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This restaurant is my first time visiting here and I am quite impressed on the food served on their menu. I have only bought their chicken cheese burger to try during lunch time and took around fifteen minutes before the food is served to my table. Service staffs are friendly and polite and restaurant is cooling but abit squeezy. Burger bun is very soft and moist, with really tender chicken patty in it. Chicken patty is quite thick in slice and is very fragrant. The pickles are crunchy and a
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This restaurant is my first time visiting here and I am quite impressed on the food served on their menu. I have only bought their chicken cheese burger to try during lunch time and took around fifteen minutes before the food is served to my table. Service staffs are friendly and polite and restaurant is cooling but abit squeezy. Burger bun is very soft and moist, with really tender chicken patty in it. Chicken patty is quite thick in slice and is very fragrant. The pickles are crunchy and appetizing as well. Spent less than $15 which is quite affordable.
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2013-03-12 11 views
The novena outlet has closed down (after nex) so made way to vivo outlet instead. This outlet style is a little different whereby you queue to order and pay for your food at a fast food look alike counter 1st then proceed to find a seat with the number given. Alternatively your partner can chop one seat first. You collect your utensils and sauces from a self served counter near the entrance to the dining area. Not the best system i would say as i witness customers with orders placed already did
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The novena outlet has closed down (after nex) so made way to vivo outlet instead. This outlet style is a little different whereby you queue to order and pay for your food at a fast food look alike counter 1st then proceed to find a seat with the number given. Alternatively your partner can chop one seat first. You collect your utensils and sauces from a self served counter near the entrance to the dining area. Not the best system i would say as i witness customers with orders placed already did not have a seat available. Seats were also quite old with stains so its not a place for fussy diners.

Was using groupon $30 voucher so i ordered 2 quarter chicken meal with 2 sides each. Our sides were sauteed mushroom & potato, french fries, chicken soup, spicy wedges and corn on cob. Had to order one more ala carte side at $3.50 so that my total bill exceeds $30 before gst. When my food was served, we were actually given another bowl of chicken soup but funnily without croutons. Of cse i gladly accepted what was served without questioning hahaha. Talk about the sides first

Chic soup - very gluey and starchy, not to my liking, feel like those made from instant powder
french fries - very normal, not crispy enough
Sauteed mushroom and potato - not too bad, the small potatoes are nicely cooked and so were the mushrooms
spicy wedges - better than the french fries, i like that it was served hot and not cold
corn on cob - disappointed, its 2 pieces cut from probably a tiny whole corn. It was so small that its tough to cut out just the kernels for consumption

Now to the chicken, my partner had the supa peri which was really spicy and i had the very peri. The other 2 sauces were Tangy Lemon and Mild Perri. The meat looks more grilled than the usual rotisserie style but the inner flesh was a tad too dry for me, the skin and outer surface was ok though. I ended up eating it more with the sachet chilli for more flavors. Return to eat: maybe not, would want to try the new stall at Poulet, at Bugis+ instead
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2013-01-17 16 views
Walking into Barcelos, my group of friends and I wasn’t welcomed with the most excellent service. We had to wait quit a long time at the entrance before a staff finally attended to us after what seems to be an endless chat with his fellow colleagues. It was a little turn off for all of us, but since we’re all tired and hungry after a day at Sentosa, we decided to patronize the restaurant anyway.The restaurant was well-decorated with big wooden furniture, which would be great if it was a little m
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Walking into Barcelos, my group of friends and I wasn’t welcomed with the most excellent service. We had to wait quit a long time at the entrance before a staff finally attended to us after what seems to be an endless chat with his fellow colleagues. It was a little turn off for all of us, but since we’re all tired and hungry after a day at Sentosa, we decided to patronize the restaurant anyway.

The restaurant was well-decorated with big wooden furniture, which would be great if it was a little more clean. However, the ambience was still serene and comfortable for a good catching up session with friends.

The special thing about Barcelos is that they give us the freedom to choose the Spice level which we desire. In ascending order of spiciness, there are Tangy Lemon, Mild Peri, Veri Peri and finally Supa Peri. I had a Mild Peri Chicken Pasta Combo $14.95, which comes with a free flow soft drink as well. Without a combo it’s $12.95, but since it’s just $2 for unlimited drinks, I figured why not.
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The food tasted awesome. The chicken was tender and very juicy, though it got a little bland when you dug deeper into it. The sauce did not penetrate all the way through the chicken. However, it was a little bit too expensive for the service size. For almost $15, I would expect a much bigger portion. The amount of pasta was too little and I’m still hungry even after finish eating the chicken down to the bones ): But I did not order another dish as I do not think it’s worth it to spend more money than I already had.

Nevertheless, if you’re looking for something filling, just something to satisfy your taste buds, Barcelos is a great place to go for some great tasting food. I heard they have a delivery service now as well, hotline is 62199408 for diners who are interested.
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2012-10-14
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2012-07-04 14 views
Walked past this restaurant in Vivocity many times, and I could always smell a nice aroma at the restaurant. So finally, I decided to give it a try.Since the signature dish is flame grilled chicken, I got myself a 1/2 chicken for $23.40(w/ GST) to share with my mom. The 1/2 chicken also comes with 2 side dishes, and there are about 10 sides to choose from.There are 4 different flavours to choose from. It's basically the same pepper sauce but in different level of spiciness. I picked the 2nd leas
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Walked past this restaurant in Vivocity many times, and I could always smell a nice aroma at the restaurant. So finally, I decided to give it a try.

