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Taqueria El Charrito

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808 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J6, Canada
+1 403-478-2924
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Mon 10:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Dont come here!!! Ordered 4 birria tacos & an order of the enchiladas & two horchatas. The tacos came out cold and they used mozzarella cheese on the enchiladas. Its suppose to be mexican queso(cheese) fresco. Clearly they are trying to cut corners to save money. And the horchatas, which is a drink that is made of rice water and... More 

Thank Yuri N
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

This was like walking into a fast food joint in Mexico. Real food not made in a factory. A variety of choices, but no fish or vegetarian options. TV on the wall in Spanish, and many customers ordered in Spanish. I had a super filling burrito with dark meat, and thick cut corn chips - very tasty. Guacamole was a... More 

Thank Margaret C
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

If you are looking for very good authentic Mexican food in modest surroundings, try this place. If you are looking for Tex/Mex or some other form of Americanized/Canadianized Mexican food in an upscale place this isn't for you. I eat here often and find it to be excellent every time. I highly recommend it.

Thank Nick K
Calgary, Canada
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159 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

I've eaten at a variety of Mexican establishments around North America, and this one is clearly the worst. I don't even know where to start. So bland, so bleh. The pork had to be at least a week old, it was so dry and flavourless. And it was all drowned in cream and tasteless cheese. Just awful. I hate to... More 

2 Thank Vladimir1968
Ottawa, Canada
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Do you ever get a food craving that just HAS to be satisfied? Well that was me the other day. On the drive back from Lake Louise to Calgary I became consumed with a craving for Mexican food. After driving aimlessly around the city looking for a place to suit the bill, I happened upon Taqueria el Charrito. What a... More 

1 Thank Rhonda M
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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237 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

I saw this Mexican fast food place on Kensington Rd from a bus flying past and thought, must try that, so dropped in today and ordered the quesadilla. The flavour was good and I was hungry, but I have to say it was the wateriest quesadilla I've ever eaten and I spend a lot of time in Mexico. Quesadillas are... More 

Thank xena888
Calgary, Canada
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628 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Five of us went to taste the tacos. They have many variations of the theme to choose from - all at very good prices. Beef, chicken, pork, tongue, chorizo, BBQ style, etc. Food is ordered at a counter and prepared in a kitchen area. When the food was put up for us to pickup there was no explanation as to... More 

Thank Nick D
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

We have tried both Taqueria El Churrito locations now and it leaves me unimpressed. It's no substitute for Traditional Taco, which I miss. Both the Edmonton Trail and Kensington locations are clean and colourful, with pleasant service. Our first visit was to the Edmonton Trail location which was fortunately open late at night. I seem to recall that some part... More 

Thank JillKeats
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

It was 12 noon Sunday. No one was in the restaurant. We decided to give it a try. AMBIANCE: Good, clean, and open space FOOD: My son and boyfriend ordered the mini tacos with steak. They served shredded beef. That was fine, my boyfriend just ate it because he was hungry. My son took a bite and nothing more. I... More 

2 Thank zoekabowee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Had the chicken, pork and beef tacos! Cheap and yummy! Seasoned well! Had the horchata as well, which is delicious! Very friendly people too!

Thank mmmkjcalgs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 3J6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-478-2924

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?