Tapas, like books, cars, and husbands, are designed to be shared with those closest to you. Indulge in the best of Spanish-style sharing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of tapas, drinks, and more at Monty's on Queen in Cambridge.
Plating fresh, local ingredients, Monty's on Queen dishes small delicacies and pours lustrous wines to stimulate conversation and quell appetites. Pull up two chairs and challenge your date to a nose wrestle while an array of chorizo bites purrs under a blanket of smoked cheddar and roasted red pepper cream sauce ($6). For heartier hankerings, Monty's on Queen sandwiches pepper-crusted steak with a side of roasted paprika potatoes and chipotle aioli ($12). A glass of Angels Gate riesling ($7) is bottled in Niagara Peninsula before sweetening local lips, and the Cookoothama shiraz ($8) is flown in from Australia by a team of ace wombats.
Echo Weekly reviewed Monty's on Queen:
- How many restaurants have you been to that don’t have a freezer or a microwave in their damn kitchen? Bet you’re still at zero. Well now you can count to one, because Monty’s Tapas Wine Bar at 3 Queen Street in downtown Hespeler is the place to be for the freshest dining experience imaginable. – Mandy Richardson, Echo Weekly
Montys on Queen
Tucked into a downtown Hespeler storefront, Montys on Queen boasts a Spanish-style tapas selection and international wine list that helped earn it a spot on Drew Edwards' 2010 Fantastic Five list in the Waterloo Region Record. Specifically, he praised it as a “truly rare find: something that out of nowhere exceeds all expectations.”
The restaurant's chef and sommelier coordinate their talents as they create complementary menus that emphasize locally sourced ingredients and Canadian-produced wines. This local flavour appears in the small plates' ocean-fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables, although the chefs incorporate chorizo, spicy chipotle, and edible geography textbooks to lend an international flair.
Although a green, illuminated sign advertises "Bier," the bartenders can also mix martinis and shake cocktails for diners to either sip at the bar or take back to one of the tables that line the neutral-toned wall on the opposite side of the dining room. Outside, a small patio area contains two small tables within an enclosed area, allowing guests to enjoy their meal outdoors during the warmer seasons.
3 Queen St. E
Cambridge, Ontario N3C 2A7Get Directions