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La Movida

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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4561, rue St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R2, Canada
+1 514-507-7798
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Nor very friendly... Be prepared to wait at the door for 20+ minutes even when you have a reservation. Food is average; gives you the feeling of eating fast food. A warning; do not ask for a different combination of daily menu, that's just unacceptable! Music is average and sometimes too loud; not every table is in the same space... More 

Thank YalcinTrana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We just ducked in to check it out - it was not busy (we were early) but BOY did we have a good time! We sat at the bar, got tastes of wine, ate a ton of delicious food, watched a few regulars dance, were serenaded by the guitarist, we felt like royalty. It's on the to-do list for every... More 

Thank shoregirl28
Saint-Lambert, Canada
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

What better way to end an evening of a wonderful flamenco show but to go to an authentic Spanish restaurant famed for its tapas!!! That's exactly what I, and my gang of 20 aficionados of Spanish culture did on the night of June 7, 2015. It was my first visit but many of the group had been here before. It... More 

Thank KikiBakshi
Montreal, Canada
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178 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

We wanted to try La Movida my wife and i, so we got a groupon offer which included 4 tapas : we took the fried calamaris (good), eggplants and honey (good) , garlic shrimps (great), and the spanish omelet (Delicious). We also added a 5th tapas : chicken kebabs (not bad). The red sangria my wife had was to her... More 

Thank Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2015

What a disappointment. The food is excellent, you should really try the bravas, it's the only place in Montreal where you can find them as they are made in Spain. But the service is BAD. We were a table of 9 people. Reservation was properly made on tuesday that same week. When we got there, they didn't find our name.... More 

Thank JoyceBorniard
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

My wife and I decided to try this spanish restaurant based on comments we received from friends who tried it on a Groupon. We were attended promptly upon arrival and brought to the main dining area which has a very nice decor. We ordered 5 tapas and all were delicious and made with quality ingredients. The calamaris in black ink... More 

Thank OttawaFans
Lérida, Catalonia, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

We were a group of 8 on a friday night. I would like to mention that 3 of us work in different restaurants, so we do know how it works. Here it goes: When we first arrived, they didn't have our reservation (which was made a week ago), so obviously our table was not ready. Not a big of a... More 

Thank MartaPerezM
Montreal, Canada
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2015

What was very good: a friendly, helpful waiter, the décor and the ambiance. The price of wine/beers is adequate. What was average: the food - it was just bland and very little flavor - no "umph" factor whatsoever. Not bad, not very good, just average. I'm surprised by some of the comments that the food is very flavorfoul. We had... More 

1 Thank Igor M
Medford, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a friend. We ordered the tapas and paella for 4 meal. $25 each got us about 6-7 dishes and paella. Each dish was great and complimented the last one. Great flavors, great atmosphere and delicious red sangria. Worth a stop when in Montreal for tapas.

Thank Josh79b
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Skeptical we were, my wife and I , since there was only one other couple in the entire place. Pleasantly surprised when whatever we ordered was fabulous and the staff was genuine in their efforts to please our group. Will return without hesitation.

1 Thank Victor S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4561, rue St-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2T 1R2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-507-7798

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colourful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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