I often have to remind myself… you can’t judge a book by its cover, and sometimes have to take the plunge when it comes to trying smaller or obscure businesses.
A perfect example of this is how for many years I drove by a small restaurant called Darosa Cafe, which looked like nothing more than a small hole in the wall with greasy food.
One day when I was stopped at a red light, I noticed Darosa’s was full. To my surprise, I also noticed they sell Portuguese chicken made on a churrasqueira (a Portuguese barbecue grill). I was thrilled to discover this because I am very fond of Portuguese chicken.
I decided to try Darosa’s and was delighted I did! The first time I went there was this past summer during the Euro Cup. When I went to Darosa’s the Portugal game was playing on the televisions within the restaurant, so there was some added excitement being in a Portuguese restaurant during the game and I’m sure their customers appreciated this.
Darosa’s is known for their barbecue chicken, grilled chicken, steak and fish. When you order an entrée, it comes with your choice of traditional side dishes like potatoes, rice, vegetables, salad and fresh baked bread. Darosa’s also has a liquor license and sells beer and wine to complement your meal. In addition, Darosa’s provides customers with fast, friendly and polite service.
That said, one of the best parts of this restaurant, is their prices! They offer amazing value for the money you spend. A half chicken dinner and pop only costs around $12.00!
Darosa’s attracts lots of different clientele…some looking for a quick bite, and others looking for a longer, leisurely meal. The restaurant also caters to those wanting to head home, by offering take-out.
One last thing that I love about Darosa’s is that the owner is often working in the kitchen, which makes me feel like the food will always be fantastic!
Whether for breakfasts or a late dinner, check out this delightful restaurant…..just don’t cheer too loudly for a team other than Portugal.
Darosa Cafe – Restaurant Churrasqueira