Cuisine type

  • Mexican,


  • Taco,
  • Fast Food,


  • Take-out,

Products and Services

  • Tacos,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
232, rue Jean-Talon E, Montréal, QC H2R 1S7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • < $10,

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Meet the owner

It’s hard not to be impressed by Javier Munoz, a man who came to Canada with nothing and now runs the best value Mexican restaurant in Montreal. Here is a chef completely dedicated to his craft, driven by passion and professionalism. “In Mexico I ran my own business,” Javier explains, “It was always my dream to have my own business again.” Javier came to Montreal in 2000 and spent ten years working various construction jobs until he could afford a small food stall beside Jean Talon Market. When premises became available inside the market, the landlord went to him first. “I told them it would be wonderful, but I didn’t think I could afford it. They said, ‘We have been watching you. We see you at your stall rain or shine, starting early, finishing late. We know you are a hard worker and reliable. We will make you a good deal.’” He opened the doors in March 2009 and today business has never been better.

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Gilbert L

Attention; changement de direction ou changement de gestion: cétait très bon et c est devenu assez mauvais, merci!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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If you like authe...

If you like authentic Spanish food at an affordable price, decent portions and a bustling ambiance, you'll love this restaurant. Right off the Jean Talon market, the restaurant/grocery specializes in tacos, pozole, spicy sauces and many other little dishes that will make your mouth sizzle. Great for family or to fill you up before you start shopping at the market next door.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Paul V

Meilleure cuisine...

Meilleure cuisine familiale mexicaine à montreal!

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Tuck into the best tacos in town

Tuck into the best tacos in town

L’El Rey del Taco – an authentic Mexican eatery – is one of the most hidden gems in the Jean-Talon Market. Once a small dive, this Mexican restaurant has grown over the years and even boasts a small dining room. You can dine in or take out – the level of deliciousness remains the same. Here, the taco is truly king: chicken (marvellous), pork, steak, beef tongue, lamb, chorizo, fish...everything tastes so good!

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