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Friday, March 7, 2014

BRUNCH AT JULIETA

After we had brunch at LA TAMALERA, we searched for other restaurants that served South American cuisine. We loved how this type of cuisine can be incorporated in brunch. That said, we did a little bit of research and came across JULIETA, a small restaurant located on Beaubien, near rue Ste. Laurent.If you blink, you could miss the door, so keep your eyes pealed when you're in the area. . .

Restaurant Front

When we are more than two, we generally like to go to a place that takes reservations; we were a party of four.  Unfortunately Julieta did not take reservations after 10:30am, but they told us we would not have an issue getting at table for 11:00am. So, we went, sans-reservations, and, luckily, were seated immediately. Our table was located by the window, which was a great spot- in fact it was the only table near a window, looking out to the streets.  Julieta is quite small- it's narrow and long, but the space fills up with a lot of light. In terms of decor, there isn't anything special. The restaurant was very clean, however. 

Restaurant Interior

We all wanted to try their hot chocolate, but they did not have any left (a real letdown because it's hot chocolate prepared an "Andes" way).  Instead, M decided on a beer, and others chose the fresh juice made with a variety of berries ($4). We all ordered coffee ($1.75), as well.  The juice was really refreshing and not too sweet. The coffee was also great - and it came bottomless cup. 

Fresh Juice and Hot Coffee
M's Refreshing, Cold Beer 

Their menu isn't big. They only have 8 items, but they're all very different options.  We started off with a serving of "Arepitas". Arepitas are small pieces of grilled bread made out of corn flour. It was served with sour cream. They were absolutely delicious. It was a nice little appetizer before we got out main meals (we wished we ordered more!).

Arepitas with Creme Fraiche

When we looked at the menu, it didn't take G any convincing  to order the Capacha, which was labelled "the house special". M decided on the Andino, their version of eggs, meat and potatoes. Our friends ordered another Capacha and the Cazuela Cochinita.  

When our meals came out, we noticed that the portions were a little bit small;  not the size you're typically use to for breakfast.  The food was DELICIOUS however. M said that the potatoes were not the best, though. G's dish was sweet and salty, and just heaven...


"Capacha" ($12): ham, cheese,  creme fraiche in between two arepas,
garinished with cheese, creme fraiche and small fruits 
"Andino" ($13)- eggs, sausage, small corn salad, and fried arepitas.
"Cazuela Cochinita" ($13)- two eggs cook in the oven, mix of chorizo, jam and
peas, tomato sauce, potatoes and fresh creme. 

We had two waitresses come to our table frequently. The younger waitress was extremely friendly. The other waitress did not crack a smile and spoke barely nothing though. When we asked about certain details on the menu, we got short (unclear) answers- so we really did not know what to expect when we got our food (but we were happy in the end!). While the food was super delicious, we left a little bit hungry since the portions were not that big. Finally, we really can't talk about their price point because our bill was paid by our friends- checking out the prices noted above can give you a ballpark figure though....


WHAT WE WORE

Top: MELISSA NEPTON, Jeans: OLD NAVY
Necklace: LE CHATEAU, Earrings: TARGET, Lips: MAC
Coat: KENNETH COLE, Scarf: BURBERRY
Boots: BATA (Gift from Lebanon), Purse: CHANEL
Nails: CHANEL "TABOO"
Shirt: HOLLISTER, Jeans: AMERICAN EAGLE
Watch: D&G, Belt: TOMMY HILFIGER
Boots: Purchased in Lebanon, Socks: OLD NAVY
Jacket: NORTH FACE, Scarf: BIZOU
Sunglasses: TOMMY HILFIGRE, Hat: Purchased at NYC Vendor

ROUND UP
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 3/5
Taste: 4/5
Price: 3.5/5

DETAILS
JULIETA
67 rue Beaubien Est
Montreal, QC
514 - 507 -5517
Reservations: YES, but only between 10:00-10:30 am.
Wheelchair Accesible: NO
Julieta on Urbanspoon

Rainbows,
A Beauty & A Babe
xox 



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