851 rue Rachel Est (St-Christophe)
Montréal, QC H2J 2H9
Le Virunga elevates pan-African cuisine above its casual comfort food perception at the foot of Pac La Fontaine, imbuing hints of Quebecois flare into the presentation. Named after the Congolese Virunga National Park, home to many rare species like gorillas and rhinos, this restaurant run by a mother-daughter team focuses on flavors that are rare in this city: shrimps get a bed of mango, papaya, and avocado in the Virunga salad, and a thick chicken leg is coated in peanut sauce with pureed plantain. A soundtrack of drum-heavy African music and colorful wall art give a lively home to the powerfully flavoed changing menus.