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An Authentic Gourmet Journey to Montreal Mexican Restaurants

Mexican flavours that are more than just tacos

By updated: Jan 19, 2024
An Authentic Gourmet Journey to Montreal Mexican Restaurants
See related results: Greater Montreal Mexican Restaurants

Explore the delights of Montreal on our journey to discover Mexican restaurants that celebrate the authenticity of Mexico. Immerse yourself in the warmth and richness of Mexican flavours, a breath of fresh air in the middle of winter or a summer feast in the great outdoors.

Whether you're looking for tasty tacos, hearty burritos or traditional dishes with a twist, our exploration of Mexican restaurants in Montreal will guide you on an unforgettable taste journey.

From Mexico's bustling alleyways to Montreal's vibrant neighbourhoods, these establishments promise a meal that will awaken your senses with every delicious bite, literally transporting you without leaving the metropolis. 


RESTAURANT MANANA

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Manana stands out for the best margaritas in town, with exceptional signature cocktails, guacamole, ceviche, tacos, and chicken garnachero. With two locations on Saint-Denis in Plateau Mont-Royal, it provides a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere. The fresh and delicious cuisine offers a wide selection of vegetarian, including vegan choices. Customers praise the freshness of the dishes, and the warm atmosphere, and highly recommend this spot for an authentic Mexican experience.

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EL MESON

1678 Boulevard St-Joseph, Montréal, H8S 2N1

View More  (514) 634-0442

At El Meson, Mr. Victor Lopez and Elena Garcia warmly welcome you to this authentic Mexican restaurant located in front of the Lachine Canal, in an old house in Old Lachine. For years, they have shared their secret family recipes, delighting guests with traditional dishes such as Carne Asada and Nopalitos con carne. The two terraces offer a beautiful view of the Lachine Canal, creating an unforgettable experience, whether enjoying the sun or relaxing indoors in winter.

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EL GORDO

2518 Rue Notre-Dame O, Montréal, H3J 2H4

View More  (438) 387-6969

El Gordo, a friendly taqueria, offers tasty and affordable tacos, with various options for meat, fish, and vegetables. The Mexican-inspired menu also includes classics like quesadillas, burritos, and fajitas, accompanied by exotic cocktails such as margaritas and mojitos. The menu features Mexican classics like guacamole, empanadas, nachos, and gazpachos, with the option to enjoy a spicy cocktail. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, El Gordo celebrates simplicity and flavour.

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EL REY DEL TACO (LE ROI DU TACO)

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Voted the best Mexican restaurant in Montreal, El Rey del Taco provides an authentic experience of Mexican cuisine. Near Jean-Talon Market since 2009, founding chef Don Javier immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere with a variety of authentic flavours. The tacos and nachos are exceptionally delicious, and the service is friendly. Don't miss their grocery corner with ready-to-go salsas and a delicious mountain of churros. Find their second location on Saint-Viateur in Mile-End, where El Rey del Taco Express offers a simple and effective menu with all traditional dishes.

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LA TOXICA

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La Toxica, with two locations on Plaza Saint-Hubert and in Chinatown, is renowned for its famous Birria tacos, a sensation on everyone's social media. The beef is cooked for a long time in a spicy sauce, shredded and served with a delicious sauce. The varied menu also includes chilaquiles, quesadillas, burritos, and a Birria ramen. The kitchen offers authentic flavours, including the best Birria tacos in Montreal. Generous portions make La Toxica a must for authentic tacos at affordable prices.

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LA JUNGLE CAFÉ & ASÍ ES MÉXICO

6672. Rue St-Hubert, Montréal, H2S 2M3

View More  (514) 278-5660

Café La Jungle, located in the urban jungle of Plaza Saint-Hubert, offers artisanal tacos with authentic flavours, featuring handmade corn tortillas. Options include delicious al pastor, carnitas, and bistec. Burritos, quesadillas, and Mexican brunch are also on the menu. The atmosphere is enhanced by the new logo inspired by pre-Hispanic mythology, symbolizing the wisdom and cultural richness of Mexico. In collaboration with Así es México, the cafe offers an authentic taste and also operates as a co-working space for a productive day.

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CAIFAN MTL

4542 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, H2J 2L3

View More  (514) 665-8227

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Caifan Mtl, a newcomer to the Montreal Mexican scene, offers an authentic experience in the heart of Plateau-Mont-Royal. Chef Eduardo Acosta, passionate about Mexican culinary heritage, has elevated the restaurant from a modest address to a sumptuous establishment. The menu offers a skillful fusion of modernity and Mexican traditions, preserving classics while introducing new iconic dishes. An intimate place on Plateau Mont-Royal, where the contemporary interpretation of ancestral cuisine captivates palates.

