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“Quaint - Authentic Mexican food - private garden terrace hidden behind - in Lachine on the waterfront.”

Restaurant El Meson
Ranked #1,193 of 5,772 Restaurants in Montreal
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Quaint - Authentic Mexican food - private garden terrace hidden behind - in Lachine on the waterfront.”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

A very nice little Mexican restaurant with a very nice menu authentic Mexican food.
Service was great. Pleasant staff. Not fancy but comfortable ambiance for a summer day. Would go back anytime.

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  • English first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Average mexican”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I go there once a year. Everytime I leave thinking I should have went to La Hacienda on Van Horne street. This time had the beef and cactus. Beef was so tough...

  • Visited July 2012
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Montreal, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Good food, great drinks, slow service”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

First great thing about this place: they make great daiquiris and margaritas by the pitcher! They have a beautiful terrace in the summer time. Guacamole appetizer was a ripoff for the price (about 1 cup's worth of guacamole for 7$). Food itself was excellent, the menu is complete but not so long that you lose yourself in pages and pages of choices. Nice ambiance, well decorated. Service is a little slow at times, you have to catch the eye of the waitress.
All-in-all a very good restaurant, just don't order the guacamole and don't be in a hurry.

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Sylve684
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Wilton, New York
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A rejuvenating meal on our Lachine Canal bicycle trip”
Reviewed July 28, 2011

El Meson is a colorful, charming restaurant on Blvd St-Joseph, directly across from Lachine bicycle rourte and the St. Lawrence River. In the summer, the terrasse is open if you choose not to dine indoors. The menu included modestly priced items that were very tasty. (We would like to try more menu items on our next visit.) A draft beer was equally appreciated on a sunny afternoon. Spanish, French and English were all spoken - very welcoming to families, as well as couples.

  • Visited June 2011
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1 Thank anotherdayPotsdam_NY
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
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“terrible service - total lack of care for customer satisfaction”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

Terrible service. It took 30 minutes to get our drinks, and one hour for some of the main dishes to be served.
When I complained to my waitress, a waiter and then the cook (Mr. Lopez) instead to confront me and blame
me for my lack of understanding! Customer satisfaction is clearly a foreign concept to this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2011
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3 Thank tencelsius
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