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Casa de Mateo

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Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
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Casa de Mateo
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438 Rue St-Francois Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y2T3, Canada
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438 Rue St-Francois Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y2T3, Canada (Saint Paul)
(514) 844-7448
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Six times Consumers Choice award winner and their 2003 Gold award winner...
Six times Consumers Choice award winner and their 2003 Gold award winner, and The Montreal Mirrors Best Mexican restaurant, CASA DE MATEO is nestled in the heart of the arts district in the Old Montreal, just steps away from the Notre-Dame basilica and Place d'Armes metro station. Come sample our authentic Mexican cuisine such as our Guacamole made table-side, enjoy one of our famous margaritas made of fresh squeezed juices, and listen to the music of the "Aguilas de Mexico" Mariachi band featuring Senor Macario Rodriguez. With a bar, large dining area and private reception room for parties of up to 100 people, we are sure to have something to accommodate your needs.
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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good

We enjoyed our dinner here very much. Definitely a big step up from most "Mexican" restaurants. Very warm and relaxing setting, and the food was excellent. Try the guacamole appetizer - mixed up right at your table, so you are consulted about the extra ingredients -onions, diced tomatoes, parsley... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2014
MJP-22
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An American living in Northwest England
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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An American living in Northwest England
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our dinner here very much. Definitely a big step up from most "Mexican" restaurants. Very warm and relaxing setting, and the food was excellent. Try the guacamole appetizer - mixed up right at your table, so you are consulted about the extra ingredients -onions, diced tomatoes, parsley, etc. - you wish added. Everything we tried was really good,... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Great Mexican in nice setting. Two entrees and two drinks came in at $65, before tip. Great margueritas - didn't cheap out on the tequila. Enchilladas and tacos were excellent. Would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My fiancé and I came here on our trip to Montreal and it was wonderful. We had the fundido to start and it was so good, the flavours were really great. The guac was the best I've had. I had the pollo de la diabla and it was very spicy, which I love, and again full of flavour. If I... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The room was empty when we arrived...8.50 for a small very ordinary margarita, not right. Starter plate to share, 18 cad for 4, that was good and well priced. Then main courses, aro. 22 cad each. The four of them were very disappointing, seemed like each plate was pre cooked, frozen and too strongly re-heat. Not acceptable for this amount... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Sometimes I would rate a restaurant as average because the food of not very flavorful or tasty. Casa de Mateo would be the first restaurant that I have to give a horrible rating because of ROTTEN and un-flavorful food. After reading positive reviews I was very eager to try out this restaurant so I went there with a friend on... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I came here twice here for dinner during our stay and the food was fabulous, they make the guacamole at your table so it is very fresh. You can also order large pitchers of drinks to share with large parties. One night they had three amigos going to each table singing nice touch. Great staff

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Calgary, Alberta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

At first the menu seemed quite limited and the service was a little slow to start. We were not optimistic until the food and drinks arrived. The food was REALLY good, and I mean all of it, and they had the best mango margarita I've ever had. I lived in Texas for many years and missed having good Mexican food,... More 

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New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Superb Mexican fare with some of the best mole. From the salsa they bring with chips to the flavorful appetizers and main dishes, everything here was as good as it gets. The décor also was suitably evocative. Highly recommend it.

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Being regional residents we have been to Casa de Mateo several times over the past 20 years, last visit 6-7 years ago. Food is good, drinks are good, prices are reasonable. Guacamole prepared in front of you to order. But service was less than ok, slow on a Saturday night when the place was busy, but not crazy; the excuse... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Excellent Mexican food in Old Montreal. Imagine that. Fairly upscale for Mexican. We started with the guacamole, which was made at our table with a flourish. All the food was just excellent. My standard measure is the Chili Relleno, and it did not disappoint. The chili had a reasonable amount of heat. We were very pleased with our visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 438 Rue St-Francois Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y2T3, Canada
    (Saint Paul)
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Ville-Marie
  • Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
  • Phone Number: (514) 844-7448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 88
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Six times Consumers Choice award winner and their 2003 Gold award winner, and The Montreal Mirrors Best Mexican restaurant, CASA DE MATEO is nestled in the heart of the arts district in the Old Montreal, just steps away from the Notre-Dame basilica and Place d'Armes metro station. Come sample our authentic Mexican cuisine such as our Guacamole made table-side, enjoy one of our famous margaritas made of fresh squeezed juices, and listen to the music of the "Aguilas de Mexico" Mariachi band featuring Senor Macario Rodriguez. With a bar, large dining area and private reception room for parties of up to 100 people, we are sure to have something to accommodate your needs.

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