Your guide to grilled Portuguese chicken in Montreal

There are a number of absolute truths in this world. One is that the earth is round, and another is that Montrealers love Portuguese chicken. This guide won't tell you all about the roundness of the earth, but it will reveal the flavourful and delicious options for marinated grilled Portuguese chicken in Montreal. [Image credit: iStock.com/Paul_Brighton]

Chez Doval

1
150, rue Marie-Anne E, Montréal, QC H2W 1A5

Come by with a few friends and loved ones, sit down, relax and enjoy eating a generous portion of chicken with fries. Whether you're looking for a good time with company or an amazing resto to enjoy solo, just remember Chez Doval is less of a lounge, more of a raucous place. So if you like a little noise on the side, this restaurant is the spot to taste some awesome grilled chicken. It's in the heart of the Plateau and is loved by many, so be sure to make reservations at least a few days in advance.

Romados

2
115, rue Rachel E, Montréal, QC H2W 1C8

This place needs no introductions. A few years ago, loyal fans of Romados chicken would sometimes wait in line for more than an hour to get a plate to go. They recently renovated their installations, making the kitchen bigger and allowing for faster production. You can now taste the same legendary and generous plates without having to wait so long. If you haven't tasted Romados chicken yet, then stop reading this and head over there now!

Grill Barroso

3
1480, rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1S3

Near Jacques-Cartier bridge on Ontario Street, Grill Barroso offers delicious meals with sizable portions. The staff is super friendly, and the lighting is dim and the atmosphere relaxed. This is a great place to take your sweetheart on a date and enjoy the grilled chicken together. In addition to their epic chicken, Grill Barroso’s fries are also quite satisfying, and their grilled chorizos are also rather good.

Piri-Piri

4
415, av du Mont-Royal E, Montréal, QC H2J 1W2

Situated right in front of the Mont-Royal Metro station, Piri Piri is quickly becoming a major player in the world of Montreal Portuguese chicken restaurants. They provide quick service without compromising on the quality of the food. The portions are extremely generous: for less than $10, you can have a plate of chicken, fries, rice and salad that will probably be too much for your stomach. Also, having your plate handed out to you by the charming Maria, who's known to call her customers as "mon amour," is always a plus.

Braseiro

5
8261, boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2P 2M1

This institution covers the Portuguese chicken needs of Villeray's residents, and it certainly does so in style. Sit down and enjoy traditional marinated chicken in beautiful surroundings that will remind you of your family home and your grandmother's favourite recipes. Super popular with locals, Braseiro is always full come lunchtime, so you really should make reservations before going. Try their marinated grilled quails, which have become the stuff of legends for local residents.

Le Paradis du Poulet

6
3224, boul Rosemont, Montréal, QC H1Y 1M7

Le Paradis Du Poulet makes up for its lack of trendiness with well-seasoned grilled chicken, which has proven to be the delight of the neighbourhood around Boulevard Rosemont. The restaurant is small, and people generally queue to eat there during lunchtime. It's easy to feel cramped though, as people frequently line-up next to the tables, so it's best to take the chicken to go and eat at another spot. The nearby park is an excellent option.

Rotisserie Charcos

7
2005, rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E8

Though a fast food restaurant, Rotisserie Charcos doesn't downsize on taste and quality. Their chicken is greasy, tasty and flavourful. The service is super fast, making it easy for people in a hurry or families with small children to go there without any worries. Even better, they're located downtown on Bishop Street and also deliver to nearby areas. So if you're working near Place Ville-Marie and can't leave your office, but refuse to compromise on a good meal, this is the place to call.

Rotisserie Portugalia

8
34, rue Rachel O, Montréal, QC H2W 1G1

Rotisserie Portugalia serves epic grilled chicken. They marinate their meat for hours and then cook their chicken very slowly, which provides an ideal and tasty result. It takes an hour for their chicken to be ready once it's ordered, so the ideal plan would be to call them an hour in advance before picking up your food. However, despite the long preparation time, the hour is well worth the wait because Rotisserie Portugalia offers up some truly great meals.

Cantinho Express

9
5825, boul Henri-Bourassa E, Montréal-Nord, QC H1G 2V1

The residents of Montreal North now have access to their own Portuguese chicken restaurant in the form of Cantinho Express. Offering up delicious entrées for those on the go, the service is delightfully quick, and a delivery service for people living in the neighborhood is also available. However, while their chicken is great, their Portuguese poutine is legendary.

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