A great find
My first restaurant online review:just that alone must mean I really enjoyed it :-)
We took the discovery menu and we were very happy with this ... Discovery.
I won't spoil it by going into specifics but I can tell you that dishes were delightful, original in their presentation, made with quality products and often accompanied by delicious sauces.
Service was friendly and professional, wine recommendation excellent, ambiance perfect.
Just go already :-)
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing resto - it's a must!
This is an amazing restaurant. The food is stunning and the service impeccable. The ambiance was perfect- not too crowded, nice lighting, classy decor, waiters friendly and courteous. This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Montreal ( if not the best!). This is a great example of a perfect dining experience flawlessly executed.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent tasting menu.
Exceptional tasting menu and very friendly service. A great find in Montreal.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Gem in the village
Great service, Outstanding food. Took my friend for dinner for his BDay and totally amazed by the service and the food and wine knowledge from the staff.
All 5 services were impeccable and the waitress described it to the T. This was my second visit to this restaurant and it will not be my last.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dinig experience at Mezcla
My dinig experience at Mezcla was amazing! Best restaurant I have been to in awhile. Loved it so much that we went back again the next week. Can't wait to go back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is excellent.
The food here is excellent. The presentation of the food is beautiful, and the quality and flavors outstanding.
The only huge disappointment of the evening was being unable to partake in the chef's tasting menu because the restaurant would not allow for any substitutions. My dining companion is unable to eat any type of organ meat and our request to substitute that one item for her was refused. Furthermore, when our "gift from the chef" amuse bouche was served, that too was organ meat. I enjoyed two wonderful duck heart amuse bouches, but my dining companion received nothing. The restaurant should consider changing this.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Situé dans un endroit un peu reculé, ce restaurant est vraiment excellent. Nous avons pris le menu dégustation et c'était savoureux
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a nice culinary experience
We had read reviews about this restaurant before reserving a table... and we were blown away by the culinary experience. We took the tasting menu which includes 5 courses plus an amuse-gueule. Everything was great! the mix of spicy and sweet ingredients was just perfect! We would go back to this restaurant in a heart beat!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il faut y revenir!!!
Ce fut un souper mémorable!!! Un mélange de saveurs qui nous amène hors des sentiers battus... Optez pour le menu dégustation et vous ne le regretterez pas|
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Mezcla last week for a group dinner. I wasn't sure what to expect but I was definitely happy that I went. We chose the tasting menu with 5 courses and an amuse-bouche. Let's just say that after each course we asked ourselves if it could get any better (creative presentation and delicious) and it did! We were sad that it was over but the dessert was icing on the cake! Great staff and service as well. I definitely recommend.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around dining
Excellent all around dining experience including food (taste, presentation, quantity), service (smart, friendly, helpful), and decor (tables, lighting, spacing).
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family highly recommends the Food. Service is outstanding - a very relaxed & hip atmosphere. Price can be on the high side but absolutely worth it and in fact, the dining experience was not lost on the kids, they still speak of the Surf n' Turf selection. Unfortunately, the Tasting Menu does not accommodate Pescitarians nor Vegetarians, but the fish main was delish.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and presentation !
I would definitely come back to try other dishes. The ceviche was delicious!
Wines were excellent as well.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sometimes it's hard to know from web reviews if a restaurant really is "all that." But Mezcla delivered, and then some. Fantastic food, every dish exquisitely crafted with complex, well-balanced flavors. Great, personalized service, great wine, knowledgeable servers, all in a cozy environment. Visible kitchen-prep area, but not pretentious and no "attitude." No hype here, all great food (and drink).
The prix-fixe chef's tasting menu is the way to go, and at $49CAN is more than worth it. They don't tell you what's coming ahead of time, and (as long as you don't have any major diet restrictions) heightens the surprise and fun.
