Montreal smoked meat is pretty much a specialty of few in Metro Vancouver and these folks do what they do in house and with care.
We started with their Classic (6 oz) Smoked Meat Sandwich with cheese. This was a treat with their in house brined and smoked brisket served on excellent rye bread with Dijon Mustard. I haven't had a lot of Montreal smoked meat but I can assure you that this was a moist and flavourful treat.
Next up was a Reuben. Also made with the MSM and cheese but this time toasted and with sauerkraut, I have had a few Reubens in my time and this one was a pleasure. The rich meat and cheese with the slightly sour cabbage cutting through the middle made us happy.
On the slightly disappointing side was the Poutine. Not sure why I ordered this as I don't really get the allure of poutine. The components individually were tasty with the gravy being rich (but lumpy ) the fries well fried in decently seasoned oil (but on the limp side even those not covered in gravy) and the cheese was generously applied.
The Cole Slaw on the other hand was very decent. Slightly herby with some nice vinegar dressing.
Small and to the point, Estrella's has seating for maybe a couple of dozen (?) and offers some other lunch and breakfast items. The folks are friendly and service is quick. Definitely come for the Montreal smoked meat.
For what it's worth, we give Estrella's (for the above mentioned in house made smoked meat!) 4 1/2 out of 5.