11 Restaurants To Celebrate Canada Takeout’s Tex-Mex Days This Month
Is it getting hot in here or is it just the Hawaiian Ghost Pepper?
Since launching on April 15, Canada Takeout continues to encourage Canadians coast-to-coast to support their favourite local restaurants by ordering takeout. With weekly food holidays and themes, Canada Takeout is on a mission to make every day #TakeoutDay.
This month, we're celebrating Tex-Mex flavours available all across our great country, supported by Campbells. Bringing together a community can be as easy as supporting your local faves on #TakeoutDay.
As it turns out, spicy and crunchy tacos (and other Tex-Mex faves) are the best accompaniment to the changing seasons. On September 23 and 30, be sure to place your caliente order. And if you're looking for the perfect appetizer to nibble on while you wait, grab a bag of tortilla chips and a jar of Pace® Chunky Salsas or Picante sauces. Restaurants owners already know these tasty dips are super versatile and will fire up customers' taste buds with the heat that only tomatoes, onions and jalapenos can bring. They can be served as a traditional dip, a delicious topping, or as a cooking sauce to spice up recipes and add zesty flavour to meat, vegetables, or pasta.
Already excited? Well, let's get this Tex-Mex night going. Here are 11 delicious restaurants to start you on your journey.
1. La Capital Tacos
Address: 1096 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal, QC H2Z 1J5
Why You Need To Order: Find yourself in the streets of Mexico for under $13 with this hot spot. There's no way around it — this gem is a must for anyone in Montreal on a budget. With favourites like carnitas, barbacoa, and even a couple of vegan options, you'll soon find yourself coming back again and again for your new fave appie: papas con veneno (fried baby potatoes, spicy "veneno" mix, sour cream, and shallots).
2. Doors: Taco Joint & Metal Bar
Address: 56 Hess St. S., Hamilton, ON L8P 3N3
Why You Need To Order: This budget-friendly taco joint serves up savoury antojitos and even seven-inch tacos. Spice isn't a choice, it's a lifestyle at Doors.
3. Maiz & Mixta Tacqueria
Cuisine: Dairy & Gluten-Free Mexican
Address: Moncton Market (120 Westmorland St., Moncton, NB E1C 0R9)
Why You Need To Order: They cook, you build. A favourite in the Moncton market scene, Maiz & Mixta is bringing you 100% authentic taco kits for your next fiesta. What's included? Easy-to-follow instructions, pre-cooked fillings, soft corn tortillas, toppings, and their secret-recipe salsas. Now, this is the meal prep we like to do.
Address: 307 Dalhousie St., Ottawa, ON K1N 7E8
Why You Need To Order: Touted as the best Mexican spot in Ottawa by reviewers and The Top Choice Awards, Ahora is a must for any local who somehow hasn't tried it yet. Featuring tradicional dishes like enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, Latin desserts, and more, you'll be doing the chef's kiss and putting their number in speed dial slot #1. They also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Address: 211 Bannatyne Ave #102, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1M3; 333 Saint Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0M8
Why You Need To Order: This flexitarian menu has a whole burrito section, including Chipotle Chicken, Hawaiian Ghost Pepper, Chivito, and more. Served with fresh guac, these burritos are a Peg City special. Each dish on the menu notes the spice level, meaning it can accommodate both sensitive tummies and hot-sauce fiends.
6. YellowBelly Brewery & Public House
Cuisine: Canadian with Signature Nachos
Address: 288 Water St., St. John's, NL A1C 5J9
Why You Need To Order: This Newfoundland brewery has four signature over-the-top nacho combos to choose from, bringing a little taste of Tex-Mex to the streets of St. John's. The grande platters are recommended for two or more, so you know who to call on date night for takeout.
7. Taco Boyz
Cuisine: Fresh Mexican
Address: 10 Trinity Ave., Fredericton, NB E3C 0B8
Why You Need To Go: Tex-Mex lover, meet the Taco Pocket. Yes, the Taco Pocket. It's like the crunch wrap got amped up on actually fresh ingredients and came out the other side bigger, better, and tastier. But that's not the only trick this Maritime franchise has up its sleeve — the menu is chock full of quick and tasty classics like quesadillas, taco bowls, nachos, and take-out kits for the DIY enthusiast. Oh, and let's not forget the monster-sized chimichangas.
8. Antojo Tacos + Tequila
Address: 1667 Argyle St., Halifax, NS B3J 2B5
Why You Need To Order: Smokey red salsas, traditional guacamole, and fresh pico de gallo are staples at this Halifax eatery. With eight signature taco flavours and a weekly special, there's no shortage of sabrosos bocados(tasty bites) here. Make it a date night with build-your-own tacos for two. Plus, their elotes (Mexican street corn) look delicious.
9. Señor Froggy
Cuisine: Casual Mexican
Address: 724 Sydney Ave #9, Kamloops, BC V2B 1M9
Why You Need To Order: Ordering for a group with diverse food needs? Señor Froggy is great for meat-lovers and vegetarians, plus some options can even be vegan-friendly upon request. They've also got tons of deals throughout the week. To spice up the deal, Wednesdays are BOGO Half-Price Burrito Days. You can choose from nine original flavours including Super Veggie, BBQ Chicken, and Wicked Crunch featuring a "sinful Diablo" sauce. Sounds perfect to us.
10. Native Tongues Taqueria
Address: 235 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1H7
Why You Need To Order: Stop by for the authentic tacos, the gluten-free options, and unbeatable guac. They offer seven mouthwatering vegan choices, plus a vegan hot sauce. Don't forget to order sweet donas, made fresh in house daily. Trust, these are the best tacos and donuts in Calgary.
11. Mi Casa Restaurante
Cuisine: Mexican & Latin American
Address: 622 Circle Dr. E., Saskatoon, SK S7K 0T9
Why You Need To Order: Focus in on Latin American and Mexican flavours with classics like carne asada, fajitas, nachos, pupusas, pescado fritos, plus everyone's faves: tacos. Mi Casa is a Saskatoon fave — if you haven't tried them yet, there's never been a better time.
Tex-Mex Days, supported by Campbells, are the perfect time to try something new. This is only a small list of all the Tex-Mex dishes that are available from restaurants all across Canada. Supporting these places now by ordering takeout could make a huge difference, so get hungry!