Whether it's for the famous "Taco Tuesday", the Cinco de Mayo, or simply because you have a sudden craving for Mexican flavors, we have selected the best places in Montreal to find them.
May 5th commemorates the victory of the Mexican Republican government forces in 1862. Although it is a Mexican triumph, the festivities have become popular in the United States, especially in California. It is the perfect occasion to celebrate over beers, cocktails, and especially tacos!
Traditionally, tacos are served on steamed corn tortillas. In Mexico, it is common to find them with 2 tortillas to support the sauces and meat in each of the tacos.
The crispy version was developed in the United States and is part of Tex-Mex cuisine.
In Quebec, it is possible to find authentic Mexican variations, American-inspired, creative recipes, or a mixture of all of these!
67, rue Beaubien E, Montreal, H2S 1R1
Located in Little Italy, Caifan serves only traditional Mexican street food. Each item is worth a stop, but their tacos are a must! The barbacoa is cooked sous vide for 24 hours.
4350, rue Notre Dame O, Montreal, H4C 2W6
This place is certainly among the city's favorites in terms of tacos. The decor is colorful and reminds us of traditional Mexican cuisine. Multiple authentic variations are offered, either vegetarian or with meat. You can choose one of the specials offered with beer, appetizer, or salad.
The multiple locations of 3 Amigos are known for being festive places serving excellent margaritas. Whether you like soft or hard shell corn tortillas, know that both are offered. They also serve the famous birria taco. Keep an eye on their social media for their daily specials.
The warm decor and service of Restaurant Manana will instantly transport you to Mexico. The cuisine offered is traditional with a menu that can please meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan lovers.
Belonging to the same group, these two brands will help you discover the rich culinary diversity of Mexico; handmade dishes, typical ingredients, and original cocktails. Check out their websites, because there are specials every day.
4412, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, H4C 1S1
Not only is the service friendly, but the food speaks for itself. There are excellent versions of breakfast tacos, vegetarian tacos, and traditional meat recipes.
500-A, rue Bélanger E., Montreal, H2S 1G4
At Super Taco, it's all about authentic Mexican food. You won't find any fusion dishes, perfect for people looking for tacos served like in Mexico. Each plate comes with 4 tacos of the same kind for $8 or $9. All you have to do is add your choice of green or red sauce or both.
2518, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, H3J 2H4
Taqueria in Little Burgundy, El Gordo will serve you tasty tacos at very affordable prices for the quality offered. The recipes have the level of spiciness indicated on the menu, so you can choose according to your tolerance to spiciness. On weekends, don't miss their delicious Mexican brunches. Reserve online to avoid the waiting lines!
With over 6 different locations, each offers a friendly and festive atmosphere with creative Mexican recipes. A "must try" is definitely their E'steak Koreano tacos with orange crush sauce. As surprising as it is delicious, it's a sweet and savory mix.
It's an authentic taste that Chef Jacques Coutu has created in the menu of the many Catrina's. The cocktails and tacos are creative with traditional touches. We highly recommend you try their pork belly tacos or the pollo frito with watermelon! The menu is subject to change as they are sourcing products from local farmers.
232, rue Jean Talon E (Marché Jean-Talon), Montreal, H2R 1S7
El Rey del Taco at the Jean-Talon Market is definitely a favorite among Montrealers. They sell many of their salsas, guacamole, and other products on site. Get 4 tacos with each order with sauce, onion, and cilantro. This is one of the few places where you can eat beef tongue tacos!
9330, boul. Leduc - local 10, Brossard, J4Y 0B3