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5 unexpected tacos at YYC Taco Fiesta 2016

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DH Calgary Staff Apr 29, 2016 1:53 pm

With Poutine Week behind us, it’s time to get lost in all things tacos. YYC Taco Fiesta is running from April 29 through May 5, 2016, and features over 30 restaurants creating all kinds of taco combinations.

Most restaurants are offering individual tacos from $4 to $6, while others are offering taco platters ranging from $12 to 18. The best part of it all: 15% of taco sales goes to Kids Up Front, Calgary Homeless Foundation and Calgary Food Bank. During this taco-themed week, all you have to do is enjoy some delicious tacos for a good cause.

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Among the many restaurants participating in the inaugural YYC Taco Fiesta, there are a few that aren’t known for their taco creations, however they’re throwing their hat into the ring.

1. Heaven Artisan Gluten Free Cuisine

Not everything needs gluten to be delicious and that’s what Heaven is delivering. This Venezuelan café is transforming their arepas into a taco starting with a soft corn tortilla with mechada beef, refried black beans, fried plantains, avocado slices and pico de gallo. No gluten, no problem!

Address: 1013 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-249-3037
Twitter: @HeavenYYC

2. The Mission

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

The newest restaurant on 4th Street SW serves a wide variety of Asian influenced bar snacks and their taco creation fits that theme perfectly. Marinated crispy tofu sits on a Sriracha crème fresh topped with some iceberg lettuce, sesames seeds, radish, and queso fresco all wrapped in a white corn tortilla.

Address: 1919 4th Street SW
<strong>Phone: 403-455-5775
Twitter: @TheMissionYYC

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3. Subs ‘n’ Bubbles

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

Offering up new tasty items in their new brick and mortar location, Subs ‘n’ Bubbles is taking a break from serving Vietnamese subs to offer lemongrass beef (or chicken) topped with lettuce, cucumber, cilantro, and pickled carrots/daikon. All that gets covered with an avocado and mint sauce and tangy hot sauce.

Address: 7204 Fairmount Drive SE
Phone: 587-353-8198
Twitter: @SubsnBubbles

4. Dairy Lane Café

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

Tucked away in Hillhurst, this little café is delivering in big flavours by making a root beer crepe and topping it with crispy buttermilk marinated fried chicken, a cabbage slaw, raw honey, green onions, and Gochugaru (Korean Red Chili Flakes).

Address: 319 19the Street NW
Phone: 403-283-2497
Twitter: @DairyLane

5. Tubby Dog

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

Photo via YYC Taco Fiesta

Tubby Dog serving tacos? It’s not as crazy as you’d think since they serve tacos every Tuesday after 6:00 PM. However, every day this week they will be serving up a braised goat shoulder taco topped with onion, cilantro, queso fresco, lime, and radish.

Address: 1022 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-244-0694
Twitter: @tubbydoghotdogs


Aadil Fazal is a Calgary food blogger with great passion for the local food scene. Combining his love of food and photography, he aims to provide YYC with a combination of delicious food pictures with his detailed restaurant reviews. You can check out his blog at Beltline Bites.


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