Galitos story began in Nelspruit, South Africa with the opening of our first restaurant 20 years ago. The big idea was to provide best tasting, fresh and healthy, flame-grilled chicken to our guests. We offered great tasting, fresh, healthy and juicy chicken by marinating it for 24 hours in our secret peri-peri sauces. With a unique combination of great tasting, flame-grilled chicken, best-in-class customer service and restaurant ambience, Galitos became a success story in African continent within a few years. Moving forward with more than 100 restaurants in several countries, our passion remains the same – to provide no. 1 flame-grilled chicken to our patrons.
We entered the North American market by opening its first restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario in 2011. Galitos team Canada worked with utmost dedication and zest in introducing the no.1 flame-grilled chicken to its valued Canadian customers. Its range of peri-peri sauces, from Lemon & Herb, to Mild, Hot and Extra Hot flavours, provides a taste for every palate. Galitos is not only the most delicious and tender flame-grilled chicken in town, it is also known as the best casual dining-option. Served fresh from the grill to your table in 10 minutes, it tantalizes all your senses for a perfect dining experience.
The Canadian diners responded well to the fresh and healthy, flavoured chicken meals and friendly service. We have opened 5 restaurants, another one will be grilling soon and more are in offing. We welcome you to walk in our restaurants to enjoy friendly customer service, elegant ambience, and healthiest choice of meals and be entertained to the core. And don’t forget to try our Peri Peri sauces for the zesty taste, which adds a flavor of Africa to your flame grilled Chicken you enjoy.
Our Peri Peri sauce is like no other, packed with spicy ingredients; sun-ripened lemons, onion, a dash of garlic, and blended with a special ingredient, the African Bird’s Eye chilli only from the heart of Africa. Originated in the heartland of Africa, Peri Peri is used as a seasoning or often used in a marinade with variations on the following range of ingredients: onion, garlic, black pepper, salt, lemon zest and/or lemon juice, basil, bay leaf, tarragon, oregano, pimento and paprika. It has a tingle to its taste and with such a variety of flavors; it imbibes the African and Portuguese cultures.
The African Bird's-Eye pepper or African Red Devil pepper
The Portuguese surely dug up a treasure cove on their way to India, when they stopped by Africa and discovered this exquisite spice. Foodies all over the world are onto Peri Peri peppers. Some have even called its taste, “light, fresh, and herbal!” As one hot sauce reviewer said in his journal, "I'm guessing these are connoisseurs of the higher Scoville ranks! If you like a hotter pepper, but prefer one that doesn't bring the phrase “scorched earth” to mind, give Peri Peri a try!"
Where Peri Peri Stands Among Hot Peppers
The deceptive little Peri Peri is definitely within the top third of the Scoville scale, but when balanced well in a dish, the heat only shows up at the end of your mouthful, not throughout, making it preferable for many who want the experience of a true hot pepper, without the taste bud blowout.