Restaurant Buzz: Taberna


On August 29, Portuguese restaurant Taberna (Spanish for “tavern”) celebrated its grand opening in Old Montreal by giving away free Portuguese custard tarts with all purchases. Taberna offers friendly and unpretentious comfort foods to eat in or take away. Guests may drop in for lunch, dinner or to enjoy a simple cup of well-brewed coffee — short espresso ($3); latte ($4); and cappuccino ($4). Menu items include the tavern’s signature chicken piri-piri sandwich ($8); a marinated pork sandwich ($8); grilled Portuguese sausage ($8); grilled sardines ($12); and seafood options such as the giant black-tiger shrimp, grilled with garlic and hot peppers ($20). All sandwiches come with a side of either salad or fries. Guests will also have an opportunity to enjoy Portuguese soft drinks, including orange, pineapple and passionfruit varieties, each for $4. Finally, Taberna rounds out its beverages menu with alcoholic choices which include Super Bock Portuguese blonde lager beer ($7); Portuguese Bloody Ceasar — vodka, Clamato and piri-piri ($12); and an impressive list of Portuguese and Spanish wines, aperitifs, digestifs and assorted spirits.


368 Saint-Paul West, Montreal

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