Think of the best taco you’ve ever had in your life. Where was it? In Mexico? In California? In your mom’s kitchen? What if I told you that Montréal’s taco scene rivals any city south of the border? Whether authentic tacos, So-Cal fusion or even Tex-Mex, Montréal has a taqueria to satisfy all of your taco cravings. Taqueria La Matraca – 4607 Saint-Denis Street This no-frills taqueria on the Plateau serves up super authentic tacos. Named after a wooden noisemaker, the atmosphere at La Matraca is often a boisterous one. Check out their tacos al pastor—trompo (vertical spit) roasted, the marinated pork is shaved and served on a warm toasted corn tortilla, topped with onions, cilantro and pineapple. Icehouse – 51 Roy Street East Icehouse isn’t exactly a taqueria, but it is known for b eing Montréal’s go-to spot for everything Tex-Mex. Fried chicken tacos, fish tacos, or even fried shrimp tacos: load up on tacos that will entice enthusiasts and offend purists. El Rey del Taco – 232 Jean-Talon Street East Located right in the Jean-Talon Market, “The King of Tacos” is another destination for authentic street food tacos. From chicken, pork and beef to lamb, chorizo and beef… / Read More →
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It’s summer in Montréal, and that means “taking it easy” is serious business. There’s so much to consider: which park to picnic in, what festival to check out, which neighbourhood to explore, which terrace to spend the evening on—we know, it’s hard work. You’ll deserve a reward after such an exhausting day, and we have just the thing in mind: a frosty pitcher of drink with pals to kick the evening into gear. Below are six Montréal establishments that serve up variety in this familiar vessel, and speak more to “craft” than “draft”. TBBT: TOKYO BAR BACK TERRACE – 3709 Saint-Laurent Boulevard As if there weren’t enough things to love about Tokyo Bar’s back terrace in the summer, the St-Laurent club’s lower patio serves up pitchers of the classic shandy. A perennial favourite in the U.K., the timeless beer cocktail is traditionally a mix of a pale beer and ginger ale. If you haven’t tried one before, now would be the time, and TBBT would be the place. LA BELLE ET LA BŒUF – 1620 Sainte-Catherine Street West Beverage options risk being overwhelming at this popular downtown resto-bar. La Belle et la Boeuf has an expansive drink menu, and it’s… / Read More →
Forget the polar vortex, residents of Quebec and Ontario are now bracing themselves for mass hysteria of a different kind… a delicious kind… Montreal’s second annual Poutine Week!!!