Best Mexican

Calgary's Best Mexican
Calgary's Best Mexican
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Best Mexican

From farmers’ market taco stands to festive cantinas, Calgary’s food scene is bursting with fresh Mexican flavour

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:

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AÑEJO

AÑEJO 

AÑEJO

 

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Blanco Cantina

Blanco Cantina

Blanco Cantina

Blanco Cantina

Blanco Cantina

Blanco Cantina

Blanco Cantina

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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.

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Gringo Street

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Los Chilitos

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Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

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Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Native Tongues Taqueria

Molcajete

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The Spicy Amigos

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Tres Marias

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Tu Tierra

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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.

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By
Elizabeth Chorney-Booth
Elizabeth Chorney-Booth is a food writer, cookbook author, radio columnist, and a lifelong Calgarian.