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Old 09-23-2016, 03:30 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Montreal's status as a great food city has never really been about having all of the world's cuisines done well in the same city. It's *missing* a number of cuisines when you compare it to Toronto, for example.


What sets Montreal apart is the originality of its own local cuisine.


Not that it has the second-best Abyssinian outside of Addis Abeba or something...
That is something I love about Montreal's food scene. The focus is on unique local cuisine and then filled in with good international variety.

Also having a lot of international cuisine does not necessarily mean it is any good. In the case of Toronto you have examples of excellent international foods like the different regions of China represented but then you also have examples like foods from the West Indies, where you have many restaurants but none of them really all that great. I have said it many times, I have yet to eat an excellent Jamaican meal in Toronto despite trying dozens of place over the years.

Montreal hits my sweet spot because I can get food there that is hard to replicate elsewhere.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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What are some good Mexican places to check out in Vancouver?
I like this place.

Salsa And Agave | Mexican Restaurant in Vancouver

I haven't been here yet, but hear good things.

- La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop -

There used to be a place on Denman called Poncho's. It was run by a family, and kind of hokey, but always busy and fun. The food was fairly authentic as well.

There are others of course, but I cook Mexican at home so don't head out too often. My partner even makes Mole from scratch. Yum. I'm also heading to Mexico in November. I will get my fill there as well !!

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Old 09-23-2016, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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That is something I love about Montreal's food scene. The focus is on unique local cuisine and then filled in with good international variety.

Also having a lot of international cuisine does not necessarily mean it is any good. In the case of Toronto you have examples of excellent international foods like the different regions of China represented but then you also have examples like foods from the West Indies, where you have many restaurants but none of them really all that great. I have said it many times, I have yet to eat an excellent Jamaican meal in Toronto despite trying dozens of place over the years.

Montreal hits my sweet spot because I can get food there that is hard to replicate elsewhere.
You're making me hungry.
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Old 09-23-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I like this place.

Salsa And Agave | Mexican Restaurant in Vancouver

I haven't been here yet, but hear good things.

- La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop -

There used to be a place on Denman called Poncho's. It was run by a family, and kind of hokey, but always busy and fun. The food was fairly authentic as well.

There are others of course, but I cook Mexican at home so don't head out too often. My partner even makes Mole from scratch. Yum. I'm also heading to Mexico in November. I will get my fill there as well !!
Looks good, specially the Pinche taqueria. I never had cheek tacos before.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Looks good, specially the Pinche taqueria. I never had cheek tacos before.
I"m not a lover of seafoods, so I haven't tried this place since that's what they specialize in. They started, as you can tell by the name, in Tofino, B.C. with a food truck. They now have storefronts and a food truck in Vancouver now. Expanding, must mean they're good, although not really Mexican but BC/Mexican fusion.

tacofino
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Looks good, specially the Pinche taqueria. I never had cheek tacos before.
Don't tell Botti, he thinks we don't eat beef or lamb cheeks in Canada. LOL ( his post # 12 )
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:06 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Don't tell Botti, he thinks we don't eat beef or lamb cheeks in Canada. LOL ( his post # 12 )
My default taco order every time i hit up a tacquiera. Is Cabeza, Tripa, Lengua and Al Pastor. Wash it down with a Tamarindo Jarrito.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Don't tell Botti, he thinks we don't eat beef or lamb cheeks in Canada. LOL ( his post # 12 )
lol
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I"m not a lover of seafoods, so I haven't tried this place since that's what they specialize in. They started, as you can tell by the name, in Tofino, B.C. with a food truck. They now have storefronts and a food truck in Vancouver now. Expanding, must mean they're good, although not really Mexican but BC/Mexican fusion.

tacofino
Sounds good. Some of those fusion tacos area really good too.
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