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La Cantina, Montreal, QC
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La Cantina

4.5
4.5
160 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican
lunch specials (monday to friday)

$23, which includes a soupe or salade, tacos and churros
$5 pinot grigio and noir during lunch

happy hour from 5-6 (monday to friday):
buy one and get the second at half price (Cocktails)

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. 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)

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:45 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 357-2173

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Jimenez

  • Catering

    We have done big take out orders for up to 100 people. Call to inquire

  • Private party facilities

    We have a back room that has been booked for weddings, office parties, baby showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, etc. It fits up to 50 people (sitting down). Everything has been customed made and imported from Mexico: chairs, tables, table runners, lamps, wall paper, benches, tiles, stone, bricks etc. Clients have brought their own pinatas, djs, photobooths etc. We have made special packages and gotten some of our clients specific wines they want for their event. I am sure we can make your dream event come true.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Maisonneuve

  • Parking Details

    Underground parking lots in front and beside the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Peel MetroSherbrooke bus 24

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. M

    Maria

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice resto, good food, good service, and a nice place to catch up with friends during the week!
  2. YK

    YoussraKd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a gem !!! It is a MUST! Amazing food, very friendly staff, the ambiance of the restaurant will take you to the heart of Oaxaca within the first bite of your taco, and did I mention amazing, out of this world, mouthwatering foood! The Arrachera tacos and the chicken quesadilla are a must to order! Big thank you to the chef and its staff for making such a beautiful culinary artsy restaurant in the heart of our beloved Montreal! Also, do not skip dessert! Chocolate churros with a cinnamon twist 😍😍😍😍 I don’t usually write reviews but this place is SO worth it.
  3. TP

    TatianaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was quick & nice waitress. Food delicious & ambiance fun!
  4. LA

    LillithA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “I was genuinely pleased with LaCantina’s ambiance and especially their food! We had went for a girls night and the drinks were delightful and the staff was great. I would definetly go again and it’s highly recommended. Thank you!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La comida estuvo espectacular.
  6. DH

    DavidH

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Cantina is our new favorite Mexican restaurant. Everything was delicious: the chicken and chorizo quesadillas, and the brisket and fried fish tacos. The fish tacos were particularly tasty. There is an excellent selection of mezcal-based cocktails, and the spicy margaritas were wonderful. The décor is nice and simple, and the service was friendly and efficient. We will go back.
  7. AS

    AlexS

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent!! Shrimp tacos and chips and guac were amazing.
  8. FP

    FranceP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Booked before an Habs game, super good authentic Mexican food in a Mexican ambiance. Food was good and service fast. Service super ! Will return for Churos tacos and margaritas.
  9. LP

    LeonieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bel endroit, repas délicieux, bons cocktails, bien situé
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Overall, excellent supper, would definitely return, had the Al Pastor tacos which were excellent, the wife had the fried fish tacos which I thought were oily but my wife adored them, so depending on your taste, I would surely retour and don’t forget the churros which are very very good !
  11. C

    Cockrel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bonne margarita, experience intéressente pour les sauterelles et La nourriture était très bonne et fraiche. Bon Churros tendre et que dire du caramel…un delice!
  12. JF

    JulieF

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The portion of ceviche was small but it was very good. Service was nice.
  13. TT

    2ToTravel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was the first time visiting La Cantina. The ambience was very lively when we walked in. The service was great. The food was good. We had the hot bean dip and it was fabulous. It was followed by the pulled chicken and brisket tacos. They were good but a tad dry. There was an abundance of food and we ended up taking some to go. The washrooms were clean and bright. Overall, I would recommend La Cantina to friends as a casual and different dining experience.
  14. CB

    CarolineB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Les portions sont très petites, mais c'est délicieux
  15. F

    Franyu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A good mexican place downtown. The drinks and food are all amazing
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The vibe is nice and the margaritas are good. I wasn’t impressed with the salsa, sauces, or dessert. The server was nice but slow. Tacos are pretty good. The value is there but you’re definitely sacrificing quality.
  17. AB

    AnneB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A good place to enjoy mexican food cooked by a mexican chef. I recommend
  18. JB

