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BLM May 16, 2007 02:39 PM

Where in Montreal for the best Latin steak? I'm a bit clueless when checking out some Latin establishments, & I'm a big beef lover. What Latin steak dishes should I look for(I'm open to all Latin cuisines)?

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    lagatta May 16, 2007 02:57 PM

    Argentina and Uruguay are famed as the homes of steak eaters. There aren't a lot of Argentinean restos in Montréal - one would be El Gaucho on Parc - there is a new one opening on St-Denis opposite Carré St-Louis.

    I'm not a big beef or red-meat lover in general, but my Argentinean friend C's bbq'd steaks and other parts of dead cow (and sheep) do win my heart.

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    1. re: lagatta
      BLM May 16, 2007 03:21 PM

      BTW, I'm not looking for Latin steakhouses in Montreal(I could only think of one off-hand in Montreal, & I don't know if it still exists). I see Peruvian restaurants in Montreal for example, & they're usually several beef dishes there.

      1. re: BLM
        SnackHappy May 16, 2007 03:51 PM

        You've confused me. Are you looking for steak or for beef dishes?

        1. re: SnackHappy
          BLM May 16, 2007 03:53 PM

          steak, steak steak. The only reason I stated I'm not looking for Latin steakhouses, is that I don't think it exists in Montreal(if there's a latin steakhouse in Montreal please let me know).

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            BLM May 16, 2007 04:05 PM

            Come to think of it, there's the Brazilian churrascaria Le Milsa on Bishop street. Any opinions on them?

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      Maximilien May 16, 2007 04:09 PM

      Latin steak ????

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      1. re: Maximilien
        BLM May 16, 2007 04:16 PM

        In form or another. Like I said, I'm sometimes clueless what to order in Latin menus(maybe latin steak doesn't exist, as far as what North Americans think as steak).

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        celfie May 16, 2007 06:44 PM

        on du parc, between bernard and van horne on the west side, theres an argentinian place that is fairly low key. i know someone who went and said he had an amazing steak. ive never brave enough.

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        1. re: celfie
          BLM May 16, 2007 08:15 PM

          You're talking about Casa Gaucho? Is it still around(this is the one, I wasn't sure it still exists)?

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            celfie May 16, 2007 09:36 PM

            no de carillion or something like that
            there was a shooting out front 3 yrs ago!
            it looks like they renovated or something though
            i walked by the other day and wondered why i still had never gone
            some day

            Carillon Resto-Bar (Le) maps.google.ca
            5872 AVENUE DU PARC - (514) 490-1919
            Get directions - More information
            More local business results »

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          BLM May 19, 2007 07:39 PM

          I happen to be around the Beaubien area, & checked the Dona Maria restaurant's(serving Salvadorian food) menu outside & they have a grilled steak dish(combo of steak(8-10oz cut?), rice, plaintains, etc). Don't know what cut of steak they use(a different cut than what you normally see). Any ideas what cut it is? Is a steak at Dona Maria good? I've seen other grilled steak dishes at other Latin restaurants around town.

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          1. re: BLM
            lagatta May 20, 2007 01:08 AM

            Several in that area including Las Américas (Clark and St-Zotique, at the corner of Parc de la Petite-Italie) and El Amigo (St-Dominique and St-Zotique) feature steak deals, but I haven't had them.

            I very much miss the wee Argentinean eatery Tanguito at the corner of St-Zotique and St-Vallier - it was always packed but closed down and became of all things in that area a fake Italian resto run by people who seem to be from South Asia. My Argie (and beef-loving) friend suspects the older couple that ran that friendly place were able to get a good deal to sell it, and retire. They had a nice little steak - it was a nice little resto with humble foods such as very good empanadas, Argentine pizza, torta pascualina (a Ligurian vegetable and egg pie very popular in Argentina)...

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