Tacos are tortilla wrapped slices of heaven. Small or large, all tacos are generally regarded to be incredible. Honestly, a bad taco is better than no taco.
You won't find many bad tacos in Montreal, though! And, before you brag about going to L.A. and that the tacos are like, totally, so much better in L.A. — save it! Montreal has some mighty fine Mexican restaurants.
Whoever doesn't love a taco is either lying or has never tried one before. Whatever the case may be, stop lying to yourself and if you haven't eaten a taco, run, don't walk to these restaurants.
Here are the 24 best taco joints in Montreal!
What: Tongue-in-cheek name aside, the prices are right and the portions are generous!
Where: 388 rue Saint-Zotique E.
What: A comforting and authentic slice of Mexico in the Sud-Ouest.
Where: 1880 rue Centre
What: In a super chill vibe, order a bunch of tacos with fries on top. Yes!
Where: 4374 rue Notre Dame O.
What: A cozy and authentic taco joint in the Mile-End featuring handmade tortillas!
Where: 5611 avenue du Parc
What: Big flavour, huge portions, and awesome prices are what you can expect at Arriba Burrito.
Where: 322 avenue du Mont-Royal E.
What: Widely regarded as one of the most legit places in Montreal. Cash only!
Where: 4607 rue Saint-Denis
What: Super authentic Mexican food with extremely welcoming staff.
Where: 4350 rue Notre Dame O.
Caifan Tacos Bar
What: Authentic Mexican food near Little Italy featuring sharing portions, delicious tacos, and awesome drinks.
Where: 67 rue Beaubien E.
What: A wonderful family-owned restaurant with tacos at an amazing price. Their sauce is super spicy, watch out!
Where: 3650 rue Ontario E.
What: An N.D.G mainstay for five dollar meal-sized tacos and burritos the size of a small child.
Where: 5893 rue Sherbrooke O.
What: An upscale take on authentic Mexican tacos.
Where: 117 rue de la Commune O.
What: Tasty tacos in a cozy environment with most menu items under $10!
Where: 156 rue Prince Arthur E.
What: A bustling Mexican restaurant in the heart of downtown Montreal with strong cocktails and delicious tacos.
Where: 2110 rue Crescent
What: A warm and intimate environment transports you to a quaint Mexican homestead. Great for a date!
Where: 5974 avenue de Monkland
What: One of Montreal's hidden gems in the Plateau, huge portions at incredible prices.
Where: 5163 boulevard Saint-Laurent
What: Creative and inspired taco recipes await you at this warm Plateau restaurant.
Where: 6448 boulevard Saint-Laurent
What: One of the classic Montreal taco joints, Taqueria Mex never disappoints.
Where: 4306 boulevard Saint-Laurent
What: Almost everything here is homemade so you can expect an authentic Mexican experience.
Where: 7349 rue St.-Hubert
Tacos Tin Tan
What: Fantastic atmosphere and filling tacos on a bustling Saint-Denis.
Where: 3828 rue Saint-Denis
La Capital Tacos
What: People will look at you funny when you say some of Montreal's best tacos are in Chinatown. A must-try.
Where: 1096 boulevard Saint-Laurent
What: Huge portions and incredibly priced tacos in an unpretentious setting.
Where: 500-A rue Belanger E.
What: If you've never had haute-cuisine tacos, you must go to La Tamalera.
Where: 226 avenue Fairmount O.
El Rey del Taco
What: You'll have to look around the bustling Jean-Talon Market for this gem, but when you do...welcome to taco heaven.
Where: 232 rue Jean-Talon Est (in Jean-Talon Market)
What: Incredible tacos, cocktails — everything! Montrealers love Escondite for good reason.
Where: 4 locations in Montreal!
Viva la fiesta, Montreal!