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sweettoothMTL Jan 24, 2013 08:31 AM

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?

Thanks.

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    nikkori Jan 24, 2013 10:10 AM

    Wish it was open for lunch.

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      sweettoothMTL Jan 24, 2013 11:03 AM

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

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        waziboy Jan 24, 2013 11:13 AM

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

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      unlaced Jan 24, 2013 11:29 AM

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

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        stak Jan 24, 2013 12:01 PM

        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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          catroast Jan 24, 2013 01:07 PM

          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?

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            jay_81k Jan 24, 2013 08:10 PM

            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...

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              sweettoothMTL Jan 25, 2013 06:33 AM

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

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                jay_81k Jan 25, 2013 10:57 AM

                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.

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          Maximilien Jan 24, 2013 01:16 PM

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

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

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            chilipepper Jan 24, 2013 07:40 PM

            'nuther review:

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

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              sweettoothMTL Jan 25, 2013 06:32 AM

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

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                Maximilien Jan 25, 2013 06:32 AM

                Another rev...

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

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                  Glaff Jan 25, 2013 06:39 AM

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

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                  sweettoothMTL Jul 12, 2013 06:36 AM

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

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                    stak Jul 12, 2013 06:38 AM

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

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