Planning a Perfect Lunch Date? We Got You!

Montreal has so many options of delicious foodie spots you’ll feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes to select only one especially if you’re planning a great lunch date. Don’t you worry, I struggle with the same problem all-the-time.To help you out, head to Saint-Henri, where you’ll enjoy a perfect lunch at Lupita and finish off with a sweet touch in Dalla Rose as we did.
Lupita, a new reimagined Torteria is a unique Mexican experience, setting itself apart from the vast options of tacos and burritos in the hood. Lupita recently opened with a master chef behind the scenes, Sandra Soto, ex-Olive & Gourmando and sister of Victor from Tacos Victor. You’ll fall in love with their affordable options of tortas, deep-fried flautas, salads, and an authentic Mexican corn on the cob. We loved the colorful decor and casual ambiance along with their lovely cooks and servers.

Since you walk in, you’ll feel how they recreated a tiny piece of a Mexican market in the middle of Montreal. I enjoyed all the colorful vibes, the open concept and how you can see them cooking, the simple but cozy picnic table setting and all the little familiar details.  

Here’s what we ordered:- Torta Pepito mi corazon- Torta Chilanga banda- Flautas- Lupita Plate- Aguas frescas 

Crispy flautas? Si, por favor!

After a delightful Mexican fiesta, a creamy and dreamy scoop of ice cream is pretty much the perfect way to end up your lunch date, amiright? Dalla Rose will impress you with six heavenly flavors and homemade cookies fresh from the oven, their specialty. 
What we had: -Homemade ice cream sandwich (the best of the best!)- Vanilla cup- Raspberry cone

Ps. If you’re craving for a good Ramen soup during Fall, Dalla Rose recently opened a new pop-up shop, Ramen 9000.With only 50 soups served daily and a stand-up concept, you better hurry to try this fabulous concept. 

Torteria Lupita4601 Rue Notre Dame OTue – Fri / Noon to 8pmSat 10am to 5pmPrice range: $Kids Friendly: totally! the concept is very simple and informal. There’s plenty of room for strollers but you won’t find changing tables if you need one.Dalla Rose4609 Rue Notre Dame OWed – Sun / Noon to 9pmPrice range: $Kids Friendly: order your ice cream to go, on the way back home, or sitting in a park nearby.


  1. Anna Elizabeth
    October 22, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    You always have the BEST food guides, I love it!! I can't wait to visit :)xo Anna

  2. Tiffany
    October 22, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    I LOVE your food guides! These places look absolutely delicious. I love Flautas and Agua Fresca – yum! And the decor of that place is adorable. The ice cream also looks delicious…I want all of this now! haha xo, Tiffany

  3. Denise M
    October 24, 2016 / 5:55 am

    The food looks really good! What a gorgeous restaurant too, very instagrammable ��. Also what better way to end a Mexican meal but with a scoop or two of ice cream.The Life of Dee

  4. kitty limon
    October 24, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Love the look of all the food and the place looks incredible, thanks for sharing 🙂

  5. Emma Gwilliam
    October 24, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Your photography is awesome

  6. Helene.Vlacho
    October 24, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    So many beautiful places! Great article and photos!I would like to try Crispy flautas! Helene/

  7. Ruxandra
    October 24, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    I absolutely love the colours and the design of the Mexican restaurant!

  8. laina fancher
    October 24, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I wish I lived in Montreal! You have mad camera skills, I have photog envy. What an awesome blog in general!>>>

  9. Sidney Aldaine
    October 24, 2016 / 11:59 pm

    Wow! There are some crazy, but delicious combinations of food 🙂

  10. Sandi Moynihan
    October 27, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    …. and now I'm hungry. Great post!xoxoSandi

  11. DCMTL Blog
    February 6, 2017 / 4:39 am

    So many beautiful places to see here in Montreal and lots of good food to eat. They are all a must try!