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“Pop-up restaurant comes indoors”
Review of Grumman 78

Grumman 78
Ranked #405 of 5,711 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Le Sud-Ouest (Southwest District)
montreal
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Pop-up restaurant comes indoors”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Montreal has never been kind to street food. First there's the weather, but more important, there has been the undying reluctance on the part of various city administrations to allow people to eat on the street. That reluctance is beginning to crumble and Grumman 78 made a reputation for itself with its tacos in various locations. Now it's moved inside, in an old commercial warehouse slightly south of an expressway. Not much in the way of exterior ambience, but once inside, warm welcoming, and (unsurprisingly) noisy. The menu is fusion Mexican, with plates designed for sharing. Reinterpretations include heavy southeast Asian notes and cilantro-haters should be on the alert. The wine is reasonably priced. All in all, it's a fun place to eat, would be suitable for children, and a good choice when you're not looking for anything more formal.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“ONE OF THE WORST TACOS IN THE CITY MADE WITHOUT LOVE!!”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

My fiancee and I ate there last night with high expectations and we left extremely disappointed never wanting to return. My fiancee had the pork taco with cilantro and pineapple. Unfortunately what came on the plate was four plain looking tortillas with two small dry pieces of pork on each. NOTHING ELSE. Uneatable the way they came I asked the waiter for so garnish or sauce or anything to be able to swallow these "tacos". When we received the bill even the waiter mentioned that he was embarrassed to serve the tacos the way they were to us.
Bottom line: NO LOVE FOR YOUR FOOD = NO RETURN BUSINESS!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ShaunT22
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Montreal, Canada
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Food, service, ambiance enjoyable”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We ate at Grumman'78 which is the restaurant that opened up around the now-famous Grumman'78 food truck, one of the first and most promising food trucks on the soon-to-be resurrected Montreal food truck scene. The staff were friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was relaxed and warm, the music was a bit all over the place but every once in a while hit a good groove. My wife and I are vegetarian, so our options were limited, and thankfully our host acknowledged that the place "isn't very vegetarian friendly." But what we did have was delicious - so if they add more vegetarian dishes the place could be really popular. For now, you can expect a comfortable, relaxed, fun place with good food; also the wine selection was great.

  • Visited January 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“the best birthday meal!”
Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

I went for a family gathering( to celebrate my birthday)!I really enjoyed cocktails and food.(fried chicken for myself) .It was a really nice place!

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1 Thank Marie-therese L
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“BEST TACOS IN TOWN”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

You just gotta visit their pop up restaurant at their HQ in St-Henri. Delicious food, platters with ginormous portions! I highly recommend the steak tip tacos! And drinks! the hibiscus juice with tequila is just exquisite. And as a starter I recommend the horse meat tartare with chipotle mayo! Just to die for!

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Nikkie F
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