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I love to eat and I love to try new foods. I enjoy eating in and out equally. I decorate cakes as a (paid) hobby. There is a 90% chance that I will order chicken in a restaurant. Forced tipping for substandard service (aka svc charge) is a BIG pet peeve.

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Escondite

 1206 Avenue Union
Montréal, QC
Escondite 3.0
 

Mini tacos, maxi noise!

I was here for supper. Our group sat at the back of the room, underneath colorful murals of traditionally tattooed Mexican women. We were also near the speakers, which blared very loud rock music all night long. We asked at least twice to have the music turned down, to no avail.

There was one menu for beverages and another for the food. Most of the food is served tapas style, and we were encouraged to share. The specialty is tacos: you get two mini tacos for the price, both in the same flavor. They do not come with any other items often served in other places, such as rice and beans. In terms of beverages, do not expect to order sangria or margaritas — neither are on the menu. “They aren’t that Mexican anyways”, claimed the waitress. Horchata, my drink of choice, was sold out, so I stuck with water.

Service was mostly pleasant and very speedy, except I had to wait more than half an hour to get my bill. I was originally given a bill with a beer order on it, and I don’t drink beer. Only after everyone else at my table paid, and I started putting my jacket on to leave, did I get my bill. Also, special requests are accepted but the waitress did her best to talk people out of them. But if you want me to come back, turn off the racket please! The “young people” may enjoy it, but I must be getting old because I found it unpleasant and unsettling.

cornbread

A misnomer: you actually get a corn muffin in a little basket, with a thin coin of spiced butter. The muffin was piping hot and had a soft pleasant texture. I wish there had been more for my money.

tacos Al Pastor

A traditional filling: Pork filet with grilled pineapple, onions, and big leaves of cilantro. These were very tasty and warm.

tacos El Clandestino

A unique filling: This is billed as containing “Montreal smoked meat”, but tasted more like pepperoni. It was topped with thick-cut coleslaw and cubes of pineapple. Mine came without the “smoked mustard crema” as requested, but I found it a bit dry.

chicken wings

I tasted a wing from someone else’s order. You get 5 wings on the plate. They were surprisingly meaty and slathered in a sticky maple chipotle sauce. They had a nice kick to them, with a delayed burn.

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09/16/2009

guess

Hi there… is Liver, Yellow Beets, Potato and Pineapple a dish or some sort… or were you cleaning up the left overs ? :-)

05/30/2009

AnimaBlue

Oh darn! Missed the Pointe a Callieres Cultural Feast this year. It´s so much fun & tasty too. Lucky you!

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