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Where to eat authentic Mexican food in Montréal

Montréal winters can be frosty but our Latin roots keep us warm all year long. One of the best ways to stay warm is to add a little spice to the menu. And, happily, Montréal’s close-knit community of Mexican expats gives us lots of great choices when it comes to authentic Mexican flavours. Here are some of my favourite spots. Le Petit Coin du Mexique – 2474 Jean-Talon Street East Off the beaten path, this modest Mexican joint has some of the best authentic Mexican food in the city. Located in the Villeray neighbourhood of Montréal, Le Petite Coin de Mexique – “The little Mexican corner” – is only about a 15-minute metro ride from downtown (to Iberville station, located across the street from the restaurant.) Get out of the cold and warm up with their menu of Mexican classics including their signature tacos “Al Pastor”, “trompo” spit roasted pork wrapped in corn tortillas topped with pineapples. Escondite – 1206 Union Street Located in the heart of downtown, Escondite bills itself as a “cerveceria de barrio” which means “neighbourhood brasserie”. Escondite serves up amazing cocktails like the Cartel de Santa, a hibiscus flower based drink with lime and soda, as… / Read More →

Brunch, coffee, chocolate and keeping cozy in the Village

During the winter months, the beloved Boules Roses of Montreal’s Gay Village neighbourhood go into hibernation and people retreat from the streets to cozy up inside for delicious brunches, creamy lattes, and baked goods. Check out the lighter side of a Village more known for its crazy night life…