserie chicken, a-la carte. Should be about $22 taxes included, mild or spicy. And once again, if the old man is the one taking your order, ask to deal with someone else.

  • Order: rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken. crappy potatoes, crappy rice
 
Lucy
2 Reviews
2009/07/20
  • First be advised that everyone that works there...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • First be advised that everyone that works there is grumpy and very often rude! I am Portuguese myself and am embarrased by their behavior.

    But if you can get past what they are liked,know this that they make the best chicken,rice,potatoes and ribbs I have ever had.I pick-up catering from them sometimes and have a private nick name about them " Chicken Nazi"....I swear it's like a Seinfeld episode in there sometimes.

  • Order: chicken ribbs
 
Himself
85 Reviews 9 Helpful
2009/02/08
  • How Do They Stay in Business? We wanted to try...
  • Overall
    1.0 star
    • Food
      1.0 star
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • How Do They Stay in Business?
    We wanted to try the famous Portuguese-style Churrasqueira Chicken we have heard so much about, but I guess we went to the wrong place. This place was recommended as having the best chicken in Brampton on another site so we were eager to try it as we are so tired of the bland grocery store take-home cooked chickens.
    We ordered 2 chickens to take home, one grilled and the other rotisserie cooked. The cook shouts at me that grilled chicken has to be specially ordered at least 45 minutes ahead. Wow! I feel so embarrassed in front of the other customers. The young lady at the cash register looks sadly at me and then quickly looks away. It doesn't say that on the menu. OK, don't upset the cook any more. I change the order to 2 rotisserie chickens. The cook grunts and looks even angrier. Girl at the cash stares blankly out the window.
    Next, I ask for two orders of the salads on the menu, a Caesar and House Salad. Oh-oh, I did it again. "All out. YOU came too late for salads!", the cook shouts at me again so everyone in the store can hear. It's ten minutes before six on a Thursday evening. How much work is it to whack up a few heads of lettuce and throw a bit of dressing on them? OK, too late, no salads. What do their customers do who are trying to eat a sensibly balanced meal? The sign at the door says they are open until 8:00 P.M.
    "You want sides?", the now even grumpier cook asks. All he has are rice and potatoes. So we'll try one of each. At $4.50 each for a little foil dish they ought to be good. The young cashier is still staring blankly out the window. She doesn't look at me as I pay her. Maybe she wishes she was out of here as much as I do.
    I check the name again. Is it Nova Esperanca or No Esperanca?
    Well, I get home with our dinner and the disappointment has only begun. The chickens are the tiniest shrunken excuses for chicken I've every seen, barely over a pound each, if that. The legs were dry, but still tasty. However the breasts were terribly overcooked, dry and inedible. How many hours or even days ago were these cooked?
    The rice was dry too, like a mound of buckshot. The potatoes certainly weren't dry, but they were awash in oil and falling apart overdone mush. What a waste of money.
    Do they ever expect anyone to try this place more than once? So heed this warning and avoid this place unless you want to see how bad food and service can be. This is the worst I've ever experienced.
    While I'm not a fan of restaurant chains, at least Swiss Chalet has decent, always freshly cooked products and service from people who act as if they would like you to return. Can't anyone do better?
    This is one hopeless place even Restaurant Makeover wouldn't touch.

  • Order: Chicken, rice and potatoes to go.
 
2010/04/30

Recent Comment by: duckdown

COuldn't be more correct about the people, what a bunch of miserable SOB's... But that being said, I do find their rotisserie chicken the best in Brampton, out of the 3 places we've got in the vicinity.. I would honestly like to punch that old...

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