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Santos Tapas Bar

$$ - $$$
Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
Bar, Spanish, Pub
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191 Rue Saint Paul Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Z5, Canada
+1 514-849-8881
17:00 - 03:00
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Montreal, Canada
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525 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat upstairs. Need a strong core if you are seated on a hassock. Low and no back. Service is painfully slow. Waiters do not seem to have assigned tables. Food however is very good. The shrimp tacos were special as was the hummus and yougurt . House white was weak and tasteless. Good food but that's about it.

Thank gorlinjay
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Right off the bat, Santos has one of the best, cheapest burgers in Montréal. For $9, you can't beat their Santos burger. Add $1 oysters to that, and they have some pretty fantastic dining. Also, they have a great selection of live music That being said, the atmosphere is eclectic and a bit out-of place, the service is a bit... More 

Thank Liam_Ragan
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

This place was one of my worst dining experiences. The service sucked. It took 2 hours (give or take) for my friends and I to get our drinks and food. The drinks were watered down, and the food was terrible (beef was overcooked, and the fries and bread were soggy). We were a big group and one of my friends... More 

Thank lesleymoyse
Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

My review for Santos is going to be limited as my date and I only went for a couple drinks and an appetizer. It is a very unique atmosphere. Behind the bar they have white shelving which gave it a cool vibe. The rest of the restaurant was a very upbeat place with a sort of feel that it was... More 

Thank HoosierInFlorida
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stopped in for a drink and got a seat at the bar. The gentlemen who made our drinks put the most effort I've ever seen a bartender put into a drink. I got the Mojito and it was phenomenal! Live music and good drinks! Would highly recommend if looking for a good drink and good vibe. Cannot write about the... More 

Thank mpeerless88
Montreal, Canada
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

If I can use 2 words to describe this place, it is "Not Impressed". I was not impressed by the service- for example the barmaid who, although not particularly busy, when I asked what kind of red wine she had by the glass, pointed to the menu and told me "page 3". And left to go chat up another server.... More 

Thank nanbro_ca
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My friend and I visited Santos this past weekend, and had a blast. Not only was the service exceptional the food and atmosphere were also great. We shared some tapas style dishes and enjoyed some of their house cocktails. We had a blast and hope to return soon!

Thank WorldTravelingGypsy
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Interesting decor, nice music, nice crowd of young folks on a Friday night. Had a cheese plate and couple glasses of vino at the bar. Service ok. Poor disability access, if that concerns you.

Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We were exploring Old Montreal and stopped at this warm, inviting, charming bar and it happened to be happy hour. We loved the ambience and decor, had several lovely drinks and snacks.

Thank Kim H
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We enjoyed our drinks and our food but found the waiting staff arrogant, slow, and generally disengaged. Was particularly shocked and offended when the waiter came and stood over one member of our party refusing to take her cheque until she had tipped a full 15% which he did not deserve in the slightest. I am never one to write... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Spanish, Pub
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Rue Saint Paul Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 1Z5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Neighbourhood: Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-849-8881
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)

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Vieux-Montreal (Old Montreal)
The historic centre of Montreal, Vieux-Port is home to some of the city's most antiquated buildings and picturesque streets. Along the waters of the St. Lawrence River, the bank of Old Port features museums, festivals, food stalls, and outdoor athletics, a celebrated part of the city that explodes into fireworks displays on warm summer nights. At its centre, street performers and artists compete with sprawling restaurant terraces for space along Jacques-Cartier Square, while the cobbled streets of Rue St. Paul and Rue Notre-Dame offer a reprieve of quiet galleries and atmospheric wine bars. Horse-drawn carriages are not an uncommon part of traffic, and the narrows they traverse are lined with boutiques, crêperies, and poutine shops enshrined in buildings of stone and wooden lattices. Here you can evoke Montreal's past with a traditional cooking lesson or historical tour, then enjoy its artistic present with live music and theatre.
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