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101 Ave. Fairmount West, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M4, Canada
+1 514-564-9996
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Peruvian, Asian, South American
$$ - $$$
101 Ave. Fairmount West, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M4, Canada
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Went here based on the recommendation of a friend of mine who had raved about it. When we got there, there were hardly any people there. The drinks were nice, but the food was not great. Some items tasted very good, but some of them...More

Thank FlavourSeeker
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

We really liked this place for a few years. Food was good and inexpensive and cocktails were good (see previous review). We stopped going for a while and when we came back it was a bummer... A lot of items we liked were taken off...More

Thank ambientson
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I have never given a bad review before... but this place has the worst service imaginable. The waitress didn't know anything about the menu, said she was new. That part was understandable. She brought me the wrong drink twice in a row (I asked for...More

Thank GloZo
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

I have never left a review at a restaurant however made an account just to let you know what happened. Last night around 9:30pm we went to Cartel and ordered churros for food. When we started eating our churros, we both thought they were uncooked...More

Thank erinjulianna23
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect after looking at their menu. The place has a very varied mix of dishes...Mexican and Asian for example. My wife and I shared the beef and pulled chicken taco , both were excellent but the chicken might be too...More

Thank Carlo C
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Was lucky enough to accidentally land here on Wednesday for $1 PEI oysters. The 2 sauce options were both light and tangy, and complemented the oysters nicely. Salmon sashimi appetizer with avocado was generous and very tasty. The star of the show was the mussels...More

Thank Katy S
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Really good cocktails, especially yummy food (loved the salmon sashimi and guacamole!!) and lovely waitstaff. The interior design was beautiful (although the bathrooms are VERY cramped) and the atmosphere was pleasant. Only downside is they had run out of fish tacos by 8:40pm which was...More

Thank flyvemaskine
Fede S, Owner at Cartel, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

We are so sorry we ran out of fish tacos! On behalf of our team, we thank you for this kind review. Please, say hello next time you pass by. We might have a kitchen treat to make it up to you for our taco...More

Reviewed January 15, 2017

We went there for the 1$ oysters on wednesdays. i would say that the vibe is very nice and cozy, you feel like you're in a restaurant in cuba. but the food was not amazing - it was quite dissapointing.

Thank Alexandra0493
Reviewed October 24, 2016

I absolutely love this place. I love layout and design, love their choice in music, the food is always exceptional and the staff are professional and pleasant to talk to. If you like oysters, I definitely recommend going Wednesdays for 1$ oyster night. Their cocktails...More

Thank SleepyTitan
Reviewed August 12, 2016

My wife and I went to Cartel on a Thursday evening after work, without knowing much about it or without any expectations. The Tacos were out of this world! We had the chicken tacos - fantastic! The Asado beef were good - but the fish...More

Thank Silvio G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Ave. Fairmount West, Montreal, Quebec H2T 2M4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-564-9996
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