Taberna MTL

4.2
119 reviews
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Portuguese
Taberna is a friendly and unpretentious Portuguese tavern meant to discover the classics of Portuguese cuisine. Taberna is a homecoming and a concept inspired by the "snack bars" of Portugal, bringing Portuguese "comfort food" to Old Montreal.
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B
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Très bien en famille, service impeccable, plats très bon pour le prix. Allez-y!

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NJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food but for such a small place the service was extremely slow. Took 20 mins to get someone’s attention and at points there was no waiter/waitress in sight.

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is delicious and remember to book a table before you go just in case.

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GF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spirited restaurant w great atmosphere for energizing the evening and satisfying the palette. We only sampled a couple dishes as we did the local circuit. What we had was very nice and very well prepared. Service was excellent. I would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a taste of Portugal with a slightly groovy atmosphere - could for groups and couples.

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A
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Meilleur rapport qualité prix du Vieux Montréal. Parfait avec les enfants. Dommage qu’il y ait peu de gens donc moins d’ambiance

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

New Year’s Eve crowd made the service a bit slow, but they were courteous and offered a free appetizer for the delay. Excellent food and would recommend.

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LP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Nous avions réservé une table sur le site internet pour le réveillon mais en arrivant devant la porte le restaurant était fermé...
Nous avions pourtant bien reçu la réservation et le mail de confirmation par mail !

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LM
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Relaxed, good tavern food. I like the 50//50 salad / fries option.

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OT
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing restaurant! Great service, great style, and amazing food! As a hotel concierge, I will highly recommend this place to all my clients. I highly recommend the restaurant owners to start selling their sauces in mason jars. I know I would buy a bunch!

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

the food was fantastic. Great ambiance and awesome location.

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m
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I had a reservation but when we arrived it was not ready and we end up in the section bar very close to the kitchen, interesting, other young peope arrived after us and the waiter said oh you have a reservation, so pkease follow me ta the seated table section...!anyway , it took at least 1h30 before getting our main course and honestly, we are talking about chiken here,not the toqué, this what they do, chiken...anyway we ordered a chiken to share and honesly, very averag, inwas not served in whole, we have received a small cut pieces
Anyway we wont go back

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f
Montreal
40 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tomato salad & 1/4 chicken dinner. neighborhood gem with consistently delicious food and great vibe.

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w
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good - grilled sardines, tomato salad and chicken. Casual, great service and ambiance.

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CC
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Délicieux, endroit charmand mais bruyant. Service A++.

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m
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Portuguese style chicken in old Montreal. The chicken is well seasoned + fries are really good too. Quick + friendly service. Very reasonable prices, especially considering their location.

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NM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Nous aimions leur poutine "à la portugaise". Les deux dernières visites ont été décevantes. La poutine est ok, mais elle n'est plus unique et ainsi plutôt cher.

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ST
St. Louis
58 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We shared a soup course and the salad (which was delicious). We then shared the special salmon entree. Very tasty, well prepared, and a good value for the amount of food we had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered Taberna on a visit to Montreal earlier in the summer and loved the place and the food so much that on a return visit to Montreal in September we introduced it to our son who just moved from Toronto to Montreal for graduate studies. It's now been added to his favourites list as well. Excellent value, very welcoming staff, relaxed atmosphere and DELICIOUS chicken! I would highly recommend Taberna!

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WC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Unbelievably slow service. Mediocre food. The floors were incredibly slippery, felt like the entire restaurant had been coated in a thin layer of grease. Was recommended the chorizo sandwich, which was bland-ish chorizo on stale bread. Friend had Piri-Piri chicken sandwich and said it was OK, but her bread was very stale as well. Tomato Salad was pretty good, so not entirely negative.

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MT
Montreal
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After spending $25.00 on a taxi to arrive on time.
When we arrived at the restaurant, we were told that they were closed because they ran out of chicken.
Dear Open Table,
I will no longer use your services until you can assure me that this will not occur again.
Be well,
Masaki

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N
Montreal
36 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual delicious, great service. Love this place, any occasion is good to show up!

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N
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Essayez le 1/4 poitrine de poulet avec frites ou salade. Et en dessert : les beignets avec leur sauce au caramel, vous ne serez pas déçus

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ES
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

A Portuguese restaurant with not much Portuguese inside.
Food doesn't taste like Portuguese food.
Chicken was average and fish tasted "old freezer".
None of the personnel was Portuguese, not even the cook!
The servers, the 2 girls and the bearded guy, were all very kind.
Restricted red wine choice and expensive.
Not even Portuguese music.

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BJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Amazing food, but the experience was spoiled by the waitress at the end of our meal. Our tab was $25+ tax. We left cash $5 tip and she informed us that it was a poor tip and that we needed to leave more. She was very aggressive and rude. By all calculations that is a 20% tip for mediocre service in a city where 15% is the norm. It was very alarming, and we will choose other places for lunch in Old Montreal in the future!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

All was great! The server was amazing- friendly and very efficient. The issue was the heat that was unbearable - no AC

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Pas d’accueil, ignorance totale des serveurs, pas de bonjour. J’ai attendu 35 minutes avant que l’on m’apporte mon plat. C’était ma sixième visite à la Taberna et ma dernière.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The restaurant was not busy but the service was super slow. Half the menu was not available and the kitchen closed few minutes after we sat down even though they didn’t close for another 2 hours. The food was limited but decent. Restaurant is pretty but the service and food are mediocre at best.

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FP
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pas d’air climatisé, ce qui peut être un problème par les chaudes journées d’été.

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MC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, the food was amazing and our very kind waiter made the evening perfect.

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SA
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very accommodating as the entrance to the restaurant was not wheelchair accessible, but the staff gave us a lift to get our friend into the restaurant. That in itself says a lot. The manager said that they would look into getting a ramp. The food was really tasty, well-prepared and the sangria is just to die for!!!!! Just be careful when walking as the floor is a tad slippery !!!

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AM
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great find in old montreal , tasty food, nice ambience

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WB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 5 out to celebrate a birthday and was great because the restaurant was cozy and quiet so we could converse without shouting. Also the food was very good and the service friendly and professional.

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SR
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great ambiance for a reasonable price :-) Isabelle provide us with excellent service! Will return that’s for sure!

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CL
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nous sommes alles au Taberna pour une sortie entre filles un mardi soir.
Le rapport qualité prix excellent! Service parfait, la Sangria blanche vaut l'essais!
J'y retournerai volontier, je vous le recommande!

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent spot tucked away on a very charming narrow Old Montreal street. Super moist chicken done Portuguese style, a great value including olives/chick peas to start and a very nice side salad and/or fries combo. Extra piri-piri sauce on the side adds an extra zing, though it's not at all burning hot (there is plenty of Tabasco on the table for that!). Decent and reasonable wine list, and one Portuguese beer in a bottle. Deserts are tremendous, especially the home-made doughnuts with caramel sauce; also available, a creamy chocolate mousse and a Portuguese cream tart. Overall, an excellent dining experience, reasonably priced, and in a charming old building with exposed stone walls.

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FJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Juicy, fantastic chicken. We were very happy to dine here and will return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great piri piri chicken salad and fries

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MB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was a bit slow at first
Menu was missing a lot of items
Waiters ended up being very fun towards the end of the meal when restaurant got a lil more empty

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N
Montreal
36 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the service was great and the food awesome! The poutine is absolutely crazy good!

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N
Montreal
36 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, as usual! Love it, will come back anytime

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