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“Great service, interesting food”
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Ranked #57 of 6,370 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension
Cross street: Berri
Description: Restaurant espagnol situe dans le quartier Villeray a Montreal. Notre chef Marie-Fleur St-Pierre est reputee pour ses tapas raffines et inventifs.
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We went there on a Saturday night, early because we were going to a show afterwards. The place was filling up slowly but steadily. The decor is modern and clean, with large windows and an entire wall where each tapa is listed with its price. Though the place is not small, the noise level is low, even with open windows. The staff is courteous and friendly, the wine list is varied and many of the wines are offered by the glass, with the possibility of tasting before committing, which I love.
I had a perky rosé, my companions had beer, a glass of sturdy Tempranillo and a Chardonnay, which needed to be changed because it turned out to be "bouchonné". The waiter immediately brought a new bottle and all was well. There is a small dish of tiny fries on the table to help you wait for the meal as well as delicious olive oil and fresh bread, so that's an extra treat.
The dishes are not as big as regular servings but neither are they small. We ordered on average 2 tapas per person and that left some room for dessert. The price of tapas varies between 5 and 25$, so depending on your tastes and your hunger, and whether you drink alcohol or not your bill will vary quite a bit.
We equally loved the leeks, cooked to perfection and served with a Xeres vinaigrette and a topping of avocado, and the mushrooms served with a poached egg on the side and a sauce both tangy and buttery. The tapa of the month was fresh anchovies a white beans purée, apparently delicious too.The garlic shrimps were big and true to their identity, the salmon tartare was ok (I have tried many versions of this ubiquitous dish, it takes quite a bit to impress me now). Dessert was good, a creme brûlée with a delicate orange flavour, but my strawberries with sherbet were a bit blah.
The service was truly excellent, efficient and personable at once. This was our second visit and we'll come back.

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Thank hirondellebleue
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Make sure you have a reservation, this is not a very big place so the spots fill up quickly. If you’ve never ordered Tapas ask the waiters for help they will recommend the portions for you.
The prices are reasonable a little above average but I think it was worth it.

Thank salesjo
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant a few times both with friends for dinner and on business lunches.
Tapas is what you will get ans there’s a wide variety for all types of food lovers.
For lunch they have a daily special which is just right for the price. You eat well and quantity fills you up but is not heavy at all.
The setting is great with the floor to ceiling windows, many places to sit and a bar.
Nested in a residential neighbourhood this one of the few places to go for tapas in Montreal. It’s been open for years so One would guess they are doing good things there!!!

Thank runtown72
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Everything we ate was exquisite. They also have a great wine list. Will definitely return. Still so many dishes we want to try.

Thank Suzanne L
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Sunday night dinner. We made reservations. The place was nearly full. Located in a residential area, parking was an issue. Eventually we found a place to park. Parallel parking not everyone's forte! Atmosphere was nice, attentive waiters. The three of us ordered 6 tapas plates. Only one disappointed (chirizo sausage). The wine selection was large and reasonably priced. Including dessert and a bottle of fine Spanish wine, the cost of the bill was $160.00. The portions did not look large, but we left the restaurant full and satisified. Only minor complaint is that the server removed two of our wine glasses before the bottle was empty.

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Thank Elizabeth H
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