Photo: Credits to sarahfelicity
I was introduced to Chez José this summer by friends who only had good things to say about the restaurant. Located in the middle of the Plateau, you still wouldn't find the place easily.
The staff doesn't seem to change much and they definitely bring the vibe of the restaurant: relaxing, friendly and perfect for a group of friends or a meal with a book.
Chez José offers portuguese flavors in breakfasts, sandwiches and soups. They are also known for their freshly-made and generous juices.
For my meal today, and by a stroke of luck, I got to try their famous seafood soup only offered on Fridays and Saturdays. I accompanied the soup with a smoked turkey sandwich.
(Yes, I finally took a picture of what I ordered! More to come in my future reviews!)
The soup was delicious and met great expectations. Perfectly seasoned, great choice of ingredients to add a bit of crunchiness to the seafood and exactly what a Montrealer would need in the cold that just arrived!
The sandwich was also really enjoyable, served on fresh Portuguese bread with roasted meat and the usual vegetables that makes a sandwich complete. It wasn't heavy at all so I do think it's a great combination for a full meal.
Conclusion: Chez José is a crazy cheap (I think the taxes are even included in the menu) restaurant that offers tasty Portuguese food without all the grease that is often found in other venues. The service is fast and friendly and their coffee is delicious too. Do not hesitate on trying their juices and also their salty crepes or you will miss out!
CHEZ JOSÉ ADDRESS: 173 Duluth E. PHONE: (514) 845-0693 HOURS: MON-SUN 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M. ALCOHOL: No VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY: Yes CREDIT CARDS: No, cash only PRICE: 8$ sandwich/juice, 9$ sandwich/soup