Explore the delights of Montreal on our journey to discover Mexican restaurants that highlight Mexico’s authenticity. Immerse yourself in the warmth and richness of Mexican flavors, a true winter blast or an al fresco summer feast.
Whether you’re looking for tasty tacos, hearty burritos, or a twist on traditional dishes, our exploration of Mexican restaurants in Montreal will guide you through an unforgettable culinary journey.
From the bustling streets of Mexico to the vibrant neighborhoods of Montreal, these establishments promise a meal that will awaken your senses with each delicious bite, literally transporting you without leaving the metropolis.
The Manana Restaurant stands out for the best margaritas in the city, exceptional signature cocktails, guacamole, ceviche, tacos and chicken garnachero. With two branches in Saint-Denis on the Plateau Mont-Royal, it offers a relaxed and family atmosphere. The cuisine, always fresh and delicious, offers a wide selection of vegetarian options, including vegan options. Customers praise the freshness of the dishes, the welcoming atmosphere and highly recommend this place for an authentic Mexican experience.
At El Meson, Mr. Victor Lopez and Elena Garcia warmly welcome you to this authentic Mexican restaurant located across from the Lachine Canal in an old house in Old Lachine. For years, they’ve shared their secret family recipes, delighting diners with traditional dishes like Carne Asada and Nopalitos con carne. Both terraces offer magnificent views over the Lachine Canal, creating an unforgettable experience, whether soaking up the sun or relaxing indoors in winter.
El Gordo, a friendly taqueria, offers tasty tacos at an affordable price, with a variety of meat, fish and vegetable options. Mexican-inspired cuisine also includes classics like quesadillas, burritos and fajitas, accompanied by exotic cocktails like margaritas and mojitos. The menu offers Mexican classics such as guacamole, empanadas, nachos and gazpachos, with the option of enjoying a spicy cocktail. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, El Gordo celebrates simplicity and flavor.
El Rey del Taco, voted the best Mexican restaurant in Montreal, offers an authentic Mexican culinary experience. Close to the Jean-Talon Market since 2009, founding chef Don Javier immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of authentic flavors. The tacos and nachos are exceptionally delicious and the service is friendly. Don’t miss the grocery store with ready-made sauces and a delicious mountain of churros. Find its second branch at Saint-Viateur in Mile-End, El Rey del Taco Express, which offers a simple and effective menu with all traditional dishes.
La Toxica, with two branches in Plaza Saint-Hubert and in Chinatown, is known for its famous Birria tacos, a sensation on social media. The meat is cooked for a long time in a spicy sauce, shredded and enjoyed with a delicious sauce. The varied menu also includes chilaquiles, quesadillas, burritos and a Birria ramen. The cuisine offers authentic flavors, including the best Birria tacos in Montreal. Generous portions make La Toxica an ideal place for authentic tacos at affordable prices.
Café La Jungle, located in the urban jungle of Plaza Saint-Hubert, offers artisanal tacos with authentic flavors, including handcrafted corn tortillas. Options include delicious al pastor, carnitas and bistec. Burritos, quesadillas and Mexican brunches are on the menu. The atmosphere is reinforced by the new logo inspired by pre-Hispanic mythology, symbolizing the wisdom and cultural richness of Mexico. In colaboration with Asia is Mexicothe cafe offers an authentic taste and also doubles as a coworking space for a productive day.
Caifan Mtl, a new addition to the Mexican scene in Montreal, offers an authentic experience in the heart of Plateau-Mont-Royal. Chef Eduardo Acosta, passionate about Mexico’s culinary heritage, elevated the restaurant from a modest establishment to a sumptuous establishment. The menu offers a skillful fusion of modernity and Mexican traditions, preserving the classics and introducing new signature dishes. An intimate place on Plateau Mont-Royal, where a contemporary interpretation of ancestral cuisine seduces the palate.
La Capital Tacos, in the heart of Chinatown, is an authentic representation of Mexican cuisine and atmosphere. The simple decor, embellished with retro furniture from the Cathedral Basilica Maria Queen of the World, creates a friendly atmosphere. The tacos, served on homemade corn tortillas, offer a variety of flavors, including vegetarian options. With mezcal-based cocktails and an affordable menu, the place is one of the good places to eat beautiful, good and cheap food in Montreal, offering a festive and warm evening.
Located in Laval, on the north coast of Montreal, Tacochon offers an authentic immersion in Mexican cuisine. The welcoming staff invites you to taste a variety of dishes, including Pez Vallarta, fried snapper with sides. Cocktails, especially with paddles, are recommended for their freshness. Main dishes, such as Chicken Chilaquiles, Motulenos and Torta Loca, offer generous portions and exceptional flavors. We advise you to visit them for a Mexican brunch!
La Selva has been a favorite address for decades. This friendly neighborhood restaurant, located in the heart of the Plateau, is a favorite destination for your daily table d’hôte that highlights regional Mexican cuisine. With excellent value for money, enjoy generous dishes, from shrimp to meat, accompanied by rice, salad and beans. This spot also offers a brunch menu during the weekend. Enjoy classic chilaquiles topped with your choice of meat, ceviches, and a variety of ranchero dishes. Plus, take advantage of specials including $5 mojitos on Wednesdays.
La Catrina transports you directly to Mexico, offering an exceptional experience for evenings with friends, cocktails on the terrace or romantic dinners. The menu is constantly changing, combining traditional Mexican cooking techniques and prioritizing local ingredients, seasonal vegetables and complex simplicity. The bar offers an impressive collection of mezcal and tequila, with creative cocktails and a selection of signature margaritas. Always looking for surprises and seasonal reinventions, La Catrina, with two branches in Mile-End and Old Montreal, is the ideal place for a festive stroll around a delicious meal.
Guaca & Molé, located on the Marché de l’Ouest in DDO, is a popular restaurant offering Mexican cuisine classics such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas, ceviches, enchiladas, fajitas and churros. With a Mexican chef at the helm, the menu presents a contemporary take on traditional cuisine, featuring authentic Mexican ingredients. The vibrant and modern ambiance invites you to savor a fresh and delicious dining experience. Every Thursday, the classic pitcher of sangria is available for $20. “Comer, bebe y ser happy” – Eat, drink and be happy.
Located in Saint-Henri, Tacos Frida is known for its delicious tacos with authentic flavors of southern Mexico. Run by an Oaxacan family, the establishment offers traditional, vegetarian or meat tacos, as well as affordable specialties with beer, starter or salad. The welcoming atmosphere and bright colors of the decor evoke Mexican authenticity. A favorite in the city for classics like carnitas and tinga, Tacos Frida offers a gourmet experience at an affordable price.
The El Sabor de Mexico restaurant in Verdun offers an authentic Mexican culinary experience, featuring traditional dishes such as fajitas and enchiladas, accompanied by real Margaritas. The varied menu promises to awaken your taste buds even in the cold. Whether you opt for an on-site or takeout experience, El Sabor de Mexico is an address to recommend and revisit. Mexican brunches, served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, offer an unforgettable experience with mouth-watering dishes, succulent tacos, enchiladas and fajitas, as well as refreshing margaritas. An ideal place to get together with family and friends.
In the heart of Outremont, Alma embodies the essence of chef Juan Lopez Luna and sommelier Lindsay Brennan’s travels and encounters. The restaurant offers a unique experience with the monthly “Omakase de Tacos” event, a 7-course tasting menu centered around tortilla and nixtamalized corn, in collaboration with a guest chef. The intimacy of this spot on Avenida Lajoie celebrates the flavors of Mexico, the emotional wines of Catalonia and the local produce of Quebec.
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