Where to Find Taco Deals Every Day in Calgary

Indulge in everyone's favourite wrapped food every day of the week. National Taco Day is October 4.



Native Tongues Taqueria offers a great taco deal on Tuesdays.

Photograph by Jared Sych

 

Whether they're filled with beef, chicken, pork or fish, there's no denying that tacos are one of the best wrapped foods out there. Thankfully, Calgary restaurants know that, and offer great taco specials that you can hit up every day of the week. 

 

Mondays

Los Chilitos Taco & Tequila House 

The deal: $3 tacos

Los Chilitos Taco & Tequila House offers up authentic Mexican food, and the tacos are no exception. On Mondays during its all-day happy hour, stop by for a $5 margarita and $3 chicken, beef or pulled pork tacos.

1309 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-5528, loschilitos.ca

 

Shillelagh’s Pub

The deal: $5 for three beef tacos

Shillelagh's Pub in Signal Hill offers a taco deal on Monday nights. You can get three soft or hard beef tacos for $5 after 3 p.m. and wash it down with a $5, 14-ounce pint of Canadian or Coors.

323, 1851 Sirocco Dr. S.W., 403-255-4747, shillelaghspub.com, @shillelaghspub

 

The Park Kitchen & Bar

The deal: $5 or $6 for a taco

The Park Kitchen & Bar serves four different kinds of tacos on Mondays. There's a $6 lobster taco, a $6 chicken taco, a $5 ahi tuna taco and a $5 pulled pork taco. The deal starts at 2 p.m. and there's no minimum order. Wild Rose pints are only $6.25 as well.

1200, 163 Quarry Park Blvd. S.E., 403-719-7200, parkkitchen.ca, @TheParkCalgary

 

Tipperary's Pub

The deal: $4.75 for three beef tacos

Starting at 3 p.m. on Mondays, Tipperary's Pub offers up three soft or hard shell beef tacos for $4.75. Specials like all-you-can-eat wings for $12.25 and $4.75 pints of Canadian and Coors are also available. 

2002 16 Ave. N.W., 403-289-5566, tipperaryspub.com, @tipperaryspub

 

Tuesdays

Bear & Kilt

The deal: Three tacos and a beer for $12

This subterranean pub on Stephen Avenue offers three beef tacos and a beer for only $12 on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

110 8 Ave. S.W., 403-232-8442 

 

Joyce on 4th Irish Pub

The deal: $2.50 tacos

Located in Mission, Joyce on 4th Irish Pub has soft tacos for only $2.99 each starting at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays (minimum order of 3). You can also get margaritas for $6.25.

506 24 Ave. S.W., 403-541-9168, calgarysbestpubs.com/joyce, @joyceon4th_yyc

 

Julio's Barrio

The deal: $3.50 tacos

Starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, you can get tacos for $3.50 each at Julio's Barrio in Kensington. The Mexican restaurant also offers $5 El Jimador tequila then.

1110 Memorial Dr. N.W., 403-203-3066, juliosbarrio.com@julioscalgary

 

Los Chilitos Taco & Tequila House

The deal: $2.50 tacos

In addition to its Monday taco special, Los Chilitos also offers a second special on Tuesdays. This time around, individual tacos with chicken, pulled pork or beef are $2.50 each (you have to order at least three though). You can also get a bottle of Dos Equis for $6.

1309 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-5528, loschilitos.ca

 

Market

The deal: $3 tacos

If you're looking to get your taco fix during the day or at lunch, Market offers $3 tacos from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. There are three kinds to choose from: barbecue pulled pork, duck confit and tuna poke. The minimum order is at least two of one kind. 

718 17 Ave. S.W., 403-474-4414, marketcalgary.ca, @market_calgary

National

The deal: Three tacos for $9. 

Head to any of National’s four Calgary locations any time on Tuesdays to try three fish tacos for $9. 

Four locations, ntnl.ca

 

Native Tongues Taqueria

​The deal: $2.50 tacos

This taco-focused restaurant in the Beltline offers its tacos de guisados for only $2.50 each all day on Tuesdays. Grab a seat under the strings of lights hanging from the ceiling and order any combination of roast chicken, confit pork, refried beans, beef brisket, chorizo rojo or mushroom filled tacos. You can also order $2.50 tacos during the restaurant's reverse happy hour, which starts at 10 p.m. every night.

