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Jan 15, 2012 04:10 PM

Le Roi Du Taco (El Rey del Taco) marché Jean-Talon

I had a Toluquena torta (sausage sandwich) for lunch. It was a good size sandwich but a mess to eat since it doesn't hold together. Had a side order of guacamole. 10$ for the sandwich and 4$ for the green stuff.

Le Roi Du Taco / El Rey del Taco
234 Rue Jean Talon Est, Montreal, QC H2R 1S7, CA

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    1. I go there at least once a week for the gringas, grilled pork with small bits of pineapple and onion and a tiny bit of cheese, served in a taco like a quesadilla. Mexican food fans might recognize that this is a Hildago-style place, with less fiery proclivities than some other regions and no sour cream like Tex-Mex. The Cuban sandwich is good too, really two meals. If you don't like a dirty sandwich, eat at a French bakery, with their dainty servings of whatever between two slices of white bread.

      You will be given a (free) basket of tortilla chips and salsas, and, in the winter, a bowl of delicious hot soup. El Rey is indeed king.

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      1. re: duchesse

        I don't know about king but I find them pretty expensive for the they serve.

        1. re: maj54us

          What do you expect to pay for a very generous hot sandwich?

          1. re: maj54us

            What do you expect to pay for a very large hot sandwich, maj54us?

            1. re: duchesse

              I wouldn't mind paying 10$ if it was very good. It was okay not good not bad kind of bland a little. So for the quality I got I would charge 6$ for that sandwich.

              I am yet to find the authentic flavors of mexican street food in Montreal.

              any suggestions ?

              1. re: maj54us

                Mexican street food is tough to beat!
                Its been awhile since I ate there, but Sabor Latina is tasty. Not exactly streetfood, but they can come close.

                1. re: porker

                  Will give them a try. thank you for the recommendation. I see they are on belanger street.

                  1. re: maj54us

                    Theres two in Montreal, but I've never been to the Belanger location (I don't know if they're identical, if the Belanger has a resto, etc). I go to the old Andes location, 4387 boul Saint-Laurent.

                    1. re: porker

                      The Sabor Latino on Bélanger has a much larger restaurant section that is separate from the store. I don't know how their selection compares to the one on St-Laurent, but they have a lot.

                      It's not really Mexican, though. Although they do have some Mexican dishes, the menu covers a pretty wide range of Central and South-Amercian food.

                      1. re: SnackHappy

                        thank you for the precision.
                        So anyone can recommend a Mexican place that has is like the street food in mexico city?

        2. I really like their lamb sandwich. I forget what it's called on the menu. I enjoy this place. I just I wish they had better ventilation.

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          1. re: mainsqueeze

            I think it's called the Queretana? I also enjoy this sandwich.

          2. The real deal is at Taqueria Mex that's where it's at! I always order the "tres taco" with a side order of tortilla chips, salsa & mexican rice....and one of those mexican bottled drinks to wash it all down.

            What can I say?
            Un délice!