Want to find Peruvian, Mexican, Chinese and South-East Asian street food without the hassle of rounding up various food trucks? Cartel Street Food & Bar serves all of these epicurean delights under one roof, along with artisanal, exotic cocktails and privately imported organic wines. “Here, we do co-existence cuisine, not fusion,” elucidates co-owner/founder Fede Sanchez.
Through Cartel, Fede pays tribute to his Peruvian roots, not forgetting his encounters with American and especially LA food trucks, and his love of Chinese food. You may catch him roaming Montreal’s Chinatown on a dim sum quest, when he is not at his restaurant on Fairmount Street.
At Cartel, all dishes are made with top quality fresh ingredients and served in a casual, comfortable, family atmosphere. “I capture my travel and culinary memories all in one place,” says Fede.
“I travelled to Japan to discover the traditions of Japanese culture that attracted me: the obsessive perfectionism, and the hospitality that puts an emphasis on anticipation.” These are qualities Fede looks for in his staff and instils in Cartel.Read the story of Cartel Street Food Bar
Dishes and prices subject to change. Many gluten free choices available.
Always made fresh to order
PAPAYA Y MANGO
Green papaya, green mango, & peanut salad
CEVICHE À LA WONG
Scallops in Peruvian aji amarillo chili tiger milk
Salmon in Peruvian-Japanese tiger milk
Grilled chicken brochettes in sake, mirin, and soya tare sauce
Raw oysters, chifa and Mexican migninettes
Grilled oysters, chili, panko, gruyere
Mexican, chifa, and nikkei flavors
Ancho BBQ baby back ribs, achiote corn on the cob, Nikkei coleslaw
Fried rice with pork, shrimps, and choclo
POLLO FRITO CHI HAU KAÏ
Pisco-marinated fried chicken with sichuan salt & pepper
Stir fried NY strip steak, special soy sauce & tomatoes, yucca fries
100% lobster, always cooked from live, yucca fries, Nikkei coleslaw
MOULES ET FRITES KONISHI
Mussels in coconut, mirin, and aji amarillo, with yucca fries
SALMON A LA PARRILLA
BBQ salmon, guava pisco glaze, quinoa "risotto", sweet 'n sour eggplant
PAELLA DE MARISCOS
Smokey seafood paella with Pimenton de la Vera, shrimps, mussels, squid, chorizo
Chinese eggplant in garlic soy sauce, with rocoto oil
PESCADO BAJA CALIFORNIA (2)
Baja fried fish
CAMARONES DEL DIABLO (2)
Grilled shrimp, chili Bang Bang
TIJUANA 3 A.M. (2)
TOSTADAS DE POLLO ADOBADO (3)
TOSTADAS DE CHAMPIÑONES (3)
Mushrooms, frijoles, queso
Chifa fried rice, pork, shrimps, choclo
With rocoto chili mayo
Premium exotic spirits and fine natural mixers
TEQUILA PATRÓN SILVER, COINTREAU, LIME, AGAVE
TEQUILA JIMADOR 100% AGAVE REPOSADO, MANGO, COINTREAU, LIME
TEQUILA DON JULIO, GINGER, LIME
TEQUILA, MEZCAL, CHOCOLATE BITTERS, CACAO
MEZCAL, COINTREAU, LIME, AGAVE
OAXACA OLD FASHIONED
MEZCAL, TEQUILA, ORANGE BITTERS
HOT AS F*CK
TEQUILA, GRAND MARNIER, JALAPEÑO, AGAVE
COOL AS A CUCUMBER
GIN HENDRICK'S, CUCUMBER, MINT, SODA
CACHAÇA LEBLON, AGAVE, LIME
PISCO KAPPA PREMIUM, LIME, EGG WHITE MOUSSE, CINNAMON
BESO DE LIMA
PISCO, GRAPEFRUIT, CAVA CODORNIU
GIN MAGELLAN, PINEAPPLE, CHERRY BRANDY
GIN MAGELLAN, CLAMATO, CUCUMBER, LEMON, TABASCO, WORCESTERSHIRE
HAVANA CLUB 7 YEARS, MINT, CAVA CODORNIU
THAI BASIL MOJITO
HAVANA CLUB BLANCO, THAI BASIL, MINT, LIME
VODKA BLACKBERRY MOJITO
VODKA RUSSIAN STANDARD, BLACKBERRIES, MINT
SWEDISH HAÜS MAFIA
AQUAVIT, LIME, CELERY BITTERS
KENTUCKY WISE GUY
BULLEIT BOURBON, AMARO MELETTI, CHERRY LIQUEUR
TAKETSURU MINT JULEP
WHISKY NIKKA TAKETSURU PURE MALT 12 YEARS, MINT, SODA
BOURBON, PEACH SCHNAPPS, CAVA CODORNIU
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They were wicked busy and our waiter forgot about us. Our Reservations were at 7pm, we ate at 930pm. Our entire meal was comped. Why did I choose average? Because the shrimp tacos I ordered were the best shrimp tacos I have ever had on my entire life. Skip the lobster roll and the cartel margaritas.
