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Cari Mela is an Indian restaurant that sets it apart from all others thanks to its attentive service and culinary experience.

Located in a historic district, Pointe Sainte Charles, Carl Mela was born in the winter of 2008. Since then, the staff of Cari Mela have been happy to serve each of it's clients.

The restaurant is located a block away from metro Charlevoix and Lachine Canal and Atwater Market are also nearby. A good reason to go for a walk after enjoying the delicious Indian dishes prepared by the chefs of Cari Mela.

Come discover the tastes of India and do not forget to bring your own wine!

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Capacity: 60 We accept: Master Card, Visa, Interac
Bring your own wine-BYOWBuffetDeliveryFamily / Kid-friendlyGood for GroupsOrder OnlineSpecialsTake-Out FoodTerrace
Lunch Buffet
40 seats

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20 reviews for Cari Mela

4 / 5based on 22 ratings

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1 Review
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2.5

Worst service EVER. I had to go to the restaurant 4 times in order to get my full order. The guy at the counter was of no use as it seems this restaurant is divided in 3 department that doesn't talk to each other: kitchen, counter and delivery. So it's nobody's fault if your order is wrong. I ended up eating my whole meal in the microwave...40 minutes from my first visit to the 4th one. The guy tried to buy me off with 3 cans of soft drinks on my last visit...it was completely insulting. Real sad because the food is actually really good.

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3.0

Cari Mela used to be my favorite place to order from and go to with a group but over the past year or so the quality of the meals has diminished. The food is not as flavorful and the portions are smaller. That being said it is still decent compared to many others I've tried but it lacks the authentic Indian spice. I do hope they read this and consider improving.

4 Reviews
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5.0

Excellent quality of food and good service.

1 Review
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2.5

Good quality food, quite delicious and enjoyable in restaurant. Unfortunately manager has absolutely no people skills and is unable to realize when kitchen has made a mistake, arguing and belittling the customer rather than having a reasonable conversation. Very disappointed with delivery, quantities cut by half and overpriced.

1 Review
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3.0

Nous sommes allés 3 fois à ce resto en 3 mois environ. Il manque toujours de sauces pour les entrés. Ils disent qu'ils n'en ont plus...Pour un resto de quartier celà aurait pu être un endroit populaire.

13 Reviews
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4.0

Bonne bouffe indienne. Quand ça dit piquant c'est très piquant, mais une fois on leur a dit pas trop piquant et il n'y avait aucune épices alors il faut dire medium piquant. Bon rapport qualité-prix.

2 Reviews
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4.0

Nous avons fréquenté ce resto indien mainte et mainte fois. Nos dernières fréquentations ont été décevantes car trop d'huile ajoutée inutilement sur le pain nan et le riz (qui manque un peu de fraicheur)..La bouffe pourrait être délicieuse si elle était plus parfumée. Service excellent et très sympathique.

3 Reviews
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3.0

Agréablement surpris par ce petit resto dans un coin moins connu de la ville. Bon rapport qualité prix.

16 Reviews
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4.5

Actually, I called for a take out for five people. We ordered chicken tandoori with basmati rice, saag panir, shrimp balti, onion baji and naan. When I went to pick up the food, excellent service. The manager was serving me, smiley..., which is hard to find theses days. The food was delicious...

24 Reviews
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4.0

un ami nous a invité ..et nous avons trouvé l atmosphère et nourriture très bonne ..et espérons y retourner.....pointe-st-charles ..près du beau canal lachine et marché atwater..que l on peut visiter en même temps....accessible par métro.....

35 Reviews
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4.5

This is another great discovery in the up and coming neigbourhood of Pointe St-Charles. This blue collar district used to be a scary place - and still is in some parts. But with gentrification (which is not a dirty word) has come an influx of new restaurants, cafés and stores, further transforming the area. This place has the potential to become the next Plateau - along with nearby Verdun.

I had been passing in front of Cari Mela for several years and admittedly, the place looks a little bit like a dive from the outside. But having read the positive reviews on this site, and being a sucker for outdoor dining, I decided to take the plunge on a recent hot summer evening. I was very pleasantly surprised.

The place is much more attractive once inside - though you won't mistake it for the Ritz - with a tasteful, if bland, decor. The best part is the rear terrasse, which only holds half a dozen intimate tables surrounded by mature trees and overhead foliage. This is a definite must in the summertime.

The food features all the expected classics from the Indian subcontinent, served tableside in the now de rigueur brass cookware. We had one of the tasting menus and enjoyed all the dishes, especially the Chicken Tikka. Quantities are generous and prices very reasonable. Furthermore, the restaurant's BYOB policy is welcome.

My only nitpick is that no ice was available. On a warm summer evening, this resulted in drinking lukewarm water and not having ice for the wine bucket. Otherwise service was above reproach.

Parking is free and plentiful on the street - which, thankfully, has not yet been invaded by the City of Montreal's ubiquitous parking meters. The bathroom is clean and functional.

We will definitely be back!

7 Reviews
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5.0

J'ai visité le Cari Mela pour la première fois ce midi et j'ai adoré. Belle table d'hôte le midi. Le poulet au beurre était délicieux et le service courtois. J'ai trouvé intéressant qu'il y ait aussi un petit dessert léger typique indien d'inclus dans le menu. Bon rapport qualité/prix. Ça vaut le détour.

3 Reviews
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5.0

Allo a tous

Que dire à part que ce restaurant est parfait !!! dès son entrée dans ce restaurant, on sait que l'on va passer un bon moment !!! le service est de qualité, la carte offre un éventail de saveurs epice exotiques pour la région,aussi les prix des nourritures est tellment moins chere que d'autre restaurant.

Ce qui est plus rassurant c'est qu'à sa sortie cet impression n'est que renforcée pendant toute la soirée !!! une excellente adresse d'après moi !!!


Merci a tous

1 Review
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5.0

I tried many restaurants in Montreal of authentic Indian / Mediterranean / Greek / Seafood. One of my friend suggested me to go this restaurant.

Needless to say this is one of the best restaurants I tried in Montreal. I already visited this restaurant many times now. Order anything they are unique in taste and quality of food is amazing.

I love chicken kumbahar...

Keep up the good work !!

55 Reviews
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4.0

Ayant une petite fringale de bouffe indienne hier soir, mon conjoint et moi avons commandé plusieurs plats : poulet au beurre, agneau dhansak, samosas et riz pulao nature avec bien sûr, un bon pain nan pour faire trempette dans les sauces. Les sauces étaient très goûteuse et bien assaisonnées et les viandes très tendres, exactement ce qu'on attend d'un plat mijoté digne de ce nom. Les samosas, par contre, étaient assez quelconques : fades et avec légumes congelés tout mous. Les prix sont honnête pour la quantité et je vais sûrement aller au restaurant pour essayer la partie grecque du menu, qui comprend des poissons frais grillés.

2 Reviews
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3.5

Cuisine indienne très correcte avec une livraison super rapide ! Je compte bien essayer les poissons frais en salle la prochaine fois. Une bonne adresse dans le quartier.

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