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Escondite

21 ratings Claimed
$ & $$MexicanLatin AmericanTapasSeafood/FishPubResto-BarTasting Menu

18+: Unfortunately, due to our liquor permit, we cannot accept minors.

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Escondite Cerveceria de Barrio is a Mexican restaurant situated in downtown Montreal steps away from le Quartier des Spectacles, that serves Mexican goodies and house crafted Tequila cocktails.

Our Specialties

Mexican & Latin American cuisine.

Amenities & services

Capacity: 70 We accept: Master Card, Visa, Interac
50 seats

Affiliated Restaurants (6)

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17 reviews for Escondite

4.2 / 5based on 21 ratings

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1 Review
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1.5

I've never had such poor service in a restaurant. From the moment we were seated at our table the waitress made it very clear we were unwelcome. We asked questions about the menu and got very little by way of response. It took forever to get our menus and then an hour to be served and then the order was missing items. When we addressed it she had an attitude and walked away. She never asked if we'd like another drink or if we needed anything.

The food we did receive was, fine. The chilaquiles looked like something you made at home when you're drunk and throw stuff in a bowl - my colleague said it looked like dog food. Fried chicken taco was good - never received our guacamole and chips. The fish taco smelled so bad it made me wonder if it would make me sick. Fresh fish doesn't smell. I'm very surprised given I'd heard great things about the food. Maybe an off night?

When we were able to flag her down she pointed and yelled at me that the item we were waiting for was'coming'. I can completely understand when a restaurant is swamped - it happens - but she made no effort to speak to us or advise us. Every interaction with her made us feel that we shouldn't have come and she didn't want us there. We were there for dinner while on business - we wanted more drinks and were prepared to spend money, but it was clear that it was impossible to order and that she really didn't want our business. Even when we went to pay, she never made eye contact or asked us how our food was, instead stood there with crossed arms looking away. I get it - everyone has a bad day - but I travel all the time, and eat in restaurants frequently and never in my life have I had such poor service. I can understand a kitchen it busy, and service is slow, but that's where the server is supposed to shine. Check in - ask if we need anything. Ask if we want another drink - instead it ruined our evening. I honestly can't recommend this restaurant to anyone - which makes me so sad, because it's a beautiful space in the old port. I'm so disappointed.

Aug 22, 2019
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6 Reviews
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4.0

Super ambiance ! J'ai adoré ce restaurant !
Je recommande la guacamole en entrée.
Appeler à l'avance pour réserver.

Mar 18, 2019
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1 Review
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5.0

Nous avons adoré, très bonne ambiance chaleureuse, décor très sympa...
et très bon .
On a passé une bonne soirée

Nora Mardel

Nov 09, 2017
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1.0

I won't recommend this restaurant to any people , because you're going to get a very unpleasant experience.The reason is that from their waiter to their restaurant manager, their service attitude is very bad and violient.They don't respect its clients at all even you paid them tips over 15%. At this restaurant ,there is nothing special about the food.

Aug 30, 2017
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10 Reviews
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3.5

Great place, the service should improve.

Oct 14, 2016
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72 Reviews
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5.0

Nous y sommes allés sur recommandation de collègues et on ne fut pas déçus du tout. Le décor superbe et coloré nous met immédiatement dans l'ambiance. Le serveur nous a concocté un menu dégustation adapté à notre budget et personne ne fut déçu. Que des mmmm et des wow! On en a eu juste assez! Tout est gouteux, bien assaisonné, original. J'y retournerais tous les jours(sans farce!)!

Sep 30, 2016
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1 Review
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2.0

Honestly, I had high hopes for this restaurant but was utterly disappointed.
The lunch menu is restricted to tacos only, the portion are really small and prices expensive. The food is regular for the price being charged. Basically, you would need to spend at least 20$ + taxes and tip for lunch...way too expensive.

My guest has a tiny piece of plastic in his taco and I had a type of thread in my taco.

Thanks for reading!

Sep 29, 2016
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21 Reviews
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4.0

Not your average amigo... Loved the vibe and original dishes. Celebrated a friends bday with Mexican flare ?