235 12 Ave. S.W., 403-263-9444, nativetongues.ca, @nativetonguesyyc

Pig & Duke

The deal: $6 for two tacos

Starting at 4 p.m., both of Pig & Duke's locations in Connaught and downtown serve two pulled pork tacos for $6 on Tuesdays. You can also get a glass of house wine for $6.50.

1312 12 Ave. S.W., 403-245-8487 and 503 4 Ave. S.W., 403-452-0539, pigandduke.ca

 

Salt & Pepper

The deal: All-you-can-eat tacos for $16.95

Most days of the week, Salt & Pepper's taco dish comes with three tacos. But on Tuesdays, the restaurant has a self-serve taco bar where you can get unlimited tacos for $16.95. Choose from chicken, chorizo or vegetarian tacos.

1413 9 Ave. S.E., 403-269-1441 and 6515 Bowness Rd. N.W., 403-247-4402, saltnpepper.ca

 

St. James Corner

The deal: $3.50 tacos

Head to this downtown Irish pub for $3.50 fish or chicken tacos after 4 p.m. There's no minimum order, and you can pair your tacos with a $5 margarita. 

1219 1 St. S.W., 403-262-1157, stjamescorner.ca, @stjamescorner

 

The Unicorn

The deal: Two tacos for $5

After closing doors on its original location, The Unicorn re-opened in the space formerly occupied by The Libertine and Below Deck, and now offers three floors of great pub fare. Head to the Sports Cantina, which is on the upper level, or the Calgary Classic on the main floor for two tacos for $5 on Tuesdays after 4 p.m.

223 8 Ave. S.W., 403-265-3665, superpub.ca, @unicorncalgary

Tubby Dog

The deal: $2.75 tacos

Tubby Dog may be known for its inventive hot dogs, but it also makes a mean taco on Tuesdays. Starting at 6 p.m., Tubby tacos, which come in chicken, pork, bean and cheese, beef and lengua, are available for $2.75 each. Other deals include tostadas for $3.50 and fresh chips with pico de gallo or guacamole for $4.

1022 17 Ave. S.W., 403-244-0694​, tubbydog.com, @tubbydoghotdogs

Wednesdays

Home & Away

The deal: $3 tacos.

Every Wednesday starting at 4 p.m., Home & Away offers ling cod fish tacos for $3 each. There's no limit to how many you can order and select bottles of wine are also half-price on Wednesdays.

1331 17 Ave. S.W., 403-455-9789, homeandawayyyc.com@homeandawayyyc

 

UniMarket

The deal: $2.50 tacos

UniMarket carries groceries, baked goods and meat at its south location. Stop by the in-store restaurant on Wednesdays to get any of its nine taco varieties for $2.50 each. There are three beef, three pork, two chicken and one vegetarian option.

128 50 Ave. S.E., 403-255-4479, unimarket.ca

 

Thursdays

Dickens Pub

The deal: $1 tacos

Offering one of the cheapest taco deals in Calgary, Dickens Pubs is the place to be on Thirsty Thursdays. Beef tacos are your only option, but at $1 each, it's a steal. Pints of Phillips Blue Buck are also $5.50.

1000,  9 St. and 9 Ave. S.W., 403-233-7550, dickenspub.ca, @dickensyyc

 

Midtown Kitchen & Bar

The deal: $2.50 tacos

Midtown Kitchen & Bar in Kensington serves $2.50 tacos all day on Thursdays. It's a minimum order of three tacos, and you can choose between fish and chicken. Half-price tequila is the perfect accompaniment to this great taco deal.

302 10 St. N.W., 403-474-2555, midtownkitchen.ca, @midtownyyc

 

Every Day

Anejo

​The deal: Half price tacos during happy hour

Taco lovers will be very happy during Anejo's daily happy hour, which is from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. until close. During that time, the Mexican restaurant's tacos are half price, and you can choose from beef, chorizo, pork, chicken, crispy tilapia and mushroom options.

#2, 2116 4 St. S.W., 587-353-2656, anejo.ca, @anejoyyc

 

Blanco Cantina

The deal: Half price tacos during happy hour

This popular Mexican restaurant on 17 Ave. S.W. is well worth a visit for tacos during Halfy Hour from 3 to 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. until close, seven days a week. During that time, all taco orders are half price. Good luck deciding between the slow roasted pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, ground beef, mushroom and breaded tilapia filling options. 

723 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-1854, blancocantina.ca, @blancoyyc

[Ed. note: This article was last updated on October 1, 2018]


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