Montreal Tourist Trap Tips by Gwenvar
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Dear Old Montréal,
we love you, but some of your restaurants are really too expensive for what they have to offer. Especially on Place Jacques-Cartier, where all the tourists go. The little ones which are supposed to be cheap. Well, they are cheap, but not for the costumer. It's more like, the owners, that are cheap.
Unique Suggestions: Not all, though. The few ones that are on the Eastern side, same side as the Town Hall, are ok. You can still find some good ones on the Western side of the street. I haven't been to all of them. But be wary. And it isn't just in that particular spot of Old Montréal, that you have to be careful, so look to see if there is a reasonnable amount of locals inside. If they all look like lost tourists, it's because what they really lost is their appetite.
Fun Alternatives: But Old Montréal also contains a lot of great restaurants, so don't worry. Either ask at the place you are staying, or to locals you come to chat with. And it isn't because they are French Canadians that they cannot be tourists, so ask them if they know the place well.
And in doubt, you can always bring yourself a small pic-nic, that you can eat along the old quay, just down the street. There is a parc there, that follows it, and where you will eventually go to, anyway, like everyone else.
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