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Casa de Mateo

438 Rue St-Francois Xavier, Montreal, Quebec H2Y2T3, Canada (Ville-Marie)
(514) 844-7448
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Ranked #1,408 of 4,413 restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $23 - $96
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Ville-Marie
Cross street: Saint Paul
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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47% Recommend
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English first
Calgary, Alberta
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Montreal, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I`ve been to Casa de Mateo twice with my boyfriend, Once for our anniversary and once on Valentine`s Day. Both times we enjoyed excellent food, generous portions, friendly staff, great music, and AMAZING margaritas. I'm in no way exaggerating when I say their margaritas are so delicious, they're worth the trip alone. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

First I have to tell you that I live in San Antonio, TX where Mexican food was invented. So I tried to have reasonable expectations, of Mexican food from a French perspective, and a long way from San Antonio. The food was tasty. I had broccoli soup which had cilantro in it. It was tasty, almost too much cilantro. I... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Went for the table d'hôte lunch special. The starter soup was just okay and then the main course, chicken in poblano mole sauce, came with exremely overcooked chicken with mole sauce that was cold. The side salad had a tasteless vinagrette and brown bits of iceberg lettuce and the rice was forgettable and flavourless. Despite the fact that the menu... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Who ever heard of lemon margaritas? Hello they are supposed to be lime based. I think the forgot the tequila also. For the price of a drink, they were a major letdown. I wouldn't get another one. Sweet salsa! Yuck!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Casa de mateo is my favorite mexican restaurant, i love there foods. They have Authentic food with good prices. the foods are disgusting, and nachos are amazing!

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Long Island City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

4 adults, 2 children (8 and 10 years old) all enjoyed the delicious Guacamole, Chicken Salad, Fajitas and of course, the Mariachi Players.

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