Great Portuguese restaurants in Toronto

Toronto’s Portuguese community is alive and thriving, offering a good number of eateries serving delicious Portuguese fare. From elegant, upscale restaurants serving traditional dishes to tapas bars and seafood patios, here is a sampling of some amazing Portuguese eating places.

Chiado Restaurant

864 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3

This place offers upscale Portuguese dining, with mains like pan-seared filet of grouper, grilled octopus with sweet pepper salsa, roasted Australian rack of lamb and fresh fish flown in from Portugal. Bold flavours and creative presentations make these menu options perfect for pairing with a glass of rich Port or a traditional dessert.

Lisbon By Night

802 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V3

Located in the heart of Little Portugal (Dundas Street west of Bathurst), this semi-elegant restaurant offers you real Portuguese food. Popular dishes include pork and clams with potato and coriander, grilled sardines with peppers, potatoes and tomatoes, and their famous bife à casa (beef steak) with a fried egg on top.

Salt Wine Bar

225 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8

This space is so lovely and inviting that its twinkling candlelit atmosphere lures all. Enjoy a modern approach to Iberian/Canadian tapas. This is a bustling, cozy place with a communal tapas bar. The artisan cheeses, Iberian charcuterie and excellent variety of small plate dishes attract diners seeking good food, a glass of Portuguese wine and great conversation.

Bairrada Churrasqueira Grilll

1000 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A7

The atmosphere inside and outside on the backyard patio is beautiful and makes you feel like you’re in Europe. With affordable prices for great portions, it’s a treat to savour delicious specialties right off the charcoal grill. Wednesdays are ideal for a casual family dining experience, thanks to the all-day pig roast.

Via Norte Restaurant

938 College St, Toronto, ON M6H 1A4

The soft colours of the walls and the Portuguese spirit give this place a positive energy. This is a large restaurant, but the comforting fireplace and shelves stocked with fine wine makes it warm and comfortable for all diners. Celebrate the many Portuguese flavours covered in the extensive and varied menu at this restaurant.

Alex Rei Dos Leitoes

219 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z8

Since 1977, this eatery has become one of the most successful Portuguese traditional catering businesses in the community. Diners come for the roasted piglet, barbecued chicken and many other popular Portuguese dishes. Whether you are dining in or taking your food to go, the cuisine is fresh, affordable and cooked to perfection. This is a comfortable and friendly place!

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