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ieh21 Jan 19, 2010 09:48 AM

Boring first post: I'm looking for a nice mid-range Mexican restaurant. Any ideas? Please, not Casa de Matteo and something above Taqueria. Thanks!

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    sweettoothMTL Jan 19, 2010 10:31 AM

    A search of this board will give you almost all there is to know, as there aren't that many decent mexican option in Mtl.

    I like Los Classicos (on St-Laurent), been there a few times, authentic enough and the staff is nice, though going there always reminds me of the former inhabitant of the location, Ail Y'ail Y'ail, and how much I miss it.

    Back to Mexican, I also hear good things about Itacate (www.itacate.ca), but cannot comment personally, as I haven't been. It's on my list however.

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      Maximilien Jan 19, 2010 10:36 AM

      What about Los Classicos (on St-Laurent st)?

      1. carswell Jan 19, 2010 11:16 AM

        For search engines and such, it's Los Clasicos. -- www.losclasicos.ca -- and it's home to the best Mexican food I've eaten in an extant Montreal restaurant. Maria Bonita is pretty good too. Ditto Coin du Mexique.

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          ios94 Jan 19, 2010 12:28 PM

          Search function is your friend but here are some links.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/557579
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/632716
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585979

          Anyone try La Matraca yet (on St Denis)? It was reviewed in The Gazette a few weeks ago.

          restaurantlamatraca.com

          They have the pork on the spit going.

          I still prefer Amaranto on Monkland, very small place and they make everything as fresh as possible, run by a nice young couple. I've been to Los Classicos twice, something is missing in the food, I can't put my finger on it. Maria Bonita and Coin de Mexique very good as well.

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            kpzoo Jan 19, 2010 07:23 PM

            I concur strongly with Maria Bonita (for a bit higher end, smaller and cozier) and Coin du Mexique (bigger & more family-style) for delicious, authentic Mexican - both stamped with the seal of approval of my Mexican-born friend. Cannot go wrong with either!

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              coalex Feb 8, 2010 11:13 AM

              Had a very memorable meal at Maria Bonita over the weekend. Normally go to Guadeloupe Mexicaine, but decided to try something different. Glad we did. Really enjoyed the "tapas-style" dining. We had 6 different dishes between the two of us. Highlights were the Rajas Con Crema & Conchinita Pibil. Warm atmosphere and overall very friendly service.
              Still prefer the Sopa Azteca & Margaritas over at Guadeloupe, but will definately return.

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