Chef's Pencil, a website dedicated to professional chef recipes and culinary news, released a report last week of Quebec's Top 10 Most Popular Ethnic Cuisines According to Google. And while Chinese food was number one on that list, Mexican food came in at number five - with its popularity being the highest in Gatineau (1), Montreal (2) and Laval (3). With such high popularity in our city, we went on the hunt for the best Mexican restaurants in Montreal.

Chef's Pencil took into account thousands of search terms, in both official languages, to find out what terms Quebecers are using when they are dining out at restaurants (eg: Mexican restaurant) and also what Quebecers are eating at home (eg: recette mexicaine).

Among all the Canadian provinces, Mexican food is the most popular in British Columbia, followed by Alberta and then Ontario. But Montreal can still hold its own as far as eating out is concerned.

Along with tons of taco joints in Montreal, (for a full list, check out 24 of the best taco spots) there are also some restaurants that focus on more authentic plates, typical Mexican breakfasts, and amazing tequila rosters. And don't forget the margaritas. 

Without further ado, here are eight of the best places in Montreal when you want to grab some Mexican grub. 

La Selva 

Where: 862 rue Marie-Anne E.

Take a look at the full menu!

La Tamalera

Where: 226 ave Fairmount O.

Click for more restaurant info

Maria Bonita

Where: 5163 blvd Saint-Laurent

Check out the full menu!

El Rey Del Taco


Where: 232 rue Jean-Talon E.

Take a look at the Facebook page!


Where: Multiple locations around Montreal

See the full list of locations!

READ ALSO: 6 Montreal Pho Spots To Try If You're Obsessed With Noodles

El Meson 

Where: 1678 blvd Saint-Joseph

Learn more about the menu

Tacos Frida

Where: 4350 rue Notre-Dame O.

Take a look at the menu!

La Capital Tacos

Where: 1096 blvd Saint-Laurent

Check it out here!


All research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog's "Best Of" lists.

Furthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots and is not a numbered ranking.

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