One of the best meals we've ever had. Don't miss it.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service vraiment très courtois
Il s'agit de ma troisième visite - la nourriture est assez bien et présentation des plats plutôt efficace. Un peu cher mais bon...À tout coup, le service a été impeccable ce qui, à mon avis, contribue grandement à la réussite d'une soirée au resto.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in Montreal
Loved every dish that I ordered, the Bison and desserts were delicious, expensive but worth it.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
not enough veggies
I should have known better than to expect more vegetable-based courses at a latin restaurant. We had the chef's choice tasting prix fixe meal, While all courses were exqusite, all were fish or meat based. I would have appreciated a salad,
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in a long time
It was a wonderful dining experience. Food was amazing, prices were reasonable and service was impeccable.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was superb. Tried
The food was superb. Tried the 7 course tasting menu and every dish was excellent. Waiter was friendly and knowledgable. We met the chef who was delightful
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best meals I've ever had
Wow. What an experience! We ordered the 5 course tasting menu and each dish was so beautifully presented, and the food was simply amazing. Service was pretty awesome as well, they are attentive and very friendly.
I'd definitely go back for another wonderful meal!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best meals of my life!!!
My daughter asked me last week to tell her about my favorite meal. I didn't have one at the time but now I do!!! Mezcla was a truly exceptional dining experience! My husband and I came to Montreal to celebrate our 30th anniversary and found Mezcla through travel review sites. We had the tasting menu ($49 and well worth it). The ingredient quality was outstanding and the combination of flavors and textures were unparalleled. The food was eclectic and not what I would order if presented with menu choices. However, we experienced one of the finest cuisine experiences that we have ever had. Service was great and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. A true foodies find! A+++++
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent place for foodie families
We took a chance and brought out 12, 15 and 17 year-old children to this small, gem of a restaurant. We were made to feel welcome and the waiters we at least as attentive to our table as they were to other more 'adult' tables. This sort of reception is not always a given at restaurants in this city. We opted for the 5-course, chef's-choice menu and were delighted with the offerings. In my view, anyone who can make calf-tongue delicious has undeniable talented. The selections were varied, interesting and excellent (even if the 12 year-old passed on the octopus). Our evening was thoroughly enjoyable. We will go back as a family but I would also go back with guests from out of town or for a romantic dinner with my wife.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too much cilantro
Everything is well done. Good service, and great quality for the food. Careful for the people that can't eat cilantro, it's everywhere. Even when it's not mentioned on the menu.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a really good experience. The service was good as the waiter really knew the menu and the wine list. The food was great and the ambiance even better. It's a bit noisy as it's an open kitchen but for those who like this kind of energetic vibe it shouldn't be problematic.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Keep on coming back
Food is amazing at Mezcla. I've been three times so far: once for the tasting menu and twice for à la carte. Everything was great. Service is really good too. Mezcla is definitely my go-to place for peruvian inspired nuevo latino food.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A memorable experience
Very innovative and delicious cuisine. We'll definitely return. The only negative was the noise level which made conversation difficult
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent. Each plate was superbly prepared and although I was apprehensive about the portions half way through the seven course tasting the quantity was perfect.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great discovery!
Had the 5-course menu de degustation. One of the best fusion cuisines I ever tried! Delicious and extremely refined. Every dish was an actual discovery. Will definitely go back.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Foodies
We chose the restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. It came highly recommended by friends, and the evening did not disappoint. We chose the 5 course tasting menu, and we were surprised and delighted as each course arrived. The service was very good, but with the noise level in the restaurant it was often difficult to hear what was being said as each course was served. The food was excellent.....the noise level "energetic"......partly because of the closeness of the tables.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderfully creative and unique food. Ordered the 7 course tasting menu and everything was great. A restaurant worth traveling for. Make sure to go when you visit Montreal.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
New favourite in Montreal
This restaurant came highly recommended by someone in the hospitality industry, and we were not disappointed. The food was inventive, well-executed and the service was solicitous, but not intrusive. The wine selection was decent, but did not have a particularly strong South American theme. We managed to find a nice Spanish Pinot Noir (Torres Mas Borras), which complements most of the dishes on the tasting menu. Speaking about the tasting menu, our whole table chose it, and everything was delicious (duck anticucho, salmon ceviche, blood pudding empanadas, duck confit and a baked apple/maple syrup/vanilla ice cream thingy), but we'll probably try the excellent looking a la carte route in our next visit.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food, pricey though
The food was really great, the best I had on my visit to montreal. The red deer and foi gras appetizer blew me away. We came with one vegetarian in tow and we were hoping the menu we saw a few days earlier was indicative of what they had, but, that night, they only had one very small (tasty though) vegetarian appetizer. We asked to see if they could make some sides for her but they outright said no. Kind of inflexible. Also very expensive for the small portions. That being said, it was an amazing meal, I would definitely recommend them.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit much too expensive
I've been to a lot of restaurant in Montréal and i think that mezcla is a bit over rated. The food is really good and the quality is remarkable, but the boost that much the prices?! I don't know...