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LA CAPITAL TACOS

1096 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montréal, H2Z 1J5

View More  (514) 873-5255

La Capital Tacos, in the heart of Chinatown, is an authentic representation of Mexican cuisine and ambiance. The simple decor, adorned with retro furniture from the Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral, creates a friendly atmosphere. Tacos served on homemade corn tortillas, offer a variety of flavours, including vegetarian options. With mezcal-based cocktails and an affordable menu, the place is among the good addresses for eating beautifully, tastefully, and inexpensively in Montreal, offering a festive and warm evening.

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TACOCHON

2212 Boulevard Curé-Labelle, Laval, H7T 1R1

View More  (450) 934-0848

Located in Laval on the North Shore of Montreal, Tacochon offers an authentic immersion in Mexican cuisine. The welcoming team invites you to savour a variety of dishes, including Pez Vallarta, a whole fried red snapper with accompaniments. Cocktails, especially those with paletas, are recommended for their freshness. Main dishes like Chicken Chilaquiles, Motulenos, and Torta Loca offer generous portions and exceptional flavours. Visit them for a Mexican brunch experience!

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LA SELVA RESTAURANT MEXICAIN

862 Rue Marie-Anne E, Montréal, H2J 2A9

View More  (514) 525-1798

La Selva has been a choice destination for decades. This friendly neighbourhood restaurant, located in the heart of Plateau, is a preferred destination for its daily table d'hôte highlighting regional Mexican cuisine. With an excellent value for money, enjoy generous dishes, from shrimp to meats, accompanied by rice, salad, and beans. The place also offers a brunch menu on weekends. Enjoy classic chilaquiles with your choice of meat, ceviches, and a variety of rancheros dishes, all accompanied by $5 mojitos on Wednesdays.

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LA CATRINA

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La Catrina transports you directly to Mexico, offering an exceptional experience for evenings with friends, terrace cocktails, or romantic dinners. The menu constantly changes, 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 exclusive margaritas. Always seeking surprises and seasonal reinventions, La Catrina, with two locations in Mile-End and Old Montreal, is the perfect place for a festive outing around a delicious meal.

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GUACA & MOLÉ

11598 Boulevard de Salaberry, Ouest-de-l'Île (Montréal), H9B 2R8

View More  (514) 542-4452

Guaca & Molé, located at the Marché de l'Ouest in DDO, is a popular restaurant offering classics of Mexican cuisine such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas, ceviches, enchiladas, fajitas, and churros. With a Mexican chef at the helm, the menu presents a contemporary version of traditional cuisine, showcasing authentic Mexican ingredients. The vibrant and trendy atmosphere invites you to savour a fresh and delicious gastronomic experience. Every Thursday, the classic sangria pitcher is available for $20. "Comer, beber y ser feliz" - Eat, drink, and be happy.

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TACOS FRIDA

4350 Rue Notre Dame O, Montréal, H4C 2W6

View More  (514) 935-9696

Located in Saint-Henri, Tacos Frida is renowned for its delicious tacos with authentic flavours from southern Mexico. Led by an Oaxacan family, the establishment offers traditional, vegetarian, or meaty tacos, as well as affordable specials with beer, appetizer, or salad. The warm atmosphere and vibrant colours of the decor evoke Mexican authenticity. A city favourite for classics like carnitas and tinga, Tacos Frida offers a gourmet experience at an affordable price.

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EL SABOR DE MEXICO

5013 Rue Wellington, Montréal, H4G 1Y1

View More  (514) 362-8888

The El Sabor de Mexico restaurant in Verdun offers an authentic experience of Mexican cuisine, showcasing traditional dishes such as fajitas and enchiladas, accompanied by real Margaritas. The varied menu promises to awaken your taste buds even in cold weather. Whether you choose an on-site experience or take-out, El Sabor de Mexico is a recommended and revisited address. Mexican brunches served on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, offer an unforgettable experience with enticing dishes, succulent tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas, as well as refreshing margaritas. An ideal place to gather with family and friends.

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Marche La Poblanita

7800 Boulevard Taschereau, Brossard, J4X 1V7

View More  (450) 259-0329

Real authentic Mexican food located in Marché Brossard. They also sell Mexican grocery and baked goods. A must if you are looking for real Mexican food.


ALMA MONTREAL

1231 Rue Lajoie, Montréal, H2V 1P2

View More  (514) 543-1363

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 its monthly event "Omakase de Tacos", a 7-course tasting menu focused on tortilla and nixtamalized corn, in collaboration with a guest chef. The intimate setting on Avenue Lajoie celebrates the flavours of Mexico, the emotional wines of Catalonia and local Quebec products.

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Continue your reading with our dedicated section on Mexican restaurants, as well as our article on the best tacos in Montreal

See related results: Greater Montreal Mexican Restaurants

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