MONTREAL, Canada – This is a post about the top Mexican restaurants in Montreal. No, I’m not going to talk about Tex-Mex. No, there will be no sticky yellow nacho cheese or crunchy shell tacos, nor lettuce and sour cream in them.
There will probably be a few sombreros, and maybe even a Mariachi band… we can’t exactly escape them.
And there may be a lot of tacos and beer.
Here are the best Mexican restaurants in Montreal. Mexico… without the corrupt police force!
In addition to the short menu of tacos – the specialty, of course – there is a small delicatessen that includes some items difficult to find elsewhere in Quebec, including excellent blue corn tortillas. El Rey Del Taco offers the best tacos de lengua, made of beef tongue, in Montreal. There is nothing like it!
This list includes many taquerías. Fortunately, there is also Maria Bonita. “The beautiful Maria” is Maria Chávez, chef-owner, who prepares homestyle dishes. It’s a great spot to discover the classics: quesadilla, guacamole, chicharron, moles, horchata…
This brand new restaurant in Old Montreal prides itself on being the first upscale Mexican restaurant in town. The menu is gigantic! The molés are especially good, the ceviches fresh and well balanced and the tamales are huge. With all that, there is a short wine list and some quality tequilas and mescals.
Monkland Street may not be the first that comes to mind when you think of going to supper. What’s more, Amaranto does not look like much. But do not let these facts discourage you! Quesadillas and enchiladas await the courageous who will complete the adventure towards Notre-Dame-de-Grâce …
There is something quite kitsch in the decor of le Petit Coin du Mexique, and that only makes the visit to this restaurant even more special. The menu is gigantic, and all the classics are available. Once the food arrives, we find honest and true cooking. The shrimp cocktail is as retro as it is delicious. The salad of nopales (marinated cactus) brings its particular taste. The three sauces – molé, red sauce, green sauce – are super tasty!
It’s simple: this is a place that offers tacos and tortas (sandwiches) in a place with a neat and clean decor. The tacos of carnitas and the cochinita sandwich are superb, and the tiny menu also means that everything is fresh.
It is a very small restaurant, it does not look like much, there is nothing on the walls, the service is fast and efficient, and there are very few items on the menu. It’s simple: it’s a taqueria, and you eat tacos. On Wednesdays, it’s a dollar for a taco! The tacos of chorizo, carnitas and cabeza are all good. Go, eat, get out.
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