And thankfully for the literal billions of us who love Portuguese chicken, Montreal happens to be literally full of delicious Portuguese chicken restaurants. And although they're all amazing in their own right, a handful really do stand out.
This Plateau spot has a bit of a cult following in Montreal, and for good reason: the food is phenomenal. Portuguese chicken is their obvious specialty, but for some extra variety, try their poutine, with chunks of their delicious chicken and chorizo.
Honestly, there's nothing quite like a delicious, crispy, moist, flavourful chunk of chicken from Portugalia. Saturated with their overly delicious Piri Piri sauce, this spot is sure to please every single time.
Honestly, if you're looking for an incredibly comfortable and welcoming spot to go and eat some delicious and perfectly seasoned Portuguese chicken, look no further. Chez Duval is here to save your whole meal/day/week/life.
I literally love the food at this Villeray restaurant. Although their chicken is a clear standout on their menu, don't let that stop you from branching out and trying the rest of their menu. Everything is good - especially their grilled octopus.
Literally, the chicken here is exactly what dreams are made of. It's perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, and dripping with flavour; the best part, though? Every single thing on the menu is exactly as good as the chicken.
Located in Montreal's St. Michel, O Cantinho has some of the tastiest Portuguese chicken I've ever tried. Protip, though? Definitely try their crisp, flavourful chicken, and follow it up with a taste of their incredibly delicious chorizo.
This Villeray Portuguese restaurant will forever be one of my own personal favourites. Their chicken is incredibly tasty and cooked to absolute perfection, and the rest of their menu? Just as awesome. Protip: take their mixed plate, with chicken, pork, chorizo, and more.
Situated in Montreal's West Island, Les Trois Marias seriously knows how to make one awesome Portuguese chicken dish. Their chicken is literally swimming in flavour; and their fries are out of this world, too.
*Disclaimer: All research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog’s “Best Of” lists; furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots, and is not a numbered ranking.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.