National Taco Day: 4 Must-Try Spots in Montreal

How perfect is it that National Taco Day falls on Taco Tuesday this year?
The stars are aligned and I'm loving it.
To help you celebrate this important holiday in the city, I put together a Taco bliss crawl list with the best of the best, la creme de la creme of avocados, soft tortillas and lots, I mean lots of picante.


La Tamalera

This hip and colorful joint located in Mile-End was so friendly, cozy and nomnomnom. The menu is simple but very, very tasteful with vegetarian and meat lover options. The overall ambiance, music and decor made me want to buy a ticket to Mexico right after I finished eating here.
What we had: Tacos al Pastor + Tacos de Carnitas
Tips: You need to try their Tamales and some homemade drinks like Tamarindo and Limon. 

El Gordo
You can expect a great vibe, delish plates, and a funky decor any day at Le Gordo. Located in the middle of Little Burgundy, this pretty spot has a great taco menu with some impressive appetizers that I loved. Chips and some guac in the middle of the day? Si, por favor!
What we had: Chorizo + Puerco Tacos
Tips: Do me a giant favor and try the empanadas de plantain, you're very welcome.

One of my favorite Mexican fusion spots in the city, I simply can't-stop-going and as soon as I'm finishing I'm already counting the days til I'm coming back.  Honestly, I think I've tried the entire menu already, raise yo' hands if you are with me! Escondite is a "cerveceria de barrio" located in downtown Montreal, with a stunning wall decor (I mean, heaven to me, right?) and a phenomenal menu. Amazing micheladas, tasty guac and a concept of Mexican tapas, where you can share these small plates with your friends.
What we had: Taco Baja + Pollos Hermanos + Al Pastor
Tips: You CAN'T leave this place without trying these appetizers: Guacamole + Corn Esquite + Nachos

Hey Williamsburg, Montreal is not too shabby when it comes to trendy Mexican places like Socialito. Tropical vibes are just spicing up Mile End and they just did it right. This Mexican fusion place has some brilliant Asian influences in a menu you'll devour. You can expect seven options of Tacos including fish, steak, pork and vegetarian.
What we had: Steak + Pastor + Carnitas Tacos
Tips: Don't miss the queso fundido with chorizo y tortillas. Divino!



  1. Hey Maca!

    Wow, I never realized Montreal has such a delicious food scene. These tacos are making me so hungry for lunch and it's only 10am! I know you enjoyed writing this post, lots of great food sampling!

    xo Gennifer

  2. Oh wow -- I would NEVER had guessed the taco scene was so on fleek in Montreal. Ya learn something every day don't you?

    xx Sandi

  3. All of these look AMAZING and I want a taco right now! haha. Loving your colorful photography xo Tiffany www.parsnipsandpastries.com

  4. I love Mexican food. If I'm ever in Montreal I'll be hunting down this taco joint.

  5. Tacos are not common in our part of the world. These looks very tempting.

  6. I haven´t know, that there is something like a Taco Day, haha. All the spots look absolutely gorgeous :O


  7. EVERY DAY IS TACO DAY!! This was awesome, and those tacos look amazing. LOVE.

  8. All these places are really making me want a taco ... well i know what I'm having for tea tonight =^.^= wish i lived near a really good taco place like one of these but home made will have to do

  9. The food looks tasty! I also love that chilli plant, so delicious!

  10. YUM!! The food looks so good. I can't wait to go back to visit :)

    xo Anna Elizabeth


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