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Cafe Cantina

Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
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1880 du Centre, Montreal, Quebec H3K 1H9, Canada
+1 514-903-3511
11:00 - 21:00
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Canada east
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cool little restaurant. Super good food - I had the burrito with chicken inside, and my wife got the enchiladas. Both excellent. Real hot sauces available on the tables (of which I used the extra hot). Decent food prices. Dos Equis beer on tap (not particularly cheap). Overall, a pretty good value.

Thank LarryM7
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This unassuming california style mexican taqueria is a great find! No fuss, no muss... just straight forward, perfectly seasoned ( flavourful, a good spicy kick... but-not too crazy hot!), generously portioned, and very reasonably priced! I real hidden gem in The Sud Ouest of Montreal :) So yummy!! I regret not having taken pictures... I was too busy eating! They... More 

Thank Alexandra R
Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is an excellent dining option in Pointe-St-Charles. The service is respectful, welcoming, and fast. The food is fresh, generous, and delicious. I've gone many times. It's not a fancy restaurant (which is a plus) and everything is spotlessly clean. A few reviews suggest that the decor is not that great but personally I love it (hand-painted murals that combine... More 

1 Thank Shakespearesmistake
Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is my go to lunch spot. Their Naked Burrito Bowls are awesome (and gluten free). On a cold day their spicy chicken soup, will warm you up. Great service, consistently delicious.

1 Thank Andre L
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I have only tried the breakfast burrito, but it is delicious. Having lived in Mexico for 5 years, I know when I am served Fakexican food, and this is the real deal. The salsa was the same on the tables of Mexico and even some of the candy made my kids smile as they haven't seen it anywhere since we... More 

1 Thank netwark
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This unpretentious restaurant is located in the gentrifying ( and now almost hipsterish) area of Point St. Charles ( or the Point as it was once known). The restaurant is a" joint" in the good sense of the word; small, cozy, eclectic décor, passionate staff. We had quesadillas ( chicken) and thoroughly enjoyed them; the sauces in particular were delicious... More 

1 Thank PierreHGrosLot
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I decided to venture out and try something new and so I found this little gem in a residential neighborhood! Everything is homemade and prepared fresh right in front of you! The salsa was "banging " !!!!👍👍👍😋😋the best I have had! Service was fast and accommodating! I ordered the chicken tacos (2) dinner. It comes with rice ,beans and a... More 

1 Thank Phyllis F
Longueuil, Canada
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135 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

A very small place, very charming staff, authentic home made food. You don't go there for the decoration but for the food. Time after time i'm impress :)

1 Thank Ve2bxa
Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is not the first time I'm reviewing this great little restaurant in the Point-Saint Charles district of Montreal. Last time i was here I had a burrito which was delicious. Today I decided to order their California Salad. This is the menu description of it: "Black beans, peppers, corn, avocado, and feta cheese, served on a bed of mixed... More 

2 Thank Vasyl P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Awesome restaurant with awesome owners. Brought some clients here for lunch. The food was delicious. Guacamole, salsa so good. I got a chicken salad and it was perfect! Would definitely go back. Very reasonably priced!

3 Thank Harmeen J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1880 du Centre, Montreal, Quebec H3K 1H9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Neighbourhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-903-3511

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

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Neighbourhood Profile
Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
Once the core of industrialised Montreal, the factories and historic buildings of Le Sud-Ouest have been renovated into homes, museums, and small businesses. The rejuvenated landscape has put its Saint-Henri district in vogue, with cutting-edge galleries and an ever-expanding network of restaurants. Foodies can especially delight in the mom-and-pop shops in Little Burgundy, or at the Atwater Market, where outdoor stalls sell fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat, street vendors have menus of hot fish and wine, and the indoor market offers chocolate, breads, and coffee beans. Dominated by the gentle waters of the Lachine Canal, Le Sud-Ouest is still very much an outdoor town, with a number of pedestrian-only bridges traversing the waters, bike paths along the canal with views of the Leisure Boats, and massive green spaces like Angrignon Park to stop for a picnic, or to play a sport.
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