I was surprised the resto was not full on a Friday night, but the place was charming. Music was great. The food was terrific and fun, especially the pineapple crumble at the end! The service was exceptional.
Very good food and reasonably priced!
The service was terrible - the waitress was slow & had the prices wrong on the 5 à 7 specials. Our mediocre food & weak cocktails ended up costing a lot more than we had planned. Same thing happened at the table next to us.
I will definitely return.
Amazing food and the cocktails are unique and delicious!! Definitely going back for more in the near future!
Great food and service! I cannot remember the last time my husband and I can say we enjoyed a restaurant where every dish was this good. Ingredients the chefs used were fresh, well prepared. with a very nice presentation for a final touch. Also, the young lady who served us was very pleasant and helpful with our choices. Choosing Cartel Restaurant made our evening ! and definitely a place I will go back to and recommend to others!
My food was excellent...excellent! We shared the guaca and homemade chips. My Mister had the "much talked" about lobster roll. I had the shrimp tacos. My tacos rocked - his roll didn't. I told him not to get a lobster roll in a tacos place!? Dumb!? Service sucked - they comped out entire bill. We got there at 7 and didn't eat until 930pm. So mad at that place because those tacos were probably the best shrimp tacos I have ever had.
Definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
My go to place for the area when friends come into town - I have never had bad service nor a bad meal, everything is spectacular. Get the avocado plantain tacos, they are both something unique and something that will plant a craving for months on end.
Terrible service, average food. Wait times for food and drinks at a not-very-busy (mostly empty) restaurant were unacceptable - 45 minutes for drinks, 30 minutes for raw oysters, etc....I will not be returning.
the service was extremely slow. the period between the entrées and the main dishes were ridiculous. a shame since the place was great and the food was good.
What a great place!! Hidden gem - a must try!
I could not have asked for a better evening. The food was amazing and the service was over the top. Our server's recommendations on the fish tacos, ceviche and cooked oysters far exceeded my expectations. I can't wait to come back.
Very nice laid-back restaurant with surprisingly good food on the menu. Great place for dinner with friends. Will go back for sure.
What as cool place and the owner Tony is great! We will be back!!
Le Cartel Street Food Bar is our favorite restaurant these days. The food is extremely good and the service is excellent. There is always something new on the menu that we try and like. The restaurant's menu is always a great value. Jocelyn
Baked oysters with cheese at 1$ each, and a pint of Sapporo. Good recommendations from the server, and a great way to unwind.
The Margarita was served in a cognac glass size. They use to serve them in real large size as they should, this was disappointing. The menu changed and the offering is less than what it use to be.
Fantastic cozy atmosphere. Waiter was very friendly and enthusiastic. Good description of menu. Food was delicious, though portions are very small. The fish tacos were amazing and everything came out in a timely manner. It took us a long time to get our check, but once we asked it was all sorted. We would definitely recommend this place and also return here.
Give your taste buds a treat at Cartel Street Food & Bar. They serve popular street foods and tapas from countries such as Mexico and Peru. Whenever possible, Cartel strives to use fresh organic ingredients in their foods. Most nights, they compliment their 5 à 7 drinks with delectable food specials. On Tuesdays, pair your margarita with tacos, and enjoy oysters on Wednesdays. On Thursdays, choose from a variety of tapas.View this Smart List
For those who hate committing to one large dish from the menu, tapas are a life saver – not to mention incredibly delicious and a great way to share with friends! Stand at the bar and do it Spanish-style, or indulge with your date at a table. This tasty selection tapas and finger food restaurants will get your night started off right.View this Smart List
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