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Feb 6, 2010 08:37 AM

Where can I get a decent samosa downtown?

I dont want to trek all the way to namur metro for pushap and the sales at mcgill are sporadic.

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  1. frigo vert always has

    1. You could try the samosas at Thali on St-Marc - Caveat: I've had other good things there, but I've yet to try the samosas.

      There's also an Indian place on Lincoln (I think?) that folks have been raving about, cannot remember the name and couldn't quickly find the thread - maybe someone else can chime in.

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      1. re: kpzoo

        i've had the samosas at thali and they're pretty good, great even.
        the indian place on lincon i think is mumbai palace, which is an all you can eat place. if you have a student card, you can get all you can eat fo i think it was $8. i've been there only once, but they have some of the best indian food i've eaten in the area, on par with thali for a better comparison.

        1. re: kpzoo

          Yup, the samosas are really good at Thali, and the pakoras are even better, as good as any I've had.

          1. re: Shattered

            the pakoras are delicious! the samosas fyi are a dollar each, taxes included.

            1. re: sharkbait88

              and according to the site 1.50 for the meat ones...

              are the pakoras just made with potatoes?

              1. re: kpaxonite

                Pretty sure there's onion in there too. If they're just potato, they really know how to spice 'em!

        2. I'm on mat leave, so maybe things have changed, but during the semester there are usually samosas almost every day at leacock noonish.

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          1. re: hala

            Almost every day in engineering hallway too!

          2. Try Devi on Crescent. Best samosas in Montreal. Fresh, never frozen.

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            1. re: tonbo

              Well, at $3 each, they better be.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                From seeing the menu online at the Devi restaurant site, their samosas is listed at $6! Ouch. However during the 'Happy Hour Tasting Menu' they have samosa(cocktail) at $3(I'm guessing these are mini samosas?).

            2. If you are just looking to grab a decent (yet not spectacular) samosa to go, there is always the little Indian market/butcher shop on Ontario and St.Dominique. I think it has two entrances, one on St. Dominique and one on Ontario. They are right next to the cash register and are around 60 cents each.