Portuguese cuisine is rich in flavor and has been influenced by products from Moorish, Roman, African, and Indian cultures. Located in the Mediterranean, Portugal serves minimally processed ingredients, grilled or simmered in typical terracotta or copper dishes.
Whether it's for the spices and sauces, the perfectly grilled meats, the fish and seafood, or the warm atmosphere, many Portuguese restaurants have captured our hearts.
We present you with gastronomic places and canteen-style locations so that you can satisfy your cravings on any occasion.
4403, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2W 1Z8
Aldea has an authentic atmosphere, mainly due to the traditional cuisine inspired by the Portuguese villages served there. You can enjoy quality fish, meat, and seafood in a large, bright room with Portuguese decor. Don't miss the chance to try one of their many bottles of wine.
1446, rue Peel, Montréal, H3A 1S8
In the heart of downtown, Ferreira has quickly proven itself in the Montreal restaurant scene. The Portuguese cuisine is full of nobility and authenticity. In addition to the magnificent decor, the beauty of the dishes will leave you breathless.
3883, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2W 1X9
You've probably already heard of Jano's restaurant on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, their grilled meats and chicken have been served with love since 1947. It is in a warm and colorful decor that you will be able to savor the best specialties of this region in the most traditional way.
438, rue McGill, Montréal, H2Y 2G1
Héléna proposes Portuguese gastronomy all in it's delicacy. It is in a warm, colorful, and modern atmosphere that you will be welcomed into the heart of the Old Port of Montreal. Quite discreet from the outside, we discover a fascinating environment when we open the doors. Chef Helena Loureiro has put together a menu that highly honors Portuguese classics. Let yourself be tempted by their extensive wine list, which is strongly composed of Portuguese delights.
A Portuguese rotisserie with South African influences, their chickens are marinated for 24 hours in their famous Peri-Peri sauce, then flame-grilled with a choice of 5 different Peri Peri flavors. Beyond the perfectly grilled and halal meats, you will be charmed by the warm service of the staff.
3750, rue Masson, Montréal, H1X 1S6
Whether it's meat, fish, or seafood, everything is grilled in their charcoal oven. With one owner coming from the Magdalen Islands and the other from Portugal, find the harmony of these two cuisines in one place in Rosemont. While eating, you can move to the sound of Fado songs.
777, boul. Robert-Bourassa, Montréal, H3C 3Z7
Like Helena, Portus 360 is another success story brought to us by Helena Loureiro. Located on the 30th floor of a building that offers a wonderful 360° view of the city of Montreal, it also features incomparable Portuguese gastronomy. Their mission is to make their Portuguese origins shine while integrating Quebec accents. The experience you will live there will definitely be memorable.
8261, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2P 2M1
Braseiro is an ideal place to spend an evening in a traditional and family friendly atmosphere, you will feel as if you were received in a Portuguese house. It is with a charcoal oven that the grilled meats and chicken are cooked. As the prices are very affordable, the traffic is high, so we recommend you to reserve your place.
3959, boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, H2W 1Y4
The Mediterranean style of Casa Minhota will charm you from the moment you arrive. The small blue ceramic tiles will warm your heart before you even take a single bite. On the menu, you will find an abundance of choices to please all your Portuguese specialties' desires. In fact, the fish plates are particularly delicious.
101, rue Rachel E, Montréal, H2W 1C8
Restaurant L'Étoile de L'Océan on Rachel Street has been in existence since 1971, and the building that houses it is over 100 years old. This makes it the most charming of the Portuguese restaurants and is considered one of the oldest restaurants in Montreal. Its diversified gastronomy makes it a must for those who appreciate typical Portuguese cuisine. There is also an interesting selection of Portuguese wines.
When visiting these establishments, don't forget to accompany your meal with good Portuguese wine and conclude it with a good Natas for dessert.