MTL Blog went on the hunt for the best Mexican restaurants in Montreal - and got hungry in the process of doing so.\nWhat to eat first: Tacos? Margaritas? Enchiladas? \nCheck out our favourite spots in the city below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nChef'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.\nChef'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).\nAmong 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.\nAlong 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.\nWithout further ado, here are eight of the best places in Montreal when you want to grab some Mexican grub.\nLa Selva\nView this post on Instagram #Tacos, #wine and catch up with my old pal of 25 years. #summerinmtl #spicy #mexican A post shared by MangeonsMTL (@mangeonsmtl) on Jul 20, 2017 at 7:32pm PDT\nWhere: 862 rue Marie-Anne E.\nTake a look at the full menu!\nLa Tamalera\n\n\n\n View this post on Instagram Beautiful friend + beautiful tacos... a wonderful meal to end a long day of hard and fulfilling work! #filminginprogress #womenofthewest #hibiscustacos #mtlmoments #womeninfilm A post shared by Ellie Jackson (@parallelliegram) on Nov 2, 2016 at 6:30pm PDT\n\n\nWhere: 226 ave Fairmount O.\nClick for more restaurant info!\nMaria Bonita\nView this post on Instagram Margs! Now to find a 'rona to upturn into this! A post shared by Traylor Maupin (@tyler.muffins) on Mar 19, 2019 at 10:18am PDT\nWhere: 5163 blvd Saint-Laurent\nCheck out the full menu!\nEl Rey Del Taco\nView this post on Instagram Celebrated becoming Canadian with this lovely Québécoise at a Mexican restaurant that was playing Indian music. Thankful to my parents for their sacrifices, love that I can live out my Indian heritage here, and freely express my love for Jesus. J'ai célèbré devenir canadien avec ma belle québécoise dans un resto mexicain qui jouait la musique indienne. Je suis reconnaissant à mes parents pour leurs sacrifices, je suis content que je puisse conserver mon patrimoine indien et exprimer mon amour pour Jésus librement. A post shared by Hansayyyy! (@hansiefer) on May 13, 2019 at 5:59pm PDT\nWhere: 232 rue Jean-Talon E.\nTake a look at the Facebook page!\nEscondite\nView this post on Instagram You are my high 🦥✨ A post shared by Escondite (@escondite_mtl) on Dec 11, 2019 at 8:55am PST\nWhere: Multiple locations around Montreal\nSee the full list of locations!\nREAD ALSO: 6 Montreal Pho Spots To Try If You're Obsessed With Noodles\nEl Meson\nView this post on Instagram Mouth watering! #mtlfoodpics #foodporn #foodie #food #mtlfood #mtl #mtlfoodie #mtlfoodiesbloggers A post shared by @ coupleofbloggers on Jun 27, 2018 at 6:50am PDT\nWhere: 1678 blvd Saint-Joseph\nLearn more about the menu!\nTacos Frida\nView this post on Instagram Piés, para qué los quiero? Frida Kahlo e nós ♥️ #canada #montreal A post shared by Drª. Mirla Carvalho Amorim (@mirlaamorim) on Jan 12, 2019 at 6:24pm PST\nWhere: 4350 rue Notre-Dame O.\nTake a look at the menu!\nLa Capital Tacos\nView this post on Instagram tacos. 4 février 2018. by @moguyyy A post shared by Arielle (@saint_amour) on Feb 5, 2019 at 5:26pm PST\nWhere: 1096 blvd Saint-Laurent\nCheck it out here!\nProvecho!\nAll research done in this article is by the author. Restaurants never pay to be featured on MTL Blog's "Best Of" lists.\nFurthermore, this list represents a showcase of great spots and is not a numbered ranking.