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“Help! No good Mexican in Montreal.....” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Carlos and Pepe's

Carlos and Pepe's
1420, rue Peel, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1S8, Canada (Centre-Ville (Downtown))
514-288-3090
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Ranked #1,513 of 4,678 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Cross street: between Ste Catherine and Maisonneuve
Montreal, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Help! No good Mexican in Montreal.....”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Not a very satisfying experience once again. We sat on the second floor since we were told a minimum 45 minute wait for first floor. The presentation of the foods was both haphazard and unappetizing. The fajita plates did not come "hot and sizzling" and looked like they were quickly thrown together. We were sitting under a speaker which had "music" which was way too loud and a nuisance to listen to. As a little social experiment, I asked 5 young women sitting at a table next to us whether they liked the music? 10 was "love it"' 0=hate it. Four of the young women rated the music as"2"'. The other rated the music as "4". We don't plan to return. Unfortunately, Montreal lacks any exciting Mexican restaurants.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Change of management means, not as good as before”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We've been going to this restaurant for at least 15 years and until recently, we loved it! However, our last visit a few weeks ago was an eye opener. Things have changed (and unfortunately, not for the better).

Prices are still excellent as is (for the most part) the service. The food quality though has gone down. We ordered the taco platters (which we always have) and to our dismay, they were not as tasty as they once were. The pulverized meat leaks through the taco (making it impossible to hand eat). The "refried" beans are no longer authentic (and taste terrible!!!). The once delicious rice is awful!

When we approached management, they seemed very disimissive. For us, that was the final straw. We would drive (regularly) 90 minutes round-trip for this restaurant, but will think about trying someplace else in the future.

To the management I say, LISTEN to your regulars. People are more selective where they spend their money these days. I'd be willing to try it again ... maybe if changes are made.

Last thing... Time to reresh the look. It's looking old and sad.

Thanks

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Mexican restaurant in Montreal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Really great and cheap food ! Well located too.
They have great discount on fajitas twice a week, check it out !

Visited November 2012
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“love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

i just love mexican food, and i find you get a lot for your money, they also have a great selection on the menu, very affordable and the service is very fast!

Visited November 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“college crowd mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

ajitas are best in montreal. near 2 colleges, this is a fun type of mexican resto, tequilla, margaritta, daiquiri, whatever is your poison

Visited September 2012
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