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My foodie heart is a flutter
The degustation menu was outstanding! The food was phenomenal. From tuna scallop fusion to smoked duck stacks; we were delighted! The service was excellent. It's noisy in there, very energetic. May go again tonight if we can procure a reservation.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great surprise! One
What a great surprise! One of my better Montreal restaurant experiences in a long time.You guys have nailed it on every level, ambiance, food,and service You guys rock !!!!!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious fusion cuisine
My wife and I arrived at Mezcla and were immediately impressed by the ambiance. The tasting menu (2 options-5 or 7 courses) consisted entirely of the chef's choices. Be aware, however that although several preparations were what some might consider adventurous, they were simply exquisite. The wine list was not as extensive as that at some fine dining establishments, but we found a perfect pairing. Service was extremely efficient and unobtrusive; I wish more high-end restaurants had staff so professional. Mezcla should not be missed!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a girls night out
I enjoyed a meal at Mezcla with my friend while in Montreal on vacation. The atmosphere is great for a girls night out or a celebratory dinner. The prices do suggest it's a restaurant for a special occasion. We tried the crispy shrimp starter and thought it was excellent. My second starter and main (crispy duck and braised short ribs) were also fantastic. Portion sizes are generous. My friend has dietary restrictions and they were quite accommodating, creating a special menu for her. The main of the menu, however, left something to be desired. Overall, it was a great experience and the service is top notch.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything almost perfect, but there was pisco sour sold out.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Dining Experience!
Excellent Dining Experience! The foot was fantastic, ambiance was great and the attenton to detail of the wait staff was excellent.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVE loved it!
what a surprise find to discover.
Give them a try, and do the 7-course tasting menu for the win!!!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but amazingly delicious
We were 4 people and ordered the 5-course tasting menu and it was AMAZING! Each dish was not only very nicely presented, but the taste was outstanding. The dishes appeared small at first, but we ended up being full at the end of the meal. The creations were truly delicious, mixing Peruvian dishes with French cuisine and Quebecois ingredients. The service was very attentive and the wine list had lots of choice. The ambiance was very nice too. It is pricey though, so we would only go back for another special occasion.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, amazing service!
We had a great experience at Mezcla. The food and service were exceptional. The only comment I have is regarding the tasting menu. The 5 course option was not enough for a dinner, we had to oder an entree to share. But the choices were great and it got us to taste different plates.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu struck a balance between traditional ingredients and the north american palette. Overall, a really great experience.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
To discover. Latin American like never seen and tasted before. The food is fresh and is an amazing discovery. The service is totally professional. To be tried
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arguably the best restaurant in Montreal. For foodies and adventurous eaters this is food nirvana. Those who prefer a more traditional waiting staff and menu may be unhappy but I promise you, at this restaurant, the fusion cuisine is spectacular. The wine list is great and heavy on private import Spanish wines. The waiter recommend a Cava and a Albariño and both were very good. The wines by the glass are not cheap but reasonable given their quality. Finally, the dessert I tasted was so good I wanted to light up a cigarette after the first bite...I can't wait to go back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good restaurant with
Very good restaurant with very unique meals offering. Unfortunately, the price tag is too high for the meal you get.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
7 course tasting menu was
7 course tasting menu was a great option for out of towners like us. Staff was helpful and fairly discreet.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious yet again
It was my fourth time at Mezcla and simply delicious. Can't wait to return. I especially loved the boudin empanadas.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is truly one of the best restaurants in Montreal!!! Everything was perfect!!!!
Will be our first stop next time we are in Montreal!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The experience was very positive. It's a cute little place in the middle of nowhere (our taxi driver did not believe there was a resto at this address!). It was freezing outside & when we entered we felt it was a warm ambiance. The service was efficient and friendly. The food was amazing. We decided to try the 4 course tasting menu & it was truly superb - though portions are very small as it is a "tasting" menu! It is a little expensive, but we felt it was worth it. They also had some moderately priced wines on the wine list. The only negative was that the two small tables for 2 people (we were at one of them) were very small & right on top of a column in the room, so not that comfortable. I would return & am recommending it.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM