Mexican food is probably one of my favourite types of food in the whole world. Who doesn't love some creamy guacamole, a nice juicy burrito or a flavourful, delicious taco every once in a while? I'm gonna go ahead and say that everyone does.
In Montreal, there's some out of this world Mexican restaurants that serve up some amazingly authentic eats. Luckily for you, many of these restaurants offer special nights where they have tacos for only $1!! Just think about that for a second. You can get 5 whole tacos for only $5! Or you can get 10 whole tacos for only $10!
You can really go crazy with the amount of tacos you choose to eat because they're just so cheap. And trust me, these places do not sacrifice the quality of their tacos just because they're cheap. So if you and your date are Mexican food lovers, you've got to get your butts over to these places ASAP!
Super Taco is one of the best taco spots in Montreal. They have their $1 taco nights on Wednesdays so feel free to order as many tacos as your heart desires! If you and your date want to save that moolah, bring them to this spot and get some delicious tacos for less!
Don Taco is seriously the best taco joint in Montreal. They offer their special $1 taco nights on Tuesdays for Taco Tuesdays. Their food is top notch Mexican with super fresh ingredients and amazing, classic recipes. Their tacos are usually cheap but if you're looking for the cheapest tacos in town you should definitely come on this night.
How amazing do these tacos look? The tacos at Azteca are seriously delicious and on Tuesday and Wednesday nights they're only $1! This is definitely the most authentic taco joint Montreal has to offer.
3 Amigos is one of the first thoughts you'll have when you think of Mexican food in Montreal. With several locations all across the city and festive, Mexican decor these are some of the most fun restaurants you'll find. They offer crazy deals for only $.89 tacos on Sundays and Mondays! Definitely the cheapest and tastiest tacos you'll find in Montreal.
Okay so this place offer $2 taco nights, not $1 but it's still an amazing deal and the tacos are amazing quality and insanely delicious! This deal is offered after 5 pm on Tuesday nights. They offer a cool hangout vibe with amazing cocktails and other street-style eats as well.
This new taco spot is both authentic and delicious! They offer their special $1 taco deal all day on Monday and Tuesdays. They also offer some homemade popsicles for those sweltering summer days, for a chill dessert after your amazing tacos!
If you're looking to sacrifice authenticity for cheapness, this is the spot for you. Carlos & Pepe's is a Mexican-style pub that specializes in their giant drinks and happy hour specials. Their food is not authentic Mexican but don't get me wrong it's still delicious. On Sunday nights they have $1 taco night which is basically everything you're looking for for your date night. Get tipsy in a couple margaritas and as many tacos as you can devour in one sitting.
Chow down on tacos and support small businesses all at once.
You know it's peak summer when you're kicked back on a terrasse with your crew, a cold drink in your hand and a plate of tacos to chow down on.
Montreal's food scene is chock-full of taquerias whipping up traditional and revolutionary versions of this favourite Mexican dish. Downtown is home to some of Montreal's most eclectic and inventive tacos, while up in the Plateau, there's a lineup of more traditional options. Then there's the Mile End, Jean-Talon Market and the list goes on.
With so many options to choose from, a taco tour is definitely in order. Why try just one place when you can try them all? That said, it can be hard to know where to start, which is what the Jarritos' Taco Tour Map is for!
These nine Montreal taco joints are all worthy of a visit, and each one is a great place to kick off your itinerary. The best part is you'll be supporting small businesses and tucking into the city's best tacos at the same time. Now that's how you do summer.
La Capital Tacos
Price: Individual tacos from $4.50
Address: 1096, boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Try It: La Capital Tacos can be found in Montreal's Chinatown, and it's easy to see why this street food-inspired Mexican restaurant is so popular.
Their menu has everything from pulled beef to confit pork, and a vegan tinga taco that's served with cashew-nut cream and tofu. This is a great spot to start your taco tour because you can order one taco and try a few, or you can get three of a kind for $12 if you know what you want.
Why You Need To Try It: Escondite is one of Montreal's most-loved taco joints. With lots of fun twists to be found on their menu, this restaurant serves up a range of Mexican eats including tacos (obviously), ceviche and inventive cocktails.
They have a deep-fried chicken taco that comes with cornbread croutons, and another with sirloin, grilled cactus and pickled jalapeño. With so much variety on the menu, you can (and definitely should) make an entire night of eating here.
Why You Need To Try It: Le Mariachi serves up some of the best veggie tacos and burritos in the city. A must-try on the menu is the taco frits: fried wheat tacos stuffed with Cajun-style mashed potatoes and topped with crema, cotija and pico de gallo.
You can enjoy this delicious taco and many more in Le Mariachi's new dining room. All you need is an ice-cold Jarritos to wash it all down.
Why You Need To Try It: If you're in search of authentic Mexican eats, El Rey Del Taco is the place. Located in a tortilla factory, this taqueria dishes out street food that you can enjoy on their terrasse that backs onto Marché Jean-Talon. What could be better than chowing down on taco pollo on a balmy summer night overlooking the market?
After filling up on some of the best tacos in the city, you can check out their dessert menu which is full of Mexican treats like churros and tres leches cake.
Why You Need To Try It: From its decor to its menu, Ta Chido Snack Bar is full of character. This restaurant is a family-owned taqueria, and all food is cooked with 100% fresh and homemade ingredients.
You can feel that much better swinging by Ta Chido for lunch, dinner or maybe both knowing that you're supporting your fellow Montrealers. With a street-side terrasse and a generous menu, Ta Chido will be one place you'll want to head back to more than once.
Why You Need To Try It: Vegans, rejoice and get ready to live your best life at Antidote Bouffe, an all-vegan restaurant located in Hochelaga. This innovative resto offers a tasty taco plate you can enjoy inside their rustic walls or outside on their terrasse.
You get three tacos, topped with barbecue-seasoned soy "meat," pickled onion, corn, coriander, spice mayo and their house salsa. If three isn't enough, you can add extra tacos to your plate for $4 each.
Why You Need To Try It: If a picture could speak a thousand words, this one would be saying "yum" many times over. At Tacos Victor, creativity is the name of the game — think tacos loaded with fries, towering molcajete, creative cocktails and a whole range of ceviche.
You can pick up some traditional tacos to snack on individually or go big with their Tacobox (12 tacos, piled high with fries, guac and a whole bunch of extra toppings). Wash it all down with a Jarritos and you're good to go!
Why You Need To Try It: From its stylish interior decor to its tasty eats, Tacos Frida is not only big on authentic flavours, but an authentic experience too. Just as you're sinking your teeth into one of their many tacos (Oaxaca-style grilled beef, anyone?), the friendly atmosphere will make you feel right at home.
Along with plenty of carnivorous options, this restaurant has two veggie tacos on the menu, mushroom or grilled cactus and a wide range of drinks including Jarritos, horchata and wines.
Wherever your taco tour takes you, you can make this summer the most memorable one yet using Jarritos' Taco Tour Map to choose your stops in and around the city. If you don't see your favourite taco joint on the list, you can nominate it to be added to the map, too!
Not because of your meal, of course. That was epic. So epic, in fact, that you've eaten way too much. Like, you've stuffed yourself so full of yummy, yummy carbs and grease (or maybe kale and arugula?) that you actually cannot function anymore.
It's the very definition of something hurting so good, I guess. The post-delicious meal pain is totally, totally worth it, but still, you kind of wish you understood the basic concept of quitting while you're ahead. Or at least quitting before you feel more overstuffed than the burrito you've just basically vacuumed up.
Although this kind of situation is totally avoidable, it happens to the best of us. (And not just me, I'm really, really hoping). Maybe you're celebrating something awesome; maybe you're going best on cheat day; maybe you're just seriously hungry.
Whatever the situation is, the endgame is the same. It always ends in some form of self-loathing. But no worries, guys. You won't find any judgement here; enjoying delicious food, and then kind-of-but-not-really regretting it, is all part of living ya best life.
So ask yourself, friend: just how much self-hatred are you willing to go through for some seriously delicious meals?
This Old Montreal restaurant specializes in locally grown, wholesome vegan food. Their dishes are legit amazing, and since they're cruelty free, you can stuff your face as much as you want with delicious food and only 10% regret it later.
Looking for a spot with healthy brunch? Well, stop looking. Le Sain Bol has got you covered. Deliciously good for you food is key at this Plateau spot, so don't feel too bad about eating. All. The. Things.
