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Has anyone been? I'm curious if it is more a restaurant, or a bar with good food? Is it more a buvette chez Simone type of deal, or is one more proeminent than the other?

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  1. Wish it was open for lunch.

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    1. re: nikkori

      It actually is, I saw it on Twitter this morning, which prompted my post. From Tuesday to Friday, 11:30-2pm

      1. re: sweettoothMTL

        Really want to try this place, would love to hear some feedback as well!

    2. This review was just posted (this is not my blog!)
      http://tastymontreal.com/2013/01/24/r...

      1. I was there for lunch last week. They were offering 3 kinds of taco: winter veg, chorizo & potato, and chicken adobo. One of each (or 3 of any one) plus dessert (a yummy little chocolate truffle square thing) was about $11. I didn't notice any appetizers at lunch. They had a couple of interesting-looking nonalcoholic homemade sodas: hibiscus or lime. I didn't notice the alcoholic drinks in detail but there seemed to be quite a few on offer. It was hopping right around 12:00, presumably mostly with ubisoft-ers. The tacos were fresh, tasty, and interesting. I will definitely return.

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        1. re: stak

          here's the most important question

          how does it compare with grumman in terms of value - should I expect to pay $20 and leave hungry?

          1. re: catroast

            Each taco is between 3.50$ and 4.50$+ tax. I ate 3 tacos and was somewhat full but not so impressed with any that I ate, maybe im just sick of tacos all together...

            1. re: jay_81k

              So foodwise, if you're going to line up at a tiny, crazy popular place, better off lining up at Icehouse?

              1. re: sweettoothMTL

                Theyre pretty much the same except icehouse has more options to eat. Not sure which place I dislike more though. If you haven't abused these non traditional tacos yet like I have, you may enjoy it. But theyre really nothing extraordinary, very average imo.

        2. speak of the devil.. .Musgrave's review...

          http://www.montrealgazette.com/life/t...

          1. 'nuther review:

            http://cultmontreal.com/2013/01/mais-...

            1. And a MC Lortie's review in La Presse this morning, so let's forget about going altogether. It going to be too crazy...

              1. Another rev...

                http://www.lapresse.ca/vivre/cuisine/...

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                1. re: Maximilien

                  And another : http://mixeur.tv/actualite/los-gringos

                2. No longer opened for lunch! A real shame, with that nice patio...

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                  1. re: sweettoothMTL

                    Wow, I wonder why. When I was there it was packed with Ubisoft types.