Best tacos in Calgary you need to try at least once

Aug 29 2022, 10:00 pm

There are so many places in Calgary to get tacos (one of the all-time greats when it comes to food, right up there with pizza and burgers).

We’ve come up with a shortlist that will come in handy when you’re craving a taco…or five. It doesn’t need to be Tuesday, either.

While there are a ton of awesome spots to head to when you’re looking for tacos, these spots just have that special something that makes them amazing.

Here’s where to get some of the best tacos in Calgary.

AÑEJO Restaurant

 

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This 4th Street staple is a Calgary favourite for tacos.

Anejo has six classic kinds to choose from, including beef barbacoa, pulled pork, crispy fried tilapia, chicken tinga, chorizo crumble, and braised mushrooms.

Address: #2 2116 4th Street SW, Calgary
Phone: 587-353-2656

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Native Tongues

Native Tongues Taqueria is a joint serving tacos guisado, which basically means braised meats and vegetables wrapped in warm corn tortillas, served with salsa verde and salsa roja.

The eatery also has tacos al carbon, which are larger tacos cooked on their charcoal grill. Native Tongues has pricier, more high-end tacos now as well, like the rib-eye steak taco.

Address: 235 12th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-263-9444

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Blanco Cantina

Because of its uber-comfortable seating and casual atmosphere, Blanco is the perfect place for taco and margarita-fuelled shenanigans — at any of its three Calgary locations.

Choose from beef brisket, ground beef, pulled chicken, and chopped pork fillings served with salsa rojo, and drizzled with sour cream and salsa fresca upon request.

Address: 723 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-228-1854

Address: #100 1140 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-454-9602

Address: 8545 Broadcast Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-455-3796

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Chilitos Taberna

 

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Chilitos Taberna serves tacos that are under $5 each, with nine different flavours to choose from, including mushroom, pork, beef, chicken, and more.

Address: 1309 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-228-5528

Address: 510 77th Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-228-5528

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Taiko Taco & Canteen

Taiko offers several delicious varieties of Asian fusion tacos.

Calgary’s favourite hawker-style Asian taco food truck, Taiko Taco, Zilford’s Fried Chicken, and a mini-putt location called Lucky Putt have combined into a brick-and-mortar spot in Manchester, where you can also order for curbside pickup.

Address: #107 3851 Manchester Road SE
Phone: 403-454-1843

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Gringo Street

 

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Gringo Street offers a whopping 10 types of tacos, so you know this is an amazing place to head for this offering. With a killer vibe and atmosphere, it’s no wonder that Gringo Street is always at the top of peoples’ lists.

Address: #101 524 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-474-1411

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Tacos Mexico Memorial

Tacos Mexico Memorial offers fairly priced, Mexican street-style tacos.

This place has 20 different taco flavours to choose from, such as chipotle beef, asada, chicken fajita, pescado, and so much more. Taco prices range from $6 to $7 per order and each comes with two of the same taco flavour.

Address: 3725 Memorial Drive SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-457-6117

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Spicy Amigos

 

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The tacos here are created using soft corn tortilla, either cilantro or pico de gallo, salsa, crema, onions, and your choice of meat. There are nine different meat options to choose from, and two veggie-only selections.

Address: 821 4th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 587-353-1484

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Golden Cactus Mexican Grill

 

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Golden Cactus Mexican Grill is a family-owned restaurant serving golden tacos made from corn tortillas, your choice of protein, cilantro, onions, salsa verde, and salsa roja. There are a number of different taco flavours to choose from, including shrimp, fish, and carne asada, which is a soft, grilled beef.

Address: #7 5315 17th Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-453-3807

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Moose and Poncho

Located in the First Street Market, this authentic Mexican vendor has a simple menu of a handful of tacos and a few sides, like chips and salsa.

The meat and vegetables are cooked all day with care for tacos that resemble ones you might find in any Mexican village, served on a double tortilla with massive portions.

Address: 1327 1st Street SW #6, Calgary

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With files from Jory Olcarino

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