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The Top Spots For Exceptional Mexican Food In Montreal, Quebec

The Top Spots For Exceptional Mexican Food In Montreal, Quebec

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Updated: 17 November 2016
You don’t have to travel to Mexico itself to get a taste of the country’s delectable cuisine. We look at the best restaurants in Canada‘s Montreal that serve up exquisite, authentic Mexican food.

Ta Chido

Ta Chido is known for serving up exceptional vegetarian mole tacos. The mole is typical poblano – perfectly spiced and rich in flavor. Ta Chido’s menu offers a variety of tacos and tortas to suite all tastes in hearty, generous portions. With more of a cafe-like feel, Ta Chido also boasts a small terrace to bask in the summer sun. If you are looking for flavorsome food, simple yet colorful atmosphere and friendly service, look no further than Ta Chido.

La Capital Tacos

For a taste of Baja Med fusion, head to La Capital Tacos in Montreal‘s Chinatown where the shrimp tacos are exceptional. Asian influence brings tempura shrimps perfectly seasoned and spiced with delicious salsa and mayo. For carnivores there is an option of grilled rib eye tacos. The small, family run establishment has minimalistic décor, very friendly staff and is great for simple and hearty dinners with friends and family.

T&T Tacos and Tortas

As the name clearly states this cozy Mexican establishment is focused on tacos and tortas. The tacos are house made from corn and come with three types of salsas of a variety of spice. T&T Tacos and Tortas is a spot to try Baja Med style meal – tacos with deep-fried fish in Japanese bread crumbs. The place has an intimate atmosphere that sits comfortably somewhere between a bar and a casual modern bistro.


Chipotle & Jalapeno

Chipotle & Jalapeno serves meals from various regions of Mexico and also boasts some high quality, elevated Tex Mex plates. Spoil yourself with delicious mole and barbacoa or opt for traditional fajitas. They also offer a tasting menu to try several dishes for a very reasonable price. The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is somewhere between a high end establishment and a bistro. Chipotle & Jalapeno is also an superb spot for brunch; try their burritos with eggs in bean sauce with home made style potatoes.

La Tamalera

What will impress you most at La Tamalera is their chipotle adobo – full of flavor and spice without being overpoweringly picante. La Tamalera serves various tacos, tamales or tortas and has options both for vegetarians and carnivores. They serve an exceptional Torta Ahogada – a sandwich dipped in chili saucefamously derived in the Jalisco region. With a very modern decor and relaxing atmosphere, La Tamalera is the perfect destination for a family dinner or lunch (they even have kids’ corner).