Mesón Restaurant Général Espagnol

4.7
38 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Worth the Drive
  • Casual
A casual and one of a kind bistro Set in the heart of Villeray, Mesón is a casual, one of a kind bistro offering a variety of comforting and original Spanish inspired dishes. At Mesón, one can expect to be enthusiastically received by the restaurant’s young and dynamic team. At the head of the team are the restaurant’s four owners: Victor Afonso, Sébastien Muniz, Marie-Fleur St-Pierre and Pedro Oliveira. The group shares a true love for the flavourful cooking the Iberian peninsula is known for. The culinary experience at Mesón is enhanced by a courteous service and an appealing decor. The menu’s specialties, as combined with a pleasant atmosphere, are sure to satisfy your longing for delectable food enjoyed in the good company of friends.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(514) 439-9089
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Marie-Fleur St-Pierre
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 38 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent service! Carte des vins très abordable. Nous avons adoré calmars frits. Un délice!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent!!

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CL
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Meson est mon restaurant préféré depuis des années. Nous y retournons pour les plats toujours aussi savoureux, toujours adaptés au besoin de mon conjoint allergique, et un service des plus amical et professionnel qui soit. Toujours de bonnes suggestions de vins et un service attentionné sans être trop envahissant. Merci à Maude et toute l'équipe pour notre dernière visite!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellant du début à la fin!

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LS
5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Meson never stops amazing us. The port cheaks were marvellous.

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S
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderfully delicious food and great service!

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OT
5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nous avons laisser la chef nous prépare un repas 3 services (chacun des services étant composés de plusieurs Tapas... ce fut un délice et une soirée mémorable pour l’anniversaire de mon meilleur ami!

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L
4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Service by Maude was awsome - she is pleasant and of good advise ! Main course a little small for the price (but very good)

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OT
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We had an awesome evening. Our waiter Andy was attentive, personable and extremely accommodating. Very well done.

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MP
5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Awesome, as always!

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J
5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Spent the whole evening there with another couple. We were 2 couple of friends. Reaaaally enjoyed my experience ! Starting with the service which is personalized and friendly. Gave us some great suggestions. We tried and shared 3 starters, and the meal, from the seafood to the meat (veal in our case) was sublime. The desserts are more than delicious too. Definitely worth trying, although the bill can become a little pricy but really enjoyed my time there!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

L'ambiance est excellent, parfait pour manger entre amis, en couple ou en groupe ou pour le 5 à 7. Pour ce qui est de la nourriture, nous n'avons pas été impressionnés par les cocas (ça ressemble à une pizza) : la croûte était dure à couper et à mâcher, le reste de la mie était bonne, mais les ingrédients ne sont pas généreux : dans mon cas, seulement quelques tomates cerises éparpillées sur la pâte, du fromage mal réparti et même pas une feuille complète de basilic! Celle de mon conjoint était meilleure, mais les ingrédients n'étaient pas très généreux non plus. Bref, prenez autre chose que les cocas si vous y allez, ou allez-y pour prendre un verre et quelques entrées ou un dessert.

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OT
5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

Best pork ever. Great octopus. Service was flawless. A1

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Toujours aussi bon. Et le menu Montréal à table avait été très bien conçu. Une belle soirée!

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2017

It is always a pleasure eating there. Service is always amazing and the food is great. The cocas are delicious. They willingly made some changes in a dish because of a picky eater in our group. Very much appreciated. Just go !

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OT
5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere, helpful/attentive staff, delicious flavours - can't wait to go back!

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A
5.0Dined on July 28, 2017

Souper entre amis très agréable! Bonne bouffe, bon service, bel endroit :)

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AY
4.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Cuisine savoureuse et inventive.
Service professionnel sans être coincé.
Un peu cher, mais en vaut la peine pour occasion spéciale.

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R
5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Les ingrediants sont choisis avec soin
Exellent service

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service. A must try ! amazing staff, great variety.

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JH
5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Food was great. Service was excellent.

