Charbroiled Rotisserie Chicken and Yuka Fries at Los Chicos Brasa

5:09:00 PM

For this AWESOME lunch adventure journey, I had suggested to my team to try out this restaurant, Los Chicos Brasa, located on Hwy 7. I saw some facebook notifications from some old classmates visiting here recently. I was naturally curious about the Peruvian food since the work area was always littered with Asian options. With no objections from the team, we went directly here for our tummies.

Atmosphere:
Los Chicos Brasa was located in a small plaza just on the northeast corner of Hwy 7 and McCowan. The layout of the restaurant was very different. There was a front section where you can order take out foods directly. If you want seating for the meal, you go to the back of the restaurant where you can find the tables/chairs. There were some interesting décor on both sides of the wall relating to Peru history with some murals.

Service:
There was a single server helping out. She was very helpful and nice. We got drinks and water for the entire table. They got free wifi as well (password: peru2016). They slightly messed up the dishes for 2 of the guys on the team.

Food:
Los Chicos is one of the few Peruvian restaurants in Toronto. When I think of Peru, I think of the ancient ruins and high mountain vistas. In regards to food, I would label Peruvian as a fusion cuisine incorporating mixes from indigenous populations with immigrants from Europe and Asia. Some special dishes or foods that come to mind are: potatoes, yuka roots and ceviche.

In regards to the menu options, they were many options with dishes ranging from sandwiches, wrap with Peruvian style chicken to cevichie. I noticed that the take out menu was cheaper compared to the full menu and the full menu from the seat in wasn't available for take-out. We each ordered our own dishes with everyone sharing the Jalea dishes (mixed of deep fried fish, squid, shrimp and yuka seasoned with a mixture of lime juice, cilantro, onions, and spices).

My colleague ordered this "Inca Kola" and I was too curious that I had to order one myself. From wiki, the soft drink was created in Peru in 1935. Flavour wise, it taste like good cream soda.

Most of my colleagues got chicken wraps with yuka fries or salad with some getting the Chicos Lomo steak sandwich. Unfortunately, the server/kitchen gave the chicken breast sandwich and we gladly accepted their mistake. I was very curious with the Pollo A La Brasa (charbroiled rotisserie chicken) and got a quarter leg with yuka fries.

For my dish, the chicken was marinated for 24 hours and slow cooked with indirect heat from natural wood charcoal. The cooked meat was very juicy, tender and well flavoured! The imported Peruvian spices adding another dimension to this dish! With the addition of the Chico House sauces (which seems to come with every dish), everything tasted like a winner. The yuka fries were very starchy in texture but different from the average potato fries. The fries compared with the sauces were a great hit.

The shared dish, Jalea, was a home run out of the park. The items were deep fried perfectly with the right amount of seasoning. They had this special hot and sweet sauce on this dish that was extraordinary. The sweetness came first with a subtle hotness afterward.  I spoke to the staff and they said that they were introducing these new sauces from recent experiments.

Verdict:
They have the best rotisserie chicken- no competition. The chicken, sauces, and yucca fries were delicious and worth the slightly higher price and somewhat average portion size. My team and I agreed that we will be back again.

Reviewer: Eating With Gordon
Visit Date: May 2017
Food Rating: 4.5/5
Service Rating: 3/5

Food Photos:

Jalea dish - mixtured of fried seafood and yuca fries with spices,...

Inca Kola - owned by Coca Cola

Chicken Sandwich bread with regular fries

Lunch special wrap

The special charbroiled chicken! the best tasting chicken with the yuka fries

Non-Food Photos:
front of the store for take out


main entrance



the back section of the restaurant
Name:Los Chicos Brasa
Price Range:$$
Cuisine:Peruvian
Address:5308 Highway 7 East, Markham, ON L3P 1B9
Phone:905 209 9100
Menu URL:
Website:        
Hours:
Sunday12–10PM
Monday12–10PM
Tuesday12–10PM
Wednesday12–10PM
Thursday12–10PM
Friday12–10PM
Saturday12–10PM
Map:


Los Chicos Brasa Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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