Monday, September 1, 2014

Mesón serves bistro-style dishes with Spanish influence. It is located two steps from its big brother Tapeo, a 10-year running tapas restaurants.

The service here was somewhat satisfactory, but it could have been better. I was hoping the same kind of service as I experienced at Tapeo

As a starter, I ordered the churros con dulce de leche. The dough was nicely crisp and soft inside, but wished there were more dulce de leche on the plate. As for our mains, we had the strawberry French toast served with spreads of whipped cream and a bed of maple syrup. The tartness of the strawberries balanced well with the sweetness of the syrup and the cream helps bring everything together. And the brioche was soft and eggy. We also ordered the shrimp toast with a soft-boiled egg. The fresh shrimps were mixed with mayonnaise, garnished with some sprigs of watercress. It is served on top of a well-crisp toast along with a perfect gooey egg.

Overall, the food was good, but we felt the portions were a bit small for the price paid and also, the food was lacking the Spanish touch. It didn't felt that we were transported to Spain. It might be totally different story if we dine at Mesón for dinner.
Churros con Dulce de Leche
Strawberry French Toast
Shrimp Toast with Soft-boiled Egg
345 rue Villeray
Montreal, QC
H2R 2C7
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