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R
5.0Dined on May 31, 2017

C'est notre restaurant préféré dans le quartier. L'équipe de serveurs est très professionnelle.
Plats d'inspiration espagnol très variés et savoureux.
Excellent rapport qualité-prix

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TF
4.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Service was friendly. Waiter gave excellent recommendations. Convivial and laid back atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Tout est super Et la qualité des plats wow

J aurais aimer que notre serveur vienne reprendre autre commande d alcool car malheureusement nous avons bu seulement l apéro

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OT
3.0Dined on April 12, 2017

Malheureusement nous n'avons pas aimé notre soirée autant que nous aurions voulu! Un groupe était dans le resto, le niveau de bruit était assourdissant et le service à notre table très ordinaire, nous aveu l'impression de déranger les serveurs tout le long du repas. Nous ne reviendrons pas

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2017

Modern neighborhood restaurant in north end of Montreal.
Food was amazing. Octopus which was recommended by our waiter was best that I have had anywhere ,tender and with a smoky flavor,outstanding.
We also had a Spanish version of flatbread with tomatoes and goat cheese. Large enough for sharing and absolutely delicious.
Wines seem fairly priced,good selection of private imports

Service was spot on. Our waiter Miguel very helpful and extremely knowledgeable
Will return again to try the many other things on the menu

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OT
5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Very good and very nice place!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2017

Excellent! La bouffe est de qualité, pleins de goût, sans prétention mais beau et très savoureux. Bonne proportion. Service sympa et professionnel. Très hâte de retourner.

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G
4.0Dined on February 19, 2017

La cuisine est une pure merveille! Le service impeccable. Un peu bruyant pour le brunch du dimanche.

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M
4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Je vous suggère de prendre la carte blanche à deux. Le menu était parfait et nous étions agréablement surpris. Vous ne saurez jamais quoi avoir. Mais c'est sur que la qualité est au RDV. Succulent repas.

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FG
4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Very good food; good wine; great service. Overall a great place.

Definitely a must try!

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OT
5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Excellent food, great wines, very friendly service with good counseling about food and drinks.

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G
5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Wonderful food, every dish was so delicious! Great atmosphere, great service....we will be back for sure !

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S
5.0Dined on October 7, 2016

Meson Restaurant was an easy walk from the Metro. The service was excellent. We had a special with Portuguese anchovies, a flatbread with shrimp and white asparagus, a seafood stew, and ham and cheese croquettes. Everything was really good and I'd definitely recommend it. I do wish the ham and cheese croquettes had more ham, but I come from a place where you can get croquettes stuffed to the max with ham and cheese, so my opinion may be a little skewed. I'll be back. It was really good.

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4.0Dined on September 3, 2016

Brunch du samedi pour fêter les 18 ans de mon fils. Certains plats plutôt fades alors que d'autres excellents. Service impeccable. Churros excellents!

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GR
5.0Dined on June 23, 2016

Toujours aussi bon!

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

Our party of six had the most amazing time at Meson! We all shared six appetizers and we were not disappointed! I also had the cervice which was out of this world. !
Our waitress Maude was extremely attentive and very professional .
All the appetizers were superb it was worth ordering the six so we tried most of them , all except the snails as no one is a fan. As for the main course I had the tuna with fries which melted in your mouth and the fries were super tasty. The only disappointing dish was the pork chop. It was not really a hit, too buttery and quite boring. Having said that it really was the only disappointing dish of the night. The desserts were delicious, the ambience was cozy and the service was on point ! We will for sure be back!

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JF
5.0Dined on June 2, 2016

Another great experience at Mesón Restaurant Général Espagnol.
Andy our amazing waiter and his team made us feel like family. Discovering Spanish tapas food in a beautiful modern decor in the heart of Montreal Villeray district.
Try the Spanish sparkling rosé...and let Andy make the food choices!
You'll love that place and will return for sure.
Thank you Marie-Fleur for making such good food at a reasonable price.
Mesón please just stay the same and we'll come back forever.

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