Jun 09, 2016
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3 Reviews
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5.0

J'ai adoré cet endroit! J'ai été charmé par l'ambiance chaleureuse et le décor à l'allure vintage. Mes amis et moi avons partagé un menu de dégustation élaboré par notre serveur. Ce dernier était très sympathique et poli. Il nous a servi rapidement. La guacamole est l'une des meilleures que j'ai eu la chance de goûter! Les tacos au boeuf et au poulet ainsi que les quesadillas étaient délicieux eux aussi. Les prix sont très abordables. J'ai dépensé 20$, service inclus, et je suis sortie du restaurant avec le ventre bien remplie. J'ai très hâte de retourner chez Escondite pour déguster d'autres plats savoureux!

May 21, 2016
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12 Reviews
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5.0

Quelle surprise. Vraiment, je n'avais jamais entendu parlé de ce restaurant, et j'y allais en espérant rien. Au final, ce fut une de mes expériences culinaires les plus agréables de l'année.

Le décor: à couper le souffle
Le service: Omniprésent. Il y a vraiment beaucoup de staff... seul bémol, je n'ai vu aucune femme travailler, mais c'était p-e un hasard.

La bouffe. Ho la la, la bouffe. J'en bave encore. Les tacos a la morue (jamais je n'aurais commandé ça, c'est ma compagne qui voulait essayer) étaient absolument sublimes. Les tacos au poulet frit étaient eux aussi très très réussis. Ceux à la langue de bœuf étaient surprenants, malgré que le gout de chipotle remportait sur pas mal tout le reste. Le ceviche de crevette était très réussi.

Ma compagne a pris un drink au mescal. Elle a presque léché le fond du verre tellement il était bon.


Seul bémol, les portions sont somme toute petites et les prix un peu élevés. Mais en groupe, si tout le monde commande 2-3 assiettes, les saveurs sont absolument au rendez-vous.

Je recommande sans aucune hésitation.

Aug 31, 2015
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1 Review
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5.0

Finally a cute retro chic mexican joint in Montreal with a modern twist!
Great food, great drinks, reasonable prices, interresting and warming decor and overall great vibe.
Highly recommended

Aug 05, 2015
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7 Reviews
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5.0

EXCELLENT!!!

Je suis allée à 2 reprises au Escondite et, à chaque fois, la nourriture était exquise et le service impeccable. Un must = les quesadillas et les tacos (celui au poisson et celui vegé). Incroyable!!!

Jul 24, 2015
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1 Review
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5.0

Fresh, delicious, friendly and relaxed. Great to enjoy an inexpensive quality meal with friends. And if you feel like it, great choices in drinks and rare mescale.

Jul 08, 2015
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1 Review
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5.0

On est partie un groupe de huit pour un 5@7 ,ils nous ont dit ça fait deux semaines qu'ils sont ouvert,super belle place avec une nourriture très bonne est aussi des cocktails très pensées,on seras de retour!!

Belle découverte!!!

May 19, 2015
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2 Reviews
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5.0

j ai beaucoup aimé. nous sommes venus a 4 personnes pour souper vendredi soir.
belle decouverte. Montreal a finalement un cheval de bataille de taille pour ce qui en est de la cuisine mexicaine,

un menu actuel, traditionnel et actualisé aux tendances d'ajourdhuit! c'etait delicieux.
les ailes de poulet a l'erable et au chipotle, le taco au smoked meat ainsi que la quesadilla a la truffe noire.nous n'avons pas essayé les cocktails. je garde ca pour une prochaine fois.

belle atmosphere et bon service. pas chere en plus!
je recommende fortement.

May 09, 2015
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1 Review
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5.0

Was recommended to be by a friend and it way surpassed my expectations. Our party of 4 arrived on a Friday night with out reservations. We were greeted at the door and told it would about a 15 minute wait and was offered a spot at the Bar. The first thing you notice is the great décor. Not your cheesy Mexican joint, but a cool hip South-of-the-boarder vibe. At the bar we enjoyed some fantastic and unique cocktails (try the one with the chilli powder, can't remember the name). Within minutes our table was ready, we were seated and our wonderful server Alisha was ready to take our order.

The food choices are outstanding and vast. With it's tapas type menu it was fun to order food to share. The fish tacos, veg quesadillas and guacamole dip were outstanding, but personal favourite were the ribs (ordered a second plate just for myself)

Being to full for dessert we opted to move back to the bar, which was now fairly full and hopping, to enjoy some more cocktails.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening, with great food and excellent service and I cannot wait to go back for more.

May 07, 2015
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