My Mexican friends recommended this place and I know I’ve hit a great spot!
The place is not too big and quite homely with their various Mexican themed decorations. It’s in Saint-Michel and probably a bit out of the way for many downtowners like me. But it’s right next to D’iberville metro station. They have a little section stocked with all things Mexican. And I discovered Tama-Roca, a weirdly yummy Mexican treat.
A friend of mine bought a pack of Tama Roca out of curiosity. I tried a bite and was intrigued. It’s made from tamarind fruit and has a sour base taste. Then the outside is coated with a layer of light spice. It reminds me of the marinated plums that many Chinese people have as a snack. Many of us tried it, and all the Mexicans, Chinese, and Indians liked it. A weird culinary insight. I would say this is an acquired taste. 😛
Starting the night with a margarita. It’s absolutely delicious and has just the right amount of crushed ice.
The guacamole is on the light side. I may have been used to other ones that has a bit too much onion. So this one tastes light on the palate.
The enchiladas are spicy! Not the kind that can burn your tongue off. But if you are not a spicy eater, beware. I really like the chocolate sauce out of the three, even though the chocolate taste got washed off by the spiciness.
I highly recommend the tacos!!! I tried two kinds and both are must-haves. There’s a generous amount of meat on each tortilla and the marinated meat is bursting with flavor. The next time I come, I’ll probably just order the tacos. They are THAT good.
2474 Rue Jean-Talon Est, Montréal, QC H2E 1W3