Whether it’s tacos, burritos or enchiladas, a hole-in-the-wall taqueria or a sit-down fiesta dinner, Calgary loves its Mexican food. The number of choices has definitely grown over the years, but these are my favourite places to hit when I want to satisfy a craving for great Mexican food:
El Charrito Taqueria
There’s nothing fancy about this little family-run spot on Edmonton Trail — the tables are sparse and you have to order at the counter, but the authentic tacos and tamales make it worth a visit. In addition to enticing versions of all the standards, traditional specialties like menudo (a Mexican trip soup) and pozole (hominy stew) are up for grabs on weekends.
Native Tongues Taqueria
The Spicy Amigos
Want to try them all? There’s no shame in having tacos for breakfast, lunch and dinner — that’s what I tell myself at least.