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La Cantina, Montreal, QC

La Cantina

4.3
4.3
132 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 11 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 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Good Vegetarian Options

  • Montreal

    Good Vegetarian Options

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  1. S

    Sylvie

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    Camcam

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  3. MR

    MichaelR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!!!
  5. DR

    DanielR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    PeterH

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service
  13. F

    Franz

    Italy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I ordered the Guacamole which I found tasty and it came with enough chips, The Al Pastor tacos were really good but what I loved were the Margaritas! The bartender was amazing and she got it right. My server was attentive and I had a great night.
  14. DM

    DarrenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from Ottawa! We were her for a concert! The food was amazing! Great service! Will 100% be back again!
  15. M

    Meg7

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was okay. Not as flavourful as we would have expected
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Nice and fresh food.
  17. EL

    ElenaL

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Overpriced gentrified Mexican food and drinks.
  18. JP

    JennaP

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I heard many good reviews about this place and wanted to enjoy it but we didn't have the best experience. I think there was a communication issue - my party only spoke english and we had a vegan diner. We ordered the bean dip, which said vegan, without realizing there was a bacon-containing option. When the bacon-containing one arrived at our table we were confused and said we ordered the vegan one. We were asked, "did you explicitly say the vegan one?" to which I said we didn't know there were two options, we just saw the vegan one on the french menu. They would not bring us the vegan one, they only offered 50% off the one we had since our diner couldn't eat it. Finally they brought a small dish of beans without bacon. The vegan diner also ordered the cauliflower tacos, which had the vegan/vegetarian label, but after ordering the server came back and said the dish contained dairy and "did you not read the menu?" in an off-putting tone. We also ordered churros for dessert, but it wasn't until they placed them on the table that the server said they weren't vegan. Finally when we went to pay, they did not take the 50% off the bean dish as promised because they brought us the small dish of extra beans. After expressing how this wasn't what we were told, they finally took 30% off. Overall, it was not a meal worth nearly $100 for 2 people solely because of the service and disappointing food experience we had. The dishes our party had were good despite the issues - one person had beef tacos, and the bean dip was good, as was our wine - but we felt offended by the service when the menu was misleading for us english-speakers. If you don't have dietary restrictions I think it would be fine, as the other parties around us seemed to enjoy it a lot.
  19. L

    Lucm

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Level of service wasn’t appropriate for a business lunch. Needed to always ask to get something when forks and knife. Food was ok but a bit cold Will be back to see if it’s better next time
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food that’s light on the palate and refreshing
  21. MF

    MarieFlo

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Super bon! Les tacos dorés 👌🤤 Je vais le recommander à mes proches.
  22. s

    sarajadepoirierb12345678

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, if you are looking for a nice authentic mexican restaurant definitely try this!
  23. E

    Eric

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was really nice, cool looking spot and not too noisy
  24. D

    Divya

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The decor and ambiance were great but the food was not up to the mark. The menu was considerably downsized compared to the website and the food lacked flavor.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

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

    Beatrice

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    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.
  27. JF

    JazminF

    Montreal

    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.
  28. D

    Denkamps

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

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

    Jasper127

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Awesome food, small and cozy place. The prices are decent.
  31. 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.
  32. NI

    NatalyaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooo good!!
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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).
  37. DS

    DanS

    Montreal

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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.
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.3 stars by 132 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 11 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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