Since the signature dish is flame grilled chicken, I got myself a 1/2 chicken for $23.40(w/ GST) to share with my mom. The 1/2 chicken also comes with 2 side dishes, and there are about 10 sides to choose from.

There are 4 different flavours to choose from. It's basically the same pepper sauce but in different level of spiciness. I picked the 2nd least spicy flavour during my order, but when the chicken came, it tasted like no sauce has been cooked with it, and I see 4 full bottles of the pepper sauce is sitting on the table waiting to be poured.

The chicken tasted average and some parts of it is rather dry, but I liked how it goes with the sauce. I would describe the sauce like pepper in lemon sauce. Spicy and sour. However, I feel that the price is much too high, because the portion is quite small for sharing.

In Conclusion, I won't recommend this restaurant because the high price. For this high price, I would be expecting either a much bigger portion or a much better cooked chicken.
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2011-08-26 22 views
i went to barcelos for dinner. My husband and I were walking around vivo city and could not decide what to have, so when we passed by barcelos, we decided to give it a try. I ordered their grilled chicken. It was grilled really deliciously, the chicken was tender and juicy. it came with rice and garlic bread. You can tell the garlic bread was grilled too as you can see the grill marks on the bread. The garlic taste was not too strong, it goes well with the bread. I was very satisfied with this m
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i went to barcelos for dinner. My husband and I were walking around vivo city and could not decide what to have, so when we passed by barcelos, we decided to give it a try. I ordered their grilled chicken. It was grilled really deliciously, the chicken was tender and juicy. it came with rice and garlic bread. You can tell the garlic bread was grilled too as you can see the grill marks on the bread. The garlic taste was not too strong, it goes well with the bread. I was very satisfied with this meal!
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2011-05-01 15 views
for photos and more reviews, visit http://littlemomentsofmylife.wordpress.com/ (:It’s such a coincidence that just about a week after I tried Nando’s, I got a taste of Barcelos! The two are pretty similar, specializing in flamed grilled peri-peri chicken. I never heard of Barcelos before actually! I always thought Nando’s was the popular one. But after trying Barcelos, I felt that it was better than Nando’s! (: I’ll definitely recommend it over Nando’s. possibly it was because I tried the wrong
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It’s such a coincidence that just about a week after I tried Nando’s, I got a taste of Barcelos! The two are pretty similar, specializing in flamed grilled peri-peri chicken. I never heard of Barcelos before actually! I always thought Nando’s was the popular one. But after trying Barcelos, I felt that it was better than Nando’s! (: I’ll definitely recommend it over Nando’s. possibly it was because I tried the wrong dish at Nando’s, but oh well, based on my experience, I found Barcelos nicer (:
the chicken pasta meal ($12.95) consists of the original 1/4 peri peri chicken, served with linguini and homemade pasta sauce. the chicken was beautifully succulent and infused with the wonderful aroma of the sauce.
as with Nando's, there are extra sauces on the side for you to add on to your dish. this is absolutely awesome (since they're not very generous with their sauces haha). the tangy lemon sauce is delicious!!!! the sourness adds a wonderful kick to every dish! my friends and i poured copious amounts of it onto all our dishes - whether it was rice, chicken, fries, etc. niceeee! the other sauce which we loved was the very peri sauce. unlike the mild peri, which was not outstanding, and the supa peri was more...bitter (for the lack of a better word) than anything. the very peri sauce, on the other hand, was spicy, just right, such that we could taste the flavour of the sauce beautifully. (:
the 1/4 chicken meal comes with two sides ($13.90) and this is something else i must talk about! the SIDES! they have quite a range for you to chose from and quite a number of them are notable! (: the fries and potato wedges were a sinful delight! crispy and crackly on the outside (tastily seasoned for the potato wedges) and soft on the inside, they were soooo yummy! and i liked the sauteed mushrooms and potatoes. they were seasonsed with a number of herbs, pretty interesting!
i ordered a side ($2.95) on its own! my amount was HUGE in my opinion - the spicy rice you see here is slightly less than half of the original portion!
isn't that a lot?! it had quite an interesting taste. it was not really the chili-spicy type since my friend who totally can't take chili tucked into it happily, but rather the spice-spicy type. one of my friends commented that it kind of tastes like nasi briyani? not really in my opinion, but close enough i guess!
sooooooo, i highly recommend Barcelos over Nando's. only one gripe would be that while the food is awesomely tasty, it is also pretty salty >.< but it's good to eat once in awhile! xD
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After a day outing at Sentosa beach, we had our dinner at Barcelos at Vivo City. Since there are five of us, we ordered the family pack – full chicken with the choice of 3 medium side orders. The combo meal actually comes with free flow drinks. Just like Nandos, you can choose the spice level – tangy lemon, mild peri, veri peri and supa peri (spiciness in increasing order). As two of my friends didn’t take too spicy food, we chose the mild peri. The grilled, flame chicken was nice. Although we c
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After a day outing at Sentosa beach, we had our dinner at Barcelos at Vivo City. Since there are five of us, we ordered the family pack – full chicken with the choice of 3 medium side orders. The combo meal actually comes with free flow drinks.

Just like Nandos, you can choose the spice level – tangy lemon, mild peri, veri peri and supa peri (spiciness in increasing order). As two of my friends didn’t take too spicy food, we chose the mild peri. The grilled, flame chicken was nice. Although we chose the mild peri, the four type of sauce were served as well in bottle, hence I managed to try all of them. To me, it tasted very similar to Nandos.

For our side orders, we chose the fries, spicy rice and coleslaw. Although it is named as spicy rice, it was not spicy at all. The fries were good.

We left for home tired and with fulfiling stomach.
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