27 Mar 2012
We needed a quick dinner and Barcelos was the obvious choice, having scouted around the crowded mall after our movie. The queue was short and there were a few empty tables when we looked inside. Without further ado, we secured one with our stuff and went to place our order at the counter.
The half chicken meal ($21.90) came with either two sides or one side and a drink. We decided to eat here and drink elsewhere so we got the former.
Our dish arrived following a short wait, and we tucked in expectantly. I had the thigh meat and even this wasn’t very juicy and tender. The breast was much worse. To salvage the lacklustre chicken (mild peri), we had to resort to liberal doses of the various sauces. However, the bird was nicely-charred and we liked the distinct smokiness.
As for the sides, we chose mushroom & potato and spicy wedges. The former could’ve done better with more mushroom while the latter was delectably crisp.
Not exactly an exciting dinner but it sufficed. The upholstery desperately needed a change though. It wasn’t our first time here and I didn’t remember the cushions being so soiled.
Note: 7% GST but no service charge.