Seven Mexican Takeout Restaurants For Your Next Food Fiesta

It’s only fitting that National Mexican Food Day coincides with Cinco de Mayo, a day of remembrance, celebrating Mexico’s underdog victory over France at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Today, the holiday, which gained popularity among Mexican Americans and people of other cultures during the Civil Rights Movement, more broadly celebrates Mexican culture as a whole and of course cuisine!

Whether your enjoying a cold margarita and tacos or Huevos Rancheros, today is a day to celebrate all foods Mexican. Canada has wholly embraced Mexican cuisine, with taquerias, burrito shops littering many metropolitan areas and Mexican foods and tequilas gracefully infused into menus of varying cuisines.

Here are seven restaurants in Canada’s big cities that are sure to give you the full Mexican experience whenever you visit!

With six locations across Toronto bearing different names, the group of restaurants under the Playa Cabana banner offers a broad range of Mexican fare to enjoy – Whether it’s Carnitas tacos at their flagship restaurant, Pulpo (Octopus) at the Taqueria or Arrachera (Skirt Steak) Burritos at Cantina – there is something for everyone looking to fix their Mexicana mix!

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What started as a small food truck adventure, has turned into one of Edmonton most popular ethnic food staples. Calle Mexico’s authenticity and the taste is the reason why many people line up around the block to get an order of their delicious offerings. While the food truck remains, three brick and mortar locations are open for takeout servings tacos, tortas, enchiladas and much more!

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Tako Loko (Halifax, NS)

Latin music, surrounded by bright colors and happy people and of course delicious Mexican food! Specializing in tacos and burritos. Tako Loko has been serving up authentic Mexican fare to Halifax residents since 2019.

Address: 3248 Isleville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3Y5


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Inspired by the bold flavours and back alley BBQs, Tacofino strives to bring together a variety of flavours into what they describe as the “beautiful vessel” that is the tortilla! Their menus slightly vary from location to location, but you can always find a range of nachos, guacamole, tacos and meals including quesadillas, fish nuggets and desserts like Diablo cookies and Lime Curd Vaso.

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The dishes offered at Lola Rosa are comforting by their taste, texture and also the way it is advisable to eat them: With the hands (or not), in a greedy way and without fuss. Take home Lola’s Nachos for the family and Chorizo & Queso Burritos, with a side of Chili and a Chocolate & Caramel Pie to top it off!

Address: 545 Milton Street | 276 Sainte-Catherine Street West


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Serving up Quesadillas, Tacos & Burritos and more. Burrito Del Rio are well known for their scrumptious, sizzling food and generous portions as well. You will certainly leave satisfied and well-fed! Their menu offerings also include vegan friendly Burrito Bowls and specialty items like their popular shrimp tacos. Fresh, Authentic Food!

Address: 433 River Ave Unit 8, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 2V1 Canada


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Who’s ready for a FIESTA in Niagara Falls?! If you’re passing through our overnighting in Niagara Falls, Taco N Tequila is a great spot to grab a bite of some tasty and authentic Mexican cuisine. Antojitos (apps) include Three Amigos, a variety of three home-made dips, taquitos and more. The main menu boasts a wide range of tacos, burritos, fajitas, quesadillas and even Mexican inspired burgers like the Ranchero topped with crispy tortilla strips and chipotle sauce.

Address: 6405 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, ON L2G 3Y6