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Magpie & Stump

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Mexican, International, Dessert, Canadian
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203 Caribou St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
403-762-4067
Website
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, super Margaritas

Had drinks at the Magpie and Stump a few times and ate there once. Super array of Mexican - quesadillas were super, guacamole and chips great too. Service was very attentive and great fun, and the Margaritas were delicious. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Had drinks at the Magpie and Stump a few times and ate there once. Super array of Mexican - quesadillas were super, guacamole and chips great too. Service was very attentive and great fun, and the Margaritas were delicious. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Lively atmosphere, amazing staff and great food! Got a free tequila shot too since it was my birthday! Definitely coming back for more shots and mojitos! :)

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Stockholm, Sweden
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Out of all the restaurants I went to in Banff, this was my favorite. The food was great and the drinks were good and very cheap. The personnel was also very efficient and did a good job all the three times I have been there.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Good Mexican food coupled with a buzzing atmosphere when we called in at around 7.30 the place was already full with people waiting for tables

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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had a chuckle at some of the reviews about miss matched furniture, poor service etc etc. Hey, I'm in Banff. If I want a fine dining experience I'll go up to the Fairmont. I wanted great food, good drinks and fun environment. I had the Chimichanga and Bulldog cocktail both were awesome, in fact my 2nd cocktail was a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We love Mexican cuisine and, at first glance, this place "looked" authentic and fun. It is a fun place to eat. However, we felt hijacked when the bill came. From the $15 tiny margaritas to having to pay for chips and 1 cup of salsa (a standard freebie in every other Mexican restaurant) to paying for salsa cup refill with... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very cramped, worn, mis-matched furniture, inattentive service and mediocre food. My enchiladas had been sitting too long under the heat - they were stuck to the bottom of the dish, they were dry and smothered with a very small amount of mole sauce. The meal came with lots of rice, and two small enchiladas for $17, no refried beans, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Food was fantastic! The smoked pulled pork quesadilla was great! Good prices and good service. The restaurant also provided food candy to the eye with trinkets all over the walls. Definitely recommend!!

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Took the family to eat and didn't really love the kids menu. But....we split the fajitas, shrimp and steak, and ordered a plate of chips. The gave us extra shells and we had lots for our family of five, youngest is 4. Delicious food!! Would totally go back for more. Not cheap food but with splitting items is came out... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good service, massive portions. We had a burrito and it was enough to feed both of us as we weren't overly hungry. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the chat with the bar man. Nice interior. I did feel slightly guilty throwing monkey nuts on the floor but the bar man reassured me that's what they pay someone for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Caribou St, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: 403-762-4067

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Mexican, International, Dessert, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?