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La Cantina, Montreal, QC

La Cantina

4.5
4.5
108 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 5 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 108 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Would recommend highly.
  2. B

    Beatrice

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Service was very very slow even though there were only a few clients. To finish, we asked for two coffee (one with sugar and milk). After like 10 minutes, I got it with no milk, the waiter told me they were out of milk! It was not my first time, but it was the worst. I would still recommend cause the food is good but they need to improve service. The personnel did not care about the customers.
  3. JF

    JazminF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Flavourful food! Drinks were delicious! Great decor, cozy, homey, perfect for a girls night out or a romantic date.
  4. D

    Denkamps

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great authentic mexicain, me rappelle Mexico, le bas prix en moins..
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nous avons adoré ce restaurant ! Délicieux !
  6. J

    Jasper127

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Awesome food, small and cozy place. The prices are decent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was great! Lots of good choices on the menu for both food and drinks. Would definitely come back.
  8. NI

    NatalyaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good good. Great service. Definitely will go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooo good!!
  10. P

    Pamela

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    I really enjoyed the food as they offer quite a variety of dishes and entrees and we were about 10 people and we all enjoyed our meals and the flavour. Some of us are vegetarian, while others are meat eaters. However, the service was quite slow in terms of receiving water refills, utensils, and assistance. The staff was very nice nonetheless, I would still go back it wasn't a major dealbreaker. We ate in the back part of the restaurant and it is very well decorated and the seats are comfortable as well. There is only one women's bathroom stall however it is very spacious and the sink to wash your hands is in a separate region so for those who wish to wash their hands they don't have to wait for the person in the bathroom.
  11. a

    autumnfern

    Atlanta

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved everything I ordered, had the mezcal mule - delicious, guacamole - delicious, jicama salad - one of my favorite salads (and I eat a lot of salads) and the veggie tostada. Service was great as well. Highly recommend.
  12. CB

    ChrisB

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    The food was mediocre, which was tolerable, but the waitress paid bo attention to us; only more attention was given to the tables that were ordering alcoholic drinks. She also had friends over to the resto where she was having tequila shots with them as well. Misordered our food (forgot an item after clearly asking us specifics about it, then told us it would be on the house, but billed it anyway).
  13. DS

    DanS

    Montreal

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Soudera-style (spelling?) brisket tacos are awesome, and the jicama salad is super refreshing and brightly flavoured.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good ambiance and very good food at a great price! We got the aranchera soft tacos as well as the cheese quesadilla which was to die for! Will definitely be coming back, thank you for the great service!
  15. VC

    VivianC

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice little place to chill. It was not crowded & not noisy like most restos particularly during lunch.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food! Restaurant was a little empty for a Saturday summer night. Overall good service and great food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was to die for! The shrimp tacos we amazing and the churros were insanely good!!!
  18. BG

    BrianG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service. Staff was very friendly. Not fancy but food was good and overall good value
  19. PG

    PaulaG

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food and service ! Made my birthday a great evening :)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It took quite some time for our server to bring water but otherwise this was a great experience! The pork al pastor, fried fish and shrimp tacos were excellent with the duck tacos being just okay. The guac and bean dip to start was great and the churros to top things off were good as well. There was a odd burning smell at times that we weren’t sure where it was coming from but that may have been a coincidence/something outside.
  21. PB

    PatrickB

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good overall experience. Service was very good: efficient & friendly. Also: thank you for the excellent food recommendations! Food was also very good. Good value. I had guests and they enjoyed themselves very much. It was my first time and I will be back.
  22. ML

    ManonL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    La nourriture est très bonne, un peu chère, mais de bons ingrédients. Les serveuses ne sourient pas. Manque de variétés de bières mémé si elles sont sur le menu. C’était tout de même une belle expérience.
  23. c

    carlosv

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was good but very limited. The place is small but did not fill up on a Saturday night
  24. B

    Barbara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was fabulous! Food, service, everything was extraordinary!
  25. C

    Cris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portions are reasonable (not overly abundant), which allows you to enjoy the different dishes you order. Drinks are sweet and refreshing.
  26. BN

    ButNotaFoodie

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious. You won’t regret it! I ate here twice on a 4 day trip!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We choose this place because of their location and the Mexican food, everything was perfect the service was excellent, tasty food, good portions, we ordered chips guacamole, chapulines, tacos al pastor, chicken fried tacos, and of course churros! the only bad thing was that they did not have the Mexican beers they offer in the menu, so we decided to drink a mojito and a carajillo which are very good as well.
  28. RM

    RebeccaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant, from the cocktails to the fried tacos!!
  29. S

    Sleiman

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food was delicious, drinks were on point and service was friendly.
  30. MN

    MarilynN

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time visiting while in vacation and our waiter remembered us as well as our orders. Couldn’t have asked for better service
  31. MN

    MarilynN

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We found this restaurant on tiktok and it was so good! The staff were very personable and friendly. Overall this experience was great!!
  32. HB

    HabsBob56

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food for a fair price. The timing of the courses needs improvement as we had only started our appetizer when our second course was presented. The soup was therefore cold when the appetizer was finished.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Delicious tacos
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jorge provided the best service and suggested the best food
  35. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for delicious Mexican food with nearly everything gluten-free.
  36. G

    Genevieveg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good fish tacos and guacamole, authentic mexicain food
  37. MS

    MartineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super ambiance ! Les plats sont bon et copieux. Les serveurs efficaces.
  38. SP

    SvetlanaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice unpretentious restaurant with good food - ceviche, tacos, tostadas, really good margaritas and attentive service. I would recommend this restaurant.
  39. NN

    NoNickname

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and good food. I would recommend the room in the back for large groups.
  40. S

    Sofia

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was good, options were limited. Extremely small portions and small drinks for the price.

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 108 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 5 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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