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Visiting over christmas. ISO Belgian, Spanish and Moroccan

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currycue Nov 5, 2009 07:25 AM

...three things that seem to be hard to come by here in Toronto. I was hoping to find a great, reasonably priced tapas bar in Montreal (I love the Spanish grocery store on St. Laurent)

Would love a good moules-frites with a kriek or some cider (and real Liege waffles would be nice too)

Also looking for a great tagine. I've read about Salon Mogador, sounds good. Wondering if there are others or better ones around.

Thanks again!

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Salon Mogador
310 Rue Beaubien E, Montreal, QC H2S1R8, CA

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    westaust Nov 5, 2009 08:22 AM

    For mussels, there are places like Biere et Compagnie on St-Denis or La Moulerie on Bernard in Outremont, that imo serves decent moules frites. Beer wise, la moulerie doesn't have a choice as large as Bierre et Compagnie.

    But my favorite place for Moules Frites with a nice selection of beers (including Kriek) is Bistro des Bieres Belges in St-Hubert on the south shore of Montreal. Nice selection of mussels dishes, and alternatives in case you're with non moules frites eaters, great beer menu, and if i recall correctly, they do have waffles for desert.

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    Bistro Des Bieres Belges
    2088 Rue Montcalm, Saint-Hubert, QC J4T2E2, CA

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      currycue Nov 5, 2009 09:52 AM

      That bistro sounds awesome. Too bad they don't have a menu posted. I would have loved to see their prices. We have a restaurant here called the "Fat Belgian" but I've never been. Dinner there for a simple estaminet meal would probably run you about $100 or more for two.

      I like the sound of their options though. Not all of us like mussels. I wonder if they have a good Stoufvlees or Carbonnade a la Flamande.

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        Nifms May 19, 2010 05:06 AM

        Our first time at this place was about two years ago as part of a group (about 12 people if I recall correctly). Although the food had been good, the service was not.
        But we decided to give it another try yesterday.
        It's a very cozy place with brick walls and lots of wood. The service was also friendly and warm, nothing compared to our experience there two years ago.
        As an entree, I had the escargots gratiné, and my better half had the Caesar salad. As far as Caeser goes, he really enjoyed it. The escargots were good too, although I would have preferred a stronger cheese.
        The main meal was fabulous. Me: Madascar mussels (cream, cognac & Madascar pepper) & fries, Him: rib steak & fries with a wine & cream sauce. My mussels were perfectly cooked, and absolutely delicious. His wine & cream sauce really made me want to try to reproduce it.

        All in all, I am very happy to have given this place another try. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgeable and the food arrived at a good pace. The food was delicious and the menu also offers enough choice for the non-mussels lovers.

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      Maximilien Nov 5, 2009 09:18 AM

      For tapas :

      Tapeo (http://www.restotapeo.com/) or Taza Flores (http://www.tazaflores.com/) or Pintxo ( www.pintxo.ca/

      )

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      Restaurant El Pintxo
      256 Rue Roy E, Montreal, QC H2W1M6, CA

      Tapeo Bar A Tapas
      511 Rue Villeray, Montreal, QC H2R1H5, CA

      Bar Tapas Taza Flores
      5375 Av Du Parc, Montreal, QC H2V4G9, CA

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        Jasper1 May 19, 2010 05:22 PM

        I second Tapeo. Also, Casa Tapas is also very good, with an elegant modern but casual dining room on Rachel.

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        Casa Tapas
        266 Rue Rachel E, Montreal, QC H2W1E6, CA

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