Pica Pica: Spanish Tapas in the Gay Village

Posted on December 1st, 2009 by .

There is no shortage of great food options in Montréal. You could easily spend a full weekend eating your way through the Gay Village. No pun intended.

My friend Ahmar and I headed to Pica Pica the other night for girl talk and tapas. We tucked ourselves into one of the booths, and enjoyed some friendly service and saliva-inducing dishes.

You too can have this lovely experience. Whether you visit with a friend or in a big group, when it comes to tapas, it’s all about sharing. For two people I recommend getting four of the “Nuestras Tapas.” And don’t forget your veggies!

This is what we ate:

Ceviche – Tomate y aguacate
Tomato and avocado salad

Esparagos gratiné
Asparagus with Parmesan gratin

Pollo con queso de cabra alla pimienta
Julienned chicken in a white wine, lemon, and peppered goat cheese sauce

Gambas bravas
Shrimp in a cream sauce

Trosos de autun al sofrito
Cubed red tuna in an island spice sauce

Again, as I mentioned in my previous article about Pulled Pork Sandwiches at Dépanneur le Pick Up, I am certainly not a food critic. That being said, both Ahmar and I agreed that the ‘Gambas Bravas’ (shrimp in a cream sauce) was our fave choice.


Pica Pica
1310 Boulevard De Maisonneuve East
Reservations recommended for Friday or Saturday evening
Dinner for two with tax, tip and a couple glasses of vino: $80

Insider Tip: Pica Pica has a pretty fab summer terrace (patio). But no matter what time of year you are there, keep your eyes peeled for the celebrity owner, celebrated house DJ Angel Moraes.

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