Pastelaria Vitoria Broadway


x tudoThat’s what this beast of a burger is called. X- Tudo, Brazilian- Portuguese literally translating to CHEESE- EVERYTHING in English. How could I not eat a burger that stands for cheese and everything good in this world?

xtudoThe “everything” in this burger consists of a beef burger, fried egg, slice of ham, tomato, lettuce, fried potato sticks, bacon, mayo, sometimes peas, and a potato bun. Of course, there’s cheese in there.

This particular X- Tudo was good, but the beef burger patty was a little dry that day.

You can find this gem of a sandwich at almost any Brazilian CafĂ©. It can even be a X- Frango or X- Galinha (w/ chicken). There are tons of variations. I had this one from Pastelaria Vitoria Broadway on Broadway in Somerville, MA. There are a few good Brazilian restaurants in Somerville, but this is the place I most frequently visit for a X- Tudo or for a coxinha…

THE COXINHA (com catupiry)

coxinhaCoxinha’s are one of my favorite Brazilian treats. It’s basically a big fried shredded chicken ball with an option of catupiry inside, this cream cheese- like filling. I probably described that poorly (my apologies). I wish I had a better coxinha photo for you, maybe with it cut in half so you could see the goodness inside!



Lir- An Irish Pub down in Back Bay on Boylston.

This was the burger I got. It was meh, kind of disappointing. I ordered it cooked medium, but it was more like medium-well and a little dry. The onions weren’t very caramelized at all. When put together, the burger was at least 6″ or taller. Definitely couldn’t get it all in a single bite. The bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and my imaginary BBQ sauce were good though. I ended up using that to make my own lettuce wrap; ditching the burger.

The waffle fries were pretty good, I’d say the best thing about this meal. My blue moon tasted like, well, blue moon. It was a tad warm, if you like warm beer. Our nachos were alright, but that’s hard to mess up. Perhaps I should’ve stuck with mac and cheese?