The People’s Tacos

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.

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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.

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But the food. It was the real deal.

Pollo quesadillas for me

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Taco Combination for him (6 tacos – beef brisket, pollo, pork shoulder, red snapper, chorizo, and marinated pork)

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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.

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The melted cheese was warm and gooey.

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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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