Last weekend we discovered THE BEST little Mexican food shop.
Located in downtown Edmonton, Tres Carnales specializes in tacos, quesadillas, and tortas. It’s already won a ton of awards (and a TV feature), so you know the food is legit.
Unassuming from the outside, you open the door and are bombarded with colourful murals, trinkets, and Mexican flare.
We headed up to the counter, placed our orders, and were promptly seated at a small wooden table with our selected beverages.
Cole ordered a Dos Equis & I, the Mango soda.
A little carbonated but sweet, tangy, and refreshing. Everything I look for in an “orange” drink.
But the food. It was the real deal.
Pollo quesadillas for me
Taco Combination for him (6 tacos – beef brisket, pollo, pork shoulder, red snapper, chorizo, and marinated pork)
Each bite was warm, soft, and deliciously juicy. With each bite the perfect combination of spices danced on my taste buds, leaving me craving more.
The shells were incredibly soft.
The melted cheese was warm and gooey.
The meat was fresh, flavourful, and literally dripping with juice. (A napkin is a must)
I may have been stuffed after three quesadillas, but my taste buds wanted more. These boys can cook.
As I sit here reminiscing, my only complaint is that there isn’t a location here in Calgary! (Although probably for the best, I could easily eat there daily)
PS – Comment below if you got the movie reference in this post!
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