$20, which includes a soupe or salade, tacos and churros
$5 pinot grigio and noir during lunch
happy hour from 5-7 (monday to friday):
buy one and get the second at half price (beer, cocktail and wine)
La Cantina’s menu, headed up by chef Jonathan Jimenez, is centerd around upscale twists on many classics: tostadas (deep-fried tortillas topped with vegetables, meat, and other goods), hard and soft shell tacos of course, 13 kinds to be exact. Among other noteworthy dishes, Rivera is excited to be serving tacos with octopus and bacon, brisket tacos, and pork shank.
La Cantina is also serving a range of innovative cocktails, like rum horchata, Mexican caesars and gin lemonade. There are awesome margarita and mezcal cocktails of course.
We are located in downtown Montreal, beside undergrown malls (cour mont-royal et centre eaton), in between Concordia and McGill universities, 2 blocks from the bell center (go habs!)
Private room (fits 50-60 ppl)
Nothing fancy but good food
Great food, great service.
Great margarita! The tacos were incredible. My friend and I shared one plate of beef tacos, one of duck tacos and a small guacamole with tortilla chips as an appetizer. It was more than enough with the drinks. We tried a small bowl of chapulines but we didn't finish it lol
Everything was very good at La Cantina but the food is what really stood out. The service was good, the wait was minimal and the ambiance was quite nice as well with modern Spanish music playing in the background. The first dish we received was a mistake so they simply let us keep it along with the one we ordered. The drinks were good: try the spicy Margarita! My special thanks to the chef, very good experience!
La cantina is a nice Mexican restaurant in the heart of downtown. The food is very good with fish, meat, and vegetarian options. We had the tacos and they came 3 per order which is ok if you are not super hungry. I ended up ordering and extra plate to share with my dad. For desert they have churros which never disappoint. The ambiance inside was ok but lacked a bit in flair. Definitely missing some good Latin music to get people in the mood because if it was not for our table the restaurant felt a bit quiet. Overall good experience!
Fabulous cocktails! In particular the Mezcal Sour and Spicy margarita. Brisket tacos were not bad, but the shrimp tacos were awesome. Sat at the bar as we had a last minute reservations. Memorable dining.
Food was ok but WAY over priced for Mexican .. nachos ,guacamole and pico de Gallo was $25!? 3 small tacos for $17? I wouldn’t go back.
Great flavourful tacos and drinks
Reasonably priced delicious food. Particularly enjoyed the jicama salad and the al pastor tacos with the spicy sauce.
Casual ambiance. Good food, friendly staff! Thanks!
Came here for a birthday celebration with a group of 16, and we had a good experience. Good food - while the presentation and flavours were nice, some portions were a bit small especially for the price. As for their drinks, delicious. Service was also good, our waitress did great with our big group! Only big con is, despite being a Mexican restaurant, it was quite quiet, so being a lively group, we were told to quiet down twice.
We had a very nice evening with great food. We certenly would recommend this restaurant
lovely little Mexican eatery... Service was very friendly and welcoming good food and nice environment.
Great Taco’s and margaritas and the guacamole is to die for
Hibiscus mojito and very nice flavoured food in reasonable portions.
Restaurant seemed understaffed and sadly not too busy( likely due to covid). I would definitely choose the place again.
Great experience. Try the cactus tempura tacos, guacamole & amazing tequila selection
Super quality and value. Great drinks!
Music was too loud, but everything else was perfect !!
The food was super tasty and the service was perfect!! I only wish they made enchiladas!
The lunch special came with a soup which was fabulous, tacos and churros. Everything was delicious!
Food is fresh and delicious. Soup is flavourful and tacos are really well done. The front room has much nicer ambiance than the back room. But I think they just opened the back room. So maybe that will be decorated in the coming months. I’ll keep you posted!
Amazing food and service!!!
The food was very good but the service was so slow because not many employees where in our side and the tables was not ready they should add napkins put cups of water at least. It took around 50 min to bring a chips with salsa and one shrimp taco plate and for the dessert it took around 10 min but the waitress her name was Vanessa or Valentina I think, she was respectful and was sorry for the delay that happened.
Party of two, went for light dinner. Sat in the terrace area.(The indoor space is quite spacious, with nice decoration, to be tested next time) Fresh, Good quality food(tasted some tacos and cevice). Interresting choice if cocktail, especially Tequila/Mezcal based. Service was friendly and efficient. Great experience! 🙂
D'excellentes margaritas ! Les tacos au poisson: deliziosos !
Fantastique restaurant avec une cuisine authentique, mais avec une twist. Fantastique carte des drinks :) Super décoration et service impecable et chaleureux. On y retournera souvent !
Realice mi reservación y cuando llegue al lugar estaba cerrado, deberían de decir que está cerrado o simplemente tenerlo inactivo!!
Quiet and cozy place, friendly staff. Authentic mexican food, everything was good. Recommended.
Bonne qualité de nourriture. Service OK, mais sans plus. Aucune explication sur les plats choisis. Carte des vins élaborée, mais très chère. Nous avons bien manger, mais j’ai connue de plus belles expériences culinaires pour le prix.
Good food, nice staff very authentic.
Real mexican food, with fresh ingredients and food.
They were very quiet but it was a Monday night. The jicama salad was delicious and generous. The fish tacos order came with three tacos they were very tasty, I will be crack.
We were the only table but we were a large group and we were very well taken care of. The food was good, the service was friendly and attentive, and they went out of their way to help me celebrate my birthday. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
Service was very good and the food was just perfect. I greatly recommend that tasteful restaurant
Great night out with friends. Overpriced but tasty!
Had a great meal. Food so fresh, service was fantastic. Very attentive staff. Highly recommend
La Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 357-2173.
La Cantina is rated 4.4 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.