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Where to Get the Best Mexican Food in Calgary

By REW (Real Estate Wire)2022-05-12

Calgary is a hit when it comes to sourcing fresh or frozen Mexican food market stores. If you understand what a bomb Mexican oregano is in your dishes, for example, we’ll let you know where to get some.


Those with gluten and wheat intolerance, fear not, Calgary Mexican food market stores have thought of you too.


It goes without saying that all the restaurants we explore for you contain chillies and spices, but they each have individual specialities. Your dining experience might be because you’re looking to relocate, or a prelude to visiting to replenish your Mexican food supplies.


Either way, off to market we go!


★★★★ Salsita

A primarily Mexican food market store that will not disappoint unless you’re looking specifically for plantains. The proud owner doesn’t want fruitflies in the store. If you forgot your tortilla press or need to renew one, this is where to get presses and pinatas. Homemade frozen foods are available for you to take home to cook later.

Location: 77 Northmount Drive NW, Calgary


Specialities: Guacamole, Mexican oregano, ceviche, freshly made products daily, tables and chairs to eat lunch every day.

Reviews: Great for speciality foods, clean, well-organized, owner passionate about Mexican food.


★★★★ Tres Marias-Pradera Natural Mexican Food

A stunning, family-owned enterprise offering authentic Mexican cuisine with natural ingredients. The menu changes weekly and dining-in is a great option here. Tuesday is Taco Day!

Location: 3514 19 Street Southwest, Marda Loop, Calgary


Specialities: Meals to go, delivered to your door, gluten-free options, signature salsas.

Reviews: Called a little gem in Calgary, seems they can’t go wrong with their tortilla soup and authentic produce to purchase.


★★★★ Latino Food Market

Another awesome family-owned store featuring Mexican products as well as South and Central American products.

Location: 101-4803 Centre St N, Calgary.


Specialities: Cafeteria seating for eating on-site, Wednesday is Taco Day

Reviews: Unbelievable prices, great value, and service excellence is the hallmark of the Latino’s Market


★★★★ Unimarket

Despite the international representation at this Calgary market store, Mexican produce features strongly. Friendly staff, plenty of free parking, and baked goods too if you prefer.

Location: 128 50 Avenue SE, Calgary.


Specialities: Free delivery on all orders over $99. ‘If you find a lower price, we’ll match it’!

Reviews: Portions are large and flavours on point, arguably the best guacamole ever.


★★★★ El Mercadito Latino Grocery Store & Market

A Calgary superstore for Mexican foods. 

Location: 4774 Westwinds Dr, NE Unit # 128, Calgary.


Specialities: A fabulous Deli for tamales, empanadas, juices, and coffee. Also offering Orbital and money transfer.

Reviews: Everyone raves about their refried beans, cheeses, and Honduras.


★★★★★ La Tiendona Market Inc 

With a 20-year history featuring the legendary Luis Villatoro, who still pops into the store regularly, this Mexican food market is Calgary’s best-kept secret. 

Location: 1836 36 ST SE, Calgary


Specialities: Retail and wholesale available

Reviews: Considered the ‘crown jewel’ of the Latin American community in Calgary, do we even need a further recommendation? 


We’ve selected but a few of the many reputable Mexican food markets and stores going strong in Calgary.  Finding these Mexican outlets means that if you’re only visiting Calgary, you can ‘shop until you drop’ for all your Mexican favourites and take the authentic, natural ingredients back home to wow your dinner guests.

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