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Restaurant El Meson

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1678, Boulevard St. Joseph, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2N1, Canada
+1 514-634-0442
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Montreal
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food, lovely people. one of the best Mexican cuisine in Montreal! the stuffed peppers are sooo good! We also had the civiche- YUM and the guacamole- ALSO YUM! The terasse in the back is great to sit out in the warmer months

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Thank Blueyes1683
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Mexican food is my absolute favorite and I can compare this to going to Mexico to pick up my dish. Prices are very reasonable and the staff is polite. All food is authentic and freshly made everyday! I had the chicken enchiladas and drooled the whole time! We will surely be going back time and time again!

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Thank Melly6359
Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I really do not know what other people ordered that they gave such good reviews about that place. to be honest we went there to eat the enchiladas, as a real Mexican food. We also took some soup, was very bad. The enchiladas were disgusting even my cat did not eat them. Anyway, probably there is no good Mexican restaurant... More 

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Thank Adelya1978
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The service was worse than the food and the food, was horrible. Lets start with the waitress who clearly couldn't speak English OR French. We repeated our orders at least three times and we certain when she walked away, we were not getting what we ordered. Sure enough, my mother, who is a vegetarian received chicken burritos.When I placed my... More 

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Thank Nadine C
Sherbrooke, Canada
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164 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

After our business meeting we needed a place to grab a bite of lunch and found this little Mexican place. The service was good and we were seated and served almost immediately. The decor is very cute and traditional and the restaurant has been open for 23 years. Our food arrived quickly, and was good, however it was definitely lacking... More 

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Thank KDCRAE
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner. I had tacos. Tough beef rolled up in white flour tortillas drenched in watery tomatoe sauce with a dollop of sour cream, shredded lettuce and cheese on top. Rice and refried beans were really boring. Actually my whole meal was really boring and certainly not worth the price. My wife had enchiladas... More 

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Thank Tom C
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

absolutely horrible food , horrible service and what a rip off ... they take advantage of their customers and need to CLEAN the restaurant ... they are one step up from a farm at this point ... good luck if you plan on eating at this place ...

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Thank assomo f
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Service and quality of the food was great! Had the bean soup and avocado nacho dip to start, both very good. Fajitas and tacos as the main meals were good as well. No complaints. Sangria could've had some fruit in it to kick it up a notch, also a bit too much ice. Overall nice atmosphere. Would go again.

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Thank cassandjay2016
Montreal, Canada
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had lunch on a hot day and were happy to be in the shade on a very pretty terrasse. I had the avocado stuffed with shrimp and tilapia on a bed of salad. It came with tortilla soup and coffee. It was delicious. My husband had the quesadilla with fish in it. He said it was delicious and came... More 

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Thank sanka65
Montreal, Canada
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79 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I've been to this restaurant a few times and the food was always excellent. You can have authentic Mexican food and the American Mexican food. The place is run by a Mexican family in and old house. The service is always good. There's a nice terrace in the summer. Great food, great drinks and great service.

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Thank Bruce G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1678, Boulevard St. Joseph, Montreal, Quebec H8S 2N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-634-0442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?