Poke, flatbread pizza, smoothies, and tacos rule the roost at this healthy, California-themed restaurant. Once you peruse the menu, trust, you'll want to eat every single thing on it - but no worries if you do, it's just that good.
Poke is actually my life, so I feel like it's worth noting that at Koa Lua, you'll be getting some of the most legit poke in the whole city. Pair it with their spam n cheese musubi and Alohavocado, and prepare for quite a few treats!
Spring rolls, pho soup, pad thai, oh my! This St. Denis spot specializes in above and beyond delicious pho soups, with a menu so full of delicious dishes that you'll order tons, eat it all, and regret nothing.
Honestly, if you want authentic Chinese dumplings, look no further than this beyond delicious restaurant. Prepare to fall in love with the dumplings here, stuff your face into oblivion, and then very happily do it all over again.
The only thing better than fresh and delicious tacos, friends? Fresh and delicious $1 tacos. Yes, a taco or two is yummy, light, and even sort of good for you... but about 30 tacos? Prepare to love your food, but kind of hate yourself.
Literally, this Little Italy restaurant takes whatever you order, and multiplies the quanitity by about 3. Delicious Italian dishes are king here, like their eggplant parmigiana, fresh pastas, and wood-oven pizzas; the portions are huge, but the taste is so legit that you'll finish everything off.
This Thai/fusion restaurant is pretty much one of the most delicious spots you could possibly nosh at. Bonus points for their poutine, which features lobster, cheese, and fried sweet potatoes. Try not to eat, like, 3 of them (but don't feel too bad when you do).
Macaroni and cheese seems like a simple enough dish, right? Oh, friend. No. Not at this Ontario Street restaurant, which jazzes up their mac and cheese enough to make you want more, and more, and more, and more.
Okay, the calamari at Marven's might just be my soulmate... but then again, all the food here is. Prepare to be so impressed by this Parc-Extension Greek restaurant that you legit eat allll the dishes.
I don't know a better combination than macaorni and cheese slathered on a poutine, and then sprinkled with bacon. Dirty Dogs pretty much hits the nail on the head with this dish, so much so that you'll legit never. Want. To. Stop. Eating.
Alright. The sushi at Takumi will blow you away with how fresh and tasty it is. Be prepared to order about 3 more plates than you're comfortable with, eat all the sushi anyway, hate yourself instantly, and then do the same thing all over again next week.
Alright, straight up, if you're looking for a place with amazing food for $5 a dish, then look no further. Le Warehouse, on Crescent Street, has burgers, appetizers (like pirogies!), salads, pasta, and more, for $5 each. Bonus points: their drinks are super inexpensive, too!
If you love Indian food, do I have some great news for you. This Indian restaurant, located close to Concordia University, is known for two things: their incredibly inexpensive dishes, and their super quality, super tasty food. Butter chicken for days, guys. Butter chicken for days.
Alright, real talk, this restaurant is fantastic. Not only do they serve up pretty much the most fresh and flavourful falafels around, but the food here is incredibly inexpensive. So if you want something fresh, tasty, and filling, but don't want to break the bank, then no worries. Nilufar is here for you.
Mexican food lovers, rejoice. Don Taco, located near Concordia's SGW campus, is pretty much one of the best places to get burritos and tacos in the city, especially considering the prices here are more than super fair.
Honestly, Al Taib is life. If you love pizza, pitas, manakesh, sujuk, and more, then this spot is absolutely for you. Not only is the food here delicious, but it's absolutely, totally inexpensive, with one pita running you about $5 max.
A Portuguese chicken place, right downtown? Ohhh yassss. This place serves up some seriously succulent, tasty chicken, and although their chicken might cost you more than $10, their delicious sandwiches certainly will not.
This spot is all about serving up delicious street food from Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan, all under one roof. They have tons and tons of delicious delights, including steamed buns, all for super fair prices.
IMO, it's fair to say that at this point, Picks is one of Montreal's best kept secrets. Their burgers and poutines are on a whole other level of awesome, and their kogos (potato crusted pogos)? Out of this world amazing.
Is it too early to call Boustan a Montreal institution? I don't think so, because if you've ever tried the super tasty potatoes, shish taouks and shawarmas from this super popular and inexpensive spot, then you know just how awesome it truly is. And if you never have? Get yourself here. Like, now.