    JulieB

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great location downtown, friendly staff, authentic mexican cuisine, yummy. Less pricey than other restaurants in the vicinity.
  19. N

    Nick

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good and authentic mexican restaurant. I recommend!
  20. A

    Audi07

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. We went with the employees from our work for a lunch!
  21. LS

    LouiseS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 1st time, but my colleague was at their second and ++ visit. I will go back to your restaurant. Many tks
  22. J

    Joss

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere with great food and fast service!
  23. CD

    CathyD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Ambiance décor menu besoin d'être plus coloré et thématique.
  24. PJ

    PerlaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The waitress was very nice. BUT Bathroom was dirty and closed early for the fact that they offer drinks. So unless you are having dinner is not worth it to go because they kicked you out. Cantinas are bars in Spanish . So the name is deceiving
  25. MC

    MCGPR

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nuestro mesero Santiago fue un amor; simpático, amable, pasamos una noche estupenda.
  26. MT

    MarcT

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Repas était super mais il devrait avoir plus de choix de breuvages.
  27. NM

    NMYH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Our server was very nice, but there appeared to be only one server, so we had long waits to speak to her. However Great lunch menu!
  28. S

    Sylvie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Place is a bit dirty. Food and drinks were mediocre and the service was not good. Would not recommend.
  29. TR

    TracyR

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought a few co-workers here for lunch. It was prefect for a light lunch. I had the Tacos El Pastor, and they were excellent. The server brought out 3 different sauces prior to our meal and explained each one. Food was good, service was good, good value, and the ambiance was decent for a small restaurant. Touched all of the bases for me, so I will definitely be back next time I’m in town.
  30. C

    Camcam

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Beau resto , bonne musique , belle ambiance, mais la cuisine est décevante . Beau dans l’assiette mais manque de goût en bouche pour de la cuisine mexicaine. La Guacamole est normal… Pas plus! Les coktails sont bon . Prix élevé pour la qualité selon-moi
  31. MR

    MichaelR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The vegan options were great. Waitress was lovely.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really enjoyed my first time at La Cantina with friends! The staff went above & beyond to set us up for a beautiful evening with delicious meals. Would definitely come back!!!
  33. DR

    DanielR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food that makes me remember my brazilian palate. Delicious.
  34. PH

    PeterH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food! A little short of serving staff given the busyness but we were not in a rush. Would definitely return and recommend. Try the spicy mezcal margaritas!
  35. G

    Guywhoeatsinmontreal

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There have been some mixed reviews of this restaurant but that was not my experience last night at all. Excellent food (shrimp ceviche to die for, great tacos al pastor), great drinks and very attentive service. Fun atmosphere and seriously reasonably priced. 100% recommend.
  36. SD

    SheylaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and vegan options are in the menu as well. The margarita was definitely my favorite drink
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Service was slow. Food was ok. Way too much onions and coriander in every dish. Overall it’s ok, nothing spectacular.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Margaritas and Moscow mule were good. Tried the guacamole and shrimp tacos, they were delicious. Service was good and fast.
  39. RC

    RCityeScape

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The place is okay. Food is okay. Service wasn’t amazing. Okay place for a lunch, perhaps will give it a try for supper and see if the experience is different.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for La Cantina

2022 Stanley St, Montreal, QC H3A 1R6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Maisonneuve

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:45 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:45 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Underground parking lots in front and beside the restaurant

  • Public Transit

    Peel MetroSherbrooke bus 24

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jonathan Jimenez

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (514) 357-2173

  • Catering

    We have done big take out orders for up to 100 people. Call to inquire

  • Private party facilities

    We have a back room that has been booked for weddings, office parties, baby showers, bachelorette parties, birthday parties, etc. It fits up to 50 people (sitting down). Everything has been customed made and imported from Mexico: chairs, tables, table runners, lamps, wall paper, benches, tiles, stone, bricks etc. Clients have brought their own pinatas, djs, photobooths etc. We have made special packages and gotten some of our clients specific wines they want for their event. I am sure we can make your dream event come true.

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