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Gratia Afrika - great little Congolese resto in Little Burgundy

nochainsplease Jan 7, 2010 07:30 AM

I wanted to mention this great spot again because it bears repeating!

Gratia (or Gracia) Afrika - 3506 Notre-Dame West, just east of Atwater.

I was there about a month ago and we had a feast of grilled chicken and whole grilled tilapia, with accoutrements (rice, beans, salad, fried plantains, and a fantastic homemade hot sauce...) for around $30! Unbelievable.

Bonuses: BYOW, very cozy ambiance, adorable decor featuring straw giraffes and the obligatory Obama/MLK poster, and the sweetest, most attentive owner you could imagine. It's a tiny place but it really does feel, as one poster described, like you're sitting in someone's living room. I asked the lady to play some African music and she was very happy to oblige. She didn't have everything on the menu but she patiently explained everything she DID have and her suggestions turned out to be wonderful.

We should all support this place and make sure they get through another brutal MTL winter.

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    Ghostquatre Jan 7, 2010 05:19 PM

    30$ per person?

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    1. re: Ghostquatre
      nochainsplease Jan 8, 2010 09:35 AM

      No - it was $30 for 2 people. We shared 2 dishes - grilled chicken, and fish.
      We didn't have any appetizer, and no drinks since it's BYOW.
      Hope that clarifies!

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      williej Jan 8, 2010 05:55 PM

      That is just west of Atwater, not east if google maps is to be believed.

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      1. re: williej
        nochainsplease Jan 11, 2010 02:18 PM

        Whoups... typo... it IS west of Atwater.

        Google is right for once.

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        lagatta Jan 10, 2010 07:14 PM

        Google also says Lionel-Groulx is the closest métro. Lionel-Groulx is on two lines (orange and green) so that is easy to get to. Thanks for the suggestion.

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