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empiricist83maple ridgeSince June 6, 20122 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4.1)
  • Food4.5 (4.5)
  • Service4.5 (4.5)
  • Value4.5 (4.5)
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Sagres Restaurant22550 Dewdney Trunk Rd, #100, Maple Ridge
only the best place to eat in maple ridge.
Submitted Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

I've eaten at Sagres so many times, I couldn't even begin to count, but it never gets boring.

If you're not familiar with Portuguese food... I feel sorry for you. Go to Sagres. Everything they do is delicious but in particular, its the fish dishes that stand out. The rice pilaf and fried potatos that come with most mains are very filling, but absolutely great.. you might not even realise how good they are until you've taken home leftovers and tried them the next day. The pork and clams are one of their more traditional offerings, and should not be missed. If this combination sounds strange to you, just buck up and try it, it'll be one of the most unique and flavourful things you'll ever eat, while at the same time, staying very simple and rustic.

On some days Santos has real ling cod, or red snapper on special. If he mentions "fresh cod" or snapper as a special of the day, order it. The sauce for the cod is a spicy and tangy dressing with piri piri, white wine, sauteed onions, stewed tomatos and butter. The fish itself is lightly dredged in seasoned flower and pan fried after marinating in some kind of magic liquid. When combined, these two things which are already great on their own, become even more special, and he uses only the freshest, best quality fish.

If none of this has convinced you to try this place, then consider the value. The portion sizes from the lunch menu would be generous for dinner at any other restaurant you've been to, and they range from about $10 to $14. The dinner menu ranges from about $15 to $25, and these enormous piles of perfection don't fit on normal dinner plates. Be prepared to be fed.

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Markos Kouzina22641 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
excellent new greek place in maple ridge
Submitted Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 3:01pm [Dine in]

I recently tried Markos for the first time. It's only been open for literally a few days, so I wasn't sure what I could realistically expect. Restaurants often take some time to work the bugs out, and really get things right, but this is not the case here.

I was slightly disappointed that I couldn't have a glass of wine with my lunch, since the license hadn't cleared yet, but that's hardly a big deal, and completely understandable. I ordered beef souvlaki which was up in about 10 mins, and much better than I'd expected. I asked for medium rare since beef souvlaki is generally overcooked in my opinion, and it was done exactly as it should be. The quality of the beef was very good, chewy but tender, well marinated with a very nice prominence of greek herbs, and an excellent charbroil flavour, without any phenolic, burnt fat taste that sometimes occurs in flame cooked meat dishes. The roast potato was also top notch, with a strong lemon juice, broth and herb profile that you expect but don't always get at greek restaurants. The rice was also very good but not quite as excellent as the beef and potato, and the salad was exactly on point.

At $10.95 the value on the lunch menu is excellent for that quantity and quality of skillfully made food. When I ordered, I asked the waitress how much it would cost to add a skewer of chicken, which turned out to be $10. A little steep to say the least, so I didn't. I can hardly complain about that though, there was enough food to satisfy two normal human beings. ; )

Definitely try this place. The cook is an old pro, and the service is friendly and competent.

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