Calgary’s newest local Mexican concept, Calavera Cantina, opened its doors last week, and it’s already serving up top-notch eats in McKenzie Towne.
Offerings include 27-ingredient mole, house-ground chorizo, a wide array of antojitos (small plates), and, of course, tacos.
The restaurant pairs traditional Mexican flavours with refreshing additions like watermelon and cucumber to create heat without being overwhelmingly spicy.
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Infused cocktails, margaritas, and mouth-watering churros round out the menu, and Instagrammable neon signs make the experience even more fun.
The space merges the look of traditional Mexican cantinas with Venice Beach to create a laidback, modern-Bohemian vibe, with massive windows that pop up to provide that open-air feeling on warm days.
The southeast Calgary eatery hosts Taco and Tequila Hour from 3 pm to 5 pm and 9 pm to close daily, featuring half-price margaritas, 25% off tequila, and $3 tacos – a perfect way to enjoy some Mexican dishes and drinks for cheap.
Calavera Cantina joins Starbelly Group as its fourth restaurant in the city, alongside Starbelly Open Kitchen + Lounge, The Beltliner, and ghost kitchen Pink Door Pizza (which operates out of the west side of Calavera’s building for pick-up and delivery service through the side door).
Visit Calavera Cantina at #180 4307 130 Avenue SE (“South, but not all the way South,” Calavera says on their website).
The doors are open from 11 am to 11 pm daily for unique Mexican eats and sips, with minors allowed until 8 pm.
Address: #180 4307 130 Avenue SE, Calgary