There are some Montreal restaurants that have been around for a while and have become iconic classics. Ferreira is one such spot, a popular Portuguese restaurant in downtown Montreal, they now have Campo, their little sister restaurant. This casual restaurant is also in the heart of downtown Montreal that serves, amongst other things, Portuguese chicken.
The restaurant is cozy and one of the first things you notice is the neon red chicken above the counter where you order your food. You put in your order and it’s brought to your table. You can order each meat on its own, or in a combo with quinoa, coleslaw or a green salad. We started with a side dish of chorizo, which was probably our least favourite dish. The flavor was good but there was nothing that stood out about it – it was slightly spicy but it arrived at room temperature which was disappointing.
We had to have the chicken, after all, they boast that they have some of the best Portuguese chicken in town – 100% grain fed Portuguese chicken! The chicken was tender and the skin was perfectly crispy, and a nice orange colour from the sauce. It was full of flavor, and we loved the crispy bits of meat that came from the Portuguese style of roasting the chicken, it added so much extra flavor.
There’s something about the ribs at Campo that you won’t be able to stop eating them. Packed with flavour, we opted for the Portuguese style but they also come in BBQ style. There is no wet sauce on these ribs, just a dry rub, but you can certainly add some zing with the piri piri sauce that’s waiting for you at each table in Campo. And these ribs simple fall off the bone, forget the ½ portion, you’ll want more!
Normally we don’t say much about a side dish like fries, but at Campo, the fries are magical. Whatever they do to them, whether they are frying them in something other than regular oil or lard, or seasoning them with Portuguese spices, they’re amazing, and we will definitely be back to try their infamous poutine!
You can’t leave Campo without having traditional Portuguese natas. They were delicious, but we didn’t stop there, we also enjoyed a dessert called natas do ceu, when translated, it means Heavens cream. We assure you that it’s the most apt description that we can give it! Think of it like a deconstructed natas, only creamier and smoother; you will be left speechless after the first bite.
If you’re in the downtown area and looking for a quick bite at lunch or want to grab something to eat before heading out to a game or a show, stop by Campo. You’ll enjoy some of the most flavourful chicken that you’ve ever tasted, delicious ribs and make sure that you finish of your meal with the natas! Campo also does take-out and delivery – they make delicious Portuguese chicken very accessible!
Our Rating: Splendid
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