How would you rate this business?
101 av Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2T 2M4
Get directions »

Methods of Payment:

  • Mastercard
  • Cash
  • Interac
  • Visa

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,
CARTEL STREET FOOD BAR The first is illegal and the second is street food. Tacos, guacamoles, satays, yakitoris, baos, fried clams, lobster rolls... Cartel is our tribute to these epicurean delights, served at charming (albeit often sketchy) sidewalk carts,

Opening Hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Restaurant type

  • Bar,
  • Street Food,

Cuisine type

  • Chinese,
  • Regional,
  • Peruvian,
  • Mexican,

Dishes

  • Tapas,
  • Taco,
  • Oysters,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,

Meet the owner

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

Ratings & Reviews - Cartel Street Food Bar

Get an opinion about this business!

Think your friends might be familiar with this merchant? Ask your friends on Facebook to see what they think.

How would you rate this business?
    Language:
    Adrienne B
    By

    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.

    Are you the owner? Reply or Contact us
    June 11, 2017

    Prices are too high for the quantity of food served

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 3/5

    May 18, 2017

    Nachos with guac, $1 Oysters and Fish tacos were amazing. Pulled chicken taco was not so good. Cartel Margarita was very good - just too pricey for the size of the glass. Beer was cold and the price was right.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 19, 2017

    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.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 5, 2016

    Very good food and reasonably priced!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 13, 2016

    Perfect

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 17, 2016

    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.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 1/5

    August 8, 2016

    I will definitely return.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 4, 2016

    Amazing food and the cocktails are unique and delicious!! Definitely going back for more in the near future!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 1, 2016

    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!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 30, 2016

    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.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 1/5

    July 24, 2016

    Definitely recommend this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 4, 2016

    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.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 26, 2016

    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.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    May 25, 2016

    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.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 1/5

    April 10, 2016

    What a great place!! Hidden gem - a must try!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 7, 2016

    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.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 27, 2016

    Amazing !

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 21, 2016

    What as cool place and the owner Tony is great! We will be back!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 20, 2016

    Very nice laid-back restaurant with surprisingly good food on the menu. Great place for dinner with friends. Will go back for sure.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 20, 2016

    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

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 18, 2016

    Baked oysters with cheese at 1$ each, and a pint of Sapporo. Good recommendations from the server, and a great way to unwind.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 29, 2016

    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.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 6, 2015

    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.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    Appears in 4 Smart Lists

    Editor’s Pick
    Celebrate the very first Montreal Taco Week

    Celebrate the very first Montreal Taco Week

    This establishment on West Fairmount that prides itself on its eclectic cuisine awaits you in taco week with its Pescado Baja at $10. For that price, you'll get a Pescado Baja or fish fillet with salsa, avocado, sour cream, and more!

    View this Smart List
    Go for the grub at these Montreal 5 à 7 spots

    Go for the grub at these Montreal 5 à 7 spots

    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
    Montreal tapas restaurants to tantalize your taste buds

    Montreal tapas restaurants to tantalize your taste buds

    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
    Contact this merchant
    Close menu
    New!
    ×

    Discover YP Dine! Your next great dining experience is just a tap away.

    Subscribe to YP Newsletter