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Cuban in Montreal

t19103 Jun 28, 2012 05:58 PM

I just want to confirm that there is no Cuban restaurant in Montreal.

CUBA & SAVEUR TROPICALE is closed, right?
CAYO COCO is closed as well?

I am part Cuban and I want to introduce my guy to Cuban food. Not a "Cuban sandwich" but just regular typical Cuban restaurant food and/or pastries.

Let me know please.


  1. SnackHappy Jun 28, 2012 06:05 PM

    There is one Cuban place in Montreal: Cafe Cubano on Beaubien. I haven't been in a long time, but both times food was good.


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    1. re: SnackHappy
      t19103 Jun 28, 2012 06:17 PM


      Thanks so much. That did not show up in my searches.

      This is why I love Chowhound....

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      Isabelofmtl Jul 1, 2012 07:06 AM

      It won't be labeled as Cuban, but the Soupesoup on St-Denis has a Cuban chef who often puts Cuban fare on the menu. The owner, Jean Fugere, is a Cuban-phile too.

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      1. re: Isabelofmtl
        stevewag23 Jul 24, 2012 10:50 AM

        What dishes do they have?

        Ropa vieja?

        Sandwich Cubano?

        Their website has no menu.

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        chinitav Jul 19, 2012 07:43 AM

        So glad you posted this. We will be in Montreal in a couple of weeks and my husband is Cubano. We are always on the lookout for un resto Cubano. Thanks!

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          Glaff Jul 19, 2012 08:04 AM

          Someone gave me a card yesterday at Sabor Latino about a new cuban restaurant... saying it was the only one in town (which is not true since there's already Café Cubano). But anyway... it's called La B Del M, 7481 St-Hubert. No website...

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          1. re: Glaff
            porker Jul 19, 2012 02:59 PM

            Sounds like a riff on La Bodeguita del Medio ("La B Del M"), the original in Havana
            and replicas around the world.
            Wonder if its gonna be similar....or a pale comparison.

            1. re: porker
              lagatta Jul 20, 2012 01:30 PM

              That is very interesting. I don't know if I'd actually call Café Cubano a restaurant. It is a tiny hole-in-the-wall cafe bar, perhaps there are a couple of dishes beyond the traditional Cuban sandwich. The new B del M is not far from there, just a bit north and east. That rather desolate strip on St-Hubert north of Jean-talon is slowly and painfully becoming a spot for small independent restaurants, especiallly Latin American.

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