5 Restaurants Across Canada Offering Tex Mex

What exactly is Tex Mex, you ask? Tex Mex is a combination of southern US flavours and favourites with authentic Mexican ingredients; originally inspired by the Tejano population in Texas.

Tex Mex meals can be simple or complex and often consist of beef, chicken, pork, shredded cheese, peppers, spices and beans. Jalapeños, nachos and tortillas are a top 3.

When you’re out picking up Tex Mex for your Takeout Day, be sure to ask the restaurant if they can add Chunky Salsa or Picante Sauce. These gotta-have flavours combine hand-picked jalapenos and chunky, crispy onion for a delicious kick to your favourite Tex Mex.

Can’t decide where to eat? Here are 5 restaurants in Canada offering Tex Mex to get you started.

Quesada Burritos & Tacos (Multiple Canadian Locations)

Known for celebrating “The Joy of Mex,” Quesada wants you to forget everything you think you know about burritos and bite into their many offerings, complete with house-made salsa and hand-mashed guac.

Fill yours today with ancho pork, chile lime fish, roasted veggies, beyond meat, beef barbacoa and more.

Burrito bowls, tacos, quesadillas, nachos, tortilla salads and sides are also available.

For a Quesada nearest you, click here. @quesadaburritos

Taco Boyz (Charlottetown & West Royalty, PE)

Much more Mex than Tex, Taco Boyz offer fresh Mexican food fast while using locally-sourced ingredients and authentic recipes.

Try their Burritos, or Burrito Bowls, with pork, chicken, ground beef, steak, fish, shrimp, veggies or try a Surf n Turf style.

For a Taco Boyz nearest you, click here@tacoboyzinc


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Mexi’s (Multiple Canadian Locations)

Taking Northern Mexican flavour a little more west of Texas, Mexicali Rosas, aka Mexi’s, creates California style Mexican food, and the results are amazing.

Turn your favourite chicken, steak, chorizo or beef burrito into a baked chimichanga or indulge in their mouth-watering Cheesecake Chimichanga!

For a Mexi’s nearest you, click here@mexis_hfx


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Toro Taco (Saint John, NB)

Located in Saint John’s Market Square, Toro Taco offers fast, fresh food from Top Chef Canada’s Jesse Vergen (also of Saint John Alehouse, Smoking Pig BBQ).

Enjoy their range of tacos, burritos, toro bowls, nachos and ensaladas with hot protein options like smoky pork carnitas, local taco beef, roasted sweet potatoes and ancho chicken.

Kid’s tacos with a juice are also available for $6.

1 Market Square, Saint John, NB E2L 4Z6 @torotaco


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Carlos & Murphy’s (Winnipeg, MB)

A more upscale Tex Mex option found in Winnipeg’s Osborne neighbourhood, Carlos & Murphy’s tries to create a Mexican resort dining experience all year round, and succeed.

Bite into Carlos’ Wings, available in a hot pepper sauce, or hotter by request.

Another top choice? Their Chili Burger, served open-faced and topped with their own house-made chili.

129 Osborne St, Winnipeg, MB R3L 1Y4. @carlosandmurphyswinnipeg

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