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Ever since an early age I was always fascinated by the culinary arts. Born and raised in Mexico, I often followed my mom around the kitchen, watching and learning traditional Mexican cuisine.
As my passion for cooking grew, I decided to pursue a career in the food industry. I worked my way up to the position of chef in a busy Montreal Old Port restaurant: Titanic. I interned at the Intercontinental Hotel as well as the prestigious restaurant Le Club Chasse et Pêche and have graduated from the St-Pius Culinary Institute with diplomas in both professional cooking and contemporary professional pastry making.
Whether it is simple sandwiches or complex entrees, I believe that food should not be simply eaten, it should be experienced.
Mercado - nueva cocina mexicana
MERCADO's goal is to take the Montreal's Mexican food scene beyond the Taco. It puts forth a unique and creative Mexican inspired menu, for both dinner and brunch, which incorporates authentic Mexican flavours but with a modern twist. It offers the diners the opportunity to experience gourmet Mexican food in a modern and trendy environment, inspired by urban Mexican culture.
The name MERCADO, meaning Market in Spanish, is not only meant to convey the use of fresh, top quality ingredients, but also holds a special meaning for the Chef and Founder, Fabian Enriquez, who as a little boy, used to accompany his mother to the markets of Mexico City.
Shrimp and tequila cappuccino. Tequila flambéed tiger shrimp, chipotle mayo on crispy blue corn tortilla
Grilled octopus, chia, avocado napoleon with coriander pesto and jalapeños
Ancho pepper stuffed with duck confit and potato and leek puree
Mexican beer batter deep fried cod, homemade beet tortilla, remoulade
Masa balls topped with goat cheese, sautéed wild mushrooms, butternut squash purée V
Corn truffle risotto V
Magret de canard, chilli and chocolate sauce with sesame seeds, Aztec rice and vegetables
Black cod, poblano pepper, zucchini and corn cream sauce topped with beet crisps
Short rib braised in chilli and Mexican chocolate, masa balls and vegetables.
Pumpkin seed crusted pork medallions, roasted vegetables, traditional pumpkin seed mole sauce
Meringue cookies, lime cream, mango cubes and almond orange brittle V
Coconut banana crème brulée V
Corn cake with rompope sauce and popcorn ice cream V
*table d'hôte special: add $20 to any main for your choice of appetizer and dessert
Homemade fried corn tortilla roll stuffed with Mexican style pulled pork
2 homemade corn tortilla stuffed with roasted poblano peppers, mushrooms and cheese V
Fried cod in Mexican beer batter with papas bravas
3 homemade corn tortillas topped with chipotle braised short rib, fried beans and Greek yogurt
Chorizo burger with manchego cheese and jalapenos, served with papas bravas
Homemade corn tortilla topped with bean puree, skirt steak, morita pepper sauce, cactus and queso fresco
Pork chop sauté with green bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and melted cheese, served with flour tortilla and avocados
2 pork tamales served with spicy mango chutney
Freshly made guacamole with charred pineapple and jalapeno, served with blue corn tortilla chips V
Grilled corn kernels with remoulade, feta cheese and chilli de arbol V
2 homemade corn tortillas topped with achiote and chile guajillo braised porc belly and charred pineapple
2 homemade corn tortillas topped with mixed beans, 2 sunny side up, morita sauce and queso fresco with a side of papas bravas V
Homemade corn tortilla topped with bean puree, skirt steak, 2 sunny side up with morita pepper sauce and cactus with a side of papas bravas
Corn meal waffle topped with pulled pork, sunny side up and pickled onions
2 homemade jalapeño biscuits topped with avocado, 2 poached eggs, chipotle hollandaise, and candied chorizo with a side of papas bravas
3 Mexican chocolate pancakes with layers of homemade cajeta, topped with fried plantains and coconut cream V
3 egg omelette stuffed with goat cheese, tomatoes, serrano peppers, red onions and coriander with a side of papas bravas V
2 pineapple coconut tamales with sabayon sauce V
2 crepes stuffed with poblano peppers, mushrooms, corn in a cream sauce V
Steel cut oats, Greek yogurt, mango compote, toasted coconut shavings V
Cerises & GourmandisesSi vous avez envie de découvrir un autre aspect de la cuisine mexicaine, faites un petit détour par la Petite Italie et allez visiter le Mercado.
Curiosites et gourmandises... j’ai bien apprécié ma soirée (chez Mercado), tout était bon et savoureux et j’ai déjà hâte d’y retourner pour découvrir leurs brunchs du dimanche
“Best authentic Mexican brunch in town!”To the chef and administration a big thank you for finally bringing to Montreal real Mexican food in a beautiful setting! Merci beaucoup!
Corporate & Private Events
Mercdao is the ideal venue to host your business meetings or private events.
The first and only high end Mexican restaurant in Montreal, Morcado offers a unique dining experience, incorporating gourmet menu items, a selection of privately imported tequilas and mezcals, and a beautiful and modern décor featuring imported artwork from Mexico City and original hand painted murals.
We are able to customize a menu offering for your specific needs and accommodate special requests to have your favourite wine bottle on hand for your guests to enjoy.
Our restaurant can seat up to 50 guests or 70 guests for a cocktail.
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 514-903-6924.
Mercado’s parent company B&F Food Services also offers Catering services.
From lunchboxes to tapas, buffets and sit-down meals and from International to European and Latin cuisines, our varied catering styles and cuisines will suit any occasion and palate. Our chef has over 10-year experience in the catering business and will take the time to understand your exact needs and will customize a menu that will suit them.
Our flexible and personal approach to catering simplifies choosing and ordering and takes the guesswork out of the process. Our chef will revise the menu offering until you are fully satisfied this way ensuring that you get exactly what you want and need.
Ordering from us is easy! You can contact us at email@example.com or by phone at 514-903-6924.
6961 Boul. St-Laurent, Montreal, H2S 3E1info@mercadomtl.com