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Spicy, Succulent Portuguese Grilled Chicken Arrives In Houston

The Peri Peri Factory has opened on Westheimer

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The Peri Peri Factory, a Portuguese restaurant focused on spicy, flame-grilled chicken, has officially opened its doors in Houston.

Houston’s newest chicken joint announced its opening at 6375 Westheimer Road in an Instagram post on Wednesday, officially bringing Houston its very first restaurant focused on Portugese-style peri peri chicken. The dish, traditionally spice with garlic, lemon, vinegar, and bird’s eye chili, was popularized in the United States by Nando’s, a South African chain that is known for its flame-grilled peri peri chicken.

Peri Peri Factory will offer its grilled chicken at seven different spice levels, ranging from “plain-ish” to “inferno,” with fries and rice on the side to cool the burn. According to the spot’s very first Yelp review, posted on Tuesday, the Peri Peri Factory is designed so that diners have an excellent view of all the action that’s going on at the restaurant’s open-fire grill.

The restaurant is now open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday.