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Casa de Mateo

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Ville-Marie
Mexican
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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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Best Mexican food in the town

I cant describe how good everything was! It was one of the best night I ever had with my girlfriends! We have ordered each the Mateo's margarita and I recommand everyone to taste this special drink! We then ordered fresh guacamole which they do it at the table! The most delicious and tasty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Sarvilati
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I cant describe how good everything was! It was one of the best night I ever had with my girlfriends! We have ordered each the Mateo's margarita and I recommand everyone to taste this special drink! We then ordered fresh guacamole which they do it at the table! The most delicious and tasty guacamole I ever had! The ambiance was... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were 8 girlsfriends who were looking for a place to eat just before an event at the Centaur Theatre. We made reservations before hand. When we got there, they had made a mistake and organized seating for 6 only. They fixed it for us. There were a lot of groups of women who had the same idea who were... More 

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Chicoutimi, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My husband and arrived at the restaurant to meet with friends. We were hoping to get a drink while waiting. 1. Our reservations were not found. 2. We were ignored for 20 minutes. When I managed to flag down a woman who seemed to act as the maitre'd, she made it clear that we were bothering her. 3. When the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I was ate at this restaurant last night and was very disappointed. The service was poor (lack of chips and salsa on arrival, Guacamole that had been ordered but never arrived) and the food mediocre (cold, with almost no sauce on my duck, cloyingly sweet mango chicken, undercooked aubergine). I asked the waitress to bring the manager so I could... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

January 31, 2015...Horrible experience at Casa de Mateo. 1st the surliest of waitresses sits us near the front door that get very cold every time someone opens it to come in. We ask to move and she refuses. Maybe we should have insisted more like at least 4 other groups did and whom where moved accordingly. The waitress never smiles... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My 11-year old daughter and I both love Mexican food, and we weren't disappointed! We started with their guacomole, which is so fresh. We finished with a chicken/filet mignon fajita for 2, and we both loved it! Plan on going back... again and again!

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71 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

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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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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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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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 20 - 81
  • 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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