Not too long ago, TRAVEL + DESIGN had the fortunate chance of attending the launch of Tapas 24 MTL’s Aperitivo menu in the heart of Montreal’s Old Port. We all know Catalan reputed chef, Carles Abellan, has come to Montreal to open this tapas destination with the help of Venezuelan-born Chef, Hassaim Souki Tamayo. Three years after Tapas 24 became a well-established destination in the city, Tamayo partnered up with Joseph Ramirez, an importer who started bringing local products from Spain to Canada since 2011 in the hope of opening a new restaurant. As Ramirez is known to seek the best Jamon Iberico, Iberian acorn ham (Bellota, Pata Negra) and other products that customers will be able to get their hands on in Montreal, Ramirez and Tamayo have decided to open IBÉRICOS, a Spanish tapas tavern that combines both delicacies from Spain and local fresh ingredients from Quebec.
Located in Le Plateau borough, more precisely on Saint-Denis street corner Mont-Royal, IBÉRICOS would be qualified as more intimate as his sister restaurant, Tapas 24. As mentioned above, IBÉRICOS is a Spanish tapas tavern and the decor does breathe tavern as soon as you enter the restaurant. With little barrels serving as tables and stools placed around it, this intimate place will suit anyone who wishes to spend a quiet evening around a decadent Spanish meal and imported wine. Indeed the tavern itself is rather small (which can hold about 40 persons) , yet you can also book a table on the second floor or the entire room for a private event as the latter can accommodate over 40 guests.
What can one expect from a visit at IBÉRICOS? Anything that should figure on your Spanish tapas list will be served at the restaurant. From the best Jamon Iberico and Iberian acorn ham commonly named as Bellota and Pata Negra to Valencian Paella and Spanish cold cuts, your visit to IBÉRICOS will transport you to sunny Catalunya in one bite.
4475 Saint-Denis Street
Tuesday to Thursday: 5pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday: 5pm to 11pm