This restaurant is shaking up Montreal's Mexican food scene

Jan 16 2020, 11:03 am

It’s officially winter in Montreal, we’re double-layering our sweaters, and all we can think about is warming up indoors with the kind of food that satisfies the soul. Load up the salsa and guac because we’re talking about the almighty burrito.

Arguably one of the best handheld eats ever created, burritos are in a league of their own — but only when crafted to perfection, locking in freshness and flavour. One of the best places to find them? At the Canadian-owned, Mexican-inspired restaurant chain, Quesada Burritos and Tacos.

Quesada Burritos and Tacos/Facebook

There are a few key differences between Quesada and your typical fast food chain.

First, Quesada is known for its authentic menu with everything made fresh daily — hand-mashed guacamole, hot and spicy sauces (habanero, anyone?), and house-made salsa included. The founder was inspired by authentic tastes and flavours he discovered while traveling, which far surpassed any he’d experienced at other “Mexican” chain restaurants.

He wanted to bring that same experience back to Canada, and clearly it’s worked. Chefs from Mexico have commended the restaurant’s delicious salsa options — they’re that good.

Restaurant interior/Quesada Burritos and Tacos

From hearty burritos to fresh veggie bowls, crunchy, cheese-loaded nachos, and crispy tortilla tacos, there’s literally something on the menu for everyone.

Bonus: To start 2020 off right, Quesada is launching a brand new slow-cooked traditional Mexican dish: Shredded Beef Barbacoa. Tender Canadian beef made with adobo and chipotle peppers, chillies, and fresh spices; it’s prepared fresh for salad bowls, burritos, and tacos.

Beef Barbacoa tacos/Quesada Burritos and Tacos

Second, with 135 locations across Canada, there’s bound to be a location on your way to work, your friend’s place, the gym, and anywhere else you find yourself when a craving hits.

Third, there’s no shortage of vegan and veggie options either. In September 2019, Quesada became the first Mexican chain in Canada to offer a Beyond Meat Burrito that gives back. One percent of all Beyond Meat Burrito sales are donated to the global environmental protection movement, 1% for the Planet.


Whatever your taco or burrito craving, you can customize your meal at Quesada by choosing your toppings, salsa (verde is our go-to), sauces, and you’re all set.

Already feeling hungry? Visit Quesada Burritos and Tacos now to find your nearest restaurant location.