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“very very impressed by this restaurant”
Review of Cartel

Ranked #2,146 of 5,816 Restaurants in Montreal
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Mexican, Peruvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Montreal, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“very very impressed by this restaurant”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

My friend and I went to eat here on a Wednesday night for the first time. We absolutely loved everything about it, the music, the ambiance, the 1$ oysters and the staff!, Our waitress, Maria D., gave excellent service, our plates were running a little late so she gave us a complimentary drink, the manager or owner noticed also that our order was taking a little longer than usual so he also gave us a glass of complimentary champagne. I have to say that this is one of the only restaurants that impressed me with their customer service. And also they have amazingggggg fish tacos!
I will definitely be back!!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank jen_r274
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English first
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best brunch bar none”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Popped in on a saturday morning and was happy to find out that they served brunch. MY eggs were cooked to perfection and the sausages and cuban hashbrown were delicious and authentically flavored. By far the best brunch I have had in montreal

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank ChrisDR89
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Huntington, Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tapas makes for a perfect night”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

We knew we wanted Tapas on our one night in Montreal - at Cartel Stret Food Bar we got way more than we bargained for. From the moment we were seated, we were desperate to satisfy our cravings - thanks to the the way the owner, Tony, described his favorites on the menu and the smells wafting through from the kitchen. Their natural ingredients and combinations created such mouth-watering flavor and authenticity! A few rounds of herb-infused cocktails added to the ambiance - basil mojito and moscow mule with mint. Our really sweet waitress (I wish I knew her name) delivered Spanish and mango wantons, grilled terriyaki chicken, arroz verde with fish - dios mio! Tony put us over the top with churros with chocolate dipping sauce and maple syrup pie, and some secret rum (with apples?). While the food was delicious, and the space had a great vibe, Tony and his staff were so genuinely charming, we just want to tell everybody that they should check out this relatively new restaurant that moved a few months ago from Crescent Street to a great neighborhood at Fairmount and Urbain. We'd definitely brave another snowstorm to have this kind of amazing experience again!

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank RD_VT
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
262 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Great space, great food, great people, great tunes. The Massaman curry is incredible. And it's right across the street from Fairmount bagel - pick up a bag for breakfast on your way home.

Visited November 2012
4 Thank L H
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast and coffee location”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

On McGill, a nice combination of coffee bar, shop and restaurant. Nice breakfast location. Friendly staff, free wifi.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank ML-